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Little Fanfare as A-Rod Stares Down Mays' Home Run Record

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The 39-year-old Yankee is sitting on 659 career home runs — just one away from tying the legendary Willie Mays for fourth place on baseball's all-time home run list.

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WNYC News

A Motivational Speaker's Advice for A-Rod and the Yankees

Thursday, February 26, 2015

After serving a season-long suspension, Alex Rodriguez (and the accompanying drama) has returned to the New York Yankees locker room. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Miami Clinic Behind the Alex Rodriguez Steroid Scandal

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A new book by two investigative journalists on a Miami clinic that had been supplying performance enhancing drugs to baseball players.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A-Rod Storms Out

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Yesterday, Alex Rodriguez stormed out of his arbitration hearing after being informed that Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig would not be testifying in the case over his use of performance enhancing drugs. Later, a lawyer for Rodriguez told WFAN's Mike Francesa that "there is no legal forum in the United States where a man doesn't get to face his accusers." NPR's Mike Pesca discusses whether A-Rod has a point, and whether Selig should have to state baseball's case in person.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: A-Rod Suspended

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca joins us as we open the phones to hear what baseball fans think about Alex Rodriguez's suspension from baseball and his legacy. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A-Rod, Suspended?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Gabe Feldman, associate professor of law and director of the Sports Law Program at Tulane University, discusses reports that Alex Rodriguez could face suspension for his alleged involvement with the performance-enhancing drug supplier Biogenesis International, and whether or not he'll fight it if suspended.

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WNYC News

Pesca: A-Rod Will Fight MLB Settlement

Monday, July 29, 2013

"Rodriguez has some options, and the ability to fight it."

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WNYC News

The Yankees and A-Rod's Contract

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Alex Rodriguez is on the bench recovering from an injury. But the Yankees third baseman’s time off the field could be extended.

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WNYC News

Analysis: Can the A-Rod Brand Survive This Latest Curve Ball?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A-Rod has found himself at the center of Major League Baseball's latest doping investigation. He denies the accusation that he used banned steroids during the Yankees' 2009 World Series run and, possibly, as recently as last season. And now he's taking steps like so many embattled athletes before him to preserve his legacy. But is it too late?

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The Takeaway

You're Out! Baseball's Bad Week

Friday, May 08, 2009

It's a bad week for the biggest names in baseball. A-Rod returns to the struggling Yankees -- and while they could use his help on the field, they probably don't welcome all the controversy he brings. Meanwhile, Manny Ramirez has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball for allegedly using hCG, a female fertility drug. Since it's unlikely that Manny's trying to get pregnant, it's hard not to suspect he was using performance enhancing drugs.

The Takeaway talks to Selena Roberts, a columnist for Sports Illustrated Columnist. She broke the original Rodriguez steroids scandal, and she has a new book out called, A-Rod, where she writes that Mr. Rodriguez not only has been using steroids as a New York Yankee, but had been using since high school.

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WNYC News

A-Rod Admission Leaves Questions Unanswered

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (Getty)

Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (Getty)

Give A-Rod credit. He did what many Major Leaguers would not dare do. Still, the city's sports columnists were not too impressed with Alex Rodriguez's admission that he used steroids. A-Rod or A-Roid, as the tabloids now call him, says he used steroids after he signed the richest contract in sports history with the Texas Rangers. He says he's not sure what steroid he used, wouldn't say where he got it, and says it was only from 2001 to 2003, while he was with the Texas Rangers. He says his Yankee days have been squeaky clean.

Here's Mike Lupica's take on the admission in the Daily News:

'You have to shake your head with this guy. Because only A-Rod, on a day when he made this kind of confession, could also try to sell you this:

'I took the drugs to make myself even better than I already was ... and then discovered that I am even greater without them!

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