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Baseball's All-Miscreant Team

A-Rod makes Radar 's list, of course; Bonds, Giambi, Lo Duca join him

(Newser) - With baseball's All-Stars set to take the field at Yankee Stadium, Radar uses the occasion (and the fact that one is the tabloids' current fixation) to name its All-Morally Inept Team:
  • C: Paul Lo Duca, then with the Mets, got the full New York treatment in 2006, when his affair
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All-Star Idols: Wacky Voting Fills Final Slots

Hart, Longoria are in after crazy campaigns by fans

(Newser) - With one spot left in each league after the All-Star rosters were populated last week, it was time for America to do what it does best: inspire local fans to vote dozens, even hundreds of times. Milwaukee plastered hearts everywhere, Yankees fans slapped on fake mustaches, and Philadelphia staged a... More »

Yanks' Giambi Puts Hope in Thong

Slumping hitter shares gold underwear with teammates

(Newser) - Slumping Yankees slugger Jason Giambi has a secret weapon: a gold thong. He wears it when he’s struggling for hits—as is the case now, with his average well below .200—and has passed it to teammates Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, and Johnny Damon when they needed it, Portfolio... More »

Yanks Avoid Series Sweep; Beat Indians 6-3

(Newser) - Jason Giambi and the sluggish New York Yankees suddenly turned sluggerish. The Yankees played home run derby last night, with Giambi, Johnny Damon, Robinson Cano and Wilson Betemit connecting in a 6-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Mike Mussina (5-3) pitched five innings for his fourth straight win and earned... More »

Peralta, Indians Bug Yankees Again, Win 6-4

Cleveland overcomes three New York homers

(Newser) - Jhonny Peralta hit a three-run homer off Andy Pettitte in the fifth inning and the Cleveland Indians won their fourth straight Friday, beating New York, 6-4, in the Yankees' first visit since last year's AL playoffs when they were bombarded by swarming bugs. Peralta had four RBIs and Jamey Carroll... More »

Wang Throws 2-Hitter, Yanks Top Red Sox

Efficient right-hander faces two batters over the minimum

(Newser) - Chien-Ming Wang added an outstanding pitching performance to the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry—a two-hit complete game. In the teams' first meeting of the season, Wang gave up only a home run by J.D. Drew that was nearly caught and a bunt single Friday night as New York beat Boston... More »

Tigers Edge Yanks 5-4

Injury benches ace Jurrjens as Detroit holds on to down New York

(Newser) - The Tigers paid a price for their dramatic 5-4 win over the Yankees yesterday. Curtis Granderson's in-the-park homer earned Detroit the win, but ace starter Jair Jurrjens—a key weapon in the Tigers' battle for the American League Central—went out early with an injury to his throwing shoulder and... More »

Tigers Trounce Yanks, 8-5

Detroit takes the first of a crucial four-game series in the Bronx

(Newser) - Carlos Guillen's first-inning grand slam off Yankee hurler Mike Mussina set the pace for Detroit's 8-5 triumph in the Bronx last night. New York, unable to muster much offense outside of a Bobby Abreu homer in the third, continued its bullpen woes: reliever Ron Villon's meltdown in the seventh all... More »

Giambi Dodges Penalty for Steroid Use

Commisioner lets Yankee off easy for drug probe cooperation

(Newser) - Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has decided not to suspend or otherwise punish Yankee first baseman Jason Giambi for his past steroid use. "It's over and done with. I'm thrilled," said Giambi. The slugger, who has confessed to using performance enhancers, earned the pardon through his cooperation... More »

Giambi Faces Steroids Probe

Yankee slugger, admitted user, sits down with investigator George Mitchell

(Newser) - Jason Giambi, lawyer in tow, met yesterday with George Mitchell, the investigator for MLB's steroids probe. The Yankee first-baseman,  the first active player to sit down with Mitchell, clarified beforehand that he would only discuss his "own personal history"—which he has admitted includes steroid use. More »

Steroids Case Leaker Draws 2½ Years

Judge rejects loose-lipped attorney's Scooter Libby defense

(Newser) - A lawyer who allowed reporters access to transcripts of confidential testimony about steroid use in baseball was sentenced to 30 months in prison yesterday. The penalty is the most serious yet to stem from the government's intensive performance-enhancing drug investigation. More »

Giambi Gives in to Steroids Meeting

Slugger will field Mitchell's questions on 'history' of drug use

(Newser) - Yankees DH Jason Giambi acceded to a meeting with former Senate Majority Leader and steroids investigator George Mitchell, to discuss the power-hitter's possible use of performance-enhancing drugs. Giambi had initially balked at the official probe, but caved under pressure from Commissioner Bud Selig, who says the meeting will occur "... More »

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