Gus Garcia-Roberts

Los Angeles

Sports investigative reporter

Education: Earlham College, BA in English

Gus Garcia-Roberts is a sports-focused investigative reporter for The Washington Post. He previously worked on investigative teams for Newsday, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He was a member of the Newsday team that was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its series on hidden police misconduct on the eastern end of Long Island. He is the co-author of "Blood Sport: A-Rod and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era" and author of "Jimmy the King: Murder, Corruption and an American Cop," to be published in 2022.
Latest from Gus Garcia-Roberts

What to know about Trimetazidine, the drug at the center of the Olympic doping case

Trimetazidine, also known as TMZ, is a heart medication designed mostly for older people who suffer from angina.

February 11, 2022

‘Scorched earth’ and big profits: How embattled gaming titan Bobby Kotick outlasts his opponents

Court records show Kotick has engaged in years-long battles against enemies big and small and brawled over sums of money far eclipsed by the cost of his lawyers. Now, with Activision Blizzard facing claims of a toxic workplace, Microsoft is buying the company.

February 11, 2022

After Russian figure skater’s positive drug test, officials promise expedited hearing

Kamila Valieva tested positive for a banned substance in December.

February 11, 2022

A Rams superfan lost out on Super Bowl tickets. Then he started praying (and posting).

When it came to determining who would attend Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium, a Rams superfan was relegated to a long-odds lottery. Would his prayers be answered?

February 10, 2022

Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer won’t face charges over woman’s assault claims, prosecutor says

The decision, which has been before the DA’s office since prosecutors were referred the case by police in August, sets up potential legal fights between Bauer and the Dodgers over the future of his career and millions owed.

February 8, 2022

As his doping case goes to trial, a veterinarian says it’s horse racing that’s corrupt

A sweeping federal case against trainers and horse vets spurred congressional reforms. But defendant Seth Fishman, whose trial starts Wednesday, says the case was an inside job.

January 19, 2022

Texas man charged with providing performance-enhancing drugs to Olympians

Eric Lira was charged with peddling performance-enhancing drugs to elite athletes in advance of last year’s Tokyo Games.

January 12, 2022

The secret settlements that helped a baseball star play on

When two women accused Yasiel Puig of sexual assault in 2017, their claims were kept hidden for years — until another accuser came forward.

December 13, 2021

After Medina Spirit’s death, the uncomfortable spotlight on racehorse fatalities returns

“It’s very sad. It was very shocking,” said Gail Rice, who had bred Medina Spirit on her 10-acre farm in Ocala, Fla., then kissed his head in the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs. Then she added: “But, you know, we’re in this business, and it happens.”

December 8, 2021

Medina Spirit, disputed Derby winner dragged down by positive drug test, dies after workout

Medina Spirit tested positive for an anti-inflammatory drug after finishing first in the opening leg of horse racing's Triple Crown this year.

December 6, 2021