Reaction to yesterday’s GOP debate; Maria Sharapova’s failed drug test & what it says about tennis, the media, sponsors, and the state of doping

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Guests: Ryan Grim, Howard Bryant, and Jon Wertheim

Last night’s GOP presidential debate at the University of Miami marked the last time the Republicans contenders will square off against each other before next week’s primary contests in Florida and Ohio, states home to candidates Marco Rubio and John Kasich. We’ll get reaction to last night’s CNN debate from RYAN GRIM, Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post. Then we’ll discuss tennis star Maria Sharapova’s failed drug test. Her announcement this week that she tested positive for the recently-banned substance meldonium led to her being quickly released by major sponsors and facing a suspension from the sport. Joining us to discuss the implications for her career and what it says about the media, sponsors, and the state of doping are HOWARD BRYANT of ESPN and JON WERTHEIM of Sports Illustrated.

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