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  • Tiger Woods paid Anthony Galea $76K for 14 visits, new book says

    08/04/2014 12:04:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Golf ^ | July 08, 2014 | Pete Madden
    A new book about New York Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez's use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career includes revelations about another sports superstar: Tiger Woods. Released Tuesday, Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era, co-authored by Tim Elfrink of the Miami New Times and Gus-Garcia Roberts of Newsday, claims that the Canadian sports doctor Anthony Galea who treated Rodriguez also visited Woods 14 times between January and August 2009 and charged Woods a total of $76,012 as he recovered from knee surgery following his 2008 U.S. Open victory. Previous reports had identified only...
  • Alex Rodriguez Withdraws Lawsuits Against MLB, Bud Selig, Union

    02/07/2014 4:06:50 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 7, 2014 | Daniel Barbarisi
    Alex Rodriguez has dropped his lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the players' association, according to court records, and MLB announced the Yankees third baseman intends to accept his season-long suspension.
  • Alex Rodriguez suspended for 162 games

    01/11/2014 7:46:51 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 34 replies
    SI.com ^ | Saturday, January 11, 2014 | Jay Jaffe
    ... The ruling, issued by arbitrator Frederic Horowitz, is a reduction from the 211-game suspension Rodriguez was handed by MLB commissioner Bud Selig back in August, but it’s still the longest drug-related suspension in MLB history. For the 38-year-old Rodriguez, it means the loss of an entire season and $25 million in salary. The Yankees will gain $27.5 million worth of salary relief for luxury tax purposes, since the average annual value of his deal is what counts there. That will aid the team’s attempt to get below the $189 million threshold to reset their luxury tax rate, but it...
  • Yankees shocked, SHOCKED at steroid use in MLB!

    08/07/2013 9:07:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/7/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “What do you mean, there’s gambling going on here; I didn’t know there was gambling going on; round up the usual suspects,” said the “Casablanca” police chief to Humphrey Bogart. This paraphrase of bewilderment on steroids comes to mind in the A-Rod debacle. The 1919 Chicago Black Sox scandal is no longer MLB’s most famous outrage, and the news boys will have to ask that iconic “Say It Ain’t So, Joe,” question all over again. “Shoeless” Joe Jackson’s written confession still is gone missing, and the Windy City is no longer numero uno in baseball’s wall of shame. The A-Rod,...
  • A-Rod says he's transgendered: will sue MLB & Yankees on grounds of sexual harassment/discrimination

    08/02/2013 3:59:37 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 49 replies
    one man's opinion.....
    Embattled NY Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez, facing the threat of a lifetime ban from baseball, and the loss of some $100 million left on his contract, just held an emotional press conference to announce that he was in fact transgendered, and was taking drugs supplied to him by Tony Bosch of Biogenesis, to prepare for a sex change operation after the season.
  • Woods's doctor Anthony Galea pleads guilty to bringing banned drugs to U.S.

    07/06/2011 2:37:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    AP ^ | July 06, 2011
    A Canadian sports doctor whose high-profile clients have included Tiger Woods and Alex Rodriguez pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to bringing unapproved drugs, including human growth hormone, into the United States to unlawfully treat pro athletes. Dr. Anthony Galea, a healing specialist from Toronto who was sought out by the biggest names in sports, was indicted by a federal grand jury in October on charges that he smuggled human growth hormone and other substances into the United States and lied to border agents to avoid getting caught. He faces similar charges in Canada.
  • Lightning Rod: It's not A-Rod's fault he got a tax break on his condo

    03/05/2011 9:19:06 PM PST · by JimPrevor · 2 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 14, 2011 | Jim Prevor
    New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez is in the news again, this time for reasons having nothing to do with Cameron Diaz or baseball. It seems A-Rod has purchased a spiffy condo in a building newly constructed in Manhattan. The building’s developers took advantage of New York’s 421a program, which is designed to both encourage new construction and provide affordable housing. In exchange for constructing a new building on vacant or under-used land and creating affordable housing in the outer boroughs, developers get their real estate taxes on the improvements phased in over a period of years​—​in this case, ten.......
  • Todd Jones: Albert Pujols better hitter than Alex Rodriguez

    08/28/2010 11:09:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Sporting News ^ | August 26, 2010 | Todd Jones
    With St. Louis Cardinals star Albert Pujols hitting his 400th career homer and Alex Rodriguez having recently reached the 600-homer mark, now is a great time for a guy who served up a homer to each slugger to compare and contrast the two future Hall of Famers:
  • A-Rod makes history: New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez hits 600th home run !!

    08/04/2010 11:24:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/04/2010 | Joe Jackson and CORKY SIEMASZKO
    The drought is over - Alex Rodriguez finally hit his 600th home run. More than two weeks after A-Rod cracked his last homer, the Yankee slugger socked a pitch by Shaun Marcum of the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning of Wednesday's game into the center field of Yankee Stadium - and into history. A big grin creasing his face as he circled the bases, Rodriguez got a standing ovation from the fans and big hugs from his teammates. Yankee fans shared in Rodriguez' joy. "It's well deserved," said Joel Garcia, 20, of The Bronx. "He's such a good...
  • ( David ) Wells: A-Rod's Steroid Homers Shouldn't Count

    05/17/2009 10:01:28 PM PDT · by kellynla · 6 replies · 828+ views
    blogs.nypost.com ^ | May 17, 2009 | FRED KERBER
    Give David Wells credit. He makes the world an interesting place. At Yankee Stadium today as a TBS analyst for the YanksNew York Yankees -Twins game - on the 11th anniversary of his perfect game against the Twins, Wells held nothing back before the game in a chat with the media. In a nutshell: steroid users should be banned immediately on a permanent basis once uncovered; Alex RodriguezAlex Rodriguez home runs that he hit while using steroids should not count; and abusers could be banned from the Hall of Fame. And Boomer related he saw Clemens at a golf tournament...
  • A-Rod leaves Madonna for A-Rod (MUST SEE SICK PHOTO)

    03/19/2009 3:18:24 PM PDT · by slomark · 5 replies · 1,354+ views
    [YOU HAVE TO SEE THE PHOTO! LOL! SICK!]Based on the really strange photos in the April issue of Details magazine, Alex Rodriguez has found his one true love. And it turns out to be none other than Alex Rodriguez. Now we realize this guy has never been mistaken for a genius. And we realize that some people think Madonna looks like she’s been rode too hard and put away wet (did that line reveal too much about the childhood years we spent on the farm?). And we realize the baseball season is long and arduous and a man can get...
  • ‘Unscreened’ Town Hall . . . Or Jonas Brothers Concert?

    03/18/2009 5:43:22 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies · 625+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “Obama’s Unscreened Town Hall Audience Is Clean Break From Bush’s Supporters-Only Public Events” — headline, liberal “Think Progress” website No Republicans in Orange County? Guess not. What used to be the most Republican of strongholds in California sounded more like a one-man Jonas Brothers concert when Pres. Obama staged a supposed “town hall” today. View—no—listen to the clip I’ve edited of the crowd reaction. Not only did they cheer like a bunch of giddy 12-year old girls. At one point they broke into an “O-BA-MA!” chant. When’s the last time you heard that at a “town hall”? Cheering, chanting, standing-Os...
  • Jim Rome Mocks A-Rod For Asking Couric For Career Advice

    03/03/2009 2:45:37 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 563+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You know Katie Couric and her CBS Evening News have some serious problems when they become the butt of sports-talk mockery . . . On his ESPN show this afternoon, the acerbic Jim Rome raked Alex Rodriguez for seeking career advice from Couric. JIM ROME: Katie Couric says that while she was trying to line up an interview with Alex Rodriguez back in ‘07, he actually asked her what she thought that he should do about his contract: quote, what team do you think I should play for? . . . Katie Couric? I mean, judging from her ratings, she...
  • A-Rod should be banned for life from baseball for steroid use

    02/18/2009 1:53:42 AM PST · by Askwhy5times · 17 replies · 762+ views
    The Intellectual Redneck ^ | February 17, 2009 | The Intellectual Redneck
    A-Rod should be banned for life from baseball for steroid use. Alex Rodriguez has done irreparable damage to the sport of baseball. Pete Rose was banned from the game for life for gambling on baseball. Do you think Pete Rose's gambling or A-Rod's steroid use had a larger impact on the outcome of any particular game of baseball? There is no proof that Pete Rose's bad habit ever affected a baseball game. We know what kind of effect steroid use has on an athlete's performance. When you correlate Alex Rodriguez's steroid use with his records and outstanding seasons, you can...
  • Our American Pastime....RIP....

    02/10/2009 4:44:43 AM PST · by gopmike.com · 10 replies · 464+ views
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 2/10/09 | GOP Mike
    To my Conservative Friends: I digress for a day from discussing Conservative issues and liberal tooling to comment on the steroid use in baseball and how it has destroyed the legacy of our great game... Unless you have just emerged from under a rock somewhere, you know that the best player in the game, Alex Rodriguez, just admitted that he used banned substances between the years 2001 and 2003. In a very emotional interview yesterday with respected baseball man Peter Gammons, A-Rod almost broke down several times as he copped to his transgressions and apologized several times to the fans...
  • Baseball Star Alex Rodriguez Admits to Using Banned Substances - Video 2/9/09

    02/09/2009 4:58:55 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 304+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Baseball Star Alex Rodriguez talking today with ESPN's Peter Gammons. In the interview, he admits to having used "performance enhancing drugs" from 2001-2003 while a player with the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez says he is sorry for taking the substances. . . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Roids vs Pot: Alex Rodriguez vs Michael Phelps

    02/08/2009 1:03:14 PM PST · by Justaham · 16 replies · 805+ views
    Michael Phelps takes a hit from a bong in the above picture and his world turns into a soap opera. Because of the infamous picture seen above, Phelps now has lost endorsements like Kelloggs and Subway, which did take Phelps back after his official apology. He’s also been suspended for 3 months from swimming competitions. We think it’s funny that Subway would even consider dropping Phelps knowing that they help fend off the munchies for stoners nationwide. That’s why the Meatball Subs are so popular. Now we see that Alex Rodriguez is being outed for testing positive for steroids in...
  • Howard Bryant: Steroid Past Brings Down Future King

    02/08/2009 6:23:22 AM PST · by kellynla · 51 replies · 1,133+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | February 7, 2009 | Howard Bryant
    The house of cards, once and for all, has collapsed on Major League Baseball and its steroids era. On Saturday, the past took down the future king. Take a real good look across the devastated terrain that commissioner Bud Selig once commonly referred to as a renaissance. • Barry Bonds, 762 home runs, seven-time MVP, goes on trial for perjury beginning March 2. • Roger Clemens, 354 wins, seven-time Cy Young winner, is being investigated for perjury by the FBI, which is also investigating former MVP Miguel Tejada. • Rafael Palmeiro, 569 home runs, 3,000 hits, has already been investigated...
  • Sources tell SI(Sports Illustrated) Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003

    02/07/2009 8:06:43 AM PST · by kellynla · 96 replies · 2,133+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | Saturday February 7, 2009 10:12AM; Updated: Saturday February 7, 2009 10:58AM | Selena Roberts and David Epstein
    In 2003, when he won the American League home run title and the AL Most Valuable Player award as a shortstop for the Texas Rangers, Alex Rodriguez tested positive for two anabolic steroids, four sources have independently told Sports Illustrated. Rodriguez's name appears on a list of 104 players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball's '03 survey testing, SI's sources say. As part of a joint agreement with the MLB Players Association, the testing was conducted to determine if it was necessary to impose mandatory random drug testing across the major leagues in 2004. When approached...
  • A-Rod makes more than Marlins roster

    04/01/2008 4:52:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies · 103+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | April 1, 2008 | Ronald Blum
    Alex Rodriguez makes more this year than his hometown Florida Marlins. Boosted by his new deal with the New York Yankees, A-Rod tops the major league baseball salary list at $28 million, according to a study of contract terms by The Associated Press. The 33 players on the Marlins' opening-day roster and disabled list total $21.8 million...
  • Alex Rodriguez Gets A Surprise Assist From Fan in Omaha (Warren Buffett)

    11/17/2007 1:52:39 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies · 117+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 17, 2007 | Kate Kelly and Dana Cimilluca
    In the public imagination, sports negotiations unfold along the lines of "Jerry Maguire" and other fictional portrayals -- fast-talking, bare-knuckled agents going to head-to-head with cigar-smoking team owners in a game of "Show Me the Money." But when New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez stumbled in his efforts to ink a stratospheric new contract, he turned to a different set of characters: Omaha investor Warren Buffett and two executives from Goldman Sachs Group Inc...
  • Bye bye A-Rod: Rodriguez opts out of contract with New York Yankees

    10/29/2007 12:28:59 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 98 replies · 216+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 10-29-07 | Ronald Blum
    Alex Rodriguez opted out of his $252 million, 10-year contract with the Yankees on Sunday in what appears to be the end of his tumultuous career with New York. Rodriguez's decision, announced by agent Scott Boras as the rival Boston Red Sox completed their World Series sweep of Colorado, makes the third baseman eligible to become a free agent. Boras said he attempted to notify Yankees general manager Brian Cashman of the decision but couldn't reach him, so he left a voice mail. "He was traveling and I was traveling," Boras said. Rodriguez loses the final $72 million in guaranteed...
  • Clemens, A-Rod, Jeter feature in US team (World Baseball Classic roster announced)

    02/14/2006 3:26:57 PM PST · by presidio9 · 24 replies · 279+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/14/06 | Larry Fine
    Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter are among the headliners on the 30-man U.S. team roster announced on Tuesday for next month's inaugural World Baseball Classic. ADVERTISEMENT The 16-nation tournament will feature the world's best players competing for their home countries staged over three weeks. Clemens, 43, winner of a record seven Cy Young Awards for major league pitching excellence, will be joined by fellow-starters Dontrelle Willis, Jake Peavy and C.C. Sabathia on a pitching staff that will be stacked with 10 relievers. "I'm excited to be a part of it," Clemens, a free agent after going 13-8 with...
  • Owners Slam Players' New Proposals

    08/24/2002 5:38:20 PM PDT · by GeneD · 16 replies · 208+ views
    wire.ap.org ^ | 8/24/02 | Ronald Blum
    NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players made new proposals Saturday on the key issues of revenue sharing and a luxury tax, and owners immediately slammed them as moves backward. ``We could not have been more disappointed in the proposal we received,'' said Rob Manfred, the owners' chief labor lawyer. ``This is raw regressive bargaining.'' Six days before the union's Aug. 30 strike deadline, the sides appear to be on a collision course for baseball's ninth work stoppage since 1972. There was no immediate response from the union. Manfred accused players of backtracking on increased revenue sharing. The union proposed Saturday...