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The 8 things you need to know about Dee Gordon's PED suspension

Marlins All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon has been suspended for 80 games for testing positive for a drug that has been deemed performance-enhancing. As with any high-profile PED bust, there are a lot of layers. Let's attempt to peel some of them back.<p><b>1. How this impacts the Marlins</b><p>SportsLine …

Justin Verlander

Dee Gordon denies knowingly taking PEDs that led to suspension

Marlins All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon was suspended for 80 games Thursday night due to a failed drug test of the performance-enhancing type. He has released the following statement:<p>"Though I did not do so knowingly, I have been informed that test results showed I ingested something that …

Drug Test

Nintendo is selling its majority ownership of the Mariners

Nintendo has had a majority ownership in the Mariners since 1992.Jason O. Watson Getty Images North AmericaIt's been a busy day for Nintendo. The …

Gaming

Data From Legs Aims To Aid Pitchers’ Arms

The quality of pitching in Major League Baseball has never been better. From the major leagues down to the lowest levels of Rookie ball in the …

Sports Science

Tigers send Tyler Collins to minors two days after middle finger incident

Monday night, Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins gave the Comerica Park crowd the finger after he was booed for misplaying a ball in the outfield. Here's the incident, in case you missed it:<p>Collins apologized after the game, saying "I'm absolutely embarrassed that happened and I'm very sorry to …

Detroit Tigers

Athletics to call up top prospect Sean Manaea

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics are calling up pitching prospect Sean Manaea to start Friday night against …

Philadelphia Phillies

Kid in Bryce Harper shirt has no idea he’s in background of Bryce Harper selfie

Days off don’t come much better-timed than Monday’s was for the Washington Nationals. After all, the team played a whopping 16 innings Sunday before prevailing, 6-5, over the Twins in the longest regular-season game in Nats history.<p>Of course, Bryce Harper made just a brief appearance in that game, …

Selfies

What Happens When Baseball-Stats Nerds Run a Pro Team?

IN 2015, the Sonoma Stompers, the team with one of the lowest payrolls in the Pacific Association, a professional baseball league near San Francisco, did something desperate: It handed its baseball-operations department to a couple of stat-savvy writers with no baseball-management experience, Ben …

Statistics

Cubs' Anthony Rizzo is off to hot start, and so is his new cereal RizzO's

Fans can't seem to get enough of Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo, and the sales of his new cereal RizzO's proves it.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Chris Colabello suspended 80 games for PEDs

<i>Get breaking news and SI’s biggest stories instantly. Download the new Sports Illustrated app (iOS or Android) and personalize your experience by</i> …

Major League Baseball

Minnesota Twins Pay Tribute to Prince With Purple-Lit Stadium

Minneapolis icon, who died Thursday, is remembered by the city's pro sports franchises, who were proud to call him their own<p>As the world mourns the death of Prince, the sports teams in his hometown of Minneapolis are also paying tribute – a testament to an artist who transcended the boundaries of …

Minnesota

Aaron Hicks Rockets A 105 MPH Throw To Nail A Runner At The Plate

Danny Valencia probably thought he had a decent chance to sprint home from third after Aaron Hicks caught this sacrifice fly. He didn’t even get …

Jean Segura getting rave reviews after tweaking his batting stance

'I do everything in one motion,' Jean Segura said of his new batting stance.Christian PetersenA rival executive sent me a text the other day raving …

Arizona Diamondbacks

ESPN should have fired Curt Schilling a long time ago

It's tempting to say ESPN should not fire Curt Schilling for his latest foray into hate speech via Facebook meme, this time adding transphobia to his …

Curt Schilling

Christian Yelich is gonna be a monster with the help of Barry Bonds

It's early, of course, but the Marlins have a young left-handed hitter leading the league in on-base percentage. The correlation makes itself.<p>On June 1 of last season, Christian Yelich faced Travis Wood with two outs in the ninth inning of a game the Marlins were trailing by four runs. There's no …

Barry Bonds

MLB’s Wonderful Horrible Stadium Food - The Daily Beast

Facebook<p>BIG LEAGUE CHEW<p>MLB’s Wonderful Horrible Stadium Food<p>Just because the home team is losing doesn’t mean you can’t win<p>Baseball is, of course, America’s pastime, ingrained into our cultural consciousness to the point where even non-sporting naysayers can’t help but feel a twinge of nostalgia …

Food

Early player slumps can be cured, but bad teams likely to stay bad

Fantasy Sports

The Saddest Little Leaguer

We can’t embed the video, so go watch this clip of an adult brawl at a Florida Little League game, shot from behind an immobile, heartbreakingly tiny …

American South

Here's How Hard Mets Golden God Noah Syndergaard Throws | VICE Sports

Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki has the somewhat unenviable task of catching New York Mets flamethrower Noah Syndergaard and along with the usual bumps and bruises Major League catchers collect over the course of the season, Plawecki has a new one: a Syndergaard branding. Plawecki blocked a ball in the …

New York City

Two weeks in, here's why every MLB team should panic

Sure, it’s only been two weeks since opening day, but panic among baseball fans never goes out of season. You might think that in a game where even …

Boston

Jacob deGrom's son out of hospital; pitcher throwing

PHILADELPHIA -- Right-hander Jacob deGrom's week-old son was discharged from a Florida hospital on Monday, and deGrom could return to the New York …

Hospitals

Farrell's use of Kimbrel correct despite result

Forget the result. No manager can control that.<p>Manager John Farrell wasn't sleep-deprived because of the early Patriots' Day start on Monday in Boston. Turning to Craig Kimbrel in the eighth inning of the Red Sox's 4-3 loss shows he was on top of his game.<p>No, it didn't work. But Farrell went to his …

Toronto Blue Jays

Steven Wright sends gift to Chris Colabello after beaning Jays 1B

BOSTON -- Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello showed up at his locker the morning after getting beaned by Steven Wright to find a present …

Toronto

LeSean McCoy's Involvement in Bar Fight to Be Reviewed by PA Attorney General

While it was announced that Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy will not face charges for his alleged involvement in a Philadelphia bar fight, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office is set to further review the case.<p>According to Walt Hunter of CBS Philly, Pennsylvania Solicitor General …

Attorney General

Lineup shake-up lands Michael Conforto in No. 3 hole

CLEVELAND -- With the New York Mets last in the majors in batting average (.194) and second-to-last in runs scored (20), manager Terry Collins …

Cleveland Indians

Mets expect to again skip Jacob deGrom, meaning DL stint likely

CLEVELAND -- New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom threw a light bullpen session Friday in Florida. However, team personnel now believe he does not …

American League

Phillies could have a hidden gem in pitching prospect Vincent Velasquez

Mar 12,2016<p>CLEARWATER, Fla. — I’ll have more to say about my LABR drafts after I get back from spring training, but one of my most intriguing players took the mound Saturday for the Philadelphia Phillies. So despite a ton of other things I could have been working on, I ventured out to view Vincent …

Fantasy Sports

Jacob deGrom could not complete his bullpen session today

Uh-oh.<p>Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has been suffering from a sore muscle in his right side. He was scheduled to throw a bullpen session at the team’s …

Colorado