MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun publicly revealed meeting with Anthony Bosch, founder of Biogenisis of America LLC, for the purpose of strengthening his appeal against charges of using performance enhancing drugs during the 2011 season.
Braun, who won the National League MVP Award in 2011, stated that the relationship was just business related and continues to deny any involvement with PEDs. Biogenisis of America has also been linked to MLB stars Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera and Danny Valencia, as the Drug Enforcement Agency continues their investigation into the Miami-based firm. (Source: ESPN.com)
SCHLADMING, Austria — Gold medalist and world champion skier Lindsey Vonn is scheduled to undergo surgery on two torn ligaments and a broken bone in her right leg after crashing at the World Championships last week. Vonn, who crashed during the Super G event of the competition, has stated she fully intends to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Socchi, Russia. (Source: AP)
ST. LOUIS — St. Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter is expected to miss the entire 2013 baseball season after doctors discovered a recurrence of the nerve injury that cost him most of the 2012 campaign.
The injury threatens Carpenter’s career, which began in 1997 with the Toronto Blue Jays. Carpenter, the 2005 National League Cy Young Award winner, has 144 career wins but has missed games due to injuries in 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2008 in addition to the problems of the last two years. Carpenter is still due over $12 million this season, his last under contract for the Cardinals. (Source: AP)
NEW ORLEANS —New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu made statements standing by his city’s performance hosting Super Bowl XLVII despite the power outage in the Superdome that delayed the game for 34 minutes early in the third quarter.
Officials continue to investigate the official cause of the incident but Landrieu believes the city put on an otherwise flawless show for football fans during Super Bowl festivities.
The NFL has already stated that the blackout will not impact future hosting considerations for New Orleans, which has hosted the event more than any other city. (Source: AP)
LOS ANGELES — Federal prosecutors have reestablished an investigation into Lance Armstrong’s involvement with performance enhancing drugs.
Armstrong faces charges of obstruction of justice as well as witness tampering and intimidation. Last February, a similar case was dropped against Armstrong without an announced reason for the termination.
Armstrong also faces a Wednesday deadline to cooperate with the U.S. Doping Agency if his lifetime ban is to be shortened. (Source: ABC News)