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Steinbrenner says blaming A-Rod not fair

Steinbrenner says blaming A-Rod not fair

ESPN.com nytimes.com MLB.com Updated Oct 19, 2012
Hank Steinbrenner says too much blame is being directed at Alex Rodriguez for Detroit's sweep of the Yankees, and won't address whether the slumping star will be back in New York next season.
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  • Quiz: Fat, Complacent, Loser Yankees Or Fat, Complacent, Loser …

    Quiz: Fat, Complacent, Loser Yankees Or Fat, Complacent, Loser Tigers?

    deadspin.com Oct 19, 2012
    We all know that the Yankees are fat, overpaid losers who can't hit the ball. What you may have forgotten is that the Tigers-who just swept the Yankees-were fat, overpaid, hitless losers themselves just a few months ago. More »
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  • Delmon Young Is By Far The Worst Player To Ever Win The ALCS MV…

    Delmon Young Is By Far The Worst Player To Ever Win The ALCS MVP

    deadspin.com Oct 19, 2012
    After his team completed their sweep of the New York Yankees last night, Delmon Young was awarded the ALCS MVP. Normally, this award isn't that big of a deal. It's a footnote that gets tacked on to the narrative of the series, and everyone forgets who w…
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  • Cliff Corcoran: Alex Rodriguez not biggest or only question for…

    Cliff Corcoran: Alex Rodriguez not biggest or only question for Yankees in offseason

    CNNSI.com Oct 19, 2012
    The Yankees season is over and now the questions about 2013 have begun. Alex Rodriguez is not the biggest or only issue facing New York in a busy offseason, writes Cliff Corcoran.
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  • Does This Top 2004 for Agony Among Yankees' Fans?

    Does This Top 2004 for Agony Among Yankees' Fans?

    nytimes.com Oct 19, 2012
    Which American League Championship Series hurt worse for the Yankees, the 2004 collapse against Boston or this year's sweep by Detroit?
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  • MLB Notebook: Tigers never trailed Yanks in ALCS

    MLB Notebook: Tigers never trailed Yanks in ALCS

    In their four-game sweep of the Yankees, the Tigers joined the 1984 Detroit club as just the second team to go though an LCS without trailing at any point.
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  • A History of Sweeps: The Yankees have never been shy about call…

    A History of Sweeps: The Yankees have never been shy about calling att…

    nytimes.com Oct 19, 2012
    The Yankees have never been shy about calling attention to their success. But failure is something the franchise is less accustomed to. A look at the previous sweeps shows a familiar pattern of silent bats and wasted pitching efforts.
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  • Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander prolongs TBS interview due to …

    Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander prolongs TBS interview due to superstition about his team scoring

    nydailynews.com Oct 19, 2012
    As if it wasn’t bad enough that he schooled the Yankees in ALCS Game 3, Justin Verlander dumped another load of misery on Bombers fans Thursday during Game 4. He took control of the TBS microphone in what amounted to a cheerleading session thinly disgui
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  • About Last Night: America Mourns Yankees Loss

    About Last Night: America Mourns Yankees Loss

    grantland.com Oct 19, 2012
    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. The New York Yankees are out. CC Sabathia struggled ...
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  • Video - Offseason Moves Looming For Yankees? 03:47

    Offseason Moves Looming For Yankees?

    Oct 19
    Buster Olney discusses potential offseason moves, Alex Rodriguez's future with the Yankees and how George Steinbrenner would have reacted to the loss to the Tigers.
  • Video - Vanishing A-Rod 03:17

    Vanishing A-Rod

    Oct 19
    Jeremy Schaap reflects on Alex Rodriguez's October failures.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Giants offer Griffin first taste of NFC East crucible

    Oct 19
    This may not be the biggest story of the week, but it's my favorite. This is the first game Robert Griffin III will play in the NFC East. Think of it: If he's the Washington quarterback for the next 15 years, he'll play 90 division games, and this is th…
  • Peter King: Giants offer Griffin first taste of NFC East crucible

    Oct 19
    This may not be the biggest story of the week, but it's my favorite. This is the first game Robert Griffin III will play in the NFC East. Think of it: If he's the Washington quarterback for the next 15 years, he'll play 90 division games, and this is th…
  • Rashard Mendenhall, Isaac Redman also sidelined for Pittsburgh Steelers

    Oct 19
    The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to be without five players for Sunday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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    Oct 19
    The future of James Harden hangs over the Thunder at training camp. What does the future hold in OKC?