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Nov. 14, 2013 @ 12:31 AM

A-Rod scheduled for interview with MLB

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez is tentatively scheduled for an investigatory interview with Major League Baseball on Friday in New York, according to a person familiar with the process, which would enable the New York Yankees third baseman to testify at his grievance next week.

The interview could be called off, the person said Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized.

Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games by MLB on Aug. 5 for alleged violations of the sport's drug agreement and labor contract, and the players' association filed a grievance to overturn the penalty. The case, being heard by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, is scheduled to resume Monday.

The three-time AL MVP said four years ago that he used performance-enhancing drugs while with the Texas Rangers from 2001-03, but he has denied using them since. At the time of his suspension, MLB said the penalty was for "use and possession of numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances, including testosterone and human growth hormone over the course of multiple years" and for "engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the office of the commissioner's investigation."

Bus trip available for Spring Valley game

HUNTINGTON -- Spring Valley's cheerleaders have seats available on a chartered bus to Saturday's high school football playoff game at Martinsburg. The trip will be up and back on the same day.

Anyone interested can call 304-690-0786 for details.

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