Alex Rodriguez belly flops, strikes a pose

Angela Sun
Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog
Alex Rodriguez belly flops, strikes a pose
Alex Rodriguez belly flops, strikes a pose

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez knows a thing or two about posing. He probably knows about vogueing too — he WAS reportedly involved with Madonna — something former Chicago White Sox and Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was none too happy about. So when one of baseball's most polarizing figures belly-flopped into second base Thursday night against the Boston Red Sox and struck a pose, it wasn't completely surprising. But it WAS funny.

With Boston up 3-2 on New York in the bottom of the fourth with nobody on and one out, A-Rod laced a shot into the right-center gap off Jake Peavy. As he stretched the base hit into a double, Rodriguez face-planted while sliding into second base. He then took a moment, rested his hand on his surgically repaired left hip and looked back into the Yankees dugout, as if to say, "Did you like that?" The Sox eventually beat the Pinstripes 9-8 in 10 innings.

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Moving to football, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning put on a clinic against the Baltimore Ravens. The future Hall of Famer tied an NFL single-game record by tossing seven touchdown passes in a 49-27 rout of the reigning Super Bowl champions.

And 2012 U.S. Open champion Andy Murray fell in straight sets to Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarterfinals of this year's tournament at Flushing Meadows. The reigning Wimbledon champ took out his frustrations on his racquet.

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