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Alex Rodriguez's second hip surgery must have Yankees feeling r…

Alex Rodriguez's second hip surgery must have Yankees feeling regret they signed him to long, lucrative contract

So this is what the Yankees hope, going into a season that might not start for Alex Rodriguez until he has turned 38: That the reason he looked as washed up as he did in the postseason of 2012 was because he now has two old-man hips instead of one.
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  • Pagan and Giants reach four-year deal

    Pagan and Giants reach four-year deal

    CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants and free agent center fielder Angel Pagan have reached agreement on a four-year contract.
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  • Rangers not interested in moving Young

    Rangers not interested in moving Young

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    The Phillies have some interest in Rangers infielder Michael Young, and there are other clubs looking for a third baseman. The Yankees are among those teams now that Alex Rodriguez will miss at least the first three months of the season because of left …
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  • U.S. to open vs. Mexico in World Baseball Classic

    U.S. to open vs. Mexico in World Baseball Classic

    CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    (AP) -- Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera is going to play for Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
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  • On the injury front, Phillies feel Yankees' pain

    On the injury front, Phillies feel Yankees' pain

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    If anybody could empathize with the news that broke that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is expected to miss the first three months of the season recuperating from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip, it's Phillies general manager Ruben…
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  • Colletti calm, but knows he has work to do

    Colletti calm, but knows he has work to do

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    The Dodgers have the highest payroll in the Major Leagues at $198.3 million, having pushed the Yankees down from their perennial perch, and Los Angeles doesn't appear to be finished spending.
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  • ‘Let them play!’: Bob Watson fondly recalls ‘Bad News Bears’ mo…

    ‘Let them play!’: Bob Watson fondly recalls ‘Bad News Bears’ movie filmed at Astrodome

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    NASHVILLE - Bob Watson has held many roles during his life in baseball. He was an MLB vice president, a World Series-winning GM of the Yankees and he hit 184 home runs over a 19-year career that includes time with the Astros, Yankees and Braves. One of
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  • Jeter: No doubt I'll be in Opening Day lineup

    Jeter: No doubt I'll be in Opening Day lineup

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter replied in the affirmative as to whether he'll be ready to play on Opening Day.
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  • Hot Start At Winter Meetings

    Hot Start At Winter Meetings

    CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    The Red Sox added Mike Napoli. The Yankees suddenly need a third baseman. And the game's top two free agents remain up for grabs. Jay Jaffe analyzes the week's key questions.
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  • Ruppert, O'Day and White elected to Hall of Fame

    Ruppert, O'Day and White elected to Hall of Fame

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, longtime umpire Hank O'Day and barehanded catcher Deacon White have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame for their excellence through the first half of the 20th century.
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  • Bobby Valentine joins Brian Cashman in rappelling down 22-story…

    Bobby Valentine joins Brian Cashman in rappelling down 22-story Connecticut building

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    In what has become a yearly tradition, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman prepared for the Winter Meetings by donning an elf suit and rappelling down the side of the 22-story Landmark Building in downtown Stamford, Conn. Only this time, in a…
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  • Video - Yankees' Third-Base Options 00:57

    Yankees' Third-Base Options

    Dec 3
    With the news that Alex Rodriguez will need hip surgery, Keith Law looks at the top third-base options for the Yankees.
  • Video - MLB Winter Meetings Morning Update 02:35

    MLB Winter Meetings Morning Update

    Dec 3
    Buster Olney reports on Alex Rodriguez's need for more surgery, the chances that the Mets will trade R.A. Dickey, and possible free-agent destinations for Josh Hamilton.

Sports Columnists

  • East Side -- Shorter NBA season unnecessary

    Dec 3
    Shorten the season? There's too much money in an 82-game season, and losing a few games does little to help anyone.
  • West Side - NBA schedule should be 78 games

    Dec 3
    No reason to sit starters if NBA scales back regular season by four games.
  • Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with heavy hear…

    Dec 3
    On Sunday morning, I was talking to Joe Linta, the agent for the late Jovan Belcher, about the state of mind that might have made the Chiefs linebacker shoot his live-in girlfriend nine times with his own mother in the house and then, less than an hour …