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Jamaica's Asafa Powell tests positive

Updated: July 15, 2013, 9:47 AM ET
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Former 100-meter world-record holder Asafa Powell and Jamaican teammate Sherone Simpson each have tested positive for banned stimulants, according to their agent.

Paul Doyle told The Associated Press on Sunday that they tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at the Jamaican championships and were just recently notified. The news came the same day that American 100-meter record holder Tyson Gay revealed that he also failed a drug test.

"I want to be clear in saying to my family, ...

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