[Yahoo] Tennis player Mariano Puerta banned eight years for second doping offense (AP)

Rusty Backhand
12-21-2005, 08:01 PM
Mariano Puerta was a long shot when he reached the French Open final in June. Now, the Argentine is facing the longest doping ban in tennis history. The 27-year-old Puerta was banned for eight years Wednesday for his second doping offense, effectively ending his career. He is the first tennis player to receive a ban of more than two years.