Alex Rodriguez withdraws lawsuit to overturn suspension

Enbattled Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has withdrawn his lawsuits against Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and the players union regarding his season-long suspension.
The notices of dismissal in the two lawsuits were filed Friday in a Manhattan federal court.
This could be a sign he will accept his 162-game suspension.
Earlier, the All-Star third baseman sued them hoping to have his ban overturned.
He claimed the players union did not do enough to help his case.
A-Rod had been under fire for alleged use of performance enhancing drugs and his supposed links to the owner of a Florida clinic that allegedly provided him with the drugs.
In response to the suit withdrawal, the MLB said, in part, «We believe that Mr. Rodriguez’s actions show his desire to return the focus to the play of our great game on the field and to all of the positive attributes and actions of his fellow Major League Players. We share that desire.»
The MLB Players Association added, «Alex Rodriguez has done the right thing by withdrawing his lawsuit. His decision to move forward is in everyone’s best interest.»