A-Rod Saga Continues

A desperate Alex Rodriguez and his legal team filed suit in Manhattan's U.S.
District Court Monday in an effort to have his 162-game suspension for
performance-enhancing drug use overturned. The disgraced New York Yankees
third baseman named both Major League Baseball and the Players Association as
defendants in the 42-page document, arguing that the Commissioner's Office
violated the collective bargaining agreement with its pursuit of the
suspension and that the union did not properly perform its duty to fairly
represent his case. Rodriguez's complaint also made public Saturday's ruling
by arbitrator Frederic Horowitz, who reduced the star slugger's original ban
from 211 games to 162 but prohibited him from playing in any regular-season or
postseason games in 2014. Rodriguez's attorneys argued that the verdict should
be dismissed on the grounds that Horowitz's decision was not consistent with
the terms of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and that he
showed "evident partiality" to Commissioner Bud Selig during his review.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 4 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sullivan Senior Baseball Player Matt Foster. Matt pitched a no hitter against Union in a game at GCS Ballpark in Illinois Friday night. He struck out 13 batters and walked four while throwing 111 pitches. He also had one hit in the game. Matt is also very good with the bat. His .520 average and 14 runs batted in leads the team.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 9 min ago

Early Thursday morning, I received news that vandals had broken in to St. Francis Borgia Grade School in Washington, causing extensive damage to several classrooms and offices. School was closed for the day as the Washington Police Department went about their business of securing what had changed from a school community to a crime scene overnight.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

10 hours 1 min ago

Floyd Mayweather Jr., the 38-year-old with the baby face and the unblemished professional boxing record, beat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night with a unanimous decision in what was considered the highest-grossing bout in history.