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SAN DIEGO -- Everth Cabrera struggled to control his emotions after admitting he took a banned substance that led to his 50-game suspension by Major League Baseball. San Diegos All-Star shortstop wiped his eyes. He took a deep breath, and then a drink of water. Finally, as he was promising fans that he would come back next year and play for them, he couldnt hold back anymore. Cabrera put his head in his left hand and cried. Cabrera, who leads the NL with 37 stolen bases, was penalized Monday for his relationship to Biogenesis of America, a closed anti-aging clinic in Florida accused of distributing banned performing-enhancing drugs. Although the Padres are 10 games out in the NL West, theyre playing better than they had been. And now theyll be without their switch-hitting leadoff batter for the rest of the season. Cabrera didnt have a positive drug test. Padres manager Bud Black said during spring training that he felt, after speaking with Cabrera, that his case would be resolved in a positive manner. Even after MLB announced the Biogenesis suspensions, and before Cabrera spoke, Black and general manager Josh Byrnes said they still werent clear about the shortstops involvement with the clinic. Dressed in a black polo shirt, camouflage cargo shorts and flip flops, Cabrera sat at a table on the stage in an auditorium at Petco Park and spoke through an interpreter. He didnt take questions. Cabrera said he took a banned substance -- which he didnt identify -- for four days last year. He had dislocated a shoulder in 2011 in Triple-A and realized about two weeks before spring training began that it was only about 50 per cent healed. It wasnt clear whether he took the banned substance just before spring training or after it had started. "I was going through a very frustrating time," Cabrera said through the interpreter. "And like I said before, I made the decision to take this. Im the one responsible for this. But I do want to make it clear I did not search for this. This was something that was presented to me. My former representation were the ones who introduced me to this person." Cabrera said Juan Nunez, a consultant for ACES Inc., which was headed by brothers Sam and Seth Levinson, took him to meet Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch. When he met Bosch, "I was scared in my heart," Cabrera said. "I knew it wasnt what I wanted to do. It wasnt the best decision, and even when I went in that clinic, I felt scared." Cabrera said Bosch told him it would be a long process, but that he just wanted a healthier shoulder. He said he received a package in Arizona. After taking the substance for four days, "I realized it wasnt necessary. My heart and my conscience was killing me." Cabrera said he was uncomfortable being around his teammates and then realized he didnt need to take the substance to be a successful major leaguer. "I knew what I was getting myself into," he said. "Thats why I made the decision to stop. I knew what was going on in the sense that I knew something could happen like is happening now." Cabrera then spoke in English, pausing several times to take a deep breath. "My situation I have right now ... Im very sorry with all my fans in San Diego with this situation," he said. "Im very sorry with my organization. Im very sorry with all my teammates and Im very sorry about this situation I have right now. Its a tough situation for me. Its a tough situation for the organization and Im making all my responsibility is just me." He began to say something about the fans but then broke down. Cabrera, who is from Nicaragua, then spoke again in Spanish, delivering a warning to other Latin American players "that come to this country to try to succeed and get ahead. "To all the players who leave so much behind in their countries, who come to this country and youre ignorant about a lot of things, be careful with who you associate with, people who surround you that may be only interested in financial gains, who may not be interested in your personal well-being," he said through the interpreter. The suspension will cost Cabrera $348,361 of his $1,275,000 salary. Earlier Monday, Byrnes spoke on a conference call about Cabreras suspension. "As we continue to try to clean up the game, its a painful but necessary step," Byrnes said. "This is difficult. It hits close to home," he added. "But in the longer view its a good thing for the game. I think this is a big day for Major League Baseball and the players whove been clean for some time. Their voices are being heard." Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal was suspended the first 50 games of the season for testing positive to testosterone. Hes out for the season with a knee injury. Pitcher Fautino De Los Santos, who was on the Padres 40-man roster when the Biogenesis names first leaked out, also was suspended. Hes rehabbing an injury in Arizona. "Its obvious that it was the clinic 3,000 miles away that was sort of the centre of all this," Byrnes said. "It affected us and weve got to deal with it." Black said Logan Forsythe will start at shortstop Tuesday night against Baltimore. Ronny Cedeno, signed to a minor league deal on Saturday, will be added to the 25-man roster on Tuesday and will be in the mix at shortstop, as well as Alexi Amarista, Black said. Colin Kaepernick Super Bowl Jersey . According to a report from the Vancouver Province, the Lions are expected to replace former DC Rich Stubler with defensive backs coach Mark Washington. Garrett Celek Super Bowl Jersey . 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WASHINGTON -- A rare offensive outburst by the Orlando Magic overcame the biggest night of John Walls career.Elfrid Payton scored 22 of his career-high 25 points in the first half and the Magic beat the Washington Wizards 124-116 on Tuesday despite Walls 52-point performance.The Magic were averaging 93.2 points and scored over 100 points in just five of their first 21 games but shot 52 percent en route to a third straight victory.Were growing on that end of the floor, Magic coach Frank Vogel said. We got several great contributions, starting with Elfrid Payton coming off the bench having the game of his life. He was terrific tonight.Wall had the highest-scoring game of his career and kept Washington in it with 33 points in the second half as the Wizards cut the lead below 10 in the fourth quarter. The guard made 18 of 31 from the field and added eight assists.I mean, (in the) third quarter I started to make shots, and I was trying to be more aggressive at times, Wall said. I was able to be aggressive and get into the paint and make some easy shots.Payton played like Wall in the first half as he went 8 for 8 from the field and 3 for 3 from the line, nearly matching his previous season best of 23 points in the first two quarters alone. Payton finished 9 for 12 and handed out nine assists.They were playing off a little bit, so they gave me a couple of open looks, Payton said. They just looked like they were staying home so just trying to be a little bit more aggressive.Orlandos 124 points were a season high.Jeff Green scored 13 of his 20 in the first half for Orlando. Green went to Georgetown and played his college basketball at the Verizon Center, and he made a key 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter that stopped a Washington rally.(The offense) was clicking, Green said. We were making shots, making the extra pass, trusting each other, and we got it done.The Maagic scored the games first seven points and the lead went back and forth until they took command in the second quarter.ddddddddddddOrlando (10-12) slowly pulled away, making 13 of its first 18 shots in the second quarter to take a 62-48 lead with just under 3 minutes left. The Magic scored 40 points in the period en route to a 65-52 halftime edge.Seven Orlando players scored in double figures. Bismack Biyombo contributed a season-high 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.Only three Wizards scored in double figures.TIP-INSMagic: The Magic are 5-1 when scoring 100 points. ... Vogel called off practice Monday, and his team took a trip to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.Wizards: Ian Mahinmi remains out with a sore knee -- the non-surgically repaired one is the problem now. Coach Scott Brooks said the center had an MRI last week. ... Brooks also said Sheldon McClellan has been assigned to Delaware of the D-League and will play three or four games there.A LITTLE HELP FROM THEIR FRIENDSThe Orlando bench gave the starters a lift by scoring 73 points. Payton and Green led the way while Jodie Meeks added 18, and Nikola Vucevic had 10. The four combined to make 24 of 37 shots (67 percent) from the field.NO DEFENSEThe 124 points were the most Washington has allowed in a home game this season, and the second-highest amount the Wizards have allowed in any game.UP NEXTMagic: On Wednesday, the Magic will host the Celtics. Bostons been getting some great shooting in recent games from Jonas Jerebko.Wizards: The Nuggets come to town on Thursday for their first meeting of the season. Denver won both meetings last year, and its a bit of a homecoming for forward Will Barton, who went to high school in nearby Baltimore. ' ' '

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