July 25, 2014

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Source: Major League Baseball may suspend A-Rod under labor deal rather than drug rules to keep him from appealing

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball may try to suspend Alex Rodriguez under its collective bargaining agreement instead of its drug rules, which would eliminate any chance of delaying a penalty until after the case goes to an arbitrator, The Associated Press has learned. Rodriguez has never been disciplined for a drug offense, and a Read More…

Brewers slugger Ryan Braun suspended for rest of season for ‘violations’ of baseball’s drug program

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NEW YORK — The first star to fall in baseball’s latest drug investigation is one of its biggest: Ryan Braun. The 2011 National League MVP was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday, the start of sanctions involving players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing Read More…

Well-armed win: Yankees’ Mariano Rivera named MVP as AL spins shutout to end three-game All-Star losing streak

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NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera was all set up to save his final All-Star game — or so it seemed. Jim Leyland just wasn’t about to take that chance. Summoned in the eighth inning to make certain he would pitch, Rivera soaked up a 90-second standing ovation and got three straight outs while helping the Read More…

Ramirez suspended 50 games for drug violation

NEW YORK (AP) – Manny Ramirez was suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday, becoming the latest high-profile player ensnared in the sport`s drug scandals. The Los Angeles Dodgers star said he did not take steroids and was given medication by a doctor that contained a banned substance. The commissioner`s office didn`t Read More…