BUDAPEST, Hungary -- One of the United States top weightlifters has tested positive for a banned substance in a sample he gave while competing for Armenia at the 2012 Olympics.The International Weightlifting Federation says Norik Vardanian tested positive for the steroid dehydrochlormethyltestosterone in a retest of his sample from the London Olympics.Vardanian was born in Armenia and represented that country when he finished 11th in the 94-kilogram class at the 2012 Games. He later switched to the U.S., winning silver at last years Pan American Games.Vardanian was previously banned for six months in 2009 after testing positive for cannabis.A total of 43 weightlifters have now failed retests from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, prompting concern among senior IWF officials over the sports Olympic future.Six more competitors from Vardanians event at the 2012 Olympics are already facing disqualification after retests found steroids. That means Saeid Mohammadpur of Iran, who originally finished fifth, could be elevated to the gold medal, while bronze could end up with a competitor who was ninth.Vardanian did not immediately respond to an e-mail request for comment. http://www.jetsrookiestore.com/Jets-Dennis-Byrd-Jersey/ . But by the time the game started, the Toronto Raptors forward felt even worse. And, for three quarters, it showed as Gay shot a woeful three-for-13 from the field. http://www.jetsrookiestore.com/Jets-Chandler-Catanzaro-Jersey/ . As the crowd erupted, Davis knocked the ball off the glass and back into his hands. With 1:14 to go in overtime, Davis sixth block also became his 17th rebound. That, along with his 32 points -- which tied a career high -- proved too much for Denver to overcome, and the Pelicans held on for their third straight victory, 111-107 on Sunday night. http://www.jetsrookiestore.com/Jets-Marcus-Maye-Jersey/ . 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The NLRBs advisory memo states the scholarship football players are assumed to be statutory employees and that certain team rules were unlawful. That could affect players at the other 16 private schools that compete in FBS.A group of former Northwestern players, led by an advocacy group for college athletes, failed last year in its attempt to gain the right to unionize the team from the NLRB, although the door was left open for other changes when the board said the players should be treated as employees. The board has no jurisdiction over public institutions, which include the vast majority of colleges and universities in Division I.A complaint to the NLRB from a California lawyer with no connection to Northwestern was filed in August 2015, challenging the teams rules prohibiting activities such as speaking to the media without athletic department permission and posting information on Twitter and other social media without limits or monitoring by coaches. The school also agreed to change its grievance policy, which said players must go to the university, conference or NCAA with complaints.The school does not have similar policies for the rest of the student body.Northwestern considers its students who participate in NCAA Division I sports, including those who receive athletic scholarships, to be students, first and foremost, Northwestern Vice President for University Relations Al Cubbage said in a statement.As noted in the NLRB General Counsels Advice Memorandum dated September 22, 2016, although Northwestern disputes the General Counsels assumption that Northwesterns scholarship football players are employees, the rules off the former Football Handbook that were the subject of this charge have been modified.ddddddddddddRobert Boland, an antitrust attorney, said the initial 2014 ruling by an NLRB regional administrator in Chicago that scholarship players at private colleges and universities are employees creates opportunities to push for more benefits and rights for student-athletes -- possibly even payments.With this one body they are employees statutorily, said Boland, who is director of the masters of sports administration program at Ohio University. You could conceivably widen the niche and say if they are employees they would have the right to have contracts. They would have the right to have certain things that we can guarantee under the labor law for employees.Earlier this month, the Supreme Court said it would not hear the NCAAs appeal of an antitrust ruling against it in the so-called OBannon case. The lower courts ruled that NCAA rules violated antitrust laws, but also shot down a plan to pay college athletes for the use of their names, images and likenesses.The ruling left the NCAA open to further legal challenges and several are working their way through the courts.Boland said because the NLRBs decision affects only private schools its influence in the larger debate over how college athletes should be compensated is limited.It is nothing more than a piece to a large puzzle about the redefinition of the model of college athletics moving from some version of amateurism to some version of greater athlete autonomy and it doesnt say anything about money it just says more autonomy, Boland said.---This story has been corrected to show the NLRB did not make a ruling on the complaint but rather sent an advisory memo and the case was withdrawn after Northwestern agreed to modify its rules. Also, the case does not directly affect the other private schools in FBS but could. 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