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LOS ANGELES -- UFC featherweight contender Chad Mendes has been suspended for two years after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Jaren Jackson Jr. Grizzlies Jersey .The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced the sanction Wednesday. USADA administers the UFCs anti-doping policy.USADA says Mendes tested positive for a growth hormone-releasing hexapeptide in an out-of-competition test conducted May 17.Mendes (17-4) is suspended until June 10, 2018, when he will be 33 years old.Mendes has fought for the UFC 145-pound title three times, losing twice to Jose Aldo and once to Conor McGregor. The Northern California native has lost three of his last four fights overall, including a first-round knockout loss to Frankie Edgar in his most recent bout Dec. 11.Mendes said on Twitter last month that he didnt do my homework, and that was a big mistake. Zach Randolph Jersey . -- Anaheim Ducks defenceman Luca Sbisa will be out at least six weeks with a torn tendon in his right hand. Custom Memphis Grizzlies Jerseys . Here are his mid-season NBA awards.  MVP: (KEVIN DURANT-Thunder) - Has been sensational this season and more importantly, the most consistent player in the league. Considering that his team has been without star guard Russell Westbrook and with the free agent departure of sharpshooter Kevin Martin, hes had to carry the majority of the load to not only keep his team afloat but more importantly, at an elite level. http:///...ks-Grizzlies-Jersey/ . Siddikur, whose previous win on the circuit came in Brunei three years ago, finished his bogey-free round with a birdie on the 18th for a total of 17-under 199. Indias Shiv Chowrasia, who has finished runner-up in this tournament twice, was in second place after a 66. CARSON, Calif. -- Peter Vagenas replaced Bruce Arena as the LA Galaxys general manager on Monday.Galaxy President Chris Klein promoted Vagenas, the captain of the Galaxys 2005 MLS championship team. Vagenas will be involved in the search for a coach to replace Arena, who was the Galaxys coach and GM while leading the club to three MLS Cup titles.Arena returned to the U.S. national team last week.Pete has been part of this club since its early years and embodies everything the Galaxy stands for, said Klein, Vagenas teammate with the Galaxy for two seasons.Vagenas also will remain the Galaxys vice president of soccer operations, his job since January. The Los Angeles-area native and UCLA graduate became the director of the LA Galaxy Academy in 2013 after playing nine of his 13 MLS seasons with the Galaxy, winning two MLS Cups.Not only does he have a deep affection for the LA Galaxy and knows what were about, but he also knows what weve been building, Klein said. Im confident in the value that he brings to the club in understanding us, and also understanding the league rules and how we can best build a team that can be successful.Klein and Vagenas will be in charge of charting the future for the Galaxy, who face major changes after the departures of Arena, Robbie Keane and Steven Gerrard over the past month.Klein intends to have a coach in place before 2017, but the Galaxy also are plotting personnel moves to bolster their roster after finishing sixth in the MLS table and losing in the Western Conference semifinalls. Allen Iverson Jersey. Klein confirmed LA Galaxy II coach Curt Onalfo is the only internal candidate for the job, but the club plans to interview at least one international coach. Former Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid, another UCLA product, also could be a candidate, Klein said.A coach has to have a belief not only in our club, but in our league, Klein said. There are a number of bright soccer minds around the world that could easily translate what they do to our league, but they have to believe in it.The Galaxy are known for their high-profile signings of international stars, from David Beckham and Keane to Gerrard and Giovani Dos Santos. Yet theyve also invested in player development while producing a series of homegrown contributors in recent years, including Gyasi Zardes and defender Daniel Steres.Klein plans to continue that two-pronged approach to success after the departures of Keane and Gerrard, but the Galaxy still have the core of an MLS contender built around Dos Santos, Zardes, Sebastian Lletget and a strong back line led by Jelle Van Damme. Landon Donovan also might extend his comeback for another season.While praising their returning players, Klein indicated the Galaxy will attempt to be active in the international transfer market this winter with two designated player slots open.We have the resources, the backing from (owner) AEG, to continue aggressively in this manner, Klein said. ' ' ' 
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