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Braun shows up in Miami PED records

Braun shows up in Miami PED records

CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com yahoo.com Updated Feb 5, 2013
Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun says he used the person who ran the Florida clinic now under investigation by Major League Baseball as a consultant on his drug suspension appeal last year and nothing more.
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  • N'western to play more football games at Wrigley

    N'western to play more football games at Wrigley

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Northwestern will play five college football games at Wrigley Field under a partnership with the Chicago Cubs that was announced on Tuesday.
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  • Central foes not celebrating Carpenter's setback

    Central foes not celebrating Carpenter's setback

    While some within the NL Central are surely feeling some relief in the prospect of not having to face Chris Carpenter this year, the immediate reaction to the right-hander's latest setback was much more reserved.
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  • Luhnow confident in process despite critics

    Luhnow confident in process despite critics

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has heard the critics who have chastised the club for dealing away most of its established Major League players in the last year, while slashing payroll and stockpiling talent for what suddenly has become a very good M…
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  • Astros' spring truck begins trek to Florida

    Astros' spring truck begins trek to Florida

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Astros worked diligently to pack up an 18-wheeler Tuesday morning, cramming it with just about anything you could imagine to sustain nearly 60 baseball players and a couple of dozen staff members for seven weeks together at the team’s Spring Tra…
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  • Twenty players will make more individually in 2013 than the ent…

    Twenty players will make more individually in 2013 than the entire Astros team combined

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 2013
    Four Philadelphia Phillies will make more money in 2013 than the entire Houston Astros team. So will three New York Yankees, three Los Angeles Dodgers, three Detroit Tigers and three San Francisco Giants. All total, 20 deep-pocketed players are set to e…
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  • Brad Peacock’s cross country drive to Spring Training detoured …

    Brad Peacock’s cross country drive to Spring Training detoured by trade to Astros

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 2013
    At some point we’ve all been halfway to our destination before realizing we forgot something - like baseball tickets, perhaps - and had to turn around to retrieve them. But how many people can say they’ve started a cross-country trek to work, only
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  • A's and Astros Make Each Other Better

    A's and Astros Make Each Other Better

    grantland.com Feb 5, 2013
    The A's and Astros pulled off a five-player trade yesterday, one that strengthens Oakland's status as a contender and upgrades Houston's already vastl...
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  • Video - Report: Braun's Name On Miami-Based PED List 04:56

    Report: Braun's Name On Miami-Based PED List

    Feb 5
    Report: Ryan Braun listed in records of Miami-area anti-aging clinic linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
  • Video - Braun Admits Consulting PED Clinic Founder 04:58

    Braun Admits Consulting PED Clinic Founder

    Feb 5
    ESPN investigative reporter T.J. Quinn weighs in on Ryan Braun's statement that he consulted with Anthony Bosch, the founder of the Miami-based anti-aging clinic, in order to strengthen his appeal of a 2011 positive test result for PEDs.

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