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Government 'denies' soccer, tennis involvement

Updated: July 4, 2006, 10:47 AM ET
Associated Press

MADRID, Spain -- The Spanish government says no soccer or tennis players are involved in the doping investigation that already has forced several top cyclists to withdraw from the Tour de France.

The Higher Sports Council, which oversees sports in Spain, said Tuesday it "categorically denies involvement by soccer players or tennis players, either Spanish or foreign" in the Civil Guard investigation.

The council called a French newspaper report "lamentable" and groundless ...

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