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The life and times of Alex Rodriguez

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrives at the offices of Major League Baseball, in New York. Rodriguez was back at Major League Baseball's office Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 for the resumption of the grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games by MLB on Aug. 5 for alleged violations of the sport's drug agreement and labor contract, and the players' association filed the grievance to overturn the penalty. (AP Photo/David Karp)

Alex Rodriguez

Yahoo NewsJanuary 12, 2014

Embattled New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez asked a federal judge on Monday to throw out an arbitrator's decision suspending him for the 2014 baseball season for doping, escalating a battle with Major League Baseball that shows no signs of abating.

In the petition, filed by Rodriguez's attorneys at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, they said arbitrator Fredric Horowitz exhibited "blatant partiality" toward MLB.

Rodriguez also said in his petition that the league's initial 211-game ban was impermissibly long under the terms of baseball's labor agreement and he accused MLB officials of leaking details about the case to the media. (Associated Press)

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