Full Sportscast: Boxer Canelo Alvarez tests positive for banned substance
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
Middleweight boxer Canelo Alvarez has tested positive for a banned drug, and his promoters blame contaminated meat.
A voluntary test showed Alvarez had traces of clenbuterol. A statement from Golden Boy Promotions said the amount was consistent with meat contamination that has impacted athletes in Mexico and China.
Daniel Eichner, director of the World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratory that conducted the test, wrote Monday: "These values are all within the range of what is expected from meat contamination."
Alvarez is scheduled for a rematch with middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin on May 5 in Las Vegas, a highly anticipated fight after their draw last year.
Alvarez will move his training camp from Mexico to the United States and submit to additional tests, Golden Boy said.
Las Vegas boxer, Jessie Vargas, is stepping in for the injured Omar Figueroa to fight the former four-division champion Adrien Broner April 21, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York.
The Oakland Raiders have released pass rusher Aldon Smith after his latest run-in with the law.
The Raiders announced the move on Monday, one day after San Francisco police said authorities were searching for Smith in connection with a domestic violence allegation.
Smith has been on the suspended list since November 2015 for violating the NFL's policy on substance abuse.
The Raiders had signed Smith to a two-year contract before the 2016 season, but he never was cleared by the league to be able to return from suspension.
Smith has been arrested several times on charges of drunken driving, vandalism and illegal possession of assault rifles among other charges since the San Francisco 49ers drafted him in 2011 in the first round.
The 49ers released him 2015 after he was arrested and charged with his third drunken driving in four years and he signed with the Raiders.
On Monday, MYLVTV rewarded two Southern Nevada High School student athletes with scholarships of $2,500.