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The NFL Players Association "tentatively agreed" to let the league take 40 blood samples for HGH tests each week during the season, with a positive result drawing a four-game suspension, according to a memo the union sent players. . A copy of the NFLPAs email, written in a question-and-answer format, was obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. The memo says "a computer program will randomly select" five players apiece from eight teams each week to take the blood tests. First, though, every player participating in NFL training camps this year will provide a blood sample and information about "height, weight, age, and race/ethnicity" for a "population study" to determine what level of HGH will result in penalties, the union wrote. The NFLPAs letter says that if more than 5 per cent of all training camp samples are above that threshold, players who fail will have "reasonable cause" testing during the next two seasons -- meaning theyll be subject to additional testing. A player testing positive again during the 2013-14 or 2014-15 seasons will get an eight-game suspension. A player without another positive result in that time will be removed from the extra testing program. Tuesdays email to players indicates the union has signed off on various aspects of the HGH program and says owners and players "will likely finalize soon" the in-season weekly testing. But the memo does not make clear what exactly the NFL has agreed to at this point or give specifics about what stands in the way of a final accord. No date has been set for the start of testing, because there are still issues that need to be negotiated between the NFL and union, including whether the commissioner or a neutral arbitrator will handle certain types of appeals of discipline. League spokesman Brian McCarthy declined to comment on any specifics in the NFLPA memo, writing in an email to the AP: "We do not have yet a comprehensive agreement for HGH testing." The league and the union originally paved the way for testing in the 10-year collective bargaining agreement they signed in August 2011, but two complete NFL seasons have come and gone -- and a third is right around the corner -- without a single HGH test being administered on a player. During the two years since, the sides have haggled over various elements, including details of the appeals process and the unions insistence on a population study to determine what is a naturally occurring amount of HGH in NFL players. HGH is a banned performance-enhancing drug that is hard to detect and has been linked to health problems such as diabetes, cardiac dysfunction and arthritis. In January, shortly before the Super Bowl, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa, a California Republican, and ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings of Maryland wrote NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith to chastise the union for standing in the way of HGH testing and to warn that lawmakers could ask players to testify on Capitol Hill. Late last year, that House committee held a hearing at which medical experts testified that HGH testing is reliable and that the unions request for a population study was unnecessary. But in March, a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a case involving a cross-country skier raised questions about the reliability of thresholds for HGH tests. . Nine days before the opening ceremony, organizing committee chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday that Sochi is "fully ready" and will deliver safe, friendly and well-run games that defy the grim reports that have overshadowed preparations. . The recently retired Stern was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014 on Aug. . After Gasquet beat fifth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-5, 6-3, Tsonga followed up with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2 win against sixth-seeded Edouard Roger-Vasselin in an all-French match. LONDON -- Despite losing three matches in a row for the first time since the fall of 2011, Canadian Milos Raonic isnt concerned about his recent rough patch heading into Wimbledon. "Im okay with it," Raonic said while tuning up at the All England Club. "I know I can play much better and its just a matter of a day or two from turning around." The Thornhill, Ont., native and current world No. 15 did not win a set in a third-round loss to South Africas Kevin Anderson at the French Open or in a pair of opening-round defeats the past two weeks at grass-court events in Halle, Germany, and Eastbourne, England. Raonic looks to get back on track Tuesday when he plays his first match as the No. 17 seed at Wimbledon against No. 74-ranked Carlos Berlocq, who has yet to win a match in five Wimbledon appearances. A win over the Argentine and then it would be either Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands or qualifier Alex Kuznetsov of the United States. The first seeded player for Raonic could be No. 16 Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the third round, possibly followed by No. 4 David Ferrer of Spain. There easily might have been more difficult draws for the 22-year-old Raonic as he plays his third Wimbledon at a time when he is getting acquainted with new coach Ivan Ljubicic, a former world No. 3 (2006). The 34-year-old Croat has only been working with him for a month since Raonic parted ways with Spains Galo Blanco after two and a half years. "These three guys hes lost to," Ljubicic said about Anderson, Gael Monfils (Halle) and Ivan Dodig (Eastbourne), "were returning his serve pretty well. If Milos doesnt get many free points on his serve, it creates a tension you really dont want to have. And grass doesnt help because hes a big (six-foot-five) guy and he needs time to swwing. Thats why I think that on the (slower) clay, he will always play well, especially at Roland Garros." Raonics first Wimbledon in 2011 ended after a fateful fall in the second round that resulted in right hip surgery and three months off the tour. A year ago, he lost in the second round to American Sam Querrey. "I dont think Ive figured out what the solution is for my game on grass," Raonic said. "Im still looking for the answer. In general, I like the higher bounce on hard courts." Ljubicic wants Raonic to play more attacking, higher-risk tennis. "Looking at his game from the outside, my first reaction is you need to give no rhythm to the opponent," Ljubicic said. "Thats the best way to win matches." "Ivan is pushing on a more aggressive game-style, keeping my opponent out of rhythm whenever I have opportunities," Raonic said. "I get a little frustrated when I miss those opportunities and Im working at seeing them quicker and handling them better." Ljubicic has been impressed with Raonics volleying ability and, of course, his serve. As opposed to someone like Andy Roddick who sort of muscles the ball, Ljubicic says with Raonic its "technique that does 80 per cent of the work." He hesitates about making changes in Raonics game because they would require time. But following Wimbledon Raonic wont play until Washington right before the Rogers Cup starts in Montreal on Aug. 5. "Well have a few days off after Wimbledon," Ljubicic said, "but then were going to dig deep and work. Im not planning on taking any weeks off until the end of the season because we need to get to know each other as quickly as possible. So my commitment is 100 per cent, time-wise and energy-wise." 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