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Ryan Braun admits to PED use, apologizes

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun reacts after striking

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Suspended Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun admitted on Thursday to taking performance enhancing drugs during his 2011 NL MVP season and apologized for using them.

Braun was suspended 65 games by Major League Baseball on July 22 for his connection to Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic based out of Miami. He had also tested positive for elevated testosterone in October 2011, but the suspension was...

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'60 Minutes' report: A-Rod associates leaked documents on Cervelli, Braun

This composite shows Brewers slugger Ryan Braun, left,

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"60 Minutes" is reporting Friday that members of Alex Rodriguez's "inner circle" leaked documents implicating Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun and Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drugs investigation.

The people involved reportedly gave the documents to Yahoo! Sports shortly after the Biogenesis scandal broke in late January. Braun and Cervelli...

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Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta suspension stand-ins are defensive upgrades

Detroit Tigers third baseman Jose Iglesias scoops up

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All-Stars Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta each agreed to 50-game suspensions this week in connection with the Biogenesis scandal. Their teams are vying for playoff spots and the loss of Cruz, who had 27 home runs for the Rangers, and Peralta, who had an .822 on-base plus slugging percentage for the Tigers, appears to be a setback.

But missing Cruz and Peralta could actually be a boon to their...

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Athletes react to Biogenesis suspensions on Twitter

Alex Rodriguez stretches on the on deck circle

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Major League Baseball suspended Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez 211 games and handed out 50-game suspensions to 12 other baseball players Monday afternoon. Needless to say, there was no shortage of reaction on Twitter.

Check out some of the top Twitter reactions to the suspensions from baseball players past and present. We'll be updating this post as more athletes speak out. (Newsday...

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