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Congressional Democrats pen letter to Goodell on Ray Rice case

Congressional Democrats pen letter to Goodell on Ray Rice case

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) --Twelve Democrats from the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, condemning his lack of transparency in the Ray Rice case.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Suit claims MLB pay to minor league players violates wage laws

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Salaries paid professional baseball players in the minor leagues violate state and federal wage laws, former players charge in a lawsuit filed in California.

Alex Rodriguez drops lawsuits against MLB, players union

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has withdrawn lawsuits challenging his suspension, Major League Baseball and the player's union announced Friday.

MLB expands use of replay

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The teams that comprise Major League Baseball Thursday unanimously approved the expansion of the use of instant replay beginning in the upcoming season.
Alex Rodriguez files federal suit to overturn 162-game suspension

Alex Rodriguez files federal suit to overturn 162-game suspension

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and his legal team filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to overturn his 162-game suspension for using banned drugs.
Ex-managers Cox, La Russa, Torre elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Ex-managers Cox, La Russa, Torre elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Former managers Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame Monday in a unanimous vote by the Expansion Era Committee.
Attorney: A-Rod didn't use performance-enhancing drugs in recent years

Attorney: A-Rod didn't use performance-enhancing drugs in recent years

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- An attorney for Alex Rodriguez said Friday there is evidence the New York Yankees' third baseman hadn't used banned substances in recent years.
Alex Rodriguez walks out on suspension hearing

Alex Rodriguez walks out on suspension hearing

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez, saying he was "disgusted," walked out of the Major League Baseball grievance hearing Wednesday on Rodriguez's suspension.
Alex Rodriguez storms out of Major League Baseball arbitration hearing

Alex Rodriguez storms out of Major League Baseball arbitration hearing

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Embattled New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez slammed a table during an MLB doping arbitration hearing on Wednesday morning and walked out in a rage.
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Baseball owners approve financial aspects of replay

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball owners announced Thursday they had approved the financial aspects of an expanded instant replay system.
Rodriguez sues MLB, Selig over 'witch hunt' that has hurt career

Rodriguez sues MLB, Selig over 'witch hunt' that has hurt career

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez has accused Major League Baseball and commissioner Bud Selig of conducting a "witch hunt" in a lawsuit filed in a New York court.

Report: Alex Rodriguez arguing he was duped into taking PEDs

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez contends he was duped into taking banned performance-enhancing drugs, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

Rob Manfred tapped as MLB day-to-day chief, seen as Selig successor

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A likely successor to retiring Major Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig emerged Monday when Robert Manfred was named MLB's chief operating officer.
Bud Selig to step down as MLB commissioner

Bud Selig to step down as MLB commissioner

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Bud Selig, who has led Major League Baseball since 1992, will retire as MLB commissioner as of January 2015, the organization said Thursday.
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Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Drugs in Sports in Washington on February 27, 2008. The committee heard testimony from various professional sporting leagues on the use of performance enhancing drugs. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Allan Huber "Bud" Selig (pronounced /ˈsiːlɨɡ/; born July 30, 1934) is the ninth and current Commissioner of Major League Baseball, having served in that capacity since 1992 as the acting commissioner, and as the official commissioner since 1998. Selig oversaw baseball through the 1994 strike, the introduction of the wild card, interleague play, and the merging of the National and American leagues under the Office of the Commissioner. He was instrumental in organizing the World Baseball Classic in 2006. Selig also introduced revenue sharing. He is credited for the financial turnaround of baseball during his tenure with a 400 percent increase in the revenue of MLB and annual record breaking attendance. Selig enjoys a high level of support from baseball owners, but has been widely decried by both the MLB Players' Union for his policies and by the general public for presiding over the game during one of its most contentious periods. Jerome Holtzman, Major League Baseball's official historian from 1999 until his passing in 2008, believed Selig to be the best commissioner in baseball history.

During Selig's term of service, the use of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs became a public issue. The Mitchell Report, commissioned by Selig, concluded that the MLB commissioners, club officials, the Players Association, and the players all share "to some extent in the responsibility for the steroid era." Following the release of the Mitchell Report, Congressman Cliff Stearns called publicly for Selig to step down as commissioner, citing his "glacial response" to the "growing stain on baseball." Selig has pledged on numerous occasions to rid baseball of performance enhancing drugs, and has overseen and instituted many rule changes and penalties to that end.

Selig was previously the team owner and team president of the Milwaukee Brewers. As a Milwaukee native, he is credited for keeping baseball in Milwaukee. In 1970, he purchased the Seattle Pilots in bankruptcy court and renamed them the Milwaukee Brewers after a minor league team he had watched in his youth. The Brewers went to the 1982 World Series and won seven organization of the year awards during his tenure. Selig remains a resident of Milwaukee.

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