A-Rod Suspended for 2014 Season

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On Saturday morning, Alex Rodriguez received the longest doping penalty in the history of American baseball. He'll be suspended for 162 games — the entire 2014 season and off season — over charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs. It's an improvement over the 211-game ban originally handed down by baseball commissioner Bud Selig in August, but the break is still going to cost A-Rod at least $25 million. In a long statement confirming the news, he vowed to "take this fight to federal court."