Alex Rodriguez

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Hot Streak Puts Homer Milestone in Reach

Albert Pujols may hit 700th home run before retiring after all

(Newser) - Conventional baseball wisdom suggested Albert Pujols would end this season, his last, just short of 700 home runs—painfully shy of joining the group that numbers only Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, and Babe Ruth. That script is being rewritten, Bob Nightengale writes in USA Today . After hitting five home runs...

After Denying Split, J-Lo and A-Rod Share News
After Denying Split,
J-Lo and A-Rod Share News

After Denying Split, J-Lo and A-Rod Share News

Their engagement really is over: 'We are better as friends'

(Newser) - Jennifer Lopez once described her relationship with Alex Rodriguez as "a matching of ... twin souls." But those souls are now "better as friends," the Hollywood power couple said in a Thursday statement to Today , announcing their breakup.
  • "We will continue to work together and support

A-Rod and J-Lo Hit Back At Breakup Rumors

Actress and athlete 'not single'

(Newser) - Reports that emerged last week claiming Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez had split after a 2-year engagement and four years as a celebrity power couple appear to not be true. The 45-year-old ex-Yankee was stopped by paparazzi outside his South Florida gym over the weekend, when he was asked if...

Reports: It's Splitsville for J-Lo and A-Rod

The couple, engaged in 2019, had been together for 4 years

(Newser) - Looks like there won't be a marriage No. 4 for Jennifer Lopez in the near future. Page Six reports the 51-year-old singer and 45-year-old ex-Yankee Alex Rodriguez have called it quits on their engagement, and apparently their entire relationship. There's been no comment from either camp, but sources...

Celebs Face Brunt of 'Corona-Shaming'

Jennifer Lopez, George Stephanopoulos among those bashed for not staying home, following rules

(Newser) - Celebrities including Jennifer Lopez and George Stephanopoulos are learning the hard way about "corona-shaming," the act of shaming people who appear to be skirting public health recommendations amid the coronavirus pandemic. While various Facebook groups target the average "covidiots," per the Guardian , celebrities are most visible....

A-Rod and J-Lo May Try to Buy the Mets
A-Rod and J-Lo 
May Bid on the Mets

A-Rod and J-Lo May Bid on the Mets

Sources say celebrity couple is considering a bid on the baseball team

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are going to try to bid on the New York Mets, sources tell Variety and the New York Post . The engaged couple is reportedly working with JPMorgan Chase to raise capital for the possible bid, though no one has officially confirmed the news. The family...

Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez to Tie the Knot
Alex Rodriguez: 'She Said Yes'

Alex Rodriguez: 'She Said Yes'

Jennifer Lopez to wed the former Yankee

(Newser) - Jennifer Lopez said yes to Alex Rodriguez's proposal, and with the rock he presented, who could say no? The couple on Saturday posted an Instagram photo of their hands with a massive engagement ring on Lopez's ring finger. The former Yankee captioned his photo with "she said...

J.Lo, A-Rod Are Dating
J.Lo, A-Rod
Are Dating

J.Lo, A-Rod Are Dating

But it's not serious, sources say

(Newser) - They come with a ready-made "couple nickname," so it's kind of shocking it took them this long to get together: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, or "J-Rod," as Us calls them, are dating. Sources say they've been seeing each other for weeks, but "...

Worth Every Penny? What A-Rod Cost NY

Is a World Series worth $317M?

(Newser) - If a World Series title is worth $317 million, then the New York Yankees probably deserve a pat on the back. If not, well, the team might be regretting its payments to Alex Rodriguez. By the time A-Rod collects his last payment as a player from the Yankees next year,...

Era of A-Rod Is Ending for the Yankees

Star slugger Alex Rodriguez, in a slump, will play his last game on Friday

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez will play his final major league game next Friday with the New York Yankees and then become a special adviser and instructor with the team, reports the AP . Rodriguez and the club made the announcement before Sunday's game against Cleveland. A-Rod will play against Tampa Bay at...

Fan Who Caught A-Rod Baseball Won't Give It to Him

At least not right away, and definitely not for free

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez can't even avoid drama with souvenir baseballs. A-Rod smacked his 3,000th hit last night, but the fan who caught the home run ball is resisting the Yankees' efforts to have him return it. At least temporarily: "At first, I was 100% adamant about not giving...

A-Rod Gets Hit No. 3K in Dramatic Fashion

He nails a home run off the first pitch

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez has homered for his 3,000th career hit, becoming just the 29th major league player to reach the milestone. The Yankees star connected tonight at Yankee Stadium in the first inning on his first pitch from Detroit ace Justin Verlander. The crowd erupted as the ball sailed into...

A-Rod Ties Willie Mays, and Yanks Won't Pay Up

Team balks at $6M bonus

(Newser) - It should have been confetti time: Alex Rodriguez hit home run No. 660 last night to tie Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list. The Yankees, however, are balking at paying a $6 million bonus for the milestone that was negotiated in the more innocent A-Rod days of...

Top 5 Apologies of the Week
 Top 5 Apologies of the Week 

Top 5 Apologies of the Week

Including that hand-written one from you know who

(Newser) - Can A-Rod get back in fans' good graces? Probably not, but his handwritten note was among the public apologies that generated headlines this week:
  • A-Rod, again: "I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season. I regret that my actions made the

A-Rod Hand-Writes an Apology to Fans
A-Rod Hand-Writes an Apology to Fans

A-Rod Hand-Writes an Apology to Fans

Slugger will return to Yankees for spring training later this month

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez is set to return to Major League Baseball later this month after sitting out the entire 2014 season, and ESPN reports that today he continued his penance in the form of a hand-written letter apologizing to pretty much everyone. "I take full responsibility for the mistakes that...

Top 5 Apologies of the Week
 Top 5 Apologies of the Week 

Top 5 Apologies of the Week

Politicians, athletes, and celebs make the rounds

(Newser) - Some of the more notable public apologies that made headlines this week:
  • One year later: "There is no excuse for domestic violence, and I apologize for the horrible mistake I made."—Ray Rice, apologizing to Baltimore Ravens fans near the anniversary of his high-profile arrest.
  • Out of

A-Rod Peed on Our Wall, Says Cousin's Wife

It's all part of convoluted drug fiasco

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez is in a heated battle with the cousin who once allegedly helped him take steroids , and that cousin's wife says A-Rod is an "evil" person who peed on a wall of their Miami house to mark his territory. "He peed outside on my wall, next...

A-Rod Used PEDs in MVP Season— With MLB's Blessing

New book says he got permission to use testosterone in 2007

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs in 2007, the year he hit 54 home runs, won his second MVP award, and then opted out of his contract, leading to the biggest pay-day in baseball history—and he did it with the league's blessing. An excerpt from the upcoming book, Blood ...

A-Rod's People Threatened to Kill Me: Tony Bosch

Biogenesis founder says he sought MLB's protection

(Newser) - Refusing to accept bribes from Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is dangerous business, according to Tony Bosch. The man who allegedly supplied Rodriguez with PEDs and cooperated with a Major League Baseball investigation into the matter tells 60 Minutes that he received death threats after Rodriguez associates failed to bribe him,...

A-Rod Loses Fight to Play Next Season

His suspension for doping is reduced, but it still covers all of 2014

(Newser) - A-Rod got a little relief from Major League Baseball, but only a little: His record 211-game suspension for doping has been reduced to a (still-record) 162 games. But the decision by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz still means that Rodriguez will have to sit out the entire 2014 season, without pay, including...

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