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Published March 7, 2013
JUST SAY NO: SPORTING NEWS' Anthony Witrado wrote MLB is finally "thinking proactively" regarding drug testing. While MLB has "the best drug-testing program of all professional sports," the league and MLBPA are "not ignoring the cries coming from fans or out of clubhouses." MLB also "isn’t ignoring the fact that some of its most recognizable players continue to test positive for PEDs." Witrado: "Whatever MLB and the MLBPA decide to do to stiffen penalties, that they are willing to sit down and amend the current collective bargaining agreement and drug program is a major step forward, maybe even bigger than HGH testing" (SPORTINGNEWS.com, 3/4).
A TRADITION UNLIKE...: BLOOMBERG NEWS' Erik Matuszewski reports LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan continues to hope Augusta National "may one day open its gates to an event for the sport’s top women’s tour" after the club added female members last year. Whan said that he "contacts the club ... every year about hosting a women’s tournament in addition to the Masters." He added that he is "not discouraged about being rebuffed" (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 3/7).