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Eric Kay: "Cooperating was the right thing to do" Eric Kay, the man at the center of the investigation into the death of Tyler Skaggs, essentially told the world he spoke up - because he felt like it was the right thing. Indeed it was, on many levels. And now, with Kay's admission, this story has certainly taken a turn from those early days after Skaggs' death in July.

Los Angeles Angels react to alleged details of Tyler Skaggs' drug abuse ESPN reported Saturday that the Angels knew of late pitcher Tyler Skaggs' drug use "long before his death"

Angels PR official who reportedly supplied Tyler Skaggs with drugs explains why he cooperated with DEA Eric Kay, who reportedly told the DEA that he and Skaggs used drugs together, issued a statement on Sunday about why he was cooperating with authorities in the investigation.

Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Tyler Skaggs Was Supplied Opiates By Team – Report The late Tyler Skaggs, who choked to death on his own vomit in July after ingesting opiates, was given the drugs by a team employee of the Los Angeles Angels, according to an ESPN report. Skaggs died in July in a Texas hotel room at age 27.

Gymnast Simone Biles sets record for career world titles Winning her 24th and 25th world championship medals in beam and floor Sunday put the United States gymnast top of the all-time medal charts for the championships. Biles won five gold medals this week. If she can repeat that at next year's Olympics it would be a feat no female gymnast has managed at a single Games.

Report: Los Angeles Angels official provided Tyler Skaggs with oxycodone before death - CNN Video A top public relations official with the Los Angeles Angels provided oxycodone to Tyler Skaggs, and abused the drug with him before the pitcher died earlier this year, according to a report from ESPN.

The Sports Report: Trojans come up short against Notre Dame USC gets good games from Kedon Slovis and Markese Stepp but fall to the Irish, 30-27.

Los Angeles Angels’ PR Man Says He Supplied Late Pitcher Tyler Skaggs With Oxycodone: ESPN Eric Kay told DEA agents that he and Skaggs abused oxycodone together for years and that team officials knew about Skaggs’ drug problem.

Max Scherzer pitches Nationals past Cardinals for 2-0 NLCS lead Max Scherzer was strength and fire. Anibal Sanchez was artistry and deception. Two different styles, two absolute gems for the Washington Nationals. Scherzer followed Sanchez's near no-hitter with a try of his own, and the stingy Nationals beat the Saint Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the National League Championship Series.

Report: Angels Employee Named In Skaggs Drug Case The tragic passing of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs cast a pall over much of the 2019 MLB season, as fans, teammates, and team employees struggled to make sense of the promising player's untimely end. Unfortunately, today's report from ESPN's T.J.

Angels issue statement denying awareness of "illegal narcotics" distribution The statement comes from team president John Carpino.

ESPN reports Angels PR employee supplied Skaggs with opioids Kay reportedly watched as Skaggs snorted three lines of crushed pills in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas, on the night before he was found dead. Kay also told the DEA he believes several other Angels players used opioids, ESPN reported.

Report: Angels Employee Told Team Officials About Tyler Skaggs's Drug Use Well Before Pitcher's Death A report from ESPN's T.J. Quinn reveals that officials for the Los Angeles Angels were told about drug habits of pitcher Tyler Skaggs well before his death. ESPN's sources were two unnamed individuals aware of what Eric Kay, the Angels' director of communications, had told agents at the U.S.

Dodgers' David Freese announces retirement from baseball Known for his clutch hitting in the postseason, Freese, 36, appeared in parts of 11 seasons, including two with the Angels and his final two with the Dodgers.

Angels employees had knowledge of Tyler Skaggs' opiate abuse Quinn, numerous Angels employees were aware of Tyler Skaggs' drug abuse well before he was found passed out in his hotel room on July 1, 2019. Quinn cites sources familiar with the DEA investigation, including naming Eric Kay as supplying Skaggs with opiates.

Report: Tyler Skaggs received drugs from Angels PR official Kay reportedly told the Drug Enforcement Agency that he and Skaggs had used opioids together for years, and he had watched Skaggs snort three lines of crushed opioids in the pitcher's hotel room hours before he died July 1 in Southlake, Texas.

Dodgers' David Freese retires after 11 seasons as premier postseason performer Dodgers' David Freese, a clutch hitter and clubhouse leader, has retired after 11 seasons that include World Series and NLCS MVP honors at St. Louis.

Inside the Dodgers: Postseason accountability - The players But his twisting catch in the second inning of Game 5 helped preserve the Dodgers' 2-0 lead, and his home run in the bottom of the second inning extended it to 3-0. His pinch hit double in the sixth inning of Game 3 extended the Dodgers' two-out rally against Patrick Corbin.

Los Angeles luxury: Southern California homes for 8-figure pricetags Here's what it's like to live like Hollywood royalty, and how much it costs in the Los Angeles region.

Source: J. Washington among Angels' candidates Johnny Washington, the 35-year-old hitting coach for the San Diego Padres, is among the candidates for the Los Angeles Angels' managerial vacancy, a source confirmed to ESPN on Friday. Washington joins Buck Showalter, John Farrell and Joe Maddon, the presumed favorite, in the Angels' pool.

Latest On Angels' Search For Manager The Angels have interviewed Padres hitting coach Johnny Washington for their open managerial position, according to Scott Miller of Bleacher Report. Washington's one of four known candidates to interview for the job, joining Joe Maddon, Buck Showalter and John Farrell.

Padres hitting coach Johnny Washington joins Angels' managerial candidate list He joins Joe Maddon, Buck Showalter and John Farrell as confirmed candidates. It is unclear if the Angels have completed all four interviews, but a source confirmed earlier this week that the Angels had only scheduled four. Maddon remains the favorite for the job, with an announcement possible within the next several days.

Angels interview Padres hitting coach Johnny Washington for managerial position The Angels have interviewed San Diego Padres hitting coach Johnny Washington for their vacant managerial position, according to a person familiar with the meeting who is not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

What the Angels' roster looks like as they eye changes for 2020 Certainly, Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole will be their top target, but he'll be in high demand when free agency begins, and the Angels will need more than one pitcher.

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