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Alex Rodriguez Admits Using Steroids

Alex Rodriguez And Yankees Drama Takes Another Turn Against Red Sox

Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

On a 3-0 count with the bases empty Sunday night, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster tagged Alex Rodriguez in the back. In that same at-bat, Dempster threw a ball behind him. His message -- whatever it may have been -- was sent. Not long after, with New York trailing 6-3, A-Rod made his own statement, blasting a near 450-foot home run to dead center field, as if to say, "How do you like these apples?"

The Daily Szep -- A-Rod

Paul Szep | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Paul Szep


2009: A Year in "Quotes"

Bill Lucey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Lucey

As 2009 draws to a close, I compiled a selection of quotes from leading newsmakers as a way of highlighting some of the biggest news stories of the year.

Steroids: Baseball's Misunderstood Savior

Alec Brownstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Alec Brownstein

Steroids provide the unpredictability that baseball so desperately needs. What could be more interesting than emotionally volatile man children with rock-like projectiles and bats?

So A-Rod Juiced in High School? Didn't We All?

Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dan Abramson

When I was on the JV basketball team, I needed to do everything I could to keep my slot as 3rd string backup point guard. I needed that extra edge.

Why We Hate A-Rod

Chris Kyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Kyle

By any reasonable measure of a role model, husband or man, A-Rod is a failure. And if we know that much is true, how much more do we really need to know about this loser?

Heads in the Sand (And Why Baseball Survives)

Michael Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Shapiro

So long as the home crowd pays to see Alex Rodriguez, baseball can delude itself into believing that all is good in the world.

A-Rod: A Shallow Apology

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Murray Fromson

A-Rod has shown, merely by saying sorry, that the game has run out of excuses, alibis and cover-ups. The people who control baseball ought to stop being front men for the weak-minded drug users.

A-Rod: Ah, Youth

Michael Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Shapiro

A-Rod told the world a great deal about himself today, and the view is not flattering. By portraying himself as a reformed man-child he showed himself incapable of assuming responsibility.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The Academy Awards aren't until next Sunday, but this week provided some Oscar-worthy performances. There was A-Roid acting remorseful about using steroids (although, admittedly, this was nowhere near as convincing as when he denied having used them); Joaquin acting weirder than weird on Letterman; Nadya Suleman acting like there was a rational explanation for a single mom having 14 children via in vitro fertilization; eight banking CEOs unconvincingly acting contrite in front of Congress; peanut butter tycoon Stew Parnell acting like a Mafia don, repeatedly taking the 5th Amendment in front of Congress; and Sen. Judd Gregg acting schizophrenic, withdrawing as Commerce Secretary nominee over policy disagreements after previously lobbying for the post and promising that policy disagreements would not keep him from backing Obama's agenda.

Let's All Stop Whining And Let The Athletes Juice!

Keith Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Keith Blanchard

For a young, promising athlete with dreams, the question really is: Can I afford NOT to take steroids? Especially if anyone I'm competing against is?

Will Success Spoil Alex Rodriguez?

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

Alex, your fans will be shocked and deeply saddened -- even the seven who never suspected this in the first place.

A-Rod Steroid Confession: Still Tough to Swallow

Dan "Nitro" Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

As a steroid abuser for 20 years, I can assure you Alex Rodriguez knew exactly what he was taking. As the highest paid player in baseball, his body is his business.

The End Time Chronicles

James Moore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James Moore

You can't even ask the question "What the hell's wrong with us?" because the answer requires decades of explanation. An increasing number of Americans wonder if our country will even survive.

Drip, Drip, Drip: Baseball and Steroids, Redux

Michael Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Shapiro

What to do with A-Rod, and perhaps Tejada, and the other 103 names that appeared on the list that ensnared Rodriguez and which was somehow never destroyed?

MLB Network Provides "Most Compelling Coverage" Of A-Rod Steroid Scandal Despite Impact On Sport

Los Angeles Times | Diane Pucin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Watching Alex Rodriguez's interview Monday with ESPN's Peter Gammons, it was easy to think of the new Fox show, "Lie to Me" and its tagline, "The trut...

Is It The 'Roids or the Records?

Jamie Malanowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jamie Malanowski

We don't care if the bonecrushing behemoths of the gridiron build themselves up to the size of rhinos, but when we find out some baseball player has been using, we act like we've just lost our virginity.

Baseball's Pattern of Denial

Michael Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Shapiro

The case of Alex Rodriguez cuts to the heart of what has ailed baseball for much of its history: an inability to see beyond the moment.

Truth and Reconciliation in Baseball

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

A-Rod should not be blackballed from Cooperstown like McGwire has been and Bonds will be. The Hall selects the finest players of each era of baseball, and that includes the last decade.

Alex Rodriguez Admits Steroid Use As A Ranger: UPDATED VIDEO

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

***UPDATED 3:35PM*** Scroll down to watch A-Rod admit using steroids to ESPN's Peter Gammons NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez admitted Monday that he ...