In brief

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Former sprint star Marion Jones used several different performance-enhancing drugs over a substantial period of time, according to a detailed doping calendar that was part of several pages of court documents released.

Jones' alleged doping regimen was part of a Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative ledger that featured the names of athletes along with the performance-enhancing drugs they were taking and results of urine tests. The other names on the list are redacted.

After long denying she ever used performance-enhancing drugs, Jones admitted in October that she'd taken the designer steroid "the clear" from September 2000 to July 2001. "The clear" has been linked to BALCO, the lab at the center of the steroids scandal in pro sports.

The International Olympic Committee stripped her of five Olympic medals Dec. 12, and banned her from attending next year's Beijing Olympics.

Jones took EPO, human growth hormone and THG using drops and injections, according to the court documents that show use in 2000 and 2001.

Jones' doping admission in October came as part of her guilty plea to lying to federal investigators in the BALCO case about using steroids. She will be sentenced Jan. 11, and prosecutors had suggested to Jones the prison term would be a maximum of six months.

"The context of the defendant's use of performance-enhancing substances, as detailed in the documents seized from BALCO, shows a concentrated, organized, long-term effort to use these substances for her personal gain," the government's sentencing memo reads, "a scenario wholly inconsistent with anything other than her denials being calculated lies to agents who were investigating that same conduct."


Tommy Byrne, who fulfilled a boyhood dream by pitching for the New York Yankees and won a game during the 1955 World Series, died at the age of 87 in Wake Forest, N.C. Byrne, who served two terms as Wake Forest mayor, suffered from congestive heart failure.


The ATP suspended Italians Potito Starace and Daniele Bracciali for making bets -- some as little as $7 -- on matches involving other players. The players said they have been made scapegoats.

Starace, ranked 31st, was suspended for six weeks and fined $30,000, the Italian federation said. Bracciali, ranked 258th, was banned for three months and fined $20,000.

Concerns about match-fixing have risen since August, when an online betting company reported unusual betting patterns during a match between No. 4-ranked Nikolay Davydenko of Russia and Martin Vassallo Arguello of Argentina.

Ski Jumping

Austria's Thomas Morgenstern became the first ski jumper to open a World Cup season with six victories in a row Saturday, taking a large hill event in Engelberg, Switzerland.