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LONDON -- In the wake of Novak Djokovics attack against tennis anti-doping program, Roger Federer defended the system and asked for more doping tests on Thursday. Los Angeles Dodgers T-shirts . Djokovic lashed out at the World Anti-Doping Agency and at tennis authorities this week, saying the decision in Victor Troickis case proved the fight against doping was badly organized. Troicki had an 18-month ban reduced on appeal to 12 months for skipping a blood test in April, though he provided a urine sample which proved negative. The Court of Arbitration for Sport empathized with Troicki but had to uphold a ban. Asked about the case, Federer said at the ATP Finals he has faith in the system but the testing program should be reinforced because he feels "like were not getting maybe tested enough." In 2012, the ITF conducted 1,727 in competition urine samples but only 124 blood tests during tournaments. There were a total of 2,185 samples taken either in or out of competition, from urine and blood. "I didnt get tested in Basel, I dont think. I didnt get tested in Paris, I dont think. I got tested here after the first match. I just feel like there needs to be more testing done," Federer said, recalling his recent tournaments. "I know the budgets can be small sometimes, all these things. I had out-of-competition testing before Basel. I just feel like I used to get tested more, I felt. I think I was tested 25 times in 2003, 2004. Ever since, I think its been clearly going down this season." Last year, International Tennis Federation anti-doping manager Stuart Miller said in an interview with The Associated Press that the ITF tested Federer an average of eight times per year during 2004-06, 11 times per year during 2007-09 and nine times per year in 2010-12. Troicki blamed a tournament anti-doping officer, who he claimed advised him to write to the ITF explaining that he was ill and could not give a blood sample. "I do believe that when you are requested for a sample, you have to give the sample," Federer said. "It doesnt matter how bad you feel. Im sorry. I think its just very important to give the sample when youre requested to give it because there you are in front of them and there is no way to escape anymore. Thats where we just need to be extremely firm, I believe." Carl Crawford Dodgers Jersey . The Giants chances of winning the division were dealt a serious blow by the three-game sweep at the hands of the lowly Padres. The Giants open a three-game series at Dodger Stadium on Monday night. San Francisco is still in good shape to clinch a wild-card berth, although it dropped into a tie with Pittsburgh in the race for the top spot. 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While coach Doc Rivers high-fived fans and pumped his fist at the crowd, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul quietly congratulated each other.NEW YORK, N.Y. - A lawyer for a former part-owner of the New York Islanders said his client may try to withdraw his guilty plea after a judge said Wednesday she plans to sentence him to 20 years in prison for participating in a fraud that prosecutors said enabled him to misappropriate more than $50 million for his personal use.Attorney Michael Tremonte abruptly ended a sentencing hearing for 70-year-old Stephen Walsh by asking that Walsh be given time to consider asking to withdraw his plea.Tremonte told U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum in Manhattan that there was not another financial crime even remotely like Walshs that resulted in such a long prison term.The judge gave Walsh until Tuesday to decide whether to try to withdraw his guilty plea. Minutes earlier, the judge had announced that she intended to sentence him to 20 years in prison, drawing gasps from friends and family members.Walsh, of Sands Point, New York, pleaded guilty in April to participating in a fraud from 1996 through February 2009 that cheated institutional investors, including charitable and university foundations, pension and retirement plans.DDuring those years, Walsh operated a securities business with Paul Greenwood of North Salem, Connecticut. Chase Utley Jersey. The businesses included Greenwich, Connecticut-based WG Trading Co. LP and Westridge Capital Management Inc. in Santa Barbara, California. Greenwood pleaded guilty in 2010 and is awaiting sentencing.As part of his plea, Walsh agreed he would not appeal any sentence up to 20 years in prison.Prosecutors have asked for a significant sentence to deter others, saying Walsh diverted more than $50 million from investors to live lavishly as he helped finance businesses started by his children and paid millions of dollars to his ex-wife.Walsh, who remains free on bail, choked up as he apologized for the fraud, saying he was deeply sorry.Tremonte said his client had worked in finance since the late 1960s and started soliciting investors with the best of intentions. He said 99 per cent of the money originally invested had been recovered.As the lawyer tried to minimize Walshs role, saying he did less than his co-defendant, the judge interrupted him.He certainly had no trouble spending the profits, she said. 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