ROME, Italy (AP) -- American volleyball player Prikeba Phipps was suspended
Friday by the Italian Volleyball Federation after testing positive for
marijuana. Her Bergamo teammate and Italy's captain, Maurizia Cacciatori,
also tested positive for banned substances in a second analysis.
Both players were tested after the Oct. 20-21 Supercopa Italiana in
The Italian Olympic Committee said Phipps tested positive for Carboxy-Thc,
the active ingredient in marijuana. Cacciatori tested positive for two
diuretics she said she took as medications for a longtime health condition.