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The Two-Way
12:59 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Alex Rodriguez Says 'Sorry' As He Returns From Seasonlong Suspension

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has apologized for his mistakes.
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Originally published on Tue February 17, 2015 1:47 pm

Just as he prepares to return after a one-season suspension, Major League Baseball slugger Alex Rodriguez is saying he is sorry.

"I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season," Rodriguez says in a handwritten letter. "I regret that my actions made the situation worse than it needed to be. To Major League Baseball, the Yankees, the Steinbrenner family, the Players Association and you, the fans, I can only say I'm sorry."

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The Two-Way
8:02 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Meet The Dogs Whose Names Are Too Long To Fit In This Headline

A French bulldog waits to enter the ring at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Fulla Bull Soulja Boy got the nod as best of breed.
Seth Wenig AP

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 6:24 am

Plenty of people like to use their dog's name in their passwords. Yet, for many of the owners competing in this year's Westminster Kennel Club dog show, that might be a tough proposition. Some of these dogs may be small — but just about all of their names are big.

Take, for instance, the border terrier who answers to the name Gizmo. His real name is actually McHill's His Royal Highness Prince Gizmo House of Gremlin. Then there's the basset hound named Easthill Broxden Woodland Lettuce Entertain You.

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Law
4:17 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Lance Armstrong Ordered To Pay $10 Million In Fraud Dispute

Originally published on Tue February 17, 2015 6:58 am

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Sports
3:00 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Can Anyone Beat The Kentucky Wildcats?

Originally published on Mon February 16, 2015 6:35 pm

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My Big Break
4:07 pm
Sun February 15, 2015

Fake It Till You Make It, Then Come Clean: A Sportscaster's Big Break

Before a Lakers game this season, Adrián García Márquez and the rest of the TWC Deportes crew tapes a pre-game intro.
Nadia Gonzalez TWC Deportes

Originally published on Sun February 15, 2015 5:20 pm

As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

Before he called play-by-play for the Los Angeles Lakers, before he called the Olympics, before he called the World Series, before he called Monday Night Football, sportscaster Adrián García Márquez was handing out flyers and bumper stickers for a hip-hop station in San Diego.

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Sports
6:32 am
Sun February 15, 2015

Phoenix Suns' Two Sets Of Brothers Redefine Sibling Rivalry

Phoenix Suns forward Marcus Morris, left, congratulates his twin brother, Markieff, after he scored against the Sacramento Kings during the fourth quarter of a game on April 16, 2014.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

Originally published on Sun February 15, 2015 11:49 am

The most exciting moment of the NBA All-Star Game tonight just might be the first moment. Two brothers, Chicago's Pau Gasol and Memphis' Marc Gasol, will square off for the opening jump ball.

But they're not even the most surprising sibling story in the NBA. The Phoenix Suns have two sets of brothers on its roster.

Markieff and Marcus Morris both play on the Suns. They're identical twins, right down to their matching tattoos.

And then there are two guys with the name Dragić on their backs: Goran and Zoran.

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Sports
6:32 am
Sat February 14, 2015

Basketball's All-Star Weekend Kicks Off

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 9:15 am

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4:09 am
Fri February 13, 2015

3-Point Shooting Contest Recommended To Watch During All-Star Break

Originally published on Fri February 13, 2015 7:12 am

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Sports
5:21 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Tiger Woods Steps Away From Golf Amid Terrible Season

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 5:26 pm

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Remembrances
4:22 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian Remembered As Successful, Controversial

Originally published on Wed February 11, 2015 5:27 pm

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