Angels: Matthews’ name is in drug probe

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. – Gary Matthews Jr.’s name has surfaced in the investigation of a Mobile, Ala.-based Internet pharmacy accused in the illegal distribution of prescription drugs, including human growth hormone. In a report Tuesday in the Albany (N.Y.) Times Union, the newspaper credited “sources with knowledge of the investigation” linking the Angels’ new outfielder to the situation. The report did not reveal what types of products Matthews ordered, if any, although he was labeled a customer by the newspaper. Matthews, a product of Granada Hills High and Mission College, had two at-bats in an intrasquad game Tuesday. “We talked to Gary and made him aware of the article, and right now there are no details,” manager Mike Scioscia said. “We didn’t really know what happened or what’s going on. We have to see what’s going on.” In November, Matthews signed a five-year, $50 million free-agent contract with the Angels. “We don’t know what the situation is,” Scioscia said. “Gary’s never failed a drug test, so we’ll see what happens.” Scioscia was asked if it was disappointing to hear the name of one of his players involved in a scandal of this magnitude. “You don’t really know,” Scioscia said. “We just don’t know what’s happening. We just found out about it this afternoon.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Matthews was not the only athlete linked to the investigation. Former heavyweight Evander Holyfield also was named and allegedly used the name “Evan Fields” when placing orders. Admitted steroid user Jose Canseco also was named by the Times Union as an alleged client of Applied Pharmacy Services. A number of unnamed NFL players also were linked. In addition to the Mobile, Ala., provider, a pharmacy in Orlando, Fla., also has been under investigation by a special grand jury in New York for over a year. A top physician with the Pittsburgh Steelers allegedly ordered $150,000 worth of testosterone and human growth hormone on a personal credit card through Signature Pharmacy. Because he is a physician there was no law broken. The retail value of those drugs is said to be worth $750,000. Another alleged customer of Signature is former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Jason Grimsley, who had mail-order steroids seized at his home last year. The Albany County district attorney pursued the case because the Orlando pharmacy did an estimated $10 million of business in New York, and the state has some of the strictest prescription laws in the country. Matthews had a breakout season in 2006 with the Texas Rangers at age 31, batting .313 with 19home runs and 79 RBIs. All the numbers were career highs. last_img read more


first_imgKilcar GAA NotesSeniorsÁdh mór leis an bhfoireann Sinsear Cill Chartha atá ag taisteal go Mhaigh Cuilinn an deireadh seachtaine so le páirt a ghlacadh sa Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta. Turas sábháilte do gach duine atá ag taisteal chun tacú leis an bhfoireann, Cill na Martra v Cill Chartha ag 2:30 De Sathairn. Ulster ChampionshipWell done to the Donegal senior and minor teams on their victories over Derry in the 2014 Ulster Championship matches against Derry last Sunday.UnderageCongratulations to our fantastic under 14 boys on becoming County League Division 2 Champions on Friday night after beating Letterkenny Gaels on a final score of Chill Chartha 4-08 Letterkenny Gaels 3-09.ReportCill Chartha just shaded the under 14 Division 2 League County Final in an exciting encounter against Letterkenny Gaels in Tirconaill Park Donegal town on Friday night, with Letterkenny Gaels leading throughout a goal two minutes form time from Oran Doogan gave Cill Chartha the edge. Letterkenny Gaels started the brightest and raced into a 2-03 to 0-02 lead. Goals coming from Gabriel Aduaka and captain Mickey Sweeney, but Cill Chartha hit back with a brace of goals also coming from Cealan Curran and Ryan O’Donnell on the stroke of half time to leave the Gaels leading 2-05 to 2-02 at the break.Cill Chartha started the brighter in the second period with a goal from Kenny Doogan but the Gaels struck back with a goal of their own from full forward Ross Marley. Letterkenny Gael’s continued to dominate with some fine scores coming from Diarmuid Cathill with Oran Doogan keeping Cill Chartha in touch until Doogan hit the decisive score with two minutes left on the clock as he rattled the Letterkenny Gaels net to put Cill Chartha a point up going into injury time. The Gaels pilled on the pressure it was a final free from Oran Doogan that sealed victory for the boy’s from the Southwest. Letterkenny Gael’s were unlucky on the day had top performances from Ross Marley, Mickey Sweeney, Diarmuid Cahill and Gabriel Aduaka. For the winner’s Oran Doogan, Kenny Doogan, Cormac O’Leime & Ryan O’Donnell were most impressive for Cill Chartha.Final score Cill Chartha 4-08 Letterkenny Gael’s 3-09Team’sCill Chartha: C. Garvey, P Love, D O’Gara, E Byrne, R Mc Shane, K Doogan 1-1, R O’Donnell 1-0, O Doogan 1-5, C O’Leime, S McHugh, J Byrne, E Cormack, D Rowan 0-1, C Curran 1-0, S Boyle.Letterkenny Gaels: B Carr, Niall Diver, B Melaugh, C Doherty, T Cassidy, C Farrell, C Cullen, M Sweeney 1-1, D Cahill 0-5, K Margey, K Patton, G Aduaka 1-0, C Kilfeather, R Marley 1-3, R Frain LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €5,500 this week’s numbers were 4, 21, 23 and 30 winners were: €50 Donna Rush c/o Margaret Campbell, €30 Conor McShane and €20 John Francis Doogan. Lotto Plus numbers 4, 8, 15 and 29 there was no winner.BingoClub Bingo winners: €150 Eithne Boyle, €140 Mary Boyle, €115 Teresa Dolan, €110 Goretta Kennedy, €80 Mary Gallagher, €70 Máire McShane, Maria Boyle, Patricia Cunningham, Brid Campbell and Delia Hegarty. The Jackpot next week is €2,050 on 45 numbers.For the latest news visit our website you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at and @KilcarGAAWeb: www.clgchillchartha.comFB: NEWS: KILCAR U14’S CROWNED COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO CHAMPIONS was last modified: May 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAkilcarNoticesSportlast_img read more