Football Notes: Liga MX President Says Drug Tests Showed Use Of Clenbuterol
Liga MX President Decio de María has confirmed that "the drug responsible for a pair of positive results on drug tests administered on the first matchday of the current season" was banned performance-enhancer Clenbuterol. De María also said that the positive tests came from two different teams, and Liga MX sides Chivas, Tigres, América and Santos "were ruled out because they did not have games on the day the tests were administered" (MEDIO TIEMPO, 8/5). ... League Championship Blackpool Manager Paul Ince labeled the pitch invasion by Preston fans an "absolute joke" after his side crashed out of the Capital One Cup, calling for "a major clampdown by the authorities." At the final whistle, hundreds of home fans swamped the pitch, prompting police horses to enter the fray and disperse the unsavoury end to the Lancashire derby (London TELEGRAPH, 8/6).