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INSIDE DOPE

A NEW DOCUMENTARY CHRONICLES THE MANY ABSURDITIES OF BASEBALL'S 2013 BIOGENESIS SCANDAL

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SCREWBALL

Out April 5 on VOD

The Biogenesis steroid scandal was one of the biggest in baseball history, but director Billy Corben's new documentary smartly treats the sordid affair like the comedy it is—a hugely consequential saga that started over a measly $4,000 debt and a disgruntled Biogenesis employee leaking the clinic's client list. Screwball's star is Anthony Bosch, the unlicensed "doctor" (and quintessential South Florida hustler) who ran Biogenesis and dealt steroids to stars like Alex Rodriguez. But MLB, in its PED pursuit, comes off the worst. At one point, for instance, its investigators buy Bosch's stolen files from a convicted felon for $100,000 in cash.

Corben leans into the silliness; as a running gag, he uses children for reenactments. The result is an exhaustive, fun retelling of the strange peak of MLB's PED frenzy.

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LEBRON, INC.

by Brian Windhorst, out April 9

The NBA insider's new book examines the business side of LeBron James, detailing his impact on the way players manage their brands.

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AUGUSTA NATIONAL WOMEN'S AMATEUR

Final round April 6, noon ET on NBC

For the first time, women—barred from the club until 2012—will compete at the home of the Masters.

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K: A HISTORY OF BASEBALL IN TEN PITCHES

by Tyler Kepner, out April 2

The New York Times scribe traces baseball's evolution by delving into 10 common pitches.