adhd drug caused positive test, driver allmendinger says
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Suspended NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger says he tested positive for a prescription drug typically used to treat attention deficit disorder.
Allmendinger said in an interview with ESPN that he took Adderall a couple of days before the race at Kentucky Speedway on June 30 because he was tired. He does not have ADHD or a prescription for the drug.
He says a friend gave him the pill and said it was a workout supplement that would give him energy. Two days later he was randomly tested at the racetrack.
Allmendinger told ESPN that he wasn't informed what drug triggered the positive test — only that it was an amphetamine — until after a B sample was tested July 24. He is now going through NASCAR's Road to Recovery program. He said he hopes to complete the program by the end of the month.
Stotts tapped to coach Trail Blazers
The Trail Blazers hired Terry Stotts as coach Tuesday, filling the NBA's last vacancy.
Stotts had a 115-168 record as coach of the Hawks and Bucks before spending the past four seasons as an assistant with the Mavericks.
He inherits a team that fell drastically short of expectations last season and heads into the new campaign with a roster that includes forwards LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, and a lot of question marks.
Stotts, 54, replaces Kaleb Canales, who went 8-15 in an interim role after Nate McMillan was fired.
Stotts and Canales reportedly interviewed with owner Paul Allen over the weekend at the London Olympics. Canales has been in the Trail Blazers organization since 2005. It is unclear if he will remain with the club.
"Terry is one of the elite offensive minds in the NBA, has extensive experience with multiple organizations and was instrumental in the Dallas Mavericks winning the 2011 NBA championship," general manager Neil Olshey said.
Jazz: Dennis Lindsey, a former Spurs executive, was introduced as general manager. Longtime Utah general manager Kevin O'Connor relinquished day-to-day duties but will continue to oversee basketball operations as an executive vice president.
Tennis: Milos Raonic defeated Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-4 in a second-round match at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Mardy Fish and Sam Querrey also advanced. Fish beat Matthew Ebden 6-2, 6-0 and Querrey ousted Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-2.
NHL: Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros had surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon and is out indefinitely. Meszaros was injured last week during summer training in Slovakia, and had surgery in Philadelphia, general manager Paul Holmgren said.