A-Rod http://blog.wlrn.org en Baseball's Playoffs Start And So Does A-Rod's Suspension Appeal http://blog.wlrn.org/post/baseballs-playoffs-start-so-does-rods-suspension-appeal After a dramatic finish to the regular season that included a no-hitter on the final day and a tie that will force a special elimination game Monday night, Major League Baseball is set to start its playoffs.<p>There's also news from the seamier side of the sport: New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez on Monday <a href="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/major-league-baseball-alex-rodriguez-arbitration-hearing-to-begin-monday?ymd=20130929&content_id=62119850&vkey=news_mlb" target="_blank">begins his formal appeal</a> of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/05/209114 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:39:56 +0000 Mark Memmott 21380 at http://blog.wlrn.org Baseball's Playoffs Start And So Does A-Rod's Suspension Appeal New Muscle Drugs Could Be The Next Big Thing In Sports Doping http://blog.wlrn.org/post/new-muscle-drugs-could-be-next-big-thing-sports-doping Research intended to help people with muscle-wasting diseases could be about to launch a new era in performance-enhancing drugs.<p>The research has produced several muscle-building drugs now being tested in people with medical problems, including muscular dystrophy, cancer and kidney disease. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:16:21 +0000 Jon Hamilton 18874 at http://blog.wlrn.org New Muscle Drugs Could Be The Next Big Thing In Sports Doping Florida Health Department Investigated Tony Bosch In 2011 But Let Him Slide http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-health-department-investigated-tony-bosch-2011-let-him-slide <p><em><span style="line-height: 20px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(252, 252, 252); ">Editor's Note: This article is reprinted with permission from Miami New Times.</span></em></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:01:21 +0000 Tim Elfrink 18587 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Health Department Investigated Tony Bosch In 2011 But Let Him Slide VIDEO: Boos And A Blooper For A-Rod http://blog.wlrn.org/post/video-boos-and-blooper-rod Here's <a href="http://wapc.mlb.com/play?content_id=29461803" target="_blank">a better look and listen</a> to what it was like Monday night in Chicago when New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez returned to the lineup on the same day he was <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/05/209114010/you-be-the-commissioner-what-should-happen-to-a-rod" target="_blank">hit with a 211-game suspension</a> for allegedly using performance-enhancing substances (he can play while he appeals that punishment).<p>As <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/05/209322796/chicago-cr Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:56:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 18570 at http://blog.wlrn.org VIDEO: Boos And A Blooper For A-Rod Baseball Suspends Alex Rodriguez For 211 Games http://blog.wlrn.org/post/you-be-commissioner-what-should-happen-rod <em>(We most recently updated this post at 6:48 p.m. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:28:35 +0000 Mark Memmott 18504 at http://blog.wlrn.org Baseball Suspends Alex Rodriguez For 211 Games Reports: Major League Baseball Warns Players Union Of Suspensions http://blog.wlrn.org/post/reports-major-league-baseball-warns-players-union-suspensions According to several news reports, Major League Baseball has given the players union a list of those facing suspensions because of doping.<p>In truth, this is another pit stop in the long march toward <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/05/188850904/reports-20-major-league-baseball-players-may-be-suspended">what is rumored to be the suspension of some of baseball's A-listers</a>. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:41:29 +0000 18324 at http://blog.wlrn.org Reports: Major League Baseball Warns Players Union Of Suspensions