Sporting Digest: Football

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DAMON SEARLE, the Wales Under-21 international, has been named as the Cardiff player who failed a drugs test after the Welsh Cup final against Barry Town in May. He faces a possible charge of bringing the game into disrepute and a lengthy ban. Cardiff City's medical officer, Dr Leslie Hamilton, said: 'This was a genuine mistake. Damon complained of a severe headache before the match. He was supposed to have been given a paracetamol tablet but was given a distalgesic, containing a banned substance, in error.'

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