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You Be The Commissioner: What Should Happen To A-Rod?

The Yankees' third baseman is expected to be hit with a suspension that would keep him out of games for the rest of this season and all of 2014. But he's also expected to appeal that punishment, which would mean he could play while an arbitrator reviews the case.

A-Rod Said To Be Facing Long Suspension From Baseball

Major League Baseball is expected to hand down suspensions to several players implicated in performance enhancing drug use. New York Yankees all star Alex Rodriguez is the most prominent name on the list, and he also faces the longest suspension.
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Fans Gather At Redskins Training Camp In Richmond

With excited, overflow crowds in attendance, the Washington Redskins are wrapping up week two at their new training camp in Richmond.


Pro-Bowl Struggles To Gain Popularity

The NFL's version of the all-star game has trouble finding an audience. Will a handful of rules changes turn things around? NPR's Mike Pesca talks with host Rachel Martin about the game.

U.S. Men's Soccer Is On A Roll — All The Way To Rio?

The Americans put on a show at the Gold Cup tournament, outscoring opponents 20 goals to 4 and stretching the team's win streak to 11 games. Even if that doesn't exactly send a chill through the rest of the world soccer community, it's enough to gives U.S. fans real hope for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

How Major League Baseball Alleviated Its Broken Bat Problem

In 2008, bats split into pieces once a game on average, posing injury risks to players, umpires and even fans. The issue coincided with a rapid rise in the popularity of maple bats. So Major League Baseball called in a pinch-hitter: the U.S. Forest Service.

Suspensions Probable For MLB Players In Latest Drug Scandal

Any time now, the other shoe — or shoes — are expected to drop in Major League Baseball's performance enhancing drug investigation. A handful of players will likely be suspended for their involvement with the Miami-area clinic Biogenesis. Melissa Block speaks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the situation, and the uncertain terms of Alex Rodriguez's suspension.

Female Golfer Seeks To Roundup Titles

At this week's Women's British open, Inbee Park is trying to be the first golfer, man or woman, to win all four Grand Slam titles in one year. So far, she's had a rough time. She's fallen to the middle of the pack on the leaderboard through two rounds. Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis for an update.

Barbershop Guys Take A Swing At Sports Controversies

The NFL slapped Philadelphia Eagle Riley Cooper on the wrist for an offensive slur he made off the field. But will his fellow players let him off so easily? The Barbershop guys weigh in on that and other sporting news.

Nepal To Clamp Down On Everest Expeditions

The government says it will more closely scrutinize climbing teams following an embarrassing brawl this year between European climbers and their Sherpa guides.