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Events that put A-Rod under scrutiny

Updated: February 7, 2009, 8:50 PM ET
By Mark Fainaru-Wada | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- But for a combination of bad luck, bad timing and aggressive legal tactics by the Major League Baseball Players Association, alleged steroid use by Alex Rodriguez might never have been exposed.

The story that Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003, as reported Saturday by Sports Illustrated, likely wouldn't have come to light had the BALCO scandal not erupted that fall.

The federal probe of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, and the dominos that ...

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