End comes for Alex Rodriguez's tumultuous grievance hearing

Alex Rodriguez is contesting Major League Baseball's decision to suspend him for 211 games.
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The exact timing of a decision is uncertain. Baseball's Joint Drug Agreement states the arbitrator shall make "all reasonable efforts" to close the record in time to permit a decision within 25 days of the start of the hearing. But in this case, the hearing began Sept. 30, making that timetable impossible to meet.

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