[Yahoo] Puerta banned for eight years for doping (AP)

Rusty Backhand
12-21-2005, 01:31 PM
Argentine tennis player Mariano Puerta, who reached the final of this year's French Open, was banned for eight years for doping. Puerta tested positive for the stimulant etilefrine after losing to Rafael Nadal in the French Open final on June 5, the International Tennis Federation said Wednesday. The ITF said Puerta will be disqualified from the French Open and his results nullified.