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  1. Nelson Cruz, Ryan Braun, and Learning to Accept Post-PED Assimila...

    Michael Baumann

    Nelson Cruz hit two home runs last night, and while I'm not ordinarily a huge Cruz fan, I can't deny that he's having an incredible season: Those two homers were his league-leading 18th and 19th, and he's slugging an AL-best .66...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  2. Something Special’s Brewing: How Milwaukee Turned a Disastr...

    Jonah Keri

    The lineup the Milwaukee Brewers fielded against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night looked like it belonged in a split-squad spring training game. Elian Herrera, the light-hitting utility man with one career big league homer, hit second. Sco...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  3. The 30: Trouble’s Brewing

    Jonah Keri

    If you were hoping for increased clarity on baseball's pecking order two weeks into the season ...; keep hoping. Injuries continue to plague some of the best players on the best teams; several clubs that looked like playoff locks have stumb...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  4. What Alex Rodriguez's 162-Game Suspension Means for the Yankees, ...

    Jonah Keri

    Alex Rodriguez dominated the weekend headlines, seeing his suspension reduced from 211 games to 162 on Saturday, then serving as Anthony Bosch's human punching bag on Sunday's 60 Minutes. Let's focus on what happened Saturday, because while indepe...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  5. We Went There: A Nearly Empty Sunday-Night Showing of Justin Bieb...

    Amos Barshad

    One of the best things I saw at the movies this year came about 25 minutes into Justin Bieber's Believe and involved a large, possibly Icelandic man. The film had just finished running through the expected milieu — screeching tweens declaring t...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  6. Going Deep Inside the (Surprisingly Boring) Justin Bieber Meltdow...

    Amos Barshad

    In 2008, at the height of the Britney Spears meltdown, Vanessa Grigoriadis went inside the tempest for Rolling Stone and emerged with a classic bit of celebrity reportage. The story starts at the Westfield Topanga mall, with Britney shrieking behind ...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  7. 'I'm Sorry We Aired That Jaguars Game' ... and the Rest of the Mo...

    Bryan Curtis

    We live in the age of the sports apology. Thanks to Twitter, iPhone pics, and hidden mics, it's easier than ever for an athlete to screw up in broad daylight. But the apology itself — "I'm sorry if anyone was offended" — has also becom...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  8. About Last Night: Peyton's Seventh Heaven

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting so jacked for football that you passed out at 1:30, here's what you missed in sports last night: Peyton Manning was at his best, throwing for an NFL record-tying seven touchdowns in the Broncos' 49-27 win over the B...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Fear the Kershaw

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy reconfronting traumatic memories related to seeing the movie Daredevil in theaters, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Los Angeles starter Clayton Kershaw's phenomenal season continued in Miami, as he threw eight...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  10. Afternoon Links: Just Kidding, Randy Jackson Is Coming Back to Am...

    Tess Lynch

    The American Idol producers must be very tired. They've been retooling ceaselessly for so long that they're getting glassy-eyed and confused, the latest example being the return of Randy Jackson, who had hardly exited the old warhorse as a judge befo...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  11. Jonah Keri Podcast: Jeff Passan and Craig Calcaterra

    Jonah Keri

    Major League Baseball finally made its decision on the Biogenesis case, suspending Alex Rodriguez for 211 games and 12 other players for 50 games each. Which means...podcast time. Yahoo's Jeff Passan joined Jonah Keri to discuss MLB's drug suspens...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  12. Justice, Ethics, and Bud Selig's Legacy

    Michael Baumann

    I believe Alex Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs in violation of Major League Baseball rules. I believe this is wrong. I believe he should be suspended. And I think that sucks. I don't remember much of baseball before the sport's culture ...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  13. Forget PEDs, Baseball Is Fun As Hell Right Now

    Jonah Keri

    You won't find many gloomier weeks of headlines for any sport than what baseball's getting right now. Ryan Braun has been compared to a cockroach. Alex Rodriguez is "the Whitey Bulger of baseball." We're drowning in PED rumors, PED news, and especial...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  14. The Biggest Problem With PEDs in Pro Sports

    Andrew Sharp

    On Monday afternoon news broke that Ryan Braun was accepting a suspension from Major League Baseball and will miss the rest of the season. It's the sort of news that doubles as a tornado siren for 1,000 different sportswriters jumping out with variou...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  15. About Last Night: Dodgers' Destiny

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out floating down a river for hours on end, only to remember that you left your car upstream and now it's dark and you think you just heard a coyote, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run h...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  16. Ryan Braun's Inconvenient Truth

    Jonah Keri

    Major League Baseball suspended Ryan Braun for the rest of the 2013 season, crossing the league's most wanted PED user off its target list and serving notice to other players implicated in the ongoing Biogenesis case that more suspensions are likely ...

    Blog | July 23, 2013