A-Rod shoots down report that he's been buying PEDs for year

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees (David

(Credit: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees (David Pokress))

A-Rod may in A-lotta trouble.

Major League Baseball said it will be looking into allegations that Alex Rodriguez and other big league players bought performance-enhance drugs from a Florida clinic.

MLB said it was "extremely disappointed" to hear any alleged links between players and banned drugs but was investigating the claims, published in the Miami New Times on Tuesday.

"We...

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Tooth-scary: Helping kids overcome dental fear

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Most early memories of the dentist are tinged with fear, pain and novocaine, so it comes as no surprise that as many as 20% of Americans avoid going except when it's an emergency.

Dealing with the fear early on is instrumental because it establishes good practices from a young age. And because February is National Children's Dental Health Month, there's no better time to address kids' dental...

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4 unique ways to celebrate Valentine's Day

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Take a cruise around Manhattan Tired of dining on land? Try a boat. For Valentine's Day dinner this year, board the World Yacht and partake in the Sweetheart package ($99 per person), which includes a four-course sit-down dinner and a single rose. The Romance package ($139 per person) also includes a Champagne toast and Godiva chocolates. If you can't hit the open water on the 14th, this boat sails...

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Second on Second karaoke bar to shut doors Thursday

Second on Second closes its doors after 10

(Credit: Second on Second closes its doors after 10 years. (Nancy Borowick))

The closing of Second on Second karaoke bar this week hit a sour note with its loyal, pitched patrons, but its staff say it was unfortunately a sign of the times.

The 10-year-old venue at 27 Second Ave. will end its run Thursday night with an all-night singing party and dozens of wanna-be Beyonces and Justin Timberlakes are expected to show up, according to the manager Kali.

Despite...

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Lindsay Lohan won't be in court Wednesday because she's sick: Report

Lindsay Lohan

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Lindsay Lohan is skipping out on court Wednesday because she's a little under the weather, according to published reports.

Lohan was due in court in Los Angeles for a hearing stemming from charges that she allegedly lied to cops being behind the wheel when her Porsche crashed into a truck in June.

But a Park Avenue doctor diagnosed the starlet with an "upper respiratory infection," preventing...

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A California couple falls for Super Bowl ticket scam

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A California couple was duped into paying $5,900 for Super Bowl tickets that didn't exist after finding them on Craigslist, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

After Sharon Osgood wired the money, she got a note that said "Enjoy the game!!!! Go Ravens!!! LOL," but no tickets....

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Dinner and music make for a romantic evening

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Go "Gangnam Style" with your valentine No, not the dance, though we're sure that would be appreciated at MONO+MONO (116 E. 4th St.) for Valentine's Day. The Korean restaurant's package features dishes like the jeon sampler (pan-fried shiitake, pork and sesame leaf) and Korean fried chicken, and the three-course $140 menu includes a bottle of red or white wine or soju and a private tour...

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Tasty Valentine's Day libations

Enjoy The New Dirty cocktail at the Arlington

(Credit: Enjoy The New Dirty cocktail at the Arlington Club. (Melissa Hom))

The Valentine's Day holiday calls for romance and luxurious treats, chocolate and treating oneself. Also synonymous with Valentine's Day (for adults): alcoholic beverages. Try a Valentine's Day-themed cocktail at city restaurants and bars.

The New Dirty at the Arlington Club 1032 Lexington Ave., 212-249-5700. Mixologist Keith Nelson designed this sexy cocktail, made with Belvedere vodka, Lillet,...

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Dough is rising near Union Square

Breads Bakery begins serving tasty treats Wednesday.

(Credit: Breads Bakery begins serving tasty treats Wednesday. )

New Yorkers take note: Wednesday is the first day of your next culinary love affair.

Breads Bakery, brought to you by owner Gadi Peleg and baker Uri Scheft, is introducing high-quality baked goods to a city always hungry for more. Peleg fell in love with Scheft's breads and cakes at his bakery Lehamim, in Israel, and wanted to bring the goods to New York. There's a lot to choose from, but...

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Romance in the air and on the menu for Valentine's Day

Vegetarians will delight in the avocado and radish

(Credit: Vegetarians will delight in the avocado and radish salad at Spice Market.)

Take your date to one of these spots if you hope to make magic this Valentine's Day. Trust us: romance will be in the air...

François Payard Patisserie 116 West Houston St., 212-995-0888, payard.com Impress that special someone in your life by making a reservation at acclaimed pastry chef François Payard's restaurant. Work through four courses aptly named First Meet, Second Date, Fall in Love...

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