MIAMI -- The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes. Cole Bardreau Jersey . The charges filed Tuesday against former Biogenesis of America owner Anthony Bosch and six others marked one of the biggest salvos yet in a case that has dragged on for nearly two years. The case has sparked lawsuits, mudslinging and suspensions against numerous major leaguers, including Rodriguez. Also charged was Yuri Sucart, 52, a cousin of Rodriguez who the New York Yankees third baseman has said provided him with steroids from 2000 to 2003 when he played for the Texas Rangers. Sucart and the others are accused of acting as recruiters, setting up meetings between the athletes and Bosch, who introduced himself as "Dr. T," authorities said. Professional athletes paid up to $12,000 a month for the drugs provided by Biogenesis, while high schoolers paid up to $600 a month. All the clients were promised that the substances would not be found through drug testing, prosecutors said. "He is not a doctor," Mark R. Trouville, chief of the Miami Drug Enforcement Administration office, said of Bosch. "He is a drug dealer." U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer said Bosch did not have a medical license, making what happened all the more dangerous. "As with many drug cases, these defendants were motivated by one thing -- by money," Ferrer said. Major League Baseball was not part of the criminal investigation and declined comment. No athletes were charged nor named in court documents, and it is unclear how many may have been involved. However, authorities said Bosch admitted to providing performance-enhancing drugs to 18 high schoolers. For now, Bosch has pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $100,000. He faces up to 10 years in prison. "In terms of an agreement to co-operate and plead guilty, Bosch has agreed to do that," Ferrer said. Michael McCann, director of the sports and entertainment law centre at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, said its unlikely that the players involved in this scandal will face criminal charges, unless theres any evidence that a player went beyond using drugs and into distributing them. "They could lose an endorsement contract because of a morals clause in their contract, but if that were to happen I think it would have already happened," McCann said. "In terms of punishment from baseball, baseball has punished them." The prosecution may have taken so long because investigators might have wanted to confirm the information they were getting from Bosch, even if he was co-operating, McCann said. "Hes not somebody with a great track record, there are reasons to doubt him in terms of his credibility," he said. Joe Tacopina, a lawyer for Rodriguez, said the arrests Tuesday represent a degree of closure for Rodriguez and will enable him to focus on an eventual return to baseball. "It sort of reinforces the notion that Alex committed no crime, number one," Tacopina said. "And number two, quite frankly, this really signified the beginning of the end of the whole Biogenesis saga and allows Alex to focus on the future going forward." Rodriguez is currently serving a season-long suspension, the longest penalty in the sports history related to performance-enhancing drugs. He was the only one 14 players involved in the scandal to contest his penalty. However, since the investigation is ongoing, it remains possible that more players could eventually face sanctions as a result of the Biogenesis probe. Rodriguez denied taking steroids while playing for the Yankees, though his cousin was banned from the teams clubhouse, charter flights and other activities after Rodriguez said Sucart obtained the steroids he used while playing for the Rangers. Bosch was charged with conspiracy to distribute testosterone, as was Sucart, Carlos Javier Acevedo, Jorge Augustine Velazquez, Christopher Benjamin Engroba, Juan Carlos Nunez and Lazaro Daniel Collazo -- a well-known youth and college baseball coach who has worked at schools including Miami, Louisville, Florida State and South Florida. Acevedo pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $100,000. Engroba pleaded not guilty and his bond was $50,000. No other pleas were entered Tuesday. Court documents say that from October 2008 through December 2012, Bosch wilfully conspired to distribute the anabolic steroid testosterone. Prosecutors also announced the arrest of three others in a drug ring discovered during the course of the investigation into Biogenesis. However, that case, which centred around the stimulant known as "molly," was not directly connected to Bosch. A Miami New Times report from January 2013, which sparked MLBs investigation, said Rodriguez had bought human growth hormone and other substances from 2009 to 2012 from Boschs clinic. The newspaper said it had obtained records detailing the purchases by Rodriguez and other ballplayers. MLB had sued Bosch and his clinic but withdrew the lawsuit in February. The lawsuit had accused them of conspiring with players to violate their contracts by providing them with banned substances. James Van Riemsdyk Jersey . -- The defending Canadian womens curling champions squandered an opportunity to take sole possession of first place in the standings Tuesday at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. 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Itll probably be do or die for them. They really need to take a step in that direction, and we get the lucky draw of having to face them. Weve got to try to weather the storm. Theyve got a great team all around and we have to be ready to play. It has not gone well so far for Finland, which opened with a gutsy performance in a 2-1 shootout loss to the United States but then went south with a surprise 2-1 defeat to Slovakia after wasting a string of scoring chances. Many of the same Finnish players, including defence ace Julius Hinka, captain Artturi Lehkonen and goalie Juuse Saros, who will get the start in net, were riding high at last years event in Malmo, Sweden, when they toppled Canada 5-1 in the semifinals before beating the Swedes to claim their first title since 1998. They are sure to bring the same cautious, patience-testing game they always play to the rematch with Canada, which has seven players back from a year ago. Theyve got great goaltending too, added Lazar, one of the returnees. Were going to have to get some good traffic in front of their goalie. Their defence does a great job of moving the puck and theyve got some crafty forwards as well. So theyre going to keep us on our toes, but if we play the way we can, well be fine. Canada has more skill up front than last years squad. So far, the goaltending has been perfect and the defence has been solid but for some hairy moments in the second period of Saturdays 4-0 win when the entire team lost its edge for a spell against Germany. Zach Fucale, who needed to make only 12 saves in the opening 8-0 rout of Slovakia, will be back in goal after Eric Comrie picked up a 17-save shutout against the Germans. Fucale was in the net for last years loss to the Finns, who took the lead in the second period on a fluke goal by Joni Nikko after Honka shot the puck in along the boards and saw it take a funny hop in front of the vacated net. Finnish checking and counterattacking took over after that. The loss guaranteed that Canada would go a fifth straight year without a gold medal. I wouldnt say its fresh in my mind, but I remember what happened and I learned from it, said Fucale. Itll certainly serve as a motivator for the game. Coach Benoit Groulx, aan assistant to Brent Sutter last year, doesnt want to dwell on what happened a year ago. Andrew MacDonald Jersey. He said both teams are different and this is a new tournament. The Finns no longer have star forward Teuvo Teravainen, who had three points in the semifinal. But they have slick forward Kaspari Kapanen, a first-round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins who missed last years event with an injury. Finland also has six-foot-three dynamo Jesse Puljujarvi, who may be their most dangerous forward even if hes only 16. We want to play in the now, said Groulx. I know they have a good team, but we also have a good team. We expect a very good game. Canadas advantages will be playing at home on an NHL-size rink and having a team brimming with confidence after two big wins. Centre Nic Petan had six points in two games, while Robby Fabbri had four and Max Domi, Sam Reinhart, Connor McDavid and defenceman Madison Bowey each had three. Domi, an Arizona Coyotes prospect who is the son of former NHL enforcer Tie Domi, grew up getting advice not only from his father but from his dads friends, like superstars Mario Lemieux and Mats Sundin. I didnt really listen to my dad when he got mad at me for not shooting, Domi said with a laugh. Id always over-pass in minor hockey and hed get on me and say, If you cant listen to Mario or Mats Sundin, then I dont know who else can tell you. So Id say all right. I had to figure it out pretty quick. Groulx tinkered with his lines late against Germany by putting McDavid between Fabbri and Jake Virtanen, a Vancouver Canucks first-round pick from Abbotsford, B.C., who is of Finnish descent. The only Canadian forwards without a point so far are Nick Ritchie and Frederik Gauthier, an ace penalty killer who leads the tournament with an 84.21 faceoff win percentage. Canada has killed off nine straight penalties so far, but Groulx feels improvements can still be made. Our PKers were good but we can still be better, he said. We blocked many shots because we got in position to block shots. We still need improvement in our routes when we kill penalties, but I like the attitude of our PK guys. As for Finland, Groulx is aware they will be a test for his team. They skate well, they have skills, they have a solid goalie and they play very good as a unit, said Groulx. Theyre very good at blocking the middle of the ice and taking your time and space away, so itll be a matter of us of managing the puck well and making sure we put ourselves in position to use our speed. 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