Tuesday, July 15, 2014
A new book by two investigative journalists on a Miami clinic that had been supplying performance enhancing drugs to baseball players.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Yesterday, 12 players involved in the Biogenesis scandal each agreed to a 50-game suspension. Alex Rodriguez received a harsher penalty, banning him through the 2014 season, though he plans to appeal the 211-game suspension. Under league rules, he is allowed to play until an arbitrator decides the case. Jay Goldberg spent 15 years as a sports agent. He joins us to break down the consequences of the suspension for A-Rod, the MLB, and baseball fans.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Gabe Feldman, associate professor of law and director of the Sports Law Program at Tulane University, discusses reports that Alex Rodriguez could face suspension for his alleged involvement with the performance-enhancing drug supplier Biogenesis International, and whether or not he'll fight it if suspended.
Friday, January 11, 2013
This week, the Baseball Writers of America decided that in 2013, no players would be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Potential inductees included players hailing from the infamous steroids era. Yesterday, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced that the League would expand its drug testing program. Dave Zirin, sports columnist for The Nation, explores the ramifications for MLB players and the league itself.
Friday, September 02, 2011
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Friday, July 15, 2011
The federal judge presiding over the Roger Clemens perjury case has declared a mistrial. Judge Reggie Walton made his decision after prosecutors exposed the jurors to evidence he ruled inadmissible. The government lawyers' blunder was a mistake Judge Walton said even "first-year law students" would have known to avoid.
Friday, August 20, 2010
He used to be bound for the Hall of Fame, but now seems more likely to go to prison. The seven-time Cy Young Award Winner, Roger Clemens was indicted on six counts by a federal grand jury yesterday, for allegedly lying to Congress, with statements like this, "let me be clear, I have never taken steroids or HGH."
Thursday, August 19, 2010
A federal grand jury indicted seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens for allegedly lying to Congress about using steroids. The former Yankees pitcher faces charges of obstruction of Congress, making false statements and perjury.
Monday, August 03, 2009
With David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez being outted as steroid users, The Takeaway’s Sports Contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin – who has remained relatively quiet about steroids in baseball – has decided it's time to take a harder line against cheaters.
For more from Ibrahim, read his blog post, Baseball's Cheating Heart.
Friday, July 31, 2009
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
To see some statistics on changes in baseball during Fehr's career, watch the video below.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
For more on Clemens and steroid use, watch the video below.
Friday, May 08, 2009
For more, read Nando Di Fino's Wall Street Journal article How Fantasy Teams Can Cope Without Manny.
Friday, May 08, 2009
It's a bad week for the biggest names in baseball. A-Rod returns to the struggling Yankees -- and while they could use his help on the field, they probably don't welcome all the controversy he brings. Meanwhile, Manny Ramirez has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball for allegedly using hCG, a female fertility drug. Since it's unlikely that Manny's trying to get pregnant, it's hard not to suspect he was using performance enhancing drugs.
The Takeaway talks to Selena Roberts, a columnist for Sports Illustrated Columnist. She broke the original Rodriguez steroids scandal, and she has a new book out called, A-Rod, where she writes that Mr. Rodriguez not only has been using steroids as a New York Yankee, but had been using since high school.