Canadian hockey player tests positive in France

GAP, France (AP) Canadian forward Matt Carter has been provisionally suspended by the French ice hockey federation after testing positive for the banned stimulant ephedrine.

The 27-year-old Carter, who plays for French club Rapaces de Gap, tested positive after a league match on Dec. 23. His club said Friday that Carter was using an over-the-counter asthma medicine sold in the United States that contained the substance.

The club insisted that Carter, the second-leading scorer in the league this season with 13 goals, took the medicine without consulting team doctors but ''will help him give further proof of his good faith.''

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