New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez dropped a lawsuit challenging his full-season suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, signaling his possible acceptance of the punishment as his team prepares to begin spring training next week.
Alex Rodriguez will forfeit $25 million in base salary while suspended from Major League Baseball for the 2014 season. The longest drug-related ban in the sport’s history will cost him more than that in missed bonuses and lost endorsements, sports marketers said.
Barry Bonds, who holds Major League Baseball’s career and single-season home-run records, was properly convicted in 2011 for obstructing a U.S. probe of steroids in professional sports, a federal appeals court said.
Barry Bonds ’s perjury trial, to be heard by an eight-woman, four-man jury that includes a data center engineer at Amazon.com Inc. , two nurses and a business college student, is scheduled for opening statements today.
Barry Bonds , Major League Baseball’s home-run record holder, asked a federal judge to throw out his conviction for making evasive statements to a grand jury in 2003, saying “unauthorized rambling is not a federal crime.”