New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez: 'Fighting for my life'
6 August 2013 Last updated at 01:53 BST
Baseball's highest paid star, Alex Rodriguez, has been suspended for 211 games, along with 12 other athletes, in the wake of a doping investigation.
Major League Baseball banned the 38-year-old New York Yankees slugger until the end of the 2014 season.
He is one of a few players who has been linked to a closed Florida clinic which allegedly supplied banned performing-enhancing drugs.
Rodriguez, who is popularly known as A-Rod, said: "I am fighting for my life, I have to defend myself."