End comes for Alex Rodriguez's tumultuous grievance hearing

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Alex Rodriguez is contesting Major League Baseball's decision to suspend him for 211 games.

Alex Rodriguez is contesting Major League Baseball's decision to suspend him for 211 games.

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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