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Govt. Won't Contest Ruling in Steroids Probe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department says the government will not contest an appeals court ruling that investigators illegally seized a list of baseball players who allegedly tested positive for steroids.

Justice Department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler says the solicitor general's office will not try to reverse the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco.

The seizure of the list of ballplayers took place during a 2004 drug lab raid that was part of the government's eight-year sports doping investigation.

In September, the appeals court ordered investigators to return the list of 104 players, effectively barring them from using the players to expand their sports doping investigation.

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