Minor league pitchers Colon, Francescon suspended 50 games

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland pitcher Joseph Colon and Chicago Cubs pitcher P.J. Francescon have been suspended 50 games each under baseball's minor league drug program following second positive tests for a drug of abuse.

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Former NBA player John Johnson dies at 68

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — John Johnson, a two-time All-Star forward with the Cleveland Cavaliers who helped the Seattle SuperSonics win the 1979 NBA title, has died. He was 68.

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Former Cardinals official pleads guilty to hacking Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — The former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to hacking into the player database and email system of the Houston Astros in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs.

  • Written by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press, ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press