• Key figure in steroids scandal gets shorter sentence

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    MIAMI: Anthony Bosch, whose Florida clinic was at the heart of a Major League Baseball doping scandal that led to a lengthy ban for star Alex Rodriguez, had his prison sentence reduced on Friday. The four-year sentence imposed on Biogenesis founder Bosch was trimmed by 16 months to two years and eight months by US District Judge Darrin Gayles, granting a request by prosecutors because of cooperation by Bosch. Bosch revealed major evidence against four others in the Biogenesis scandal, linking records and e-mails to subjects in a case that produced eight convictions. Bosch, 52, pleaded guilty of conspiracy to distribute testosterone in 2014. Evidence showed Bosch took money to provide steroids to such baseball stars as Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun and New York Yankees standout Rodriguez, leading to 14 suspensions but no criminal charges.

    AFP

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