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Here's another black eye for Alex Rodriguez (not that he needs another black mark on his ledger): in 2006, the A-Rod Family Foundation gave just 1% of donated funds to charities before they stopped submitting financial reports and were stripped of tax-exempt status. CBS New York has the details.
Rodriguez and rapper Jay-Z raised $403,862 in a 2006 celebrity poker tournament to benefit the A-Rod Family Foundation and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund, but only $5,090 made its way to various charities, according to the Boston Globe.
Citing Internal Revenue Service records, the Globe reported that Rodriguez’s foundation “gave only 1 percent of proceeds to charity during its first year of operation in 2006, then stopped submitting mandatory financial reports to the IRS and was stripped of its tax-exempt status.”
In contrast to the mismanagement of Rodriguez's charity, Carmelo Anthony's foundation gave 87% of funds raised to charities. Experts say that between 65%...
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New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said "No" on Tuesday to the idea of bringing in Johnny Damon as a short-term replacement for the injured Curtis Granderson.
Damon offered to
“I don’t think it’s anything serious. We’re being really cautious right now, because we can be.”
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This was the explanation New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi gave MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, about why Kevin Youkilis was scratched from the last two Spring Training games.
First Granderson, now Youkilis? Reports out of Yankee camp are that Youk is being scratched from their game today with a sore left oblique and will be reevaluated in a couple of days.
Kevin Youkilis said his injury felt like a cramp, not a strain. Wanted to play today but Yanks are being cautious.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) February 26, 2013
Again, I don't like wishing injury...
New York Yankees 6 — Houston Astros 7
Houston overcame a 5-run inning with a 6-run inning response in today’s 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros.
The Yankees were held off the board until the 6th inning. Outfielder Zoilo Almonte brought in the first run on a single with runners on the corners. Matt Diaz followed similarly with another run-scoring single. Melky Mesa put the...
David Phelps will start in Tampa today.
The Yankees will close out the month of February with a pair of games today. The Bombers will face off against the Toronto Blue Jays at home in Tampa, while another unit will head to Kissimmee, Fla. to play the Astros. David Phelps, who is competing with Ivan Nova for the fifth spot in the rotation, will be pitching in Tampa. Right-hander Brett...
The New York Yankees are going to be missing quite a bit of offensive power when the Major League Baseball season gets underway as slugger Curtis Granderson has joined Alex Rodriguez on the disabled list. Granderson led the team in home runs last season with 43, but is set to miss at least the first [...]
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New York Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes was diagnosed with a bulging disk in his back last week, an injury that manager Joe Girardi says
could cause the pitcher to begin the season on the disabled list, according to
Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Girardi said "it's possible" Phil Hughes won't be ready to start the season.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) February...
Spring training games are underway. The hot stove stories that kept us going all winter have been replaced by stories about non-roster invitees trying to make a major-league roster, behind-the-scenes looks at what your favorite player did over the winter, and columns drawing conclusions about spring statistics. And Alex Rodriguez stories. There are always A-Rod stories.
So it was...
AN early injury to star outfielder, Curtis Granderson, will leave the Yankees missing his bat and speed to start the 2013 season.
The 2013 baseball season is still very young, but it seems as though it’s starting off the same way it ended in 2012, in shambles. When Derek Jeter had to be helped off the field near the end of the Yankees playoff run last year, it perfectly summarized...
In an attempt to keep one of if not thee best second basemen in the Bronx for many years to come the New York Yankees are reportedly making a significant offer to Robinson Cano. This is according to to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. Now on Yankees.com: Cashman: Yanks make ‘significant offer’ to Cano atmlb.com/13r5Yh2 — Bryan [...]
If any press was good press for Alex Rodriguez, he’d be having one of the best off seasons of any athlete ever.
First he needed another hip surgery that will sideline him for at least half of this season. Then, it was reported that he was linked to a clinic that sold performance enhancing drugs to athletes in the Miami area just one month ago.
Now, the latest rumor is one of...
From Andrew Marchand:With Curtis Granderson out until May, ex-New York Yankee Johnny Damon has a message for his former team -- give me a call.
Speaking on ESPN New York 98.7 FM's Michael Kay Show, Damon said he is willing to play just the five or so weeks of the regular season that Granderson will miss and he even would take a league-minimum contract to return to the Bronx...
Count Michael Weiner among those skeptical of the New York Yankees' stated plan to reduce payroll next year.
Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner says the team wants to get under the $189 million luxury tax threshold in 2014. That means the player payroll would have to be about $178 million at most, using average annual values of contracts, since the total for the...
While the New York Yankees played against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater Tuesday, the team's braintrust, Hal and Hank Steinbrenner took in an animated movie during an afternoon matinee.
The film called "Henry & Me" — which is nearly completed and had been six years in the making — serves as an homage to Yankees' history and includes a virtual...
Yesterday, we looked at the most combined wins in the same year for the Mets and Yankees so today we will look at the worst. No surprise that the 1960s are well represented but it might be a bit of a shock to you that 1962, when the Mets won only 40 games, did not produce the lowest win total. Only four years from outside the 60s make this list and none this century.
Here are the...