Alex Rodriguez

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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2013 file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in New York. Rodriguez’s drug suspension has been reduced to 162 games, potentially sidelining the slugger for the entire 2014 season. The New York Yankees third baseman was suspended for 211 games on Aug. 5 by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. The penalty was given for alleged violations of the sport's drug agreement and labor contract and followed Major League Baseball's investigation of the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic, which was accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

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Embattled New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez asked a federal judge on Monday to throw out an arbitrator's decision suspending him for the 2014 baseball season for doping, escalating a battle with Major League Baseball that shows no signs of abating.

In the petition, filed by Rodriguez's attorneys at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, they said arbitrator Fredric Horowitz exhibited "blatant partiality" toward MLB.

Rodriguez also said in his petition that the league's initial 211-game ban was impermissibly long under the terms of baseball's labor agreement and he accused MLB officials of leaking details about the case to the media. (Associated Press)

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