Indians' Almonte suspended 80 games for failed drug test

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — With injured All-Star Michael Brantley likely out for the first portion of the season, the Cleveland Indians spent plenty of time this offseason looking for ways to fill the large hole he'll leave in the outfield.

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AP Source: Infantino pay less than his No 2 in new-look FIFA

ZURICH (AP) — After 17 years under the all-powerful Sepp Blatter, a sign of the FIFA president's newly-diminished powers will come when Gianni Infantino's salary is revealed.

  • Written by ROB HARRIS, AP Sports Writers, GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writers

Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco back from hip surgery

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Devin Mesoraco hoped to follow his All-Star season with another big one in the middle of the Cincinnati Reds' order. Instead, a hip problem limited him to six appearances behind the plate last year and led to surgery.

  • Written by GARY SCHATZ, Associated Press

New horse racing chief says he won't be soft rule enforcer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Horse Racing Commission's new director says he won't be soft on enforcing rules on illegal drugs in the sport, even as he tries to boost its appeal to gamblers and halt the state's decline in racehorse breeding.

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