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The Mitchell report is out. Names are named. Reputations, careers — for many, an entire national pastime — darkened by the biggest scandal to hit baseball since the 1919 White Sox earned the “Black Sox” tag by throwing the World Series.

Now we have the “steroids era.” Former Senator George Mitchell’s report fingers 89 Major League players, including seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens, for using illegal, performance-enhancing drugs, and cites a “collective failure” to face the problem.

This hour, On Point: with a nation looking on, the game of baseball heads for rehab.

Guests:

Shaun Assael, investigative writer with ESPN The Magazine and author of “Steroid Nation.”

Luis Fernando Llosa, senior investigative reporter for Sports Illustrated.

David Steele, sports columnist at the Baltimore Sun.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, Democratic Congressman from Maryland.

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Sep 19, 2014
No campaigners celebrate as results come in at the Scottish independence referendum count at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh,Scotland,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)

ISIS and arming Syrian fighters. Scotland rejects independence. NFL turmoil. US troops and Ebola. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Sep 19, 2014
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Author of “Netherland,” novelist Joseph O’Neill is back, with “The Dog,” on globalization, capitalism, and self-discovery in Dubai.

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