NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez tested positive for a banned stimulant in 2006, The New York Times is reporting, an accusation denied by a representative of the legal team for the New York Yankees' third baseman. The newspaper cited two unidentified people involved with baseball's drug-testing program.
NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series champion Boston Red Sox made $14.1 million qualifying offers to free agents Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli (NAP'-oh-lee) and Stephen Drew on Monday, the first deadline day of baseball's offseason. Thirteen free agents received qualifying offers, including the Yankees extending offers to a trio of players: second baseman Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH'), outfielder Curtis Granderson and pitcher Hiroki Kuroda (hih-ROH'-kee kuh-ROH'-duh).
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — All-Star slugger Nelson Cruz got a $14.1 million qualifying contract offer from the Texas Rangers. Cruz served a 50-game suspension this year as a result of MLB's investigation in the Biogenesis case, but was able to play in the AL wild-card tiebreaker after serving his penalty.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP)— For a November night in Green Bay, it's a rather balmy setting for tonight's Pacers-Bears rivalry. Green Bay wide receiver James Jones is active for Monday night's game after missing the last two weeks with a left knee injury.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has activated receiver Mario Manningham from the physical unable to perform list and he will be available for Sunday's home game against Carolina. The 49ers have waived cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (NAHM'-dee AH'-suhm-wah).