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SAN DIEGO | Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza pleads guilty to drug charges

SAN DIEGO  — Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza, who earned more than $43 million over 14 seasons, pleaded guilty Friday to federal drug charges in California. Loiza acknowledged that he possessed about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of cocaine with intent to distribute. He faces up a minimum of 10 years in a prison and maximum … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza pleads guilty to drug charges

LEADING OFF: Archer to make Pirates debut, Rays roll at home

Chris Archer makes his first start for the Pirates in what the team hopes could be the beginning of a long and productive stint in Pittsburgh. The Pirates acquired Archer from the Tampa Bay Rays ahead of Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline. Pittsburgh also got closer Keone Kela from the Texas Rangers and drew praise around … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Archer to make Pirates debut, Rays roll at home

AP source: Holland, Cards reach $14 million, 1-year deal

NEW YORK/March 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Less than two hours before the start of their season, the St. Louis Cardinals found a closer. Greg Holland and the Cardinals agreed to a $14 million, one-year contract Thursday, according to a person familira with the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement was pending a … Continue reading AP source: Holland, Cards reach $14 million, 1-year deal

All-Star Harden, Rockets top Mavs 104-97, question Paul snub

DALLAS /January 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — James Harden is an All-Star for the sixth straight season. New Houston teammate Chris Paul will miss the February party for the second year in a row following nine consecutive appearances for the Western Conference. The Rockets aren’t exactly pleased about the Paul part. “He averages what 19 (points) … Continue reading All-Star Harden, Rockets top Mavs 104-97, question Paul snub

Not-household-name players get All-Star votes from NBA peers

January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Semi Ojeleye, Cedi Osman and Royce O’Neale have never started in an NBA game. Cameron Payne last played in April. Matt Costello has scored two points in his NBA career. They’re not stars. Yet somehow, someone in an NBA locker room apparently thought they should start in this year’s All-Star Game. Only … Continue reading Not-household-name players get All-Star votes from NBA peers

Trout to miss All-Star Game because of injured thumb

ANAHEIM, Calif./July 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — AL MVP Mike Trout will miss the All-Star Game while rehabilitating his left thumb. The Los Angeles Angels star outfielder tore the ulnar collateral ligament in the thumb on May 28 during a headfirst slide and had surgery three days later to repair the ligament and dorsal capsule. The … Continue reading Trout to miss All-Star Game because of injured thumb