| Aug 5, 2013
| 9:22 PM
The saddest part of another syringe-spitting afternoon in baseball Monday occurred when, for one of the first times this summer, Alex Rodriguez spoke the truth.
He had just been hit with a drug suspension bigger than Barry Bonds' neck, a record 211...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:31 PM
The first major free-agent signing of the off-season, the St. Louis Cardinals' acquisition of shortstop Jhonny Peralta, has exposed still-open wounds in Major League Baseball on the topic of performance-enhancing drugs.
Peralta was among 12 players...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Travis Tygart, chief executive of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that last year unveiled a lengthy "reasoned decision" that led to the stripping of cyclist Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles, said baseball's anti-doping efforts were not lessened...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Bud Selig contends his sport is “cleaner than it has ever been,’’ and he’s right, if only because baseball couldn’t be worse than the 1990’s and early 2000’s after Selig’s bunch seemingly to a man at...
| Aug 6, 2013
Major League Baseball suspended a dozen players — including three all-stars — for the rest of the regular season Monday for violating the league's ban on performance-enhancing drugs, and it ordered one of the game's all-time best sluggers,...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Enjoy the All-Star Game.
Because when Tuesday's celebration of baseball's superstars is over, the process of suspending some of those same players for drug use will resume. It figures to be a slow, painful ordeal — one that could disrupt the...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 9:23 PM
It's April Fool's Day, but there's no foolin' around in Vegas where sports wagering is at a feverish pitch with the start of baseball season and the NCAA tournament now down to its Final Four. Vegas likes Michigan, slightly, over Syracuse and Louisville...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Before Thursday's home finale at Citizens Bank Park, Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon took the microphone and addressed the sellout crowd of 44,070. Hamels said a few sentences and thanked the fans before turning things over to Papelbon. Then the......
| Aug 15, 2012
| 12:36 PM
Melky Cabrera, the San Francisco Giants’ All-Star outfielder, has tested positive for a banned substance and has been suspended for 50 games.
Cabrera tested positive for testosterone, one of the 70 steroids listed as banned by the MLB. In a...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Major League Baseball is reportedly preparing to seek suspensions for Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez and more than a dozen other big leaguers connected to a now-closed Miami-area medical clinic.
The names of Braun, Rodriguez and the others turned up during...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Will we ever see the Giants coming?
The team Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy put together since saying goodbye to Barry Bonds is the only National League team to win the World Series twice within three seasons since the Big Red Machine, yet the Giants...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Go ahead, pick an American League East champion.
Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...