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Arkansas racing officials vote not to suspend Bob Baffert

Apr. 20, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on Tuesday successfully appealed his 15-day suspension to the Arkansas Racing Commission, allowing the six-time Kentucky Derby winner to resume preparations to run Medina Spirit in next weekend's Derby. Baffert was fined and suspended last...

The Latest: COVID forces Power to withdraw from PGA event

Apr. 20, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Seamus Power of Ireland has withdrawn from the Zurich Classic of New Orleans after testing positive for the coronavirus. Power was replaced in...

Arkansas officials hear Baffert's appeal of drug positives

Apr. 19, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, fined and suspended last year by Arkansas racing officials for a pair of drug positives, sat through nearly nine hours of testimony Monday on the first day of his appeal hearing. Besides being fined, Baffert was hit with a 15-day...

Small-town North Dakota native tells big-league stories

Apr. 19, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former big-league baseball pitcher and North Dakota native Rick Helling visited Bismarck recently to talk a little baseball with fans of the Northwoods League’s Bismarck Larks. But he also made time to chat with the man probably most responsible,...

2 Twins-Angels games postponed by Minnesota's COVID-19 woes

Apr. 17, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Twins' games against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night and Sunday have been postponed due to Minnesota's COVID-19 problems, including at least four positive tests in the past week. Kyle Garlick, another unnamed Twins player and a team...

Christian Coleman to miss Olympics despite reduced ban

Apr. 16, 2021 07:31 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The man who had been expected to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion will miss the Tokyo Games after failing Friday in an appeal to overturn his ban for missed doping tests. The Court of Arbitration for Sport cut current 100-meter world champion...

Russia's flag banned but national colors on Olympic uniforms

Apr. 14, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian flag is barred from the Olympics in a doping dispute. You wouldn't know it to look at the Russian uniforms. The International Olympic Committee told The Associated Press that Russian athletes in Tokyo will be allowed to wear a range of uniforms...

Chicago Cubs concerned about possible COVID-19 outbreak

Apr. 13, 2021 00:41 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are concerned about a possible COVID-19 outbreak after two coaches tested positive for the virus and three relievers were placed on the COVID-19-related injured list. The team announced the positive test for bullpen coach Chris Young...

Speed demon: New closer Clase bringing the heat for Indians

Apr. 12, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Seconds after the ball leaves Emmanuel Clase's hand and streaks toward home plate, the eyes of everyone in Progressive Field quickly turn to the ballpark's video scoreboard to see what pitch he threw and how fast it went. 101 mph cutter. 100 mph...

Free agent P Carpenter banned 1 year for drug violation

Apr. 09, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent pitcher David Carpenter has been suspended for one year for violating the minor league joint drug prevention and treatment program. A person familiar with the matter said Carpenter's ban was for refusing to take a test. The person spoke to The...