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Ichiro Suzuki #51 of Japan holds up the championship trophy with his team after defeating Korea during the finals of the 2009 World Baseball Classic. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Japan Going For 3rd WBC Title In A Row; Can Team USA Stop Them?

They’ll play in the Far East and the Far West — and in the Caribbean, too. Wherever they are, Miguel Cabrera and R.A. Dickey and dozens of All-Stars in the World Baseball Classic know the team to beat: two-time WBC winner Japan.

02/28/2013

Alex Rodriguez (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: A-Rod, Cervelli’s Names Linked To Dollar Amounts In Documents

A list written in April by Biogenesis of America clinic founder Anthony Bosch named the two Yankees with dollar amounts next to their names, according to an ESPN report.

02/16/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Ray Lewis (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) and Ryan Braun (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Giglio: From Angst To Acceptance — Stop Caring About PEDs In Sports

The drugs are evolving. The conversation must follow suit. It’s time to stop the anger and disappointment that spews everywhere from airwaves to columns to happy hours.

02/08/2013

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez speaks at a ceremony to rename Mark Light Field to Alex Rodriguez Park in his honor at the University of Miami. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

MLB To Reportedly Investigate University Of Miami In Light Of PED Allegations

According to the New York Times, the league is now focusing on the University of Miami baseball team. Investigators believe that there may be a connection between the university’s baseball program and PED use, according to the newspaper.

02/07/2013

David Stern (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Stern: NBA Could Begin Testing Players For HGH As Early As Next Season

The NBA, for the most part, has managed to avoid the major performance-enhancing drug scandals that have plagued the NFL and Major League Baseball over the last decade. Commissioner David Stern is hoping to keep it that way.

02/07/2013

Kevin Youkilis (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Youkilis On Jewish Heritage: ‘I Know In New York It’s Going To Be Larger Than Life’

“I know in New York it’s going to be larger than life, because I think this is the first time in many years that a Jewish ballplayer will be playing for the Yankees,” Youkilis said.

02/06/2013

Ryan Braun  (Photo by Mark Hirsch/Getty Images), Francisco Cervelli  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Brewers’ Braun, Yankees’ Cervelli Linked To Alleged PED Clinic

“I have nothing to hide,” Ryan Braun said in a statement released by his representatives on Tuesday night.

02/06/2013

Ryan Braun (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

MLB’s HGH Tests Could Be Expanded To In-Season

Major League Baseball could start in-season testing for human growth hormone next year.

07/11/2012

Prince Fielder

MLB All-Star Game Preview

In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.

07/09/2012

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Keidel: Roger Clemens Issued A Walk; Rocket Fueled, America Fooled

Truth be told, the Steroid Era has stripped our pastime of its eternal prerogative: innocence. Where has Joe DiMaggio gone, indeed?

06/20/2012

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D.J. Carrasco DFA’d After Mets’ Bullpen Falters Again

Carrasco was already on thin ice with the Mets after precipitating some drama the night before. When he gave up a two-run homer with his first pitch on Wednesday night, that may well have been the last straw.

05/17/2012

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Collins: Wright’s Willingness To Get Plunked A Lesson For Mets’ Youngsters

David Wright was ready and willing to take one for the team — actually, that may even be an understatement.

05/16/2012

David Wright (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images), Terry Collins (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Coutinho: Collins Did The ‘Wright’ Thing By Pulling Mets’ Face Of Franchise

Don’t get me wrong, I respect the fact that Wright wanted to face the music. But someone had to be the adult in the room.

05/16/2012

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David Wright, Terry Collins Get In Heated Exchange Over At-Bat, Possible Plunking

David Wright was ready to take one for the team. Terry Collins was not going to let that happen.

05/16/2012

David Wright  reacts after being thrown out at second base. (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Brewers’ Greinke Takes Mets To School, Stretches Shutout Streak To 15 Innings

Zack Greinke overcame his road woes and ran his scoreless streak to 15 innings after pitching seven dominant innings of five-hit ball.

05/15/2012

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