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BREAKING: White Sox's Castillo suspended

Welington Castillo was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday after the White Sox catcher tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance Erythropoietin (EPO). Usage of EPO is a violation of MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, and Castillo’s suspension is effective immediately. … MLB News Index

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LEADING OFF: Astros-Indians again, Mets limp to tough trip

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: YOU AGAIN Houston’s Charlie Morton and Cleveland’s Mike Clevinger get a rematch of their most recent outing when the Astros and Indians begin a series at Progressive Field. Morton (6-0, 1.94 ERA) pitched Houston to a 4-1 victory last Friday, striking out eight over seven innings. Clevinger (3-1, 2.87) got his ...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALL ATLANTA (AP) NFL owners approved a new policy aimed at quelling the firestorm over national anthem protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick and polarized by President Trump, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the ”The Star-Spangled Banner” but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. Commissioner Roger Goodell said the change was approved ...

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FIFA Council member Nyantakyi arrested on return to Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) FIFA Council member and Ghana Football Association head Kwesi Nyantakyi was arrested upon his return to his home country on allegations of corruption following a complaint made against him by the Ghanaian president. Police spokesman David Eklu confirmed to The Associated Press that Nyantakyi, also the senior vice president of the Confederation of African Football, was taken ...

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San Francisco 49ers buy stake in English soccer club Leeds

LEEDS, England (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have taken a minority ownership stake in English soccer club Leeds. Leeds says on its website the deal is a ”strategic partnership with 49ers Enterprises, an investment entity affiliated with the San Francisco 49ers.” The second-tier club says ”funds invested will remain inside the club and will go towards investment in the first ...

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