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11:47am

Tue July 23, 2013
The Two-Way

After Braun's Suspension, Is A-Rod Next At Bat?

Originally published on Tue July 23, 2013 6:50 pm

Alex Rodriguez during a July 13 game in Florida, where he was playing for the minor league Tampa Yankees while trying to recover from recent injuries.
Mike Carlson Reuters /Landov

Is Ryan Braun just the leadoff hitter for a lineup of stars who, like him, will soon be suspended by Major League Baseball for their dealings with a Miami-area clinic that allegedly sold performance enhancing drugs?

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4:51pm

Mon July 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Brawl Puts 'Bad' Back Into Badminton

Happier Times: Badminton players Issara Bodin, right, and Jongjit Maneepong of Thailand celebrate after defeating Korean badminton players Ko Sung Hyun and Yoo Yeon Seong at the Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2012 in New Delhi on in April of 2012.
Manan Vatsyayana AFP/Getty Images

A year after an embarrassing match-fixing scandal at the London Olympics, badminton is back in the news for being unexpectedly badass.

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4:41pm

Mon July 22, 2013
Sports

MLB Suspends Brewers Star Ryan Braun

Originally published on Mon July 22, 2013 7:02 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Major League Baseball announced that it is suspending outfielder Ryan Braun for the rest of the season for violating its drug policy. Braun was the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player. Before that, he was Rookie of the Year and several times in All-Star. He plays for the Milwaukee Brewers, and he is one of several star players who faced scrutiny by baseball for apparent ties to an anti-aging clinic in Miami called Biogenesis.

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3:54pm

Mon July 22, 2013
The Two-Way

MLB Suspends Ryan Braun For The Rest Of 2013

Originally published on Mon July 22, 2013 4:29 pm

Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers reacts after hitting a double in Game Five of the National League Division Series, last year in Milwaukee.
Jonathan Daniel Getty Images

Ryan Braun, the National League's 2011 Most Valuable Player, has been suspended without pay for the rest of the season for "violations of [the] Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program," Major League Baseball said on Twitter today.

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4:44am

Mon July 22, 2013
Sports

In The Tour De France, Even The Loser Is A Winner

Originally published on Mon July 22, 2013 5:30 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The winner of the Tour de France gets a yellow jersey but let's focus now on the lanterne rouge. That's the term for the guy who finishes last. It translates to red lantern, like that found on the caboose of a train. Yesterday, 36-year-old Canadian Svein Tuft took the honor with his 169th place finish. It turns out that the lanterne rouge is hotly contested. Just finishing brings glory and lucrative appearances. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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