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Wander Franco's administrative leave extended through July 14 by MLB, players' association

May. 31, 2024 15:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wander Franco's administrative leave was extended through July 14 by Major League Baseball and the players' association. Tampa Bay's All-Star shortstop has not played since Aug. 12 while MLB continues its investigation into an alleged relationship with a minor. ...

What's next for a crackdown on Haitian migrants as the Dominican Republic leader enters a new term?

May. 20, 2024 16:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After Dominican President Luis Abinader coasted into a second term over the weekend, he promised in a nationalistic speech that “the best is yet to come.” But as one of the region's most popular leaders spoke of economic prosperity and constitutional reforms,...

Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader heads to reelection as competitors concede early

May. 19, 2024 23:30 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader is headed to a second term following Sunday’s general elections, declaring victory after his top competitors conceded early in the night as he held a strong leader in early vote tallies. The...

Dominican Republic president, who promises to keep up migrant crackdown, heads to re-election as contenders concede

May. 19, 2024 22:40 PM EDT
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican Republic president, who promises to keep up migrant crackdown, heads to re-election as contenders concede.

Haiti's crisis rises to the forefront of elections in neighboring Dominican Republic

May. 16, 2024 23:25 PM EDT

VERON, Dominican Republic (AP) — As soaring violence and political turmoil grip neighboring Haiti, the Dominican Republic will hold elections Sunday that have been defined by calls for more crackdowns on migrants and finishing a border wall dividing the countries. Politics in the...

4 Dominicans are accused of smuggling wildlife and throwing 113 birds overboard to their deaths

May. 13, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Four men from the Dominican Republic were indicted in Puerto Rico on charges of smuggling wildlife in a case involving more than 100 dead birds, officials said Monday. The men were detained after the U.S. Coast Guard spotted them earlier this month...

Today in History: April 28, Muhammad Ali stripped of heavyweight title

Apr. 28, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 28, the 119th day of 2024. There are 247 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 28, 1967, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali was stripped of his title after he refused to be...

Mets put reliever Drew Smith on 15-day IL and outfielder Starling Marte on bereavement list

Apr. 27, 2024 16:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The banged-up New York Mets are minus two more important players after putting reliever Drew Smith on the 15-day injured list and right fielder Starling Marte on the bereavement list Saturday. The team recalled infielder Mark Vientos and right-hander Dedniel Núñez...

Billy Horschel goes to Dominican Republic. He returns a PGA Tour winner again

Apr. 21, 2024 17:16 PM EDT

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Billy Horschel went to the Dominican Republic for the first time in search of momentum and came away with a PGA Tour victory he sorely needed Sunday. Horschel ran off four straight birdies on the front nine to get in the mix, began to pull...

Wesley Bryan would rather be at Hilton Head. He's leading in the Dominican Republic

Apr. 18, 2024 19:08 PM EDT

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic. (AP) — Wesley Bryan chipped in for eagle early and for birdie late, giving him a 9-under 63 on Thursday for a three-shot lead in the Corales Puntacana Championship, a PGA Tour event held the same week as a place he'd rather be. Bryan birdied his last...