|Nov. 28 10:10 PM PT11:10 PM MT12:10 AM CT1:10 AM ET1:10 ET6:10 GMT14:10 CST11:10 PM MST1:10 AM EST1:40 AM VEN10:10 UAE12:10 AM CT-Braun ended his silence Wednesday, speaking to the media for the first time since accepting a season-ending, 65-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's anti-drug agreement.
Analysis: Braun was taking part in a holiday food drive at Miller Park and said he was "deeply remorseful" for his actions but declined to offer specific answers to most questions. "The goal for me is just being able to move forward," Braun said. "I wish that I could go back and change things but I don't have that opportunity to do that, so I'm just going to do everything in my power to move forward."
|Sep. 6 4:42 AM PT5:42 AM MT6:42 AM CT7:42 AM ET7:42 ET11:42 GMT19:42 CST4:42 AM MST6:42 AM EST7:12 AM VEN15:42 UAE6:42 AM CT-Braun is personally calling season ticket holders and apologizing for using performance-enhancing drugs.
Analysis: Brewers executive Rick Schlesinger tells WTMJ radio it was Braun's idea. He says Braun told him the fans he's called are skeptical about whether it's really Braun, but once they realize it's him, they're receptive to his apology.
|Aug. 22 6:25 PM PT7:25 PM MT8:25 PM CT9:25 PM ET21:25 ET1:25 GMT9:25 CST6:25 PM MST8:25 PM EST8:55 PM VEN5:25 UAE (+1)8:25 PM CT-A month after acknowledging only that he made ``mistakes,'' Ryan Braun admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011. The suspended Milwaukee slugger said he took a cream and a lozenge containing banned substances while rehabilitating an injury.
Analysis: Braun currently is serving a 65-game suspension after he successfully appealed a 50-game ban in October 2011.
|Aug. 19 10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 CST10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE12:35 PM CT-A former college classmate has sued Ryan Braun for defamation and emotional distress, saying the Brewers slugger lied about why their friendship fell apart after a business deal went sour. The lawsuit filed in Milwaukee last month by law student Ralph Sasson says Braun's agent hired him in 2011 to do legal research aimed at clearing Braun after the left fielder tested positive for steroid use.
Analysis: Sasson says the agent later asked him to investigate the man who collected Braun's urine, and Braun personally asked him to prank call two journalists working on a story about the failed drug test. He says his friendship with Braun ended after he demanded payment for his work. Braun accepted a 65-game suspension last month but has yet to publicly admit using performance-enhancing drugs.
|Aug. 2 3:57 PM PT4:57 PM MT5:57 PM CT6:57 PM ET18:57 ET22:57 GMT6:57 CST3:57 PM MST5:57 PM EST6:27 PM VEN2:57 UAE (+1)5:57 PM CT-Nike Inc. confirmed Friday that it no longer has a relationship with Milwaukee Brewer baseball player Ryan Braun following his 65-game suspension related to a Major League Baseball's drug investigation. ESPN.com first reported that Nike had dropped Braun.
Analysis: Braun, the 2011 NL MVP, accepted a season-ending 65-game suspension last week after admitting to making "some mistakes" and apologizing to anyone he may have disappointed. Braun tested positive for elevated testosterone in October 2011 but a 50-game suspension was overturned the following February by an arbitrator who ruled Braun's urine sample was handled improperly.
|July 23 5:32 PM PT6:32 PM MT7:32 PM CT8:32 PM ET20:32 ET0:32 GMT8:32 CST5:32 PM MST7:32 PM EST8:02 PM VEN4:32 UAE (+1)7:32 PM CT-A chain of convenience stores is cutting ties with Braun in the wake of his season-ending suspension. Gary Gonczy, director of marketing and advertising for Kwik Trip, Inc., says the company will no longer use Braun as a spokesman. He says in an email Tuesday that the company is ending a promotional contest where the winner got to have lunch with Braun at a Milwaukee restaurant.
Analysis: Braun accepted a season-ending 65-game suspension Monday rather than fight Major League Baseball over evidence he used performance-enhancing drugs.
|July 22 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 CST3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-Braun has willingly began serving his suspension without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason in the first penalty following Major League Baseball's investigation of the Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.
Analysis: MLB Commissioner Bud Selig announced the penalty Monday, citing Braun for multiple unspecified "violations" of baseball's drug program and labor contract. Braun will miss the Milwaukee Brewers' final 65 games without pay, costing him about $3 million of his $8.5 million salary. Braun has accepted the penalty. "I am not perfect. I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions," he said in a statement.
|July 22 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 CST3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT-Braun has been suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason in what appears to be the first of a series of suspensions resulting from baseball's investigation of a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.
Analysis: MLB Commissioner Bud Selig announced the penalty Monday, citing Braun for multiple "violations" of baseball's drug program and labor contract. The Milwaukee Brewers star will miss at least 65 games.
|July 11 5:50 PM PT6:50 PM MT7:50 PM CT8:50 PM ET20:50 ET0:50 GMT8:50 CST5:50 PM MST7:50 PM EST8:20 PM VEN4:50 UAE (+1)7:50 PM CT-Braun will miss at least three games after being placed on bereavement leave.
Analysis: Braun was expected to return to the lineup Thursday night against Arizona, but left the team due to a family medical issue, according to the team. Bereavement leave has to be at least three days and no more than seven under baseball's rules. Braun returned to Milwaukee's lineup Tuesday against Cincinnati after missing 26 games with an inflamed nerve in his right hand, but sat out Wednesday to rest a sore right thumb.
|July 10 10:17 AM PT11:17 AM MT12:17 PM CT1:17 PM ET13:17 ET17:17 GMT1:17 CST10:17 AM MST12:17 PM EST12:47 PM VEN21:17 UAE12:17 PM CT-Braun is out of the Milwaukee Brewers' starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday to rest his sore right thumb.
Analysis: Braun started Tuesday night after missing 26 games because of an inflamed nerve in his right hand that was painful when swinging a bat. Manager Ron Roenicke said Wednesday that he planned to play Braun on Thursday when the Brewers open a four-game series at Arizona before the All-Star break.
|June 15 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET1:09 ET5:09 GMT13:09 CST10:09 PM MST12:09 AM EST12:39 AM VEN9:09 UAE12:09 AM CT-Braun is in the lineup Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds, his first start in nearly a month after going on the disabled list with an injured right thumb.
Analysis: Braun was activated Monday after going on the DL on June 10 and missing 21 games. He is hitting .304 with nine homers - seven of which came in April - and 36 RBIs. Braun's name surfaced in documents linked to the Biogenesis clinic in Miami but he has denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Braun has said his name was in those documents only because his attorneys used clinic operator Tony Bosch as a consultant when Braun successfully appealed a 50-game suspension.
|June 9 12:44 PM PT1:44 PM MT2:44 PM CT3:44 PM ET15:44 ET19:44 GMT3:44 CST12:44 PM MST2:44 PM EST3:14 PM VEN23:44 UAE2:44 PM CT-Braun was lifted from the Milwaukee Brewers' game Sunday for a pinch-hitter in the third inning because of persistent trouble with his sore right thumb.
Analysis: Braun struck out in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies. Logan Schaefer batted for him in the third and took his spot in left field. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said before the game he hoped to avoid putting Braun on the disabled list. But Roenicke acknowledged that Braun has had setbacks with the thumb as he has played through the soreness.
|May 27 12:26 PM PT1:26 PM MT2:26 PM CT3:26 PM ET15:26 ET19:26 GMT3:26 CST12:26 PM MST2:26 PM EST2:56 PM VEN23:26 UAE2:26 PM CT-Braun drove in three runs in Sunday's 5-4 defeat to the Bucs.
Analysis: Braun last drove in that many in a single game on April 22.
|May 19 12:00 PM PT1:00 PM MT2:00 PM CT3:00 PM ET15:00 ET19:00 GMT3:00 CST12:00 PM MST2:00 PM EST2:30 PM VEN23:00 UAE2:00 PM CT-Braun had three hits and drove in two runs in Milwaukee's 6-4 win in 10 innings over St. Louis on Saturday night.
Analysis: Braun, batting .326, is 28 for 71 (.394) in his last 18 games and has hit safely in all but one.
|May 12 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 CST9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-With an RBI double, Braun extended his hit streak to a major league-best 12 games in a 13-7 loss to Cincinnati on Saturday.
Analysis: Braun, hitting .316 this season, is 19 for 47 (.404) during his streak.
|May 11 3:34 PM PT4:34 PM MT5:34 PM CT6:34 PM ET18:34 ET22:34 GMT6:34 CST3:34 PM MST5:34 PM EST6:04 PM VEN2:34 UAE (+1)5:34 PM CT-Braun extended his hitting streak to 11 games Friday with his eighth homer in Milwaukee's 4-3 loss to Cincinnati.
Analysis: Braun is 18 for 43 (.419) during the streak with five extra-base hits.
|May 1 11:08 AM PT12:08 PM MT1:08 PM CT2:08 PM ET14:08 ET18:08 GMT2:08 CST11:08 AM MST1:08 PM EST1:38 PM VEN22:08 UAE1:08 PM CT-Braun matched a season high with three hits in a 12-8 victory over Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
Analysis: Braun is 5 for 10 in the first two games of the series against the Pirates and has raised his average from .257 to .286.
|Apr. 22 3:46 PM PT4:46 PM MT5:46 PM CT6:46 PM ET18:46 ET22:46 GMT6:46 CST3:46 PM MST5:46 PM EST6:16 PM VEN2:46 UAE (+1)5:46 PM CT-Braun clubbed a three-run shot to lead the Brewers past the Cubs, 4-2 on Sunday.
Analysis: Braun has homered in three of his last four games and has five with 16 RBIs on the season.
|Apr. 5 4:55 PM PT5:55 PM MT6:55 PM CT7:55 PM ET19:55 ET23:55 GMT7:55 CST4:55 PM MST6:55 PM EST7:25 PM VEN3:55 UAE (+1)6:55 PM CT-Braun is back in the Milwaukee Brewers' starting lineup after missing three games due to spasms on the right side of his neck.
Analysis: The Brewers waited to finalize their starters until Braun got a chance to take batting practice before Monday's game at the Chicago Cubs. The 2011 NL MVP looked just fine in the cage, so Milwaukee put him back in left field and in his usual No. 3 spot in the batting order. While Braun returned to the lineup, shortstop Jean Segura was out with a bruised left quadriceps. He was injured during Sunday's 8-7, 11-inning loss to Arizona.
|Feb. 15 11:39 AM PT12:39 PM MT1:39 PM CT2:39 PM ET14:39 ET19:39 GMT3:39 CST12:39 PM MST2:39 PM EST3:09 PM VEN23:39 UAE1:39 PM CT-Braun had already let it be known he was not taking any questions about his reported link to a Florida anti-aging clinic when he faced reporters outside the Milwaukee Brewers' spring training clubhouse.
Analysis: Braun, who faced what arguably was a much darker cloud on the subject of performance enhancing drugs a year ago, said simply that he stands behind a statement he issued earlier. He pledged complete cooperation with any investigation of Biogenesis of America, a now-defunct company alleged to have supplied performance enhancing substances to Alex Rodriguez and several other noted players.
|Feb. 5 6:44 PM PT7:44 PM MT8:44 PM CT9:44 PM ET21:44 ET2:44 GMT10:44 CST7:44 PM MST9:44 PM EST10:14 PM VEN6:44 UAE (+1)8:44 PM CT-Yahoo Sports is reporting that Braun's name is listed in the records of the Florida clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball for allegedly providing banned substances to athletes.
Analysis: The report Tuesday says Yahoo obtained three records from the Biogenesis of America LLC clinic that showed Braun's name. Yahoo says no specific performance-enhancing drugs were noted next to the references to Braun.
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