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Diana Taurasi fails drug test in Turkey

Updated: December 24, 2010, 5:50 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- WNBA standout and former UConn star Diana Taurasi tested positive for modafinil while playing in a professional women's league in Turkey, the country's basketball federation said Friday.

Neither her lawyer nor her team, Fenerbahce, would confirm that Taurasi tested positive for the stimulant, which has been involved in several major doping cases, including that of U.S. sprinter Kelli White.

Modafinil is used to counter excessive sleepiness due to narcolepsy, shift-work ...

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