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  • Alex Rodriguez sues Major League Baseball, Selig

    October 4, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig and accused them of trying to destroy his reputation and his career.

    The embattled third baseman, who was suspended for 211 games for his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs,...

  • Braun issues apology for doping in MVP season

    August 27, 2013 | 11:15 am

    Banned Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun acknowledged on Thursday he used performance enhancing drugs during his National League Most Valuable Player season in 2011.

    "During the latter part of the 2011 season, I was dealing with a nagging injury and I turned to products for...

  • Braun said specimen collector was anti-Semite to drum up support in ’12

    August 19, 2013 | 9:50 am

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun during his appeal of a drug suspension in 2012 told players on opposing teams that the collector of his urine sample was an anti-Semite.

    Braun, the son of an Israeli-born Jewish father, was suspended in July for the remainder of this season...

  • Praise for Selig and no sympathy for drug cheats

    August 6, 2013 | 4:27 pm

    From the ballparks to the anti-doping war rooms of those leading the battle against performance-enhancing drugs, Major League Baseball's crackdown on drug cheats was hailed as an MVP moment in the fight against doping on Monday.

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), that not long...

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  • 10 anti-Semitic twitter reactions to Ryan Braun’s suspension

    July 24, 2013 | 1:08 pm

    Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun on April 1. Photo by Darren Hauck/Reuters

    "Ryan Braun Jew" is a trending topic on Twitter this afternoon. We have compiled some of the results for you:

  • How do you spell chutzpah? R-Y-A-N B-R-A-U-N

    July 23, 2013 | 10:05 am

    It wasn’t so long ago that Ryan Braun was just a rookie phenom, racking up numbers that had Jewish sports junkies rushing to put the Milwaukee Brewers’ slugger in the pantheon with Greenberg and Koufax.

    These days, not so much.

    The news this week is that Braun has accepted a...

  • Lance Armstrong and the disease of wild narcissism and ruthless ambition

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    January 24, 2013 | 11:43 am

    Lance Armstrong proved surprisingly poor at backpedaling. His stone-faced, reluctant regret made many who watched the interview wonder if this was an illness. Why did this man mow down associates, besmirch employees, lie, cheat and bully his way to the top of a sport he is now...

  • Baseball star Ryan Braun wins appeal

    February 23, 2012 | 4:08 pm

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun won his appeal of his earlier positive test for performance-enhancing drugs.

    The decision, announced on Thursday, means that Braun—the reigning National League most valuable player and the first Jew to earn that distinction in nearly five...

  • 2011’s Top 10 Jews in the news (Like them, or not)

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 26, 2011 | 1:48 pm

    Last year, we started our Top Jew of the Year list by featuring “Jews who embody the best in Jewish values.”  For 2011, however, we had to readjust our thinking a bit. Below, a list of Jews in the News, with the best of the Tribe up top, and the rest…well, you’ll see.


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  • Report: Ryan Braun, baseball MVP, tests positive for performance-enhancing drugs

    December 11, 2011 | 12:08 am

    Ryan Braun, the first Jewish player in more than five decades to win one of baseball’s Most Valuable Player awards, has reportedly tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

    The Associated Press cited an unnamed source who said that the case was under appeal to an arbitrator...