News & Notes 7.7.11

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley

Michael Beasley Cited for Marijuana Possession: The Associated Press reports that Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was ticketed for possessing marijuana and speeding in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka last week, police said on Wednesday. Capt. Scott Boerboom said that an officer stopped Beasley around 3 a.m. on June 26 on Interstate 394 after clocking him going 84 mph in a 65 mph zone. The officer allegedly found 16.2 grams of marijuana in the car.

High-Profile Canadian Doctor Please Guilty to Transporting HGH Into US: The Associated Press reports that Dr. Anthony Galea, a healing specialist from Toronto who has treated the likes of Tiger Woods and Alex Rodriguez, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to bringing unapproved drugs, including human growth hormone, into the United States to unlawfully treat professional athletes.

Oregon’s Street Agent Will Lyles Claims Ignorance: provides the transcript of an interview Will Lyles did with 1080 The Fan in Portland. In the interviews Lyles claims he did not know he was breaking NCAA rules when he accepted payment of $25,000 from Oregon and that he never help steer prized recruits like LaMichael James and Lache Seastrunk to Eugene.

NBPA Doubts NBA’s Claimed Losses: reports that the bickering continues between the Players’ Union and NBA owners regarding the league’s supposed financial losses. Union spokesman Dan Wasserman said the NBA projected a decline in revenues but they actually rose, so the final losses should have been much less than the league said.

Federal Judge Holds Financial Fate of Wilpon and Katz: The New York Times profiles Hon. Jed S. Rakoff, the federal judge who will decide the fate of the New York Mets ownership debacle.

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