Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:09:14 -0800
No candidates received the required 75 percent of the vote in order to be elected into Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame Wednesday, Jan. 9. Many of the first-time candidates such as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and others have been linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
Tue, 26 Jan 2010 05:37:18 -0800
ESPNChicago.com reports Hall of Fame IF Ernie Banks wants former OF Sammy Sosa to come clean about using performance-enhancing drugs. Sosa is allegedly one of the 104 players that tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in baseball's 2003 survey testing. "Come clean with it," Banks said. "Explain it to them ... Just say: 'This is what happened.' It's hard to do, to admit this. Just admit it and live with it and understand it. I am sure a lot of people will forgive him."
Wed, 13 Jan 2010 00:09:50 -0800
Former Chicago Cubs OF Sammy Sosa has issued a "no comment" from his home in Miami regarding the Mark McGwire steroid story, according to The Chicago Tribune's Fred Mitchell. Sosa and McGwire were linked in the summer home run chase of 1998.
Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:50:38 -0800
The Associated Press reports a lawsuit by a business seeking $203,000 from former major league baseball player Sammy Sosa has been thrown out by a Dominican Republic prosecutor. Adolfo Feliz said the suit lacked sufficient evidence. Carim Abu Nabaa alleged Sosa didn't pay him a commission of $150,000 on a house sale, $43,000 for a luxury watch, and $10,000 for getting Reggaeton singer Don Omar to perform at Sosa's 41st birthday party.
Fri, 27 Nov 2009 10:15:57 -0800
The Associated Press reports former MLB OF Sammy Sosa is being sued for $203,000 by a businessman that claims Sosa owes him commission on a house sale and other things. Carim Abu Nabaa alleges that Sosa has not paid him a commission of $150,000 on a house sale, $43,000 for a luxury watch and $10,000 for getting Reggaeton artist Don Omar to perform at Sosa's 41st birthday party.
Tue, 23 Jun 2009 12:14:14 -0700
ESPNChicago.com reports former MLB 2B Ryne Sandberg said he does not think former MLB OF Sammy Sosa belongs in the Hall of Fame because of integrity issues associated with the steroids era, according to the "Waddle & Silvy" show on ESPN 1000. "I think it's very unfortunate. I think suspicions were there as they are with some other players. Those players are now put in a category of being tainted players with tainted stats. I think it's obviously something that was going on in the game. Players participated in it and as the names have come out I think that they will be punished for that," Sandberg said.
Wed, 17 Jun 2009 14:02:23 -0700
The Associated Press reports a congressional committee will investigate former MLB OF Sammy Sosa's denial that he used performance-enhancing drugs in response to a report that he tested positive for steroids in 2003.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 12:55:02 -0700
Michael S. Schmidt, of The New York Times, reports former MLB OF Sammy Sosa is among the players who tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003, according to lawyers with knowledge of drug-testing results from that year.
Wed, 03 Jun 2009 18:55:57 -0700
Yoel Adams, of ESPNdeportes.com, reports free-agent OF Sammy Sosa (Rangers) plans to formally announce his retirement soon.
Mon, 23 Feb 2009 07:44:27 -0800
The Associated Press reports New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez hired lawyer Jay Reisinger, who also worked for free-agent OF Sammy Sosa (Rangers) and SP Andy Pettitte.