U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo received a public warning Monday from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after she tested positive for the banned substance Canrenone in a urine test.
Solo has accepted the warning and still will play for the United States in the London Olympics.
Solo, 30, tested positive for Canrenone in a test June 15.
"I took a medication prescribed by my personal doctor for pre-menstrual purposes that I did not know contained a diuretic," Solo said in a statement. "Once informed of this fact, I immediately cooperated with USADA and shared with them everything they needed to properly conclude that I made an honest mistake. "
Canrenone is classified as a specified substance, so its presence in an athlete's sample can result in a reduced sanction.
Penske Racing said it will use Sam Hornish Jr. in this weekend's Sprint Cup race at Loudon, N.H., in place of AJ Allmendinger, who was suspended by NASCAR just before Saturday night's race at Daytona for failing a random June 29 drug test. NASCAR received an official request for Allmendinger's "B" sample to be tested.
The wife of former Minnesota Vikings tight end Joe Senser was sentenced to nearly 3 1/2 years in prison for a hit-and-run crash that killed a Thai restaurant chef. Amy Senser's attorney, Ed Nelson, had sought probation, saying she was "deeply remorseful" about the accident last August that killed Anousone Phanthavong as he stood beside his car, which had run out of gas on a Minneapolis freeway ramp.
Phoenix Coyotes general manager Don Maloney issued a statement saying Brett MacLean's family reported he is doing well and will continue to undergo tests with the cardiology team at Knight University Hospital in London, Ontario. MacLean suffered a cardiac emergency during a pickup hockey game in Canada last week.
J. Paul Reddam, the owner of I'll Have Another, says he sold his Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner to a farm in Japan for $10 million, a price that far exceeded any amount he was offered in the United States. Reddam made his comments in a blog appearing on the bloodhorse.com web site.
Penn State received more than $208 million in donations for the fiscal year that just ended, the second-highest total in university history despite the upheaval after the arrest of Jerry Sandusky on child sex abuse charges.
Coach John Spencer of the Portland Timbers was fired by the MLS team, which is 5-8-4 and in next-to-last place in the Western Conference. General manager Gavin Wilkinson, a former coach, will guide the team for the remainder of the season.
Philadelphia Eagles backup running back Dion Lewis was arrested in Albany, Pa., over the weekend and charged with falsely reporting a fire and misdemeanor reckless endangerment.
Nick Price of Zimbabwe has withdrawn from this week's U.S. Senior Open in Lake Orion, Mich., because of a family emergency.