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Diana Taurasi denies allegations

“I have the most respect for the testing process. When it’s not done the right way, when protocol isn’t followed, I do have some problems with it,” Taurasi said. “I’ve never needed anything to help me. Only thing that I’m guilty of is taking too many jump shots.”

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From Mechelle: For now, Taurasi must endure wait – Will suspension come down, and if so, will it take WNBA star out of 2012 Games?

From the time an athlete is informed of a positive “B” sample, the process all the way through a CAS decision — if it goes that far — could take about eight months. That’s according to a standard USADA estimate, although there is no hard and fast timeline.

During such a process, there will be speculation and attempts to figure out what happened and why. Ultimately, explanations or proposed justifications won’t matter if an athlete is given a suspension.

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