Quote of the Day

"We want this game clean. We want this game played on a level playing field and the process is working. This definitely lets guys know that if you’re going to do something you’re going to get caught. The program is working."
-- Rangers P Joe Nathan, on MLB suspending Brewers LF Ryan Braun for the remainder of the season for his association with the Biogenesis clinic. (ESPN.com, 7/22)
Tuesday July 23, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 221 Print This Issue

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  • First Shoe To Drop

    Braun will forfeit about $3.3M of his salary during the 65-game suspension

    Brewers LF Ryan Braun was suspended for the remaining 65 games of the '13 season "without pay as punishment for evidence uncovered against him in the investigation of the scandal-plagued Biogenesis clinic in Florida," according to a front-page piece by Tom Haudricourt of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. MLB did not announce "what violations Braun committed." However, a source said that the evidence was "'so overwhelming' that [Braun] had no choice but to accept the 65-game penalty or face a much longer suspension." Braun requested a clubhouse meeting to "inform his teammates -- who had strongly supported him during his ongoing drug saga -- of his suspension." He then left Miller Park "without speaking to the media." Haudricourt not ...

  • Peacock Strut

    NBC lands ESPN's Sprint Cup package beginning in '15; Turner's six-pack still open.

  • Hold Nothing Back

    Big 12's Bob Bowlsby "boldly, directly” calls for changes within the NCAA's organizational structure.

  • Phone A Friend

    Cowboys, AT&T reportedly close to finalizing naming-rights deal.

  • Analyze This

    Business model has ESPN buying URL for Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.

  • Past Meets Present

    Leiweke forced to backtrack on remarks about Leafs' history.

  • Reaching The Finish Line

    The N.Y. Marathon is looking for a new title sponsor, as ING is leaving after this year's race.

  • Quality Television

    Brown thinks “Hard Knocks” shows Bengals in positive light.

  • Gridiron Gridlock

    Jerry Jones says NFL team will be in L.A. before London.

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