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  1. Assael - Is it time to weed out old rules on pot?

    Shaun Assael

    Shaun Assael asks, with some states no longer banning marijuana, is it time for leagues to change their policies against recreational use?

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2014
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  4. Miguel Tejada, Adderall and a league's leverage

    Shaun Assael

    The case against Miguel Tejada seems to be a clear-cut case of breaking the rules. Simple. Except that it's not. MLB has allowed many players to use Adderall. Why did his exemption end?

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2013
  5. Tennis' lackluster drug testing and what's next

    Shaun Assael

    Tennis doesn't have a lot of doping cases because it doesn't do a lot of testing. But that's only part of the problem facing a sport in which the players are more powerful than ever and able to demand pay hikes, such as the 40 percent raise that will go into effect at Wimbledon.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2013
  6. Lance Armstrong and the baseball Hall of Fame vote

    Shaun Assael

    What if Lance Armstrong were on the ballot for the Hall of Fame this year, alongside Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens? Would he get in?

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  7. New York Mets R.A. Dickey extends his career with the knuckleball...

    Shaun Assael

    In ESPN The Magazine, Shaun Assael writes about Robert Allen Dickey who, nearing his 38th birthday, is having the best season of his career. That's because his arm is actually six years younger.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2012
  8. Nick Diaz's failed drug test brings forth medical marijuana issue...

    Unless you're a huge MMA fan, you probably didn't notice that the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended a welterweight fighter named Nick Diaz last week for flunking a drug test. It got buried under the avalanche of news about Ryan Braun, but th...

    Blog | Conversation | February 29, 2012
  9. Doctor who treated Alex Rodriguez -- I can cure arthritis

    Shaun Assael

    The doctor that New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez traveled to Germany to see for his aching knee and shoulder is a former physician for Pope John Paul II who claims to be a miracle worker when it comes to reversing arthritis.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2011
  10. Peyton Manning won't be the last star linked to stem cell therapy...

    Shaun Assael

    In ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, Shaun Assael writes that athletes constantly push the edge of science for an advantage, and that stem cell injections could be the great new frontier.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2011
  11. The File: The doping in sports never stops, even after so many cr...

    Shaun Assael

    Shaun Assael examines the doping cat-and-mouse game in sports, which continues despite high-profile crackdowns.

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2011
  12. The File: Protecting athletes from themselves

    Shaun Assael

    Shaun Assael delves into the contracts for various leagues to see what types of clauses teams include to protect their players.

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2011
  13. 2010 MLB playoffs: Texas Rangers' conditioning documents are ulti...

    Shaun Assael and Peter Keating

    A document given to members of the Texas Rangers shortly before the 2007 season and later obtained by The File shows an alarming amount of misinformation on issues pertaining to performance-enhancing drugs.

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2010
  14. The File: College football coaching contract perks

    Shaun Assael

    Big time college football coaches like Texas' Mack Brown pull in millions of dollars each year to shape young football minds. It's the rest of the perks in their contracts that may come as a surprise. Plus, Tom Brady, Floyd Mayweather and Pete Rose.

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2010
  15. Alexi Ogando's road to the majors

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN The Magazine's Shaun Assael has a story up on Alexi Ogando and the visa problems and everything he went through to get to the majors. Even if you've read about him before, this is worth your time. Part of the story: Given his growing local fame...

    Blog | August 14, 2010
  16. MLB -- Take a cruise with the St. Louis Cardinals

    Shaun Assael

    The high seas might seem like an odd place to woo sports fans, but the Cardinals have been making waves for years. This is from the Travel Issue of ESPN The Magazine.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  17. John Odom didn't ask to be traded for 10 maple bats, but we laugh...

    Shaun Assael

    John Odom didn't ask to be traded for 10 maple bats. But that didn't stop us from laughing at him all the same.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2009
  18. Hornaday admits using testosterone, obtaining HGH

    Shaun Assael

    Ron Hornaday, the defending Craftsman Truck Series champion, received shipments of HGH and testosterone from the anti-aging clinic linked to MLB and NFL scandals.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2008