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Do U.S. sports measure up in testing?

Updated: March 3, 2009, 6:05 PM ET
By Mark Fainaru-Wada and T.J. Quinn | ESPN.com

Editor's note: This story originally was published on May 22, 2008.

Nobody wants to hear that testing for performance-enhancing drugs doesn't work -- least of all the professional and amateur sports organizations that have spent the past several years answering to Congress, insisting they want their fields to be clean.

However, as BALCO and other government probes have revealed, testing athletes for performance-enhancing substances can be an inexact science. In fact, some experts ...

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