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NEW YORK -- Major League Baseballs key witness in its case against Alex Rodriguez said he designed and administered an elaborate doping program for the 14-time All-Star starting in 2010. Chad Kelly Broncos Jersey . Anthony Bosch, the founder of the now shuttered Florida anti-aging clinic, Biogenesis, said in a "60 Minutes" interview aired on CBS on Sunday night that Rodriguez paid him $12,000 per month to provide him with an assortment of banned drugs that included testosterone and human growth hormone. Rob Manfred, the chief operating officer of Major League Baseball, said during the news program that Bosch chose to co-operate in the investigation in part because he feared for his life. MLBs suspension of Rodriguez was reduced on Saturday by an arbitrator from 211 games to 162, plus all playoff games next season. Rodriguezs lawyers plan to file a suit in federal court Monday to overturn the arbitration ruling. Commissioner Bud Selig, who did not testify during the sluggers appeal, defended the largest suspension ever handed out under the Joint Drug Agreement. "In my judgment his actions were beyond comprehension," Selig said on the show. "I think 211 games was a very fair penalty." Bosch said he began working with Rodriguez -- who was motivated by his pursuit of 800 career home runs -- five days before the New York Yankees third baseman hit his 600th homer on Aug. 4, 2010. Bosch said the first words out of Rodriguezs mouth were: "What did Manny Ramirez take in 2008 and 2009?" Ramirez was suspended 50 games in 2009 while with the Los Angeles Dodgers after testing positive for a banned drug, his first of two offences. Of the 14 players suspended as a result of MLBs investigation into Biogenesis, Rodriguez was the only one to appeal the ban. A self-taught practitioner who was once fined $5,000 for practicing medicine without a license, Bosch outlined his relationship with the three-time AL MVP. He said he designed the program to help Rodriguez maximize the effects of the drugs and remain clean in the eyes of baseball. Rodriguez never failed a test during the period in question. Detailing a clandestine operation, Bosch said the duo used code words for the drugs like "gummies" for testosterone lozenges, which Rodriguez sometimes took right before games. Bosch said he once drew A-Rods blood in the bathroom stall of a Miami restaurant. Bosch also said he injected A-Rod with banned drugs because the former No. 1 draft pick with 654 career homers was afraid of needles. Details of Boschs relationship with Rodriguez have never been made public because the Joint Drug Agreement and Collective Bargaining Agreement requires confidentiality from both sides. Rodriguezs lawyer Joseph Tacopina chastised MLB for participating in the segment -- even though he also was interviewed. "Tonights further expansion of Bud Selig and Rob Manfreds quest to destroy Alex Rodriguez goes beyond comprehension," he said in a statement. "In a clearly pre-orchestrated display, Selig and Manfred, having known for some time what the result of the arbitration would be (in light of Manfred sitting on the arbitration panel) put forth an unparalleled display of hubris and vindictiveness -- complete with Manfred appearing in tandem with the drug dealer Tony Bosch, both in full makeup, celebrating the joint victory of Boschs lies and Manfreds intimidation and payments for testimony." The players association, which filed the appeal on Rodriguezs behalf, said in a statement it was disappointed, and that they might take action. "It is unfortunate that Major League Baseball apparently lacks faith in the integrity and finality of the arbitrators decision and our Joint Drug Agreement, such that it could not resist the temptation to publicly pile-on against Alex Rodriguez," the statement said. "MLBs post-decision rush to the media is inconsistent with our collectively-bargained arbitration process, in general, as well as the confidentiality and credibility of the Joint Drug Agreement, in particular. "As a result, the Players Association is considering all legal options available to remedy any breaches committed by MLB," the statement said. Baseball said in a statement later Sunday that it had informed the players association it would respond publicly once the appeal is over. "It is ironic that the MLBPA is complaining about MLBs participation in this program given that Mr. Rodriguezs lawyer is also participating in the show," the statement said, referring to Tacopina. The 38-year-old Rodriguez has denied he ever took illegal substances after 2003 -- he admitted in 2009 he took steroids from 2001-03. He already sued MLB and Selig in October, claiming they are engaged in a "witch hunt" against him. "60 Minutes" reported it had over 500 Blackberry messages between Bosch and Rodriguez. Baseball connected the pin number of the messages to a phone owned by Rodriguez. Said one message from a phone owned by A-Rod: "Gummie at 1045am?... game at 1pm." Rodriguezs lawyers have said they were talking about nutrition in their exchanges. The news program also displayed a heavily redacted document showing a payment of nearly $50,000 from "A-Rod Corporation" to Boschs lawyer -- a sum that was returned. The payment, according to Bosch, was part of an effort by Rodriguez and his people to keep Bosch quiet. After Bosch rejected Rodriguezs request for him to sign an affidavit affirming he never gave A-Rod PEDs, Bosch says among other things it was suggested he "leave town" until the case was over. He says he was offered money and a trip to Colombia. When he rejected the trip, Bosch said his ex-girlfriend received a text in Spanish that said Bosch would not live until the end of the year. Tacopina denied it all. "Absolutely not. He didnt bribe anyone. There was no allegation that he bribed anyone," Tacopina said. "And the notion that Bosch is now coming on a television interview without the benefit of cross-examination or an oath -- is laughable." Baseball finally got its breakthrough with Bosch after MLB sued him. A lawyer advised Bosch to "align ourself with somebody as powerful as Alex." In a scene right out of a suspense movie, Manfred and a top league lawyer met with Bosch at a Miami restaurant. "He was fidgety, nervous, uncomfortable," Manfred said. "His principal concern from the very beginning was his personal safety." "He told us that there had been threats on his life," Manfred continued. "Some of them were associates of baseball players which was an issue of great concern to us, some of them were associates of Alex Rodriguez. ... The individual that was of greatest concern to Mr. Bosch was a known associate of Mr. Rodriguez." Baseball and Bosch struck a deal that included security for Bosch in exchange for his testimony. Jake Butt Broncos Jersey . Compared to what hes gone through in recent weeks, that seemed like a breeze. Speaking to The Associated Press on Friday at an NBA Cares event, Silver said hes thrilled that the leagues attention can be on the championship series between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs -- and not, as it was for so much of the post-season, on the off-the-court matters involving the banishment of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and now the looming sale of that franchise. Jake Butt Womens Jersey . Edwin Encarnacion carried the torch for two days at Fenway Park this week; Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista have had their moments; lately Anthony Gose has contributed.PHILADELPHIA - From Tom Landry, Jimmy Johnson and Jason Garrett to Dick Vermeil, Buddy Ryan and Andy Reid, the men in charge have changed while the rivalry remains intense.No matter the coaches, the players or the records, its always a big game when the Philadelphia Eagles play the Dallas Cowboys. First place in the NFC East is on the line for Sunday nights prime-time matchup between the two 9-4 teams.Chip Kelly understands fans in Philadelphia strongly dislike the Cowboys, but he doesnt share those feelings.Ive never been a hate guy. I dont hate anybody weve ever played, Kelly said. Ive got the utmost respect for them and I hope when we have an opportunity to play any team that we play, they are at their full strength. Thats the best part about it; thats when you really truly get two competitors going against it.Ryan was revered in Philadelphia because he often beat the Cowboys during his tenure as coach from 1986-90. The brash and bombastic Ryan didnt hide his animosity for Landry or Johnson. During a game against Landrys Cowboys following the 1987 strike, Ryan ordered Randall Cunningham to fake taking a knee and throw deep to run up the score because he felt Dallas did that to Philadelphias replacement players.Then there was the Bounty Bowl game on Thanksgiving Day 1989 when players said Ryan offered money to whoever knocked kicker Luis Zendejas or quarterback Troy Aikman out of the game.So despite his 0-3 record in the playoffs, Ryan is beloved by Eagles fans.The same fans once threw snowballs at Johnson at old Veterans Stadium. They also cheered the ambulance that drove Michael Irvin off the field after he suffereed a career-ending injury in 1999. Chad Kelly Youth Jersey. But Kelly does things his way. He even said he would allow the Cowboys to practice on his teams field if the situation arose and they needed it.I understand (fans hate the Cowboys) but thats not the way were wired, Kelly said. I think I want to compete against the best, and its the same thing if we went to go play any other place in the NFL, they would allow us to practice at their facility. When I was in college, everybody allowed us to practice. USC practiced at our place when we were at Oregon and we could practice at their place. Thats what this deal is all about.Players change teams so much these days in the NFL that its difficult to find players who feel the same way fans do about rivals. Only a decade ago, there were Eagles like Brian Dawkins who echoed the citys feelings about Dallas.As long as they have that star on their helmet, its still the Cowboys, Dawkins once said.Players such as Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant still do plenty of trash-talking. Bryant called Philadelphias cornerbacks cheap after the Eagles beat Dallas 33-10 on Thanksgiving.The quarterbacks, however, traded compliments.Its just great to see someone be resilient and take adversity and come back stronger from it, Romo said of Mark Sanchez. And thats what Marks done and I think its a great lesson for a lot of people. I think when you look at it closely, itd be better if he didnt do it with the Eagles, but I think hes done a great job.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.organd AP NFL Twitter feed: Rob Maaddi on Twitter: ;Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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