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Taurasi tests positive

WNBA standout and former UConn star Diana Taurasi tested positive for a mild stimulant while playing in a pro league in Turkey, her lawyer told The Associated Press on Thursday night.

Howard Jacobs said Taurasi's "A" sample came back positive from a Turkish lab last week and she was provisionally suspended by the Turkish league she's playing in. She has already missed three games with her team, Fenerbahce.

Jacobs said the substance "was not a steroid or recreational drug," and that Taurasi has asked that her "B" sample be tested. Taurasi led the WNBA in scoring for a league-record fourth straight year.

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'Boss' probe had Fed interest

Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox expressed 'extreme interest' in a 1970s criminal investigation of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for illegal campaign contributions, according to documents released Thursday.

Then-FBI Director Clarence M. Kelley relayed Cox's concern in a memo on Aug. 16, 1973, to the bureau's Cleveland office, saying agents needed to make sure the probe received "the same, immediate and preferred handling" as other criminal cases then growing from the Watergate scandal.

The memos were included in a 400-page release of Steinbrenner's FBI file. There are scant references to Steinbrenner's later pardon by President Ronald Reagan.

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Barcelona soccer to tour U.S.

Barcelona will tour the United States as part of its preseason schedule next summer, with games planned against Manchester United, AC Milan and Mexican team America.

Barcelona will play United July 30 in Landover, Md., with the game against Milan on Aug. 3 in Miami and America in Arlington, Texas, on Aug. 6 with Barcelona taking on America.

From News and wire service reports.

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