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Rodriguez Banned From Baseball for 2014 Season for Violating Anti-Doping Rules

An arbitration panel has ruled that Major League Baseball can ban New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez for the entire 2014 season, Bloomberg reports. Rodriguez was suspended for violating the league’s antidoping rules. …

Authorized Use of ADD Drugs Increasing Among Baseball Players: Report

The number of Major League Baseball players authorized to use drugs to treat attention deficit disorder is increasing, the Los Angeles Times reports. …

Performance-Enhancing Drugs Can Have Severe Long-Term Impact on Health: Expert

Performance-enhancing drugs, which led to the suspension of 13 Major League Baseball players this week, can have severe long-term health effects, an expert tells Fox News. …

Rodriguez, 12 Other Players Suspended by MLB for Violating Antidoping Rules

Major League Baseball suspended the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez and 12 other players on Monday for violating the league’s antidoping rules, according to The New York Times. …

Many Baseball Players Want Stronger Sanctions for Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Many baseball players are tired of seeing colleagues who are punished for using performance-enhancing drugs (PED), then receive large contracts a short time later, the Los Angeles Times reports. They are calling for tougher sanctions for players who use PEDs. …

Major League Baseball Wants to Suspend About 20 Players Over Doping: ESPN

Major League Baseball wants to suspend about 20 players accused of using performance-enhancing drugs, ESPN reports. The players include the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez and the Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun. …

Major League Baseball Investigates Report of Performance-Enhancing Drug Sales

Major League Baseball has announced it is investigating claims that several high-profile players were sold performance-enhancing drugs by a clinic in South Florida, according to Reuters. …

Baseball to Conduct In-Season Blood Testing for Human Growth Hormone

Major League Baseball and its players union announced they have reached an agreement to conduct in-season blood testing of players for human growth hormone. Players also will be tested for synthetic testosterone, which is increasingly popular because it washes out of the body fairly quickly after being used. …

Medical Experts Raise Concern Over Long-Term Effects of Painkiller on Athletes

Medical experts are expressing concern over athletes’ use of the injectable painkiller Toradol. They say little is known about the drug’s potential long-term side effects, according to The New York Times. …

Baseball Hall of Fame to Begin Program About Dangers of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

The Baseball Hall of Fame has announced a new program to educate teens and young adults about the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs. …