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Alex Rodriguez Suspended for 2014 Baseball Season

Alex Rodriguez Suspended for 2014 Baseball Season

Originally posted 01/11/2014 12:20PM

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for the entire 2014 season, or in the words of New York's Daily News: "He's out."

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Alex Rodriguez Suspended from Baseball

Alex Rodriguez Suspended from Baseball

Originally posted 08/05/2013 07:20AM

Alex Rodriguez will have a one-of-a-kind day on Monday. He received a lengthy suspension from baseball and then will head to the ballpark to play for the New York Yankees for the first time this season.

A-Rod's suspension, through the 2014 season (pending appeal), was announced as part of Major League Baseball's latest drug investigation, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press.

Major League Baseball informed the Yankees on Sunday that A-Rod will be suspended for his links to a clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because no statement was authorized.

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Will A-Rod Be Banned from Baseball for Connection to Anti-Aging Clinic?

Alex Rodriguez Could Face Baseball Ban over Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Originally posted 06/05/2013 10:10AM

Is Yankee star and Hollywood heartthrob Alex Rodriquez in hot water?

The slugger (a.k.a. A-Rod) – who's been romantically linked in the past to Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson and Madonna – is among the names of more than 20 players connected to a Miami anti-aging clinic, Biogenesis of America, whose owner has agreed to speak to Major League Baseball about the distribution of performance-enhancing drugs to its players, according to reports.

"The clinic's owner, Tony Bosch, is now cooperating with the MLB investigation," ESPN reported late Tuesday.

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Mila Braves Rain for Madonna Concert in N.Y.C. | Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis Braves Rain for Madonna in New York City

Originally posted 09/10/2012 06:00AM

Gonna dress you up in ... my poncho?

Mila Kunis braved a rainy New York City night to see Madonna live in concert at Yankee Stadium.

The actress – who sat front row – took her seat around 10:20 p.m., just moments before the "Material Girl" took the stage. Beau Ashton Kutcher was nowhere to be seen but Kunis spent her evening chatting with two male friends and happily posing for photos with fans.

"She wore a rain poncho just like the rest of the crowd," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

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Joanna Garcia & Hubby Nick Swisher's Burlesque Date Night | JoAnna Garcia, Nick Swisher

Joanna Garcia & Hubby Nick Swisher's Burlesque Date Night

Originally posted 02/10/2012 05:55AM

It was date night for Joanna Garcia and her New York Yankee hubby Nick Swisher at Beacher's Madhouse in L.A. The couple had a front row table, which they shared with close friend Jamie-Lynn Sigler. They were in good moods, sipping cocktails and enjoying the burlesque show. Garcia especially seemed to love when drag queen Vicky Vox gave a male audience member a lap dance to Rihanna's hit "S&M."

Otherwise, Garcia and Swisher mingled with friends, got into the music and even shared an affectionate moment with Swisher giving his wife kisses on the cheek. Says an onlooker: "They both seemed incredibly happy and in love."

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PHOTO: Minka Kelly Roots, Roots, Roots for the Yankees – and Derek Jeter

Yankees – and Derek Jeter – Get Support from Minka Kelly

Originally posted 10/21/2010 12:15PM

Take her out to the ballgame!

With the New York Yankees just two wins away from the World Series, Minka Kelly was cheering loudly at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx on Wednesday as her longtime beau Derek Jeter and his team bested the Texas Rangers, 7-2.

The couple have long been the subject of engagement rumors, though they've never confirmed that they plan to wed. In January, the New York Post reported that the baseball player and Kelly, 30, were set to tie the knot on November 5, only days after the World Series is scheduled to conclude.

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Yankee Boss George Steinbrenner Dies

UpdatePosted 07/13/2010 01:00PM

Yankee Boss George Steinbrenner Dies

Originally posted 07/13/2010 10:15AM

George Steinbrenner, whose New York Yankees won 11 American League pennants and seven world championships under his frequently controversial ownership, died of a massive heart attack Tuesday morning in Tampa, Florida. He had turned 80 on the 4th of July, but has been in failing health the past few years after suffering a series of strokes.

Called "The Boss," the imposing figure was that and more – bullying (especially his managers and general managers), bombastic but, like the team he and 15 limited partners bought for $8.8 million from CBS in 1973, generally victorious. He even entered the pop-cultural landscape, being portrayed on Seinfeld as George Costanza's boss ... though he was never seen, only heard (with Larry David providing the voiceover).

His style didn't only rub managers the wrong way. As New York's Daily News notes in its lengthy obituary Tuesday morning, Steinbrenner also ticked off his players, including such stars as Reggie Jackson, Lou Piniella, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles and Sparky Lyle, though the feuds would end – eventually.

That wasn't the case, however, with Yogi Berra, fired by The Boss only 16 games into the '85 season. Steinbrenner finally issued a public apology to the icon, though not until 1999. In a statement on Tuesday, Berra said, "George and I had our differences, but who didn't? We became great friends over the last decade and I will miss him very much."

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