Joe Girardi

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) looks for a receiver as Auburn defensive end Dee Ford (30) pressures during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala., Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Alabama’s McCarron keeps pledge with Heisman trip

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — AJ McCarron finally gets to see New York. The Alabama quarterback made a pact with himself that he wouldn’t go to the Big Apple before he could foot the bill unless […]

12/11/2013

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, center, celebrates with J.R. Murphy, left, and Brendan Ryan after Rodriguez hit a grand slam during the seventh inning of an interleague baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

A-Rod sets slam record, Yankees beat Giants 5-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez’s record-breaking grand slam was a big one for the Yankees, who can only hope it came in time for a last-gasp run at the playoffs. Rodriguez set a major […]

09/20/2013

Atlanta Braves' Jason Heyward, center, is helped by New York Mets catcher John Buck, left, and umpire Greg Gibson after being hit by a 90 mph fastball thrown by New York Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese during the sixth inning at Citi Field, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in New York. Heyward was taken to the hospital for x-rays. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Intentional or not, hit by pitch can do a lot of damage

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi was livid, veins bulging in his neck, as he peppered home plate umpire Brian O’Nora with profanity after Boston’s Ryan Dempster hit Alex Rodriguez in the […]

08/23/2013

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez addresses a media swarm before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Alex Rodriguez puts end to non-baseball talk

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez said Wednesday he’s cutting off all non-baseball talk after a wild weekend of accusations and retaliations on and off the field. Playing while he appeals a 211-game suspension for […]

08/21/2013

Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston, Aug. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Dempster suspended 5 games for hitting A-Rod

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Dempster of the Boston Red Sox was suspended for five games and fined by Major League Baseball for intentionally hitting Yankees star Alex Rodriguez with a pitch last weekend. The […]

08/20/2013

New York Yankees manger Joe Girardi, right, argues with home plate umpire Brian O'Nora after Alex Rodriguez was hit by a pitch in the second inning in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Girardi says Dempster should be suspended

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it will be “open season” on Alex Rodriguez if Major League Baseball fails to suspend Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster for hitting the New York star with […]

08/20/2013

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez strikes out during his first at bat during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

A-Rod returns at Yankee Stadium, boobirds in force

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez got booed in pregame introductions, booed when his picture was put up on the video board and booed again when came to bat in the first inning. And when […]

08/09/2013

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez answers questions from the media during a news conference after a minor league baseball rehab start with the Trenton Thunder in a game against the Reading Phillies, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

AP source: A-Rod can play during suspension appeal

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez will be suspended Monday, likely through the 2014 season, as part of Major League Baseball’s latest drug investigation but can play while he appeals, a person familiar with the […]

08/05/2013

Playing the field

Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees makes $25 million a year. But he is playing so bad that he was benched last night. And in the first two games of this series he only had one […]

10/17/2012

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