June 27, 2012 3:21 PM | By Jason Buckland, MSN Sports
Sports cheats caught red-handed

... or is that pine tar handed?



From steroid-pumped sprinters to concrete-fisted boxers, here are 11 sports cheats that have been caught red-handed. (© AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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In sports, they say, if you're not cheating, you're not trying. It's an endearing principal, but not one that did Joel Peralta any good. While the Tampa Bay Rays reliever was warming up last week, umpires found pine tar smeared in his glove, a banned substance and Major League Baseball rule violation.

Without throwing a pitch, Peralta (above in blue, out of focus) was booted from the game and into sports infamy. Where might the righty rank among other notorious tricksters? From steroid-pumped sprinters to concrete-fisted boxers, here are other sports cheats that have been caught red-handed.

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