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A baseball arbitration board has thrown out the 50-game suspension handed down to Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun after the 2011 National League MVP challenged the results of a December drug test.

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SI.com: Melissa Segura: Economic considerations at heart of Carmona's decisionupdated: Sat Jan 21 2012 15:58:00

By now, the Fausto Carmona and player-to-be-named-later jokes have been told and the pitcher's mug shot has circulated around the web yet questions still remain. Carmona, the Cleveland Indians pitcher who was released from custody on Friday in his native Dominican Republic, had been arrested on Thursday for using a false identity. Police say Carmona's real name is Roberto Hernandez Heredia and that he is 31, three years older than his age listed by major league baseball. Was it right, if the allegations prove true, for Carmona to mislead the team into signing him in 2000 when they thought was 17? Of course not. Ethical? No way. But economically rational? Absolutely.

SI.com: Michael McCann: Ripple effect in wake of Mike Jacobs' failed test for HGHupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 14:40:00

Can a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1922 help to explain why Mike Jacobs, who until his release this morning was playing for the Colorado Rockies' Triple-A affiliate, just became the first player in pro baseball, basketball, hockey or football to test positive for Human Growth Hormone (HGH)?

Play ball! Reviews of two new baseball video gamesupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 07:13:00

Greetings, everyone! It's a great day for baseball.

SI.com: Tom Verducci: HGH testing is a step in the right direction -- but a symbolic oneupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 11:52:00

Baseball took an important if, for now, largely symbolic step on Thursday by announcing that it will test all minor leaguers for human growth hormone -- minor leaguers, anyway, who are not on organizational 40-man rosters and thus don't have the protection of the Major League Baseball Players Association. It keeps baseball in the lead among North American pro sports in being proactive about combating performance-enhancing drugs. It also gives commissioner Bud Selig more bricks in his legacy-building, that when he could act on drugs without collective bargaining with the union, he did.

Boycott over immigration law could put dent in Arizona tourismupdated: Tue May 11 2010 09:45:00

Arizona's $18.6 billion travel industry could take a big hit if a boycott announced last week in response to a new immigration law gains momentum.

Emilio Estefan calls for boycott of Ariz.updated: Tue May 11 2010 09:45:00

Music producer and songwriter Emilio Estefan says Latinos should boycott Arizona in response to the new immigration law.

Group plans protests for immigrants' rights as immigration law changesupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 20:12:00

Demonstrations in support of immigrants' rights are scheduled Saturday in at least 21 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. In all, protests are planned for 47 cities.

Feds seizure of baseball players' drug tests ruled illegalupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 20:29:00

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that federal investigators' seizure of drug-test results of more than 90 major league baseball players five years ago was illegal.

SI.com: Manny Ramirez suspended 50 games for positive testupdated: Mon May 11 2009 12:18:00

Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance, incurring an immediate 50-game suspension and serving as the highest-profile reminder yet that the use of such drugs in the testing era may have been reduced, but not eradicated.

Dodgers' Ramirez gets 50-game suspensionupdated: Thu May 07 2009 22:15:00

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez said a doctor's prescription led to a 50-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy, but he won't appeal the punishment.

SI.com: Michael McCann: Unsigned and unwanted: Is Barry Bonds building a case for collusion?updated: Mon Mar 16 2009 22:01:00

Now that United States of America v. Barry Lamar Bonds has been pushed back until at least the summer, baseball's all-time home run champ has let it be known that he would like to play this season. For the second year in a row, Bonds' agent, Jeff Borris, has reportedly contacted every major league team requesting that each consider his client. Bonds is said to be willing to sign for the major league minimum, $400,000, a steep discount from his most recent salary of $15.5 million. Nonetheless, every team has passed.

SI.com: Michael McCann: Alex Rodriguez's name is out -- will 103 others follow?updated: Tue Feb 10 2009 19:59:00

Now that Alex Rodriguez has confirmed that he is one of the 104 players who tested positive for steroids in 2003, will we learn the identities of the other 103?

SI.com: Michael McCann: Yankees' potential silence clauses could have broad effects on playersupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 16:25:00

In the wake of Joe Torre and Tom Verducci's new book, The Yankee Years, Newsday reports that the New York Yankees may require non-disparagement clauses in future player and managerial contracts.

SI.com: More names will surface in the Mitchell Report's wakeupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 15:07:00

Since last summer, Sports Illustrated reporters Luis Fernando Llosa and L. Jon Wertheim have been investigating an alleged illegal steroid distribution network that has implicated pro athletes. Earlier this year the reporters accompanied federal and state drug enforcement agents on a coordinated raid of an Orlando compound pharmacy and a Jupiter, Fla., "anti-aging" clinic that investigators allege conspired to fraudulently prescribe steroids, human growth hormone and other performance enhancing drugs over the Internet.

SI.com: Appeals heard in MLB, fantasy owner lawsuitupdated: Fri Jun 15 2007 04:46:00

ST. LOUIS -- Three appellate court judges took less than an hour Thursday to hear arguments from lawyers representing Major League Baseball and CDM Fantasy Sports in the latest fight over who owns the rights to player statistics. Hanging in the balance now is the future of the $1.5-billion-a-year fantasy sports industry.

SI.com: 'I didn't say I wouldn't talk'updated: Tue Feb 27 2007 15:05:00

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Gary Sheffield, the often controversial and well-traveled slugger, said Tuesday that he's willing to talk to baseball's steroids investigators if the Major League Baseball Players Association gives its blessing.

CNNMoney: Baseball said to strike out IPO planupdated: Tue Sep 27 2005 06:16:00

Major League Baseball is reportedly passing up a chance at billions of dollars from an initial public offering of its profitable online service because owners didn't want to open their books and receive the big payday ahead of upcoming labor talks.

MLB stars facing tough drugs testsupdated: Wed Dec 08 2004 03:37:00

Baseball's stars could face more tests for drugs such as steroids next season after giving their lawyers the green light to reach an agreement with owners over a tougher doping controls.

CNNMoney: Protecting millionaires from each otherupdated: Fri Mar 05 2004 10:14:00

It's easy for unions, even ones that represent millionaires, to sound reasonable when they take a hard line on drug testing of their members.

Fortune: Baseball in the strike zoneupdated: Mon Aug 19 1985 00:01:00

With pennant contenders scheduled to play and draw big crowds, the union representing major league baseball players called a strike for August 6. Unless owners sign a new collective bargaining agre...

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