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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez heads to the dugout during the Yankees' 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. Rodriguez has accepted his season-long suspension from Major League Baseball, the longest penalty in the sport's history related to performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez withdrew his lawsuits against MLB, Commissioner Bud Selig and the players' association to overturn his season-long suspension on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez heads to the dugout during the Yankees' 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. Rodriguez has accepted his season-long suspension from Major League Baseball, the longest penalty in the sport's history related to performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez withdrew his lawsuits against MLB, Commissioner Bud Selig and the players' association to overturn his season-long suspension on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

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