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Jan 16, 3:01 AM EST

Judge: no sentence delay for ex-owner of MLB steroids clinic


MIAMI (AP) -- A judge won't allow a second delay in sentencing sought by the former owner of the South Florida clinic that supplied performance-enhancing substances to Major League Baseball players and other athletes.

U.S. District Judge Darrin Gayles on Thursday refused to postpone sentencing for Anthony Bosch from Feb. 17 to April 20. Bosch's lawyers sought time for cocaine addiction treatment and for possible testimony in an April trial of two others in the case.

Bosch pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy to distribute testosterone to athletes from the now-closed Biogenesis of America clinic. One customer was New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

Bosch's cooperation will likely get him less than the maximum 10-year prison sentence. Rodriguez cousin Yuri Sucart and ex-University of Miami pitching coach Lazaro Collazo are still facing trial.

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