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Padres switch Tatis bobblehead giveaway to Soto shirt night

Aug. 16, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have replaced a planned Fernando Tatis Jr. bobblehead night with a Juan Soto T-shirt giveaway after the superstar shortstop was banned 80 games Friday following a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug. Tatis, a 23-year-old sensation...

Russian media: Lawyers for US basketball star Brittney Griner appeal her Russian prison sentence for drugs possession.

Aug. 15, 2022 05:48 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media: Lawyers for US basketball star Brittney Griner appeal her Russian prison sentence for drugs possession.

Blocking the plate call on review helps Nats top Padres 4-3

Aug. 13, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin was sure his catcher, Austin Nola, was not guilty of blocking the plate. So sure that the skipper immediately got ejected after Nola was called for that transgression on a replay review, allowing the Washington Nationals to score the go-ahead...

Padres manager Melvin says Tatis 'remorseful' about PED ban

Aug. 13, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin reached out to suspended All-Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. in a phone call Saturday and said the player “feels remorseful.” Melvin did not reveal anything else about what he termed a “private conversation” with...

Padres star Tatis suspended 80 games for positive drug test

Aug. 13, 2022 02:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — San Diego Padres dynamo Fernando Tatis Jr., one of the brightest, freshest stars in all of Major League Baseball, was suspended 80 games on Friday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance and won't play this season. MLB said Tatis tested...

Soto gets 2 hits, standing ovation as Padres beat Nats 10-5

Aug. 13, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a night when Juan Soto was celebrated by his old team, his new team was more concerned about a player who wasn't there — Fernando Tatis Jr. Soto had two hits and got a standing ovation in his return to Washington, and the San Diego Padres beat the Nationals...

San Diego shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. suspended 80 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing substance

Aug. 12, 2022 19:08 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — San Diego shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. suspended 80 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing substance.

NFL: Rodgers' use of ayahuasca didn't violate drug policy

Aug. 08, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ use of the hallucinogenic drink ayahuasca during an offseason retreat isn’t considered a violation of the NFL’s drug policy. Rodgers discussed on “The Aubrey Marcus Podcast” last week how he went on an...

USA Swimming cuts deal to simplify anonymous abuse reporting

Aug. 08, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — USA Swimming has added technology to its abuse-reporting systems that will allow better communication between those coordinating investigations and reporters who want to remain anonymous. The organization announced a deal with RealResponse on Monday, which is...

Former big league slugger Dietrich suspended for 50 games

Aug. 05, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former big league slugger Derek Dietrich has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a stimulant. Dietrich, 33, is on the roster of the New York Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He last appeared in the majors with Texas in 2020. ...