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Tuesday, April 7, 2009
A-Rod book date pushed back

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Like a runner trapped between bases, the release date for a potentially scandalous Alex Rodriguez book keeps edging back and forth.

Selena Roberts' unauthorized "A-Rod" was originally planned for May, then was moved up to mid-April after Roberts, a Sports Illustrated reporter, broke the news that the Yankees slugger had tested positive for steroids back in 2003.

But with Roberts needing more time for the book -- which has been completed and was sent to the printer this week -- publication was pushed back to late April and now is planned for May 12, according to publisher HarperCollins.

"That's the on-sale date," publicist Leslie Cohen said Tuesday.