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J.Lo, A-Rod Are Dating

But it's not serious, sources say

(Newser) - They come with a ready-made "couple nickname," so it's kind of shocking it took them this long to get together: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, or "J-Rod," as Us calls them, are dating. Sources say they've been seeing each other for weeks, but "... More »

Fan Who Caught A-Rod Baseball Won't Give It to Him

At least not right away, and definitely not for free

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez can't even avoid drama with souvenir baseballs. A-Rod smacked his 3,000th hit last night, but the fan who caught the home run ball is resisting the Yankees' efforts to have him return it. At least temporarily: "At first, I was 100% adamant about not giving... More »

A-Rod Ties Willie Mays, and Yanks Won't Pay Up

Team balks at $6M bonus

(Newser) - It should have been confetti time: Alex Rodriguez hit home run No. 660 last night to tie Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list. The Yankees, however, are balking at paying a $6 million bonus for the milestone that was negotiated in the more innocent A-Rod days of... More »

Top 5 Apologies of the Week

Including that hand-written one from you know who

(Newser) - Can A-Rod get back in fans' good graces? Probably not, but his handwritten note was among the public apologies that generated headlines this week:
  • A-Rod, again: "I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season. I regret that my actions made the
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A-Rod Hand-Writes an Apology to Fans

Slugger will return to Yankees for spring training later this month

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez is set to return to Major League Baseball later this month after sitting out the entire 2014 season, and ESPN reports that today he continued his penance in the form of a hand-written letter apologizing to pretty much everyone. "I take full responsibility for the mistakes that... More »

Top 5 Apologies of the Week

Politicians, athletes, and celebs make the rounds

(Newser) - Some of the more notable public apologies that made headlines this week:
  • One year later: "There is no excuse for domestic violence, and I apologize for the horrible mistake I made."—Ray Rice, apologizing to Baltimore Ravens fans near the anniversary of his high-profile arrest.
  • Out of
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A-Rod Peed on Our Wall, Says Cousin's Wife

It's all part of convoluted drug fiasco

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez is in a heated battle with the cousin who once allegedly helped him take steroids , and that cousin's wife says A-Rod is an "evil" person who peed on a wall of their Miami house to mark his territory. "He peed outside on my wall, next... More »

A-Rod Used PEDs in MVP Season— With MLB's Blessing

New book says he got permission to use testosterone in 2007

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs in 2007, the year he hit 54 home runs, won his second MVP award, and then opted out of his contract, leading to the biggest pay-day in baseball history—and he did it with the league's blessing. An excerpt from the upcoming book, Blood ... More »

A-Rod's People Threatened to Kill Me: Tony Bosch

Biogenesis founder says he sought MLB's protection

(Newser) - Refusing to accept bribes from Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is dangerous business, according to Tony Bosch. The man who allegedly supplied Rodriguez with PEDs and cooperated with a Major League Baseball investigation into the matter tells 60 Minutes that he received death threats after Rodriguez associates failed to bribe him,... More »

A-Rod Lawsuit: MLB Paid Off Clinic Head

Plus paid $150K for stolen records, say his lawyers

(Newser) - A-Rod is not only appealing his suspension from baseball , he's suing the league. Alex Rodriguez filed his suit against MLB yesterday, claiming "tortious interference" as part of a "witch hunt" to get him out of baseball, reports the New York Times . The suit accuses the league of... More »

A-Rod Camp Ratted Out Players to Press: Report

Could mean lifetime ban for Yankee

(Newser) - If what sources are saying is true, Alex Rodriguez's appeal of his 211-game suspension may be looking a little less promising. 60 Minutes reports that it was members of A-Rod's camp who in February leaked Ryan Braun and Yankee Francisco Cervelli's names to Yahoo! Sports, via a... More »

Ex-Commish: Ban A-Rod Forever

Faye Vincent thinks there should be a one-strike steroid policy

(Newser) - Major League Baseball has just handed down some stiff suspensions to Alex Rodriguez and the other players implicated in the Biogenesis scandal—but not nearly stiff enough for Faye Vincent's tastes. When gambling threatened the sport, baseball instituted a one-strike-and-you're-out policy. "As a result, there is no... More »

A-Rod Won't Play Until 2015: Sources

Suspension to be announced tomorrow, after negotiations broke down, insiders say

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez will likely receive his punishment tomorrow: a suspension through the 2014 season, sources tell USA Today and ESPN . MLB and A-Rod's lawyers were said to he hammering out a settlement , but sources tell ESPN that talks broke down yesterday when commissioner Bud Selig refused to negotiate with... More »

A-Rod, MLB Working on Suspension Deal: Sources

He may now agree to settlement for lengthy suspension

(Newser) - Word from inside Major League Baseball is that Alex Rodriguez is facing a possible lifetime ban for his links to the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal , and the MLB has now begun negotiating a settlement with his legal team for a long suspension instead, ESPN and the New York Post report.... More »

Source: A-Rod Could Be Looking at Lifetime Ban

Yankee seeking deal with MLB: report

(Newser) - After Ryan Braun received a suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis clinic PED scandal , things are looking bleak for Yankee Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod's punishment could be far worse than Braun's, according to CBS New York : A baseball insider says he may face a lifetime ban. Indeed, sources... More »

Yankees GM to A-Rod: Shut the F--k Up

Cashman denies Rodriguez cleared to play

(Newser) - New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman seems less than thrilled about Alex Rodriguez's tweet announcing that he has been cleared to play in rehab games as he recovers from a long-term hip injury. "You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will]," Cashman... More »

Miami Clinic Founder to Rat Out MLB Players: Sources

20 players could be suspended over ties

(Newser) - Around 20 MLB players—including stars Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun—could soon be suspended for their ties to the Miami clinic at the center of a long-brewing performance-enhancing drug scandal , inside sources tell ESPN's Outside the Lines . Clinic founder Tony Bosch is reported to have reached an agreement... More »

10 Most Unpopular Athletes

Manti Te'o joins Lance Armstrong at top of list

(Newser) - The new Nielsen/E-Poll survey of the most disliked athletes in America has the not-so-surprising name of Lance Armstrong at the top of the list, reports Forbes . More surprising is that Notre Dame star and soon-to-be-NFL'er Manti Te'o tied Armstrong with a measly 15% approval rating. Even if he... More »

Miami Clinic's Records Show A-Rod Is Still Juicing

Gio Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz, and more used banned substances, report shows

(Newser) - It looks like Alex Rodriguez never got off the juice. The Yankees' much-maligned slugger is one of a number of stars implicated in records from a Miami clinic called Biogenesis, the Miami New-Times reports. An employee passed the records to the paper last month, just before the firm closed and... More »

Benched A-Rod Was Flirting With Cute Fans

Alex Rodriguez apparently more concerned with the ladies...

(Newser) - As the Yankees were losing to the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS opener Saturday night, Alex Rodriguez had just one thing on his mind: procuring the phone number of one of the lovely ladies sitting behind the dugout. Witnesses tell the New York Post that A-Rod, after being pulled from... More »

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