Ryan Braun Tests Positive for Performance Enhancing Substance — May Face 50 Game Suspension

AP — New York Milwaukee Brewer and National League MVP Ryan Braun has tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance, a case still under appeal to an arbitrator under Major League Baseball’s drug program, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.   The person spoke Saturday night on condition of anonymity because the appeal is still ongoing. The positive test was first reported by ESPN. If Braun’s appeal is denied, the Milwaukee Brewers star would be subject to a 50-game suspension. Braun tested positive for elevated testosterone, ESPN said, adding that a later test determined the testosterone was synthetic. If suspended, Braun would be eligible to return for Milwaukee’s May 31 game at the Los Angeles […]

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The Packers are the NFC North Division Champions for 2011

Following the Lions’ loss in New Orleans on Sunday night, the Green Bay Packers are the NFC North Division champions for 2011.  That result, combined with the Packers’ 38-35 win over the New York Giants earlier in the day, clinched the 2011 championship crown for the first time since 2007. Should the Packers win home field advantage throughout the playoffs, they would need to only win twice at Lambeau Field in the postseason to return to the Super Bowl. Last season, the Packers won three times on the road in the postseason en route to the Super Bowl XLV title. The Packers currently rank number one in the NFL in scoring at 34.7 points per game.  Their 382 […]

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