National briefs: Big Brownís owner to make his horses steroid-free
LOUISVILLE, Ky. ó Big Brownís owner doesnít want to wait for the federal government to come in and clean up horse racing.
Michael Iavarone, the co-owner IEAH Stables said Monday the 50-plus horses owned by the syndicate will be drug free by the end of the year. That includes steroids and all other legal racing medications except for Lasix.
Iavarone said last weekís Congressional hearing in which owners, veterinarians and industry officials expressed a strong desire to rid the sport of steroids led to the decision.
NEWARK, N.J. ó The New Jersey State Police and the National Hot Rod Association will conduct separate investigations into the accident that killed Funny Car driver Scott Kalitta at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park over the weekend.
NEW YORK ó Michael Strahan is taking his gap-toothed grin to Fox.
The charismatic former New York Giants defensive end, who retired earlier this month, will join the networkís NFL pregame show, a person with knowledge of the hiring confirmed Monday.
CHICAGO ó Goalkeeper Hope Solo was among 18 players picked Monday for the U.S. Olympic womenís soccer roster nine months after she was kicked off the team at the World Cup.