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Color on the Cover Sports

Color on the Cover: ‘Damned Yankee’ Alex Rodriguez Spill the Details


After tearfully confirming that he used a “banned substance” to enhance his playing power, New York Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez appears on the April 2008 issue of men’s style mag Details.

“We live in a world right now where everyone’s keeping score,” Rodriguez says. “And it doesn’t stop when the games end. . . . They’ve crossed over. And you have the Internet stuff, and all these phones. . . . It’s very intense.”

On a lighter note, he even admits to taking the subway after home games in New York: “I have a hoodie on, but all it takes is one person and then you’re done. But it’s great. The fans get a kick out of it, I get a kick out of it. We talk about who’s pitching tonight, and what we need to do. It’s like being on sports radio.


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Olympic Swimmer Cullen Jones Wins Annual USA Swimming Award

Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones was awarded a prestigious USA Swimming Award, which recognizes exceptional contributions to swimming, this weekend.

Jones, who won his gold medal as part of the men’s world record-setting 4x100m relay team in August, was given the Diversity Inclusion Award for heightening the “awareness of inclusion efforts resulting in the increase and successful participation of underrepresented groups in the sport.”

The New Jersey native, who has helped spread swimming to minorities with the Make a Splash Foundation, told the Today Show, “I know there’s a big stigma — in the U.S. black people don’t swim. But if you go to the Caribbean, it’s unheard of for people not to know how to swim. If you go to Africa, black people do know how to swim. But it’s just a big stereotype here. And that’s one thing that I want to work and change.”

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