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2008-07-07 21:00:04

MIAMI _ New York Yankee Alex ''A-Rod'' Rodriguez has hired Miami attorney Ira Elegant to represent him in his divorce from wife Cynthia. Elegant also represents Shaquille O'Neal in his split from wife Shaunie. But, Elegant says, it's just coincidence that he landed two of the nation's richest and highest profile athletes. ``Shaq didn't refer him.'' Elegant was on a yacht Monday in Turkey and had not seen Cynthia's petition, filed Monday morning in Miami-Dade circuit court. ''I will be...

2008-07-07 12:00:03

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Cynthia Rodriguez, the wife of New York Yankees All-Star third baseman Alex Rodriguez, has filed for divorce in a Miami court. The New York post reported that Cynthia Rodriguez filed the papers Monday morning. The divorce petition comes just days after a media frenzy in New York linked the slugger to music superstar Madonna. According to the Post, Cynthia Rodriguez will cite a "long period of infidelity on the part of...

2008-06-27 21:00:14

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Carlos Delgado broke out of his slump by setting a club record with nine RBI, including a grand slam, to lead the New York Mets to a 15-6 drubbing of the New York Yankees in the first game of a unique day- night doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. "I had a good game," said Delgado. "I got lucky. Every time I came up I had a lot of runners on base." Delgado also hit a three-run homer and Carlos Beltran belted a two-run homer for the Mets, who won...

2006-09-03 20:14:31

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alex Rodriguez belted a pair of home runs and drove in five runs to help the New York Yankees thump the Minnesota Twins 10-1 on Sunday. Rodriguez has snapped out of a one-for-24 slump with five homers in four days as the Yankees took the rubber game of the three-game series against the Twins, who remain a half game behind the Chicago White Sox for the AL wild card lead. New York manager Joe Torre said Rodriguez had stayed calm during his rough spell. "He wasn't...

2006-09-01 22:43:09

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A resurgent Alex Rodriguez hit two home runs and drove in three runs as the New York Yankees thumped the Minnesota Twins 8-1 on Friday. Rodriguez snapped out of a slump with a home run on Thursday and earned standing ovations from the often critical New York fans on Friday as the Yankees won their 80th game of the season. New York leads the American League East by eight games over the Boston Red Sox, who edged the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 at Fenway Park. The Twins...

2006-09-01 07:48:34

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alex Rodriguez broke out of his slump with three hits, including a home run, and Randy Johnson pitched eight strong innings as the New York Yankees edged the Detroit Tigers 6-4 at Yankee Stadium on Thursday. Rodriguez was in a 1-for-24 slump and hitless in his last 10 at-bats before Thursday's game, but he went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI to pace New York's 14-hit attack. "It felt good to contribute and swing the bat much better," Rodriguez told...

2006-07-25 01:14:12

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Randy Johnson tossed six solid innings and a beleaguered Alex Rodriguez chipped in with a pair of hits to guide the New York Yankees past the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Monday in Arlington. Rodriguez had drawn the wrath of Yankees fans with an 0-for-10 batting slump and five errors in five games. But baseball's highest-paid player took off some of the pressure with an error-free effort and going two-for-five at the plate, driving in a run and scoring another as the...

2006-07-23 20:03:05

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - He is baseball's $25-million man and arguably the game's greatest player, yet Alex Rodriguez is the target of frustrated New York fans who are booing his every failure at Yankee Stadium. The slumping Rodriguez, the highest paid player ever with his 10-year, $252-million contract, is the fall guy for the travails of the second-place Yankees, a victim of great expectations from without and within. "The fans have some great expectancies from me and I...

2006-07-22 00:29:57

TORONTO (Reuters) - Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player in Major League history to hit 450 career home runs but it was not enough to stop the New York Yankees losing 7-3 to the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Center on Friday. Troy Glaus homered and had four RBI while A.J. Burnett earned his second win for Toronto as the Blue Jays beat the Yankees for the second consecutive night in game two of a four-game series. Vernon Wells's walk-off homer gave Toronto the series opener on...

2006-04-19 01:22:48

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Toronto Blue Jays overcame a shaky start to rally past the New York Yankees 10-5 on Tuesday, boosted by a pair of home runs from Troy Glaus. New York's Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi homered to key a four-run first inning, providing Yankees ace Randy Johnson with a 4-0 cushion. But the "Big Unit" could not hold the lead, rocked for three runs in both the first and second innings and another in the third as the Jays nosed in front 7-4. Toronto chased Johnson...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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