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June 5th, 2013
11:04 AM ET

Report: 20 Major League Baseball players could be suspended for PED use

Major League Baseball's new cheating scandal reportedly involves two former MVPs - The Yankees' Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers. According to ESPN – they are among 20 major league players facing suspension for alleged involvement with a Miami-area clinic that was dispensing performance-enhancing drugs. The report says the clinic's founder Tony Bosch has agreed to cooperate with baseball's investigators.

CNN's Rachel Nichols weighs in on the very latest.

Filed under: Alex Rodriguez • Baseball • Drugs
April 1st, 2013
08:39 AM ET

CNNMoney survey details baseball's cheapest beer, hot dogs


It's opening day for baseball Monday - the start of the season when many fans flock to their favorite stadium. But a day at the ballpark can get pricey, especially if you include the cost of food and drink to get through nine innings.

Classic baseball refreshments like hot dogs and beer can vary widely in price depending on the ballpark, CNNMoney found when it surveyed the 30 major league teams.

This morning on "Starting Point," Christine Romans details the cheapest and most expensive ballpark foods across the country.

READ MORE: Beer and hot dogs: Which ballparks charge most

Filed under: Baseball
January 30th, 2013
10:44 AM ET

Report links MLB players to clinic peddling PEDs – John Zarrella reports

Steroids have bruised the reputation of Major League Baseball yet again. A published report links Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez—and other major leaguers— to a Florida clinic that's described as the "East Coast version of BALCO" for selling performance-enhancing drugs to ballplayers. A-Rod has denied any relationship with the clinic—or its owner, but he already has a track record of lying about juicing, denying he doped before finally admitting to it back in 2009.

Baseball says it's investigating the allegations. CNN's John Zarrella has more on the story.

Filed under: Baseball • MLB • Sports
August 3rd, 2012
12:16 PM ET

Cal Ripkin Jr. discusses his mother's kidnapping

Legendary Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Junior held a press conference this morning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore to discuss his mother's bizarre kidnapping and return.

Maryland police say Vi Ripken was mysteriously abducted last week after she was taken from her home at gunpoint and bound. The 74-year-old was then driven around in her own car before being returned nearly 24 hours later.

Police say they've received several tips since releasing security footage showing the alleged kidnapper entering a WalMart. Officials also released a composite police sketch of the subject and have said that they're offering a $2,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.

Soledad O'Brien had the chance to catch up with Ripken before his press conference this morning.

Filed under: Baseball • Crime • Sports
April 17th, 2012
11:54 AM ET

Fmr. MLB pitcher Jim Abbott on his new book and working to inspire others

Former MLB pitcher Jim Abbott on his book "Imperfect: An Improbable Life" and life without a fully formed right hand.

Filed under: Baseball