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2009-10-27 15:07:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The St. Louis Cardinals' new hire of former home run king/admitted steroid abuser Mark McGwire as hitting coach sends a message to all baseball and young people of "CHEAT, DO DRUGS, COVER UP WHEN CONGRESS INVESTIGATES," former White House drug policy spokesman Bob Weiner said today. Weiner continued, "What will he tell batters? Grab the drugs? When McGwire used Andro (Androstenedione), now banned, he hit his record 70 home runs. After...

2009-09-12 19:48:05

Brian McCann's late two-run double Saturday led Atlanta to a 7-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. His third hit gave Atlanta its one-run lead with no outs in the top of the ninth against St. Louis closer Ryan Franklin (2-3), the losing pitcher. Nate McLouth had three hits and an RBI. Starter Tim Hudson hit a two-run homer. And before Chipper Jones was injured while running the bases in the ninth, he added two hits for the Braves, who have won three straight and four of five. The winner was...

2009-06-13 07:25:00

Twitter introduced a new authenticity badge feature for high-profile accounts on Friday to explore a method of verifying that those tweeting are in fact who they claim to be. Twitter's membership boasts celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher and Oprah Winfrey, who's pages now bear blue seals with white check marks indicating that their identities have been validated. Kutcher's authenticated account has over two million followers, but he has dozens of impersonators tweeting in his name. Four-time...

2009-06-05 05:45:00

Tony La Russa, manager for the St. Louis Cardinals, is suing the social-networking site Twitter after an unauthorized page used his identity to make fun of drunk driving and the death of two Cardinals pitchers. La Russa filed the suit last month in the Superior Court of California in San Francisco citing emotional distress.  The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. The suit claims that a false account under La Russa's name posted updates, also known as "tweets," giving the impression that...

2009-05-07 14:31:08

St. Louis center fielder Rick Ankiel has landed on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury. Ankiel was hospitalized for observation after he crashed into the wall while chasing a fly ball hit by Pedro Feliz in the top of the eighth inning in a 6-1 St. Louis loss to Philadelphia Monday. Ankiel caught the ball on the dead run and, after his face struck the padding on the wall, he fell to the ground. He was strapped with a precautionary neck brace, carted off the field and taken to...

2009-04-15 12:21:31

The St. Louis Cardinals say they will re-evaluate the strained left rib cage of ace right-hander Chris Carpenter on Thursday. He left his start at Arizona Tuesday after throwing 50 pitches. The National League's 2005 Cy Young Award winner made only five appearances in the last two seasons because of elbow and shoulder injuries, and team officials fear the latest injury could lead to a trip to the 15-day disabled list. No matter what happened in the game, the important thing is it looks like...

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