New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez suspended through 2014 season

Posted in Blogroll on August 5th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(UFRS.com)

Of all the hands in the Biogenesis scandal, A-Rod’s may be the dirtiest.

Major League Baseball will announce at 3 pm EST the suspension of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez for the remainder of the 2013 season and all of the 2014 season for his involvement with Tony Bosch and BioGenesis. Rodriguez has already proclaimed he would appeal the decision — which means he could possibly be in the Yankees lineup tonight against the Chicago White Sox.

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2013 Philadelphia Eagles training camp: Speed comes in shifts

Posted in Blogroll on August 5th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Philly.com)

Michael Vick and Nick Foles have played to a standoff in the first week of camp.

The Philadelphia Eagles veterans and rookies survived what was a forgettable week. This is a franchise looking to put their best foot forward for new head coach Chip Kelly, and as the second week of training camp at Novacare got underway, the team is finally settling into the speed of Kelly’s practices and more importantly, getting back to focusing on football.

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Tip-Off for 8/5/13 (featuring Patrick Ewing): Johnny Manziel: Is the NCAA’s problem the NFL’s answer?

Posted in 1984 Georgetown Hoyas, 1990 UNLV Runnin' Rebels on August 5th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Guardian.com)

Is Johnny Manziel’s reputation being stripped down in college only to be rebuilt in the NFL?

Another week, another incident involving Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel. The quarterback’s high profile summer has taken yet another turn down a darker road. The most recent episode is a probe into the Texas A&M star signing over 1,000 pieces of memorabilia during a stay in Miami. Approximately 999 of the items were sequentially numbered and authenticated.

A.J. Green and Terrelle Pryor were both suspended for signing items while still at Georgia and Ohio State, respectively, but nowhere near the number Manziel has reportedly signed.

What will Manziel face as this story unfolds?

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