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Mets’ Mejia suspended for year for positive drug test

AP Photo/Kathy Willens NEW YORK (AP) — Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia has been banned for an additional 162 games following a positive test for Stanozolol and Boldenone. Mejia was suspended April 11 following a positive test...
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Brady’s future actions could lead to Patriots limbo

AP Photo/Elise Amendola This isn’t over. Not by a long shot. Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension is not likely the end of the deflated footballs saga. Brady appears headed to court seeking to overturn the suspension, and at the...
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AP source: Phillies agree to trade Papelbon to Nationals

AP Photo/David Banks PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A person familiar with the trade says the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to trade All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Washington Nationals. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because...
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Lesson learned: Minor leaguer hits HR but misses plate

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky BALTIMORE (AP) — When a player hits a home run, there’s really only one overriding rule when running the bases: Touch `em all. Elier Levya of the Class A Delmarva Shorebirds failed to do so after hitting a clutch home run Sunday, and his...
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Mexico coach Herrera fired after claim he punched reporter

AP Photo/Matt Rourke MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican national team coach Miguel Herrera was fired Tuesday following a television reporter’s claim that the man known as “El Piojo” punched him. The ouster came just two days after Herrera led Mexico to victory in...

Chiefs Pro Bowl DT Dontari Poe out after back surgery

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are facing a potentially devastating loss on defense, even though training camp doesn’t begin for veterans until this weekend. Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dontari Poe will miss camp and likely part of the season after...
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If USOC finds a new city, Boston debacle could be forgotten

AP Photo/Eric Risberg Embarrassing as the debacle in Boston may have been, chances are it will be nothing more than a distant memory when the vote for the 2024 Olympics finally rolls around. That’s still more than two years away, and the U.S. Olympic Committee has seven...
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Wisconsin Assembly approves Milwaukee Bucks arena deal

AP Photo/Scott Bauer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill to have taxpayers pay $250 million to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The bill passed on a bipartisan 52-34 vote Tuesday. The measure now goes to Gov. Scott Walker who has...
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Triple Crown winner American Pharoah works half mile

AP Photo DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah completed a half-mile workout at Del Mar in his last formal exercise before the Haskell Invitational this weekend. The colt was timed in 48.80 seconds Tuesday under jockey Martin Garcia, who rides him in...
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Jon Gruden worries about present, future of youth sports

AP Photo/Mark Duncan NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Gruden looks at the present and predicted future of youth sports. It makes him cringe. The Super Bowl-winning coach and current ESPN football analyst got involved with the Sports Matter program through the DICK’s Sporting Goods...