Track coach Trevor Graham received a lifetime ban from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Tuesday for his role in helping his athletes obtain performance-enhancing drugs.
Graham, who lives in Raleigh, N.C., has been banned from participating in any event sanctioned by the U.S. Olympic Committee, the IAAF, USA Track and Field or any other group that participates in the World Anti-Doping Agency program.
He was convicted in May of one count of lying to federal investigators about his relationship to an admitted steroids dealer. He's still awaiting sentencing and has asked a judge to toss out his conviction.
Graham already was banned from all USOC-sponsored facilities and had essentially become a pariah in his sport, connected with too many athletes involved in doping -- Marion Jones and former 100-meter world-record holders Justin Gatlin and Tim Montgomery to name a few.
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• CLEMSON SOCCER -- The Clemson community will have the chance to say goodbye to the founder and former coach of the men's soccer team, I.M. Ibrahim.
A public memorial service will be held Wednesday at the Cross Creek Plantation Clubhouse in Seneca, about six miles from campus.
Authorities said Ibrahim died Saturday from cardiac arrest. He was 67.
Ibrahim founded the Tigers soccer program in 1967 and coached it to two national championships in 1984 and 1987. He had won 11 Atlantic Coast Conference championships.
• NFL -- Peyton Manning's streak of 160 straight starts doesn't appear in serious danger after minor knee surgery.
But the superstar quarterback's medical problems -- an infected bursa sac in his left knee -- only adds to the long injury list the Indianapolis Colts will face when they open training camp July 25.
Not only will Manning be unavailable, but so will defensive end Dwight Freeney, wide receiver Marvin Harrison and safety Bob Sanders, the NFL's defensive player of the year last season.
• NASCAR -- Steve Peterson, NASCAR's technical director who spent 13 years helping make the circuit safer for drivers, was found dead in his home in Concord. He was 58.
The cause of death was not disclosed, but NASCAR said in a statement it appeared to be of natural causes.
Peterson joined NASCAR in 1995 and spearheaded several safety initiatives, including installation of the SAFER Barriers and the implementation of safety features in the Car of Tomorrow. He also helped the circuit get approval for head and neck restraints and improved seat belts.