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MLB suspends 3 minor league pitchers for drug violations

Sep. 23, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has suspended three minor league pitchers after they tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The penalties were announced on Friday. Melvi Acosta, a 27-year-old right-hander with Minnesota's Triple-A affiliate in...

Marijuana stays on doping banned list; opiate tramadol added

Sep. 23, 2022 05:26 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Marijuana use will remain banned at sports events after the World Anti-Doping Agency on Friday resisted calls to change its status on the list of prohibited substances. The agency was asked to review the status of THC — the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis —...

Murray shows he's worth $230.5 million to Cards in comeback

Sep. 19, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — From the football abyss to overtime elation, the Arizona Cardinals had quite a range of emotions Sunday. It all ended with the Cardinals celebrating a 29-23 overtime victory over the Las Vegas Raiders after clawing back for the stunning win after trailing 20-0...

As Judge approaches milestone, what counts more: 61 or 73?

Sep. 12, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To some, Aaron Judge’s season has a special sheen because he appears to be Mr. Clean. They would consider Judge the record-holder if he surpasses Roger Maris’ 61 homers, absent the steroids stain sticking to the tainted trio of Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and...

Mahomes throws 5 TDs, Chiefs hammer Cardinals 44-21

Sep. 11, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City coach Andy Reid looked slightly perplexed during Sunday's postgame press conference when asked why his quarterback Patrick Mahomes is so good in season openers. Reid didn't notice any difference. “He’s pretty good all the...

Mahomes, Kingsbury meet again when Cardinals host Chiefs

Sep. 08, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kliff Kingsbury was a fan of Patrick Mahomes before it became cool. It was nearly 10 years ago that Kingsbury — who was trying to build his program at Texas Tech — ventured to East Texas and decided the little-known, unpolished Mahomes was his quarterback...

Suspended Padres star Tatis has surgery on left shoulder

Sep. 06, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Suspended shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. had surgery Tuesday to repair the torn labrum in his left shoulder, the San Diego Padres said. The surgery was performed in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal ElAttache, the team physician for the Dodgers and the NFL's Rams. The surgery...

MLB announces 85-game suspension for pitcher Carlos Martinez

Sep. 01, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has suspended free agent pitcher Carlos Martinez for 85 games for violating its joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. MLB said Thursday the punishment is retroactive to June 19. Under the policy, Martinez will...

Tatis' shoulder surgery delayed because of strep throat

Aug. 30, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. had to postpone a scheduled shoulder surgery because he has strep throat, the latest wrinkle in what’s been a turbulent season for the San Diego Padres shortstop. Tatis was slated to have the labrum in his left shoulder repaired on Tuesday,...

2 minor league players suspended by MLB for drug violations

Aug. 30, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two minor league players were suspended by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for drug violations. Pittsburgh infielder Francisco Acuna, on the roster of Single-A Greensboro, was banned 80 games without pay after testing positive for gw501516, a performance-enhancing...