, Gloucester, MA

April 2, 2013

Crunch Time

Gloucester Daily Times

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Monday’s player introductions on Opening Day at Yankee Stadium said a lot about the feelings the team has towards Alex Rodriguez.

Rodriguez was at Yankee Stadium on Monday and even sat in the Yankees dugout during his team’s 8-2 loss to the Red Sox. Rodriguez, however, was not introduced as a member of the Yankees during player introductions.

It has been a tumultuous offseason for A-Rod, who was implicated in a steroid buying ring at a south Florida company. As a result the Yankees attempted to void the next five years and $100 plus millon remaining on his contract.

Rodriguez is expected to miss as much as half of the 2013 season while recovering from offseason hip surgery.

Crosby hurt

Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby is out indefinitely with a broken jaw. Crosby, who underwent surgery on Sunday, broke his jaw after being hit in the face with a puck in the opening minutes of Saturday’s game with the Islanders.

Crosby and the Penguins did not lose a game in the month of March. Crosby established himself as the best player in the league by a long shot this season and his injury evens the playing field in the Eastern Conference. Crosby currently leads the NHL with 41 assists and 56 points.

Can’t buy a bucket

President Barack Obama is a well known basketball enthusiast and former high school hoop player. But on Sunday’s fitness themed “Easter Egg Roll” at the White House the President of the United States had a tough day shooting the rock.

President Obama sunk just two of 22 shots while shooting around with a few kids on the White House basketball course. According to reports President Obama bricked a layup and even asked a 10 year old boy for a few pointers.

“He couldn’t make one. I had to help him out,” said Kahron Campbell, 10, of Landover, MD.

-Compiled by Nick Curcuru