Christmas Eve, TSN and TSN.ca look back
09-05-2019, 12:44 PM
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Leading up to SportsCentres Year In Review on Christmas Eve, TSN and TSN.ca look back at each of the Top 10 stories of 2013. Today, we look back at the continuing saga of performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball involving Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez. In the beginning, the Biogenesis story that The Miami New Times broke in January sounded like yet another round of the steroid scandal that has plagued baseball for decades. The publication reported that it had obtained documents from the Biogenesis clinic that could link three players – newly-signed Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera along with Bartolo Colon and Yasmani Grandal – to positive tests for performance-enhancing drugs. As the days and weeks wore on, more names emerged as possible links. Bigger names including Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz and Alex Rodriguez hovered around the report, but would Major League Baseball find the smoking gun on these players that had eluded them in the past when trying to pin star players like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens to PEDs? Major League Baseball sued Biogenesis owner Anthony Bosch in an attempt to obtain the information it needed to bust the story open. By May, Bosch had agreed to work with MLB and by June the League began to conduct interviews with players it believed to be linked to the case. In July, some dominos began to fall. Braun was the first to get suspended on July 22. The Brewers slugger - who, after successfully appealing a 50-game ban from the 2011 season had declared he had "nothing to hide" – accepted a 65-game ban, enough to keep him out for the duration of the 2013 season. And then came the flood. A total of 13 players were handed suspensions, with 50-game bans going to All-Stars like Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera amongst others. Their punishment, however, would pale in comparison to what was headed Rodriguezs way. The League suspended A-Rod a total of 211 games, enough to keep him off the field until the start of the 2015 season. The hammer came down on Rodriguez not only for alleged use and possession of banned substance over multiple years, but also for what they called, "his attempts to cover up those violations and obstruct a league investigation." Rodriguez appealed the suspension and actually returned to the field to play 44 games with the New York Yankees at the tail end of the 2013 season. Playing through fan vitriol from fans all year long, Rodriguez posted his lowest percentages since his sophomore 1995 season as a 19-year-old. A-Rod – the only player to appeal his ban – had his appeal hearing heard over a span of 13 days in November, concluding on Nov. 21. 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Try this: 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds by Rajon Rondo, a 62-37 rebounding advantage by the Celtics and a horrible 4-for-30 shooting performance on 3-pointers by the Nets. Manchester United Jerseys .com) - The Vancouver Canucks will try to win two straight games for the first time since mid-January on Monday night as they play host to the struggling New York Islanders.Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Dunleavy scored 19 of his 22 points in the third quarter and the Chicago Bulls beat the Miami Heat 93-75 on Sunday. Jimmy Butler added 17 points and Taj Gibson scored 15 with nine rebounds for the Central Division-leading Bulls, who have won three in a row and six of their last eight games. Derrick Rose had 14 points two days after pouring in a season-high 31 in a win over Portland, the first time the oft-injured former MVP topped 30 since March 12, 2012. Former Bull Luol Deng led Miami with 17 points and 10 rebounds and Dwyane Wade also scored 17. After holding the Heat under 30 percent shooting for a seven-point lead at halftime, the Bulls pulled away with a big third quarter. Dunleavys 19 points came on eight shots, including a trio of 3s. He missed just once from the field and made both of his free throws. Final Score: Golden State 128, New Orleans 122 (OT) New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Golden State Warriors overcame a late fourth-quarter deficit and got hot in overtime to extend their franchise- record winning streak. Stephen Curry had 34 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as the Warriors beat the Anthony Davis-less New Orleans Pelicans 128-122 for their 16th straight win. The Warriors became the ninth team in NBA history to begin a season 21-2. Klay Thompson netted 29 points, while Draymond Green added 11 points and 13 rebounds for Golden State, which has also won 10 consecutive games on the road. Tyreke Evans posted 34 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Jrue Holiday tallied 30 points, nine helpers and five steals for the Pelicans, who were without Davis due to a chest contusion suffered Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Final Score: Washington 93, Utah 84 Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Bradley Beals 22 points and seven rebounds helped the Washington Wizards erase a halftime deficit and top the Utah Jazz, 93-84, on Sunday. Beal scored 13 points during the second half after the Wizards trailed 42-37 at the break. John Wall stuffed the stat sheet with 16 points, eight assists, six rebounds, five steals and three blocks for Washington, which has won four straight. Alec Burks finished with 19 points for the Jazz, who have lost 11 of their last 12 games. Enes Kanter chipped in 10 points and 11 boards for Utah. Final Score: LA Lakers 100, Minnesota 94 Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the NBAs all-time scoring list, then won the game for the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant scored 26, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with about a minute remaining and the Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-94 on Sunday in an historic game for the veteran guard. Bryant passed Jordan for third place on tthe points list with a pair of free throws in the second quarter.dddddddddddd Later, his deep 3 over Andrew Wiggins with 1:02 left came as the shot clock was winding down, giving the Lakers a 97-94 lead. He ended his 1,269th NBA game with 32,310 points and trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone in NBA history. Jordan scored 32,292 points in 1,072 career games for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards, averaging 30.1 per game. Final Score: Oklahoma City 112, Phoenix 88 Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oklahoma City Thunder remained hot with their main cogs back in the lineup. Russell Westbrook had 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and the Thunder routed the Phoenix Suns 112-88 on Sunday night. Kevin Durant posted 23 points and eight boards for the Thunder, who are 6-1 since he returned from offseason foot surgery, winning the last six. Gerald Green tallied 15 points and seven boards to lead Phoenix, which has lost five straight games. Final Score: Toronto 95, New York 90 (OT) New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Lowry totaled 21 points, 11 assists and six steals as the Toronto Raptors outlasted the New York Knicks in overtime, 95-90, in a seesaw battle at Madison Square Garden. The matchup between the Atlantic Division leaders and the five-win Knicks was surprisingly tight as neither team led by more than seven points. There were 12 leads changes and 21 ties, but Toronto controlled play in overtime as New York missed its first seven shots. Terrence Ross finished with 22 points, while Lou Williams and Patrick Patterson contributed 15 and 13 points, respectively off the bench for Toronto, which improved to 5-3 without star guard DeMar DeRozan. Carmelo Anthony paced the Knicks with 34 points, but New York failed to build off Fridays victory over the Celtics. Final Score: San Antonio 99, Denver 91 Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Kawhi Leonard returned to lead a balanced San Antonio offense with 18 points and the Spurs beat the Denver Nuggets 99-91 on Sunday. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili each added 15 points as six Spurs scored at least 10 in the win. The reigning NBA champs bounced back from Fridays overtime loss to the lowly Lakers to avoid what would have been their second 1-3 four-game stretch this season. They played without guard Tony Parker, who sat with a hamstring strain. 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