A-Rod suspended, pending appeal

Updated: August 6, 2013, 12:49 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

Alex Rodriguez was once expected to own Major League Baseball's all-time home run mark while serving as the wholesome face of the game in the post-steroid era.

Now, his face serves only as the mug shot on baseball's darkest chapter since the Black Sox scandal of 1919. He has become Public Enemy No. 1 in MLB's war on performance-enhancing drugs.

As expected, baseball on Monday suspended Rodriguez, the game's leading active home run hitter, for 211 games, beginning Thursday, for violations ...

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