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Give MLB A Break: The Steroid Era -- and Alex Rodriguez's invol…

Give MLB A Break: The Steroid Era -- and Alex Rodriguez's involveme…

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 29, 2013
The Steroid Era -- and Alex Rodriguez's involvement in it -- just won't go away, but Joe Lemire says it's time to acknowledge Major League Baseball's efforts to clean up the game.
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  • Source: Seattle, Shoppach agree to $1.5M deal

    Source: Seattle, Shoppach agree to $1.5M deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 29, 2013
    Free agent catcher Kelly Shoppach has reached an agreement with the Seattle Mariners on a one-year contract pending a physical exam, a baseball source told ESPN.com.
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  • Pujols hopes to play in WBC after 2nd round

    Pujols hopes to play in WBC after 2nd round

    ESPN.com Jan 29, 2013
    Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols says he hopes to play for the Dominican Republic after the second round of the World Baseball Classic.
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  • Angels avoid arbitration with righty Jepsen

    Angels avoid arbitration with righty Jepsen

    MLB.com Jan 29, 2013
    The Angels settled on a 2013 contract with relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen on Tuesday, thus avoiding arbitration with any of their eligible players.
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  • A-Rod, Gio Gonzalez issue PED denials

    A-Rod, Gio Gonzalez issue PED denials

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com Jan 29, 2013
    In response to the New Times of Miami PED/Anthony Bosch story published Tuesday, New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has issued a complete denial. Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals did likewise and Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz, through h…
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  • Josh Reddick, Coco Crisp have hair-A’s-ing time

    Josh Reddick, Coco Crisp have hair-A’s-ing time

    yahoo.com Jan 29, 2013
    Are either of these Oakland Athletics outfielders is using hair-enhancers? Nobody is saying for now. On the right, the Afro of Coco Crisp (or "Co-Fro") appears to be in mid-season form. Angela Davis is jealous, it's so kinky. Further, the San …
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  • Rangers respond to Miami report on Cruz

    Rangers respond to Miami report on Cruz

    MLB.com Jan 29, 2013
    The Rangers offered little comment on a report out of Miami that stated outfielder Nelson Cruz was among a list of prominent clients at a clinic under investigation for the sale of performance-enhancing drugs.
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Oher's story still resonating with Ravens; more Media Day Snaps

    Jan 29
    NEW ORLEANS -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from Tuesday's Super Bowl Media Day at the Superdome, always the most inane day on the league's annual calendar...
  • Peter King: America tires of Ray Lewis, Alex Smith's fate, mail

    Jan 29
    NEW ORLEANS -- One thing, as Super Bowl week kicks off in full Tuesday with Media Day at the Superdome, I think that I should have dropped into Monday Morning Quarterback:
  • Coast to Coast - Time for the Boston Celtics to blow it up?

    Jan 29
    Our experts discuss what Boston should do now that Rajon Rondo is on the shelf for the rest of the season.
  • Allen Iverson turns down Texas Legends' D-League offer

    Jan 29
    Allen Iverson has announced that he remains hopeful of getting one last shot at the NBA but says he's turning down the opportunity to launch his comeback in the NBA Development League.