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Padres' Tatis banned 80 games for PED violation

Padres’ Tatis banned 80 games for PED violation

7:09 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN close ESPN MLB InsiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment …

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PlayStation Plus's highest tier apparently stops at classic games

PlayStation Plus’s highest tier apparently stops at classic games

Sony Interactive Entertainment While Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service continues to rack up subscribers, its biggest competitor, Sony, has recently made changes and upgrades to its PlayStation Plus service. Preparing for PlayStation Plus’s relaunch took some explaining, especially its varying pricing and absorption of the PlayStation Now cloud-based streaming service. Since then, the dust has …

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The video game giants had a miserable second quarter as the pandemic gaming boom hits a wall

The video game giants had a miserable second quarter as the pandemic gaming boom hits a wall

A gamer plays on Sony’s Playstation 5 console at his home in Seoul. Yelim Lee | AFP via Getty Images The giants of the video game world saw their sales plummet in the second quarter, as the initial tailwinds of the Covid pandemic faded. In the three months to June, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo each …

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Game Pass Vs. The new PS Plus, the comparison we had to make

Game Pass Vs. The new PS Plus, the comparison we had to make

Image: Sony/Microsoft/Kotaku Two months ago, Sony reinvented PS Plus, its longstanding membership program for PlayStation owners. Now, that’s a lot like Microsoft’s Game Pass: for roughly the same amount of money, both offer access to a Netflix-style library of on-demand games. Obviously, we had to stack the two services against each other. Price Game Pass …

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Kyle Gibson flirts with no-hitter as raging Phillies go 10 games above .500

Kyle Gibson flirts with no-hitter as raging Phillies go 10 games above .500

On most nights, a five home run barrage would be history. Not on this one, though. Rhys Hoskins, Nick Castellanos and Darick Hall all went deep in the first set and JT Realmuto and Kyle Schwarber joined the power party later. But Kyle Gibson stole the show on Friday night. “He was great fun to …

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“Stray”: How a virtual orange tabby helps real cats

“Stray”: How a virtual orange tabby helps real cats

NEW YORK (AP) — The virtual hero cat of new video game sensation “Stray” isn’t just meandering along rusty pipes, jumping over unidentified slimes and decoding clues in a seemingly abandoned. The bold orange tabby also helps real-world cats. Through online fundraising platforms, players play “Stray” while broadcasting live for the public to raise money …

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