Bob Nightengale

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Major League Baseball columnist at USA Today

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Alex Rodriguez is at the center of baseball’s latest drug scandal—involving the anti-aging clinic called Biogenesis.

Major League Baseball Cracks Down on Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Alex Rodriguez is at the center of baseball’s latest drug scandal—involving the anti-aging clinic called Biogenesis.

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