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Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Judges Keep Rodriguez Lawsuits Separate — For Now

Federal judges say two lawsuits Alex Rodriguez filed against Major League Baseball can remain on separate tracks for now.

01/17/2014

Tony Clark (L) and Carlos Villanueva listen as Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig speaks at a news conference at MLB headquarters on November 22, 2011.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Clark: MLB Players Won’t Allow Deals To Be Voided For Drug Violations

New baseball union head Tony Clark says players won’t agree to terminating contracts as part of discipline for drug violations.

01/16/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

We’ve Got You Covered: 5 Things To Know About Alex Rodriguez’s Lawsuit

Confused about anything? We’ve got you covered. Here are five things to know about the complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

01/14/2014

Michael Weiner (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Michael Weiner, MLB Players’ Union Head, Dies At 51

Michael Weiner, the plain-speaking, ever-positive labor lawyer who took over as head of the powerful baseball players’ union four years ago died Thursday.

11/21/2013

Jay Z and Robinson Cano (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: MLBPA Investigating Jay Z For Giving $33,900 Watch To Cano

The five-time All-Star posted a picture of the watch on his Instagram account two weeks ago. He also posted the following comment: “thanks to the ROC NATION my birthday gift.”

11/06/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

A-Rod’s Lawsuit Against MLB Moved To Federal Court

Alex Rodriguez’s lawsuit claiming Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig went on a “witch hunt” to force him from the sport has been moved from state to federal court.

10/08/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

A-Rod Sues MLB And Selig, Claiming They’re Trying To Destroy His Reputation

The suit claims that Bud Selig and MLB have tried to smear Rodriguez’s reputation to “gloss over” Selig’s past inaction and tacit approval of the use of performance-enhancing substances in baseball.

10/04/2013

Hal Steinbrenner (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images), Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Yankees Owner Hal Steinbrenner On Alex Rodriguez: ‘We Need Him’

“Look, as I told him when I talked to him in Tampa, we need him,” Steinbrenner said. “We do. That’s just obvious. We’ve still got our injuries, and my hope is that he comes back and continues to improve and stay healthy.”

08/14/2013

Shane Spencer (Credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Shane Spencer Victim Of Hoax On ESPN Radio; Ex-Yank Denies PED Use On WFAN

An imposter claiming to be Spencer called the station and admitted to taking steroids, saying, “I have used steroids in the past … Did I ever see anyone using them? Absolutely.”

08/14/2013

Mark Cuban (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Cuban On A-Rod: ‘It’s Disgraceful What MLB Is Trying To Do To Him’

“(It’s) horrible,” Cuban said. “I think it’s disgraceful what Major League Baseball is trying to do to him. Look, it’s not that he doesn’t deserve to be suspended. He does … (211 games), that’s personal.”

08/09/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MLBPA Formally Appeals Alex Rodriguez’s 211-Game Suspension

The other 12 players accepted 50-game suspensions, but Rodriguez said he planned to fight. Union head Michael Weiner said the punishment for the third baseman was “way out of line.”

08/07/2013

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Silverman: Bettman Is Doing His Thing As An NHL Lockout Looms

This will be the third lockout in the Gary Bettman era. The commissioner, who gets booed every time he hands out the Stanley Cup, was hired by the NHL’s owners in 1993. One of the tenets of his hiring was to avoid work stoppages.

09/15/2012

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Werth Contract Startling – Even For Baseball

Even those who don’t follow baseball closely had to notice, if only because the figures were so startling. Jayson Werth is a decent enough outfielder, but giving him $126 million over seven years seems unfathomable.

WFAN–12/07/2010