News

MLB suspensions: Who’s next?

MLB suspensions: Who’s next?

Who's next? That's the question being asked after Ryan Braun accepted a 65-game suspension. Photo: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Who’s next? That’s the question being asked after Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun accepted a 65-game suspension for unspecified “violations” of baseball’s drug program and labor contract Monday.

The 2011 National League MVP was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason is what’s expected to be the start of sanctions involving players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

Among those linked in media reports to Biogenesis are the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez and four of this year’s All-Stars, including Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz, San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera, Oakland pitcher Bartolo Colon and Detroit shortstop Jhonny Peralta.

Some players are reacting with anger. Seattle outfielder Jason Bay says Braun’s previous denials of drug use and his heartfelt apology this spring “kills” all players’ credibility on the topic of performance enhancing drugs.

Recent Headlines

in Lifestyle

‘Minecraft’ celebrities draw record crowd to gaming

Fresh
minecraft

Some of today's biggest celebrities aren't rock stars or sports heroes - they're gamers.

in National

10 FOR TODAY: Monday, July 6

Fresh
worldcupcarli

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

in Sports

WATCH: Women’s World Cup highlights

Fresh
21-overlay1

A true explosion of goals between the United States and Japanese made for a very entertaining Women's World Cup Final.

in National, Sports, World

U.S. triumph caps truly global Women’s World Cup

Fresh
carliworldcup

The United States returned to the pinnacle of women's soccer with a 5-2 crushing of Japan in Sunday's Women's World Cup final at the end of a riveting tournament that pushed the sport into new territory.

in Sports

Hot dog eating champ Joey Chestnut dethroned

Fresh
15-overlay3

Matt Stonie upset Joey "Jaws" Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory at the annual extreme eating contest.