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Sports Scandals

  • Film

    December 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2013

    Why Is Jack Clark Now Accusing Albert Pujols? Recall 2006 Chris Mihlfeld Steroid Rumors (UPDATED)

    Update: Albert Pujols has threatened to sue Jack Clark over the latter's on-air allegations of steroid use involving Pujols' longtime friend and trainer Chris Mihlfeld. Late yesterday, Pujols issued a statement through his agency, MVP Sports Group, saying that he's been tested hundreds of times th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Pulitzer Prizes Announced

    The Pulitzer Prize committee has just announced its awards for 2012. No Missouri publication received an award or finalist citation. In the Local Reporting category, 24-year-old Sara Ganim of The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, became one of the youngest prizewinners in history for her w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Frank Haith Rebounds Today After Shooting Bricks to Start the Week

    Don't let this photo fool you. Haith has found some black and gold to wear. He's not that clueless.​Just eight days into his job as the new head coach of the University of Missouri basketball program, Frank Haith committed his first official foul when he violated an NCAA rule.The infraction -- a m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Mark McGwire Should Thank His Testicles For Giving Him the Balls to Admit to Steroids

    Mark McGwire: Fortunately we won't be hearing courtroom testimony on what lies beneath this towel.​Have you been following Barry Bonds' perjury trial this week in San Francisco? It's been -- how can we put this? -- nuts. Seriously. On Monday prosecutors called Bonds ex-girlfriend, Kimberly Bell, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Ken Burns' New Documentary Takes a Nuanced Look at Baseball's Steroid Era

    Ken Burns: Someday Barry Bonds will be in the Hall of Fame.​Ken Burns, the nation's most prolific documentarian, has chosen for his next opus baseball's steroid era as a postscript to his 1994 landmark Baseball series. Entitled The Tenth Inning, a two-part, four-hour documentary that will a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Mark McGwire Highway To be Renamed After Mark Twain

    Great works of literature are immortal. Baseball records -- especially dubious ones -- are not. So it's fitting then that Missouri legislators yesterday approved a bill to rename a stretch of Interstate 70 after Missouri's America's most famous author, Mark Twain. ​

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    In Which the Author is Forced to Defend Tony La Russa Against His Will

    commons.wikimedia.org​Well, it was inevitable, I suppose. Finally, after years of little passive-aggressive asides and snarky jabs being tossed surreptitiously toward Tony La Russa, someone came out and said it straight up: La Russa doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame. Thom Loverro, of ESPN 98 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Mark McGwire's Rolodex

    ​In a brief appearance [Sunday], he warned kids not to try steroids and said he was happy about his chance to put on a major league uniform again.McGwire added that he had a "huge Rolodex of knowledge" to pass on to Cardinals hitters.-- Associated Press; Monday, January 18 Mark McGwire's Rolode ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    How Larry Bigbie Became the Most Important Man in Baseball

    Hey, you guys remember Larry Bigbie? No? Outfielder? Played a little for the Cards one year, actually? He got hurt quite a bit. No, never really made it big. Oh, yeah, plenty talented; just didn't quite seem to ever get the breaks to fall his way, you know? No, that's Kerry Robinson. Bigbie was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Hall of Shame: Big Mac's a Martyr for the Steroid Era

    As you've likely heard by now, it's going to be another year for the Hall of Fame without Mark McGwire. In this year's HoF election, McGwire received only 21.9 percent of the vote, down from 23.6 percent a year ago. He received 23.5 percent the year before that. Not a big change year to year, I know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2008

    Today's Chuck Knoblauch Joke

    Program your TiVos! This just in from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (whatever that means) and Chairman Henry A. Waxman: "On January 15 and 16, the committee will hold hearings to obtain additional information regarding the Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Indepe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2008

    Today's Chuck Knoblauch Joke

    Program your TiVos! This just in from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (whatever that means) and Chairman Henry A. Waxman: "On January 15 and 16, the committee will hold hearings to obtain additional information regarding the Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Indepe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2008

    Report: Canseco Claims La Russa Used Steroids!

    The Brushback, a Web site that’s part New York Times (slogan: all the sports news that’s fit to print) and part Onion, reports in its latest edition that whistle-blowing slugger Jose Canseco’s forthcoming book Vindicated contains allegations that his former Oakland A’s manager (and current C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2008

    Report: Canseco Claims La Russa Used Steroids!

    The Brushback, a Web site that’s part New York Times (slogan: all the sports news that’s fit to print) and part Onion, reports in its latest edition that whistle-blowing slugger Jose Canseco’s forthcoming book Vindicated contains allegations that his former Oakland A’s manager (and current C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2007

    Mitchell Report Names Names -- and Not Pujols'

    The full text of report former Senator George Mitchell released today is available for download here. A list of current or former Cardinals whose names are mentioned: Cody McKay Ryan Franklin Mark McGwire Jason Christiansen Fernando Vina Gary Bennett Rick Ankiel David Bell Larry Bigbie Kent Mercke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007

    Rick Ankiel: Bambino or Bonds?

    In the Busch Stadium press box yesterday, the Cardinals' game-day notes contained an interesting factoid. Since Babe Ruth transitioned from the pitcher's mound to the outfield in 1918, just two other players in major league history -- Clint Hartung and Rick Ankiel -- have homered first as a pitcher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007

    Rick Ankiel: Bambino or Bonds?

    In the Busch Stadium press box yesterday, the Cardinals' game-day notes contained an interesting factoid. Since Babe Ruth transitioned from the pitcher's mound to the outfield in 1918, just two other players in major league history -- Clint Hartung and Rick Ankiel -- have homered first as a pitcher ... More >>

  • News

    July 12, 2006

    Oblique Strain

    When a blogger fingered him in the Jason Grimsley scandal, strength coach Chris Mihlfeld found himself in a world of pain.

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