• Another California City Bans E-Cigarettes in Parks

    by Jordan Graham staff writer, The Orange County Register September 2015

    It soon will be illegal to smoke an electronic cigarette in Costa Mesa parks. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the new e-cigarette rules as part of a law that regulates smoking lounges.

  • Growing Number of Ohio Districts Testing for Drugs

    by Lawrence Budd August 2015

    The Waynesville High School marching band was being tested this week for drug use, joining more than 200 student-athletes playing fall sports who have already submitted to - and passed - the test.

  • Opinion: Deflategate Still Trumps 'Fall Guy' Fallout

    by Chris Korman, @ChrisKorman August 2015

    We should be trying to figure out how it came to be that a league with revenue of more than $10 billion a year -- a gargantuan business able to pay its relatively few employees handsome salaries -- decided it was not just OK but worthy of a video on its own website to have a former player advise rookies to have a "fall guy."

  • Personal Trainer Seeks Work After Assault of Intern

    by Melinda Miller August 2015

    A former Clarence fitness club operator who pleaded guilty in March to assaulting an intern after giving her a spiked drink wants to work again as a personal trainer while he serves out a five-year term of probation.

  • Alcohol Now Allowed in 4 Percent of Ohio Stadium

    by Todd Jones, The Columbus Dispatch August 2015

    The incessant pressure to produce money in college athletics is evident in how the opinion of Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith changed in a year's time.

  • District Takes Rare Step to Test Athletes for Drugs

    by James Yodice, Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico) August 2015

    The misconception is easy to have, and often it leads to the wrong conclusion: Only teenagers in big cities can lay their hands on drugs. "You can get drugs anywhere," said Billy Burns, the athletic director at Logan High, a school in a remote area of eastern New Mexico with about 85 students in grades 8-12.

  • Alcohol Sales at Park Reviewed on Case-by-Case Basis

    by Nick Blizzard, Dayton Daily News (Ohio) August 2015

    City officials are proceeding with plans for more events that involve alcoholic beverage sales at Riverfront Park, a site viewed as a key draw for Miamisburg's downtown. Those actions follow the first Miami Valley Brewgrass Festival, a pilot event for permitting alcohol sales and charging admission at the 10-acre park.

  • The AB Extra: July 31

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    In this week's AB Extra, you'll find news about PED testing at e-sport competitions, a cooling mask for athletes designed by Nike and a mouth guard made by a former NFL player that gives real time data on players' hydration and heat levels. 

  • Editorial: High School Right to Test Athletes for Drugs

    by AB Staff July 2015

    If you're a student-athlete at Rio Rancho Public Schools - whether your game is football, volleyball, baseball or any other district sport - it's three strikes and you're out under the district's new drug-testing program.

  • School Board OKs Drug Testing, But Not for Steroids

    by Elaine Briseno, Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico) July 2015

    Suiting up will now come with the possibility of a random drug test for athletes in the Rio Rancho school district. On Monday, the school board unanimously passed a policy that will allow for the random drug testing of students in grades eight through 12 who are playing on a district sports team.