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Baseball Will Test For Human Growth Hormone During Season

Major League Baseball will expand its effort to fight performance enhancing drugs to include tests for human growth hormone during the regular season, under an agreement with the players union. The testing program also calls for establishing "baseline testosterone readings" for all players.
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Study Of Junior Seau's Brain Finds Signs Of Neurodegenerative Disease

Junior Seau, the former NFL linebacker whose suicide last May at age 43 shocked fans and former teammates, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with repetitive head injuries, according to research by the National Institutes of Health.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Obama announces his choices for key second-term positions. Vice President Biden meets with gun control advocates and the NRA. And new mortgage rules target risky lending. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Baseball Writers Vote For No Hall Of Fame Candidates

The Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2013 will not have any new inductees from the ranks of the recently retired. That's despite a list of candidates that includes Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
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Baseball Hall Of Fame Shutout A Ringing Verdict On Sport's Steroid Era

Mike Pesca talks to Melissa Block about the Baseball Hall of Fame nominations. No inductees were named on Wednesday and ties to performance-enhancing drugs kept top players like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens out of the running.
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Baseball Hall Of Fame Voters Pick 'None Of The Above' For 2013

The Baseball Writers' Association of America's ballot for this year listed 37 players. None of them will be going to the Hall of Fame this year, despite a class of candidates that included Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds. Craig Biggio led the voting.

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