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Sports briefs: Witness claims A-Rod paid him $12K a month for PEDs
First Published Jan 12 2014 06:31 pm • Last Updated Jan 12 2014 11:00 pm

MLB • Major League Baseball’s key witness in its case against Alex Rodriguez said he designed and administered an elaborate doping program for the 14-time All-Star starting in 2010.

Anthony Bosch, the owner of the now shuttered Florida anti-aging clinic, Biogenesis, said in a "60 Minutes" interview aired on CBS on Sunday night that Rodriguez paid him $12,000 per month to provide him with an assortment of banned drugs that included testosterone and human growth hormone.

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Rob Manfred, the chief operating officer of Major League Baseball, said during the program that Bosch chose to cooperate in the investigation because he feared for his life.

MLB’s suspension of Rodriguez was reduced on Saturday by an arbitrator from 211 games to 162, plus all playoff games next season.

Commissioner Bud Selig, who did not testify during the slugger’s appeal, defended the largest suspension ever handed out under the Joint Drug Agreement.

"In my judgment his actions were beyond comprehension," Selig said on the show. "I think 211 games was a very fair penalty."

Bosch said he began working with Rodriguez five days before the New York Yankees third baseman hit his 600th career home run on Aug. 4, 2010. Bosch said the first words out of Rodriguez’s mouth were: "What did Manny Ramirez take in 2008 and 2009?"

Ramirez was suspended 50 games in 2009 while with the Los Angeles Dodgers after testing positive for a banned drug, his first of two offenses.

Grantham leaving UGa for Louisville


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College football • Todd Grantham is leaving Georgia to become Bobby Petrino’s defensive coordinator at Louisville. Grantham was Georgia’s defensive coordinator for four years.



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