Quote of the Day

"You get a scenario like this where a guy is presumed guilty and now he's innocent, it makes you feel like it could happen to anybody. I think we all need to watch out for our protection. The testing might need to be reviewed”
-- Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki, on Brewers LF Ryan Braun winning his appeal of a positive drug test. (DENVER POST, 2/24)
Friday February 24, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 118 Print This Issue

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  • Where Do We Go From Here?

    Independent arbitrator ruled in Braun's favor because of a chain-of-custody dispute

    Brewers LF Ryan Braun became the first MLBer to have a positive drug test "overturned on appeal when he was informed that a three-man arbitration panel ruled against a 50-game suspension that would have begun on opening day," according to a front-page piece by Tom Haudricourt of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. After MLBPA Exec Dir Michael Weiner voted in favor of Braun and MLB Exec VP/Labor Relations & HR Rob Manfred voted "to uphold the test result," independent arbitrator Shyam Das "cast the decisive vote." He ruled in Braun's favor "because of a chain-of-custody dispute that occurred after his urine sample was taken" during an Oct. 1 drug test. Sources said that the sample "was not dropped off that day at FedEx to be sent to the MLB ...

  • Nearing A Decision?

    Raj Bhathal-led group reportedly has exclusive rights to negotiate purchase of Hornets.

  • We're Down To Nine

    Torre, Caruso withdraw bid for Dodgers, citing McCourt's refusal to sell stadium parking lots.

  • What A Girl Wants

    Danica Patrick makes her Sprint Cup debut this weekend in Daytona.

  • Dynamic Duel

    A-B expands deal with Daytona Int'l, scores Duel entitlement rights.

  • Scouting Combine

    The NFL is considering changes to its annual scouting combine to make it more fan friendly.

  • Jumping The Gun

    AP initially reported arbitrator upheld Ryan Braun's suspension.

  • Going Hollywood

    William Morris signs on to rep Tebow in off-field endeavors.

  • Love & Basketball

    TNT's Kenny Smith talks All-Star Weekend, Linsanity, UNC hoops.

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