Sports doctor faces Toronto court date

TORONTO -- A Canadian sports doctor convicted in the United States for bringing unapproved and mislabeled drugs into that country has a new court date at home in March.

Dr. Anthony Galea of Toronto avoided prison in the U.S. after pleading guilty in Buffalo in July.

The healing specialist has helped Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez and other big-name athletes come back from injuries, but prosecutors have not publicly identified the athletes.

Galea is charged in Canada with selling an unapproved drug under the Food and Drugs Act, conspiracy to import an unapproved drug and conspiracy to export a drug under the Criminal Code, and smuggling goods into Canada under the Customs Act.

A court date for Galea in Toronto on Wednesday was adjourned to March 1.

Galea was known for a blood-spinning injury treatment, but U.S. prosecutors said some patients received human growth hormone, which is banned by major sports.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.