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Money issue not settled by deadline

Updated: December 19, 2003, 6:08 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Baseball commissioner Bud Selig ended talks between Alex Rodriguez and Boston to restructure the remaining $179 million on the shortstop's contract, dealing a severe setback to the proposed trade between the Red Sox and Texas.

The sides were trying to rework Rodriguez's deal Thursday afternoon in a manner acceptable to the Red Sox and the Players Association when Selig stopped talks about 20 minutes after the 5 p.m. ET deadline he had imposed.

Whether Selig's announcement ...

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