More drug testing for baseball...Jaguars fire coach...No Patrick at Indy 500
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball will test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and will step up efforts to track the use of artificial testosterone. Players were subject to blood testing for HGH during spring training last year, and today's agreement with the players' association expands that to the full season.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steeler Chris Rainey has been arrested in Florida, accused of slapping his girlfriend. Gainesville police charged Rainey with a single count of misdemeanor simple battery. He was taken to jail for booking. The rookie running back played in all 16 games for the Steelers, mostly returning kicks.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — You can add the Jacksonville Jaguars to the list of NFL teams looking for a head coach. The Jags today fired coach Mike Mularkey after one season. Jacksonville suffered through its worst season ever, going 2-14.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Mario Cristobal is returning to the Miami Hurricanes. The school has hired Cristobal as the Hurricanes' associate head coach and tight ends coach. It's his fourth stint at Miami: He played for two national-championship teams there between 1988 and 1992, was a graduate assistant from 1998 through 2000 and then returned as an assistant coach from 2004 through 2006. Cristobal spent the past six seasons as the head coach at Florida International, which fired him last month after two bowl appearances.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Danica (DAN'-ih-kuh) Patrick says she does not plan to race in this year's Indianapolis 500. Patrick says she wants to concentrate on her first full-time season in NASCAR's Sprint Cup series. Patrick also skipped the Indy 500 last year, instead running in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the same day. She plans on taking part in the 600 again this year.