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Performance Enhancing Drugs

Performance Enhancing Drugs

Andrew McKirahan Suspended 80 Games for PEDs: Latest Details and Reaction

Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball for a violation of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, the latest in what's becoming a rash of pitchers testing positive for PEDs.  

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported the news Monday, which Mark Bowman of MLB.com supported:

David Rollins Suspended 80 Games: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher David Rollins has been suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball for violating the league's drug policy.  

MLB Communications confirmed the ban, which will cover essentially the entire first half of the 2015 regular season:

Buster Olney of ESPN provided some insight into the situation:

Biogenesis Founder Anthony Bosch Reportedly Will Surrender to DEA

Anthony Bosch, who founded the company at the center of MLB's Biogenesis scandal last year, is expected to surrender to the Drug Enforcement Administration on charges of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids.

T.J. Quinn of ESPN broke the news:

Johnny Damon Hits the Nail on the Head with PED Talk

After an 18-year career in the majors, Johnny Damon feels he was forced to leave the game of baseball before he was ready to hang up the spikes. The reason for that, according to Damon, is because he never used performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs).

Despite Lawsuit Dismissal, A-Rod's Irreparable Damage Already Done

Alex Rodriguez has given up on his pursuit to play Major League Baseball in 2014. For a player who has made a career out of negative public relations, the sport gave up on him a long time ago.

Why the Chicago Cubs Should Reconcile with Sammy Sosa

The year was 1998.

Bill Clinton had just announced that the United States was experiencing their first budget surplus since 1969. "Armageddon" and "Saving Private Ryan" were topping the box office and setting records of their own.

A Sports Fan's PED Dilemma: How Great Do We Want Athletes to Be?

When I heard the news that Major League Baseball had finally suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun for using performance-enhancing drugs, forcing him to sit for the remainder of the 2013 season, my first reaction was, "Huh, that really sucks for the Brewers, I guess."

While some may feel a sense of accomplishment or an overwhelming feeling of karma catching up to a guy who cheated and defiantly lied about it time and again, I felt, "Huh." Apathy. 

Should A-Rod, Ryan Braun, Others Be Scared of MLB's New Star Witness?

Introducing Porter Fischer, the latest key witness for Major League Baseball in the league's ongoing investigation into the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drugs scandal.

Ryan Braun, A-Rod PED Case Shows MLB Will Fight by Any Means Necessary

This is a confusing time in baseball's history. ESPN's Outside the Lines is reporting that Major League Baseball is prepared to suspend roughly 20 players for their alleged association with Miami-based "wellness" guru Tony Bosch and his now-defunct business Biogenesis. Some of the players, including Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez, could each face a 100-game suspension—some without ever failing a test.

South Florida Clinic Reportedly Used Fake Prescriptions to Obtain PEDs

New information has emerged in the South Florida performance-enhancing-drug scandal that has implicated MLB stars Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera and Nelson Cruz.

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