Latest Dominican Republic News

Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. to begin rehab assignment

Aug. 05, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A San Antonio either Saturday or Sunday, San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin said. Tatis took batting practice with the Padres at Dodger Stadium on Friday afternoon and then left for...

SC youth baseball team takes mission to Dominican Republic

Jul. 31, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — The Kingsmen baseball team is back on the diamond attempting to bring home some championship hardware. But the local team’s unforgettable moment from the season has already arrived. Kingsmen head coach Joe Hudak, who has led a faith-based...

Big Papi a big hit at his Baseball Hall of Fame induction

Jul. 25, 2022 02:46 AM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — David Ortiz promised to speak from the heart. As usual, Big Papi delivered. His megawatt smile tinged with a tad of emotion, the former Boston Red Sox slugger was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday — after his daughter Alexandra sang the...

Immigrant Capitol Police Officer still deals with pain

Jul. 22, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the many insults he received on Jan. 6, 2021, as he defended the Capitol in Washington, Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell remembers hearing cries that he was not an American, that he was an immigrant, that he was a traitor. A year and a half after the...

Felix gets a bronze on her farewell at world championships

Jul. 16, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Never mind that she got passed at the end of her last sprint around the track. Or ended up with a bronze medal instead of gold. For 15 memorable seconds Friday night at the world championships, Allyson Felix was sprinting alone in the sunshine, cruising past...

Red Sox 3B Devers practices with teammates on, off field

Jul. 13, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox All-Star Rafael Devers is practicing with his teammates both on and off the field. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, the 25-year-old quickly rose through the minors, becoming one of the game’s best hitters and brightest stars. He was voted the...

What is lost when a popular flea market closes?

Jul. 10, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — This is the best time for Claribel Vasquez’s little juice stand at the Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market. Children on summer vacation, thirsty from scampering around the teeming open-air market, buy creamy coconut smoothies, sugar cane juice splashed with kiwi and pineapple drinks...

Ex-Haiti sports minister repatriated to face rape charges

Jul. 06, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A former Haitian sports minister accused of rape, sexual abuse and indecent exposure was repatriated to Haiti on Wednesday, authorities said. Evans Lescouflair was arrested Saturday in Puerto Rico and then deported to the Dominican Republic before...

Suspect in Haiti president's assassination pleads not guilty

Jul. 06, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — One of the main suspects in the 2021 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in a federal court in Miami. Businessman Rodolphe Jaar is charged with conspiracy to commit murder or kidnapping outside the United States and with...

27 Haitians rescued from uninhabited Puerto Rico island

Jun. 22, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday that it recently rescued 27 Haitian migrants from the rocky cliffs of an uninhabited island that lies between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The two-day rescue operation began on June 7 after the Coast Guard...