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Posnanski: The rise and fall of A-Rod

How did the most extraordinary young player of his generation, a handsome young man who three times (three times!) was named one of People Magazine’s Most Beautiful People, a phenom who was the best shortstop in the game more or less the day he showed up — how did that guy become this A-Rod?


Report: Alex Rodriguez, others linked to doping, Florida clinic

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Major League Baseball, which has been investigating the link of performance-enhancing drugs to players with South Florida ties for much of the last year, may be faced with its most significant doping case since the BALCO scandal rocked the sport one decade ago. All-Stars Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees, pitcher Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals, Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers and Melky Cabrera of the Toronto Blue Jays, along with other MLB players and athletes in other sports, were strongly connected to performance-enhancing drug use in an investigative report by the Miami New Times.


Kevin Youkilis, Yankees finalize $12 million deal

Kevin Youkilis and the Yankees have finalized their $12 million, one-year contract, giving New York a third baseman for the first half of next season while Alex Rodriguez recovers from hip surgery....


Yankees beat Orioles in game 5 to advance to ALCS- Cardinals score 4 in 9th, beat Nationals 9-7

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With Alex Rodriguez benched, the Yankees advanced to the AL championship series against the Detroit Tigers, starting Saturday night in the Bronx. "It is still a long way to go," Sabathia said. "I still got hopefully three or four more starts. So the job is not done yet."


HBT: A-Rod might need surgery on right knee

According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Alex Rodriguez was diagnosed with a slight meniscus tear in his ailing right knee. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said a decision will be made today whether A-Rod will continue to play through the pain or undergo in-season surgery, which much like fellow veteran third baseman Chipper Jones, would likely cost him a month. Either way, surgery will eventually be necessary.


Alex Rodriguez Pulls Out Of All-Star Game

Alex Rodriguez has pulled out of the All-Star game, joining his New York Yankees' teammates Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera in missing the midsummer classic. Rodriguez was elected by the fans to his 14th All-Star appearance. He is nursing a sore right knee. A-Rod is being held out of Friday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays and was sent for an MRI.


Rodriguez sparks debate with 600th home run

Rodriguez sparks debate with 600th home run

Alex Rodriguez hit his 600th career home run on Wednesday, becoming the seventh player in Major League Baseball to achieve the feat and triggering new debate about his place among the game's greats after his admission that he has used performance-enhancing drugs.


A-Rod stuck on 599, but Yankees top Tribe

A-Rod stuck on 599, but Yankees top Tribe

Curtis Granderson hit a two-run shot and Alex Rodriguez missed out on his 600th homer in the New York Yankees' 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.


Rangers Declare Bankruptcy

Owning a baseball team isn't always a license to print money. Take the Texas Rangers, for example. Ten years after signing Alex Rodriguez to a then unheard of $252 million contract, the MLB franchise has filed for bankruptcy.

Now, it's probably not exactly fair to blame the team's financial failings on the current Yankees slugger. Still, USA Today explains that A-Rod is one of the team's largest unsecured creditors.


Yankees 10, Angels 1: A Two-Man Show

Yankees 10, Angels 1: A Two-Man Show

C. C. Sabathia and Alex Rodriguez powered the Yankees to a victory over the Los Angeles Angels in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series.


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