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MLB Preparing Possible Lifetime Ban for Alex Rodriguez
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MLB Preparing Possible Lifetime Ban for Alex Rodriguez

Jul 31 2013, 10:32pm CDT | by

Major League Baseball is reportedly preparing a possible lifetime ban for beleaguered New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez while suspending eight others for 50 games due to their alleged involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

Could we have possibly seen the last of Alex Rodriguez? MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is reportedly preparing a lifetime ban for Rodriguez while suspending eight other major leaguers for their alleged...

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MLB Preparing Possible Lifetime Ban for Alex Rodriguez

Jul 31 2013, 10:32pm CDT | by

Major League Baseball is reportedly preparing a possible lifetime ban for beleaguered New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez while suspending eight others for 50 games due to their alleged involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

Could we have possibly seen the last of Alex Rodriguez?

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is reportedly preparing a lifetime ban for Rodriguez while suspending eight other major leaguers for their alleged involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, per USA Today's Bog Nightengale. 

Nightengale cited two sources who know about the situation and were not allowed to go out in the open since no formal announcement has been made. 

Rodriguez, the Yankees' third baseman, is planning to appeal whatever disciplinary measure is imposed on him, per his attorney, David Cornwell. The other players are expected to receive 50-game suspensions with most of them reportedly having no plans to protest. 

The Yankees organization expects Rodriguez to be accused of recruiting other players to Biogenesis, attempting to obstruct MLB's investigation and not being truthful in the past. 

The obtruction accusation is supported by ESPN reporter T.J. Quinn.

"It is believed by baseball, at least, that he actively obstructed this investigation. They have looked into charges that he tampered with witnesses, that he tried to get documents, possibly have them destroyed. If they've got the evidence to back that up, that adds a whole other element to this case."

Former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent is all for Selig coming down hard on any guilty player.  

"I hope he does it. It's right for baseball. The harder he comes down, the better it is for baseball." 

The lifetime ban remains unclear as of this point. Sports Illustrated even reported the possibility of arbitrator Fredric Horowitz shortening the ban to 200 games. A parallel the report came up with was the initial lifetime ban for pitcher Steve Howe back in 1992 which was eventually reduced to 119 games. 

Whatever happens, Rodriguez says he's not giving up , per Sports Illustrated via CBS News.

"I'm not giving up. I have tremendous faith, and hopefully there's a couple more chapters to this book, and hopefully there's a happy ending somewhere."

 
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The great A-Rod salad mystery of 2014

Jul 28 2014 3:49pm CDT | Source: SBNation

It's widely known that you don't make friends with salad. But did Just Salad make a powerful enemy in tweeting a photo of a glum A-Rod? It seemed simple, which in retrospect was the first sign that it wasn't. Nothing is simple, really, or at least not this simple. Nothing about Alex Rodriguez, nothing about the Internet, and nothing about those pick-your-own salad places, either. If we only ...
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Derek Jeter's Reaction To Ichiro's First Home Run Was Pretty Special

Jul 26 2014 11:05am CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Ichiro hit his first home run of the season last night, in the Yankees’ 6-4 win over the Blue Jays. Old-man Derek Jeter is still having fun out there. A-Rod was waiting for this moment to happen to him for like a decade. RELATED: Funny Or Die Parodied Nike’s Derek Jeter Ad With People Flipping A-Rod Off RELATED: Adam Wainwright Backtracked From Grooving Pitch to Derek Jeter Comment in Awkward Interview with Erin Andrews RELATED: “Michael Jeter” Takes Bow ...
Source: The Big Lead   Full article at: The Big Lead
 

 
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Jul 23 2014 12:37pm CDT | Source: SBNation

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5 days ago

Cristiano Ronaldo Spent His Summer Vacation Making Awkward TV Appearances in Japan

Jul 23 2014 10:03am CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Cristiano Ronaldo took a much needed break from soccer after Portugal was eliminated in the Group Stage of the 2014 World Cup. (#usa I believe!… oh, nevermind … sigh) Part of that break to help rest his ailing legs included an appearance on a Japanese television show. By all accounts, the Portuguese star had a super terrific time. Or not. This also happened: "I've made a horrible mistake…" pic.twitter.com/RjBZMx1o03— Jim ...
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6 days ago

Tracking Latest News, Rumors for Bud Selig's Replacement as MLB Commissioner

Jul 22 2014 7:33pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

This isn't just Derek Jeter's farewell season. Bud Selig has remained adamant that he will retire from his position as MLB commissioner following the 2014 campaign.  According to The Wall Street Journal's Brian Costa, the league has already begun the process to find a replacement, with Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred serving as the leading candidate: Costa added some more details: Rob Manfred, MLB's chief operating officer and longtime labo ...
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Yankees acquire 3B Headley from Padres

Jul 22 2014 12:27pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula. Headley arrived at Yankee Stadium right around game time Tuesday night and was in uniform shaking hands with his new teammates in the dugout during the top of the second inning. Before the game, New Yo ...
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6 days ago

Yankees acquire 3B Headley from Padres

Jul 22 2014 12:27pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula. Headley arrived at Yankee Stadium right around game time Tuesday night and was in uniform shaking hands with his new teammates in the dugout during the t ...
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6 days ago

Yankees acquire 3B Headley from Padres

Jul 22 2014 12:27pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula. Headley arrived at Yankee Stadium right around game time Tuesday night and was in uniform shaking hands with his new teammates in the dugout during the top of the second inning. Before the game, New York manager Joe Girardi said he hoped ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Andrew Bynum May Sit Out Another Season

Jul 21 2014 8:25am CDT | Source: slamonline

According to Andrew Bynum’s agent David Lee, the big fella is seriously contemplating sitting out the upcoming season in an effort to salvage his damaged knees. Lee is banking on Phil Jackson, the New York Knicks and others showing a renewed interest in his client for the 2014-’15 campaign. Per the NY Post: Regenokine is a non-surgical program that promotes new cartilage growth through a series of injections. The FDA still hasn’t approved it in the United Stat ...
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1 week ago

Andrew Bynum's Unique Knee Procedure Wouldn't Save Middling NBA Career

Jul 19 2014 1:22pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Andrew Bynum is one of the great "what if" tales in recent NBA history. He's been an All-Star center, was a solid contributor on two championship teams and is just 26 years old. If only things were that simple.  The controversial Bynum hasn't played more than 65 games in a season since 2007 and a total of 26 since 2012, all of them coming last year in stints with Cleveland and Indiana. ...
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