What a ride it’s been for Alex Rodriguez. Last month, the baseball player known to fans as A-Rod was released from the New York Yankees, and life is beginning fresh. Rodriguez is back in Miami, spending time with his two daughters, 8 and 11, and getting ready for a different chapter. When the playoffs begin, The New York Times reports he will start as a studio analyst for Fox Sports. It is likely the 41-year-old slugger would also contribute to next year’s All-Star Game in Miami. A-Rod also talked to local glossy Ocean Drive, fronting the annual October Men’s Issue. On retirement and what he will miss most about baseball: “Saying goodbye to the game was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do…I’ll
NEW YORK -- Worst to first. Again. Sound familiar? It should, since the Red Sox are now making this a habit. For the second time in the last four years, the Red Sox have rebounded from a last-place finish -- two, in fact, in this instance -- to claim a division title. On Wednesday, they won it the hard way -- by losing the game, 5-3, on a walk-off grand slam by the New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira, but clinching first thanks to a loss by the second-place Toronto Blue Jays. It's as though the Red Sox were determined to win it on a trick bank shot. They had already won the A.L. East more conventionally in 2013, by actually winning their clinching game. But the awkwardness of blowing a three-run
Liverpool owner John Henry says fan protests against ticket prices are causing the club to reassess plans to further redevelop Anfield. Henry’s Fenway Sports Group apologized to fans earlier this year and reversed planned rises in ticket prices after a walkout during a game. But having funded the redevelopment of Liverpool’s main stand over the last year, the next phase of the expansion program might not make economic sense if the club can’t recoup the construction cost. The Anfield Road stand had been next in line for rebuilding at the 54,000-capacity Anfield. “I don’t know if there is a next step because ticket prices are an issue in England,” Henry said. “That may foreclose further expansion.