Bobby Cox hospitalized...Trea Turner out 10 days...Buzz Williams leaves...Court appearances in bribery case
UNDATED (AP) — Hall of Famer Bobby Cox, the Atlanta Braves former longtime manager, has been admitted into an Atlanta-area hospital. Braves manager Brian Snitker told The Associated Press that he reached out to Cox’s family and was “very concerned”, but couldn’t share details of his condition. The 77-year-old Cox was admitted with undisclosed medical issues on yesterday. In other baseball news, starting shortstop Trea Turner has been put on the 10-day injured list by the Washington Nationals with a broken right index finger. Wilmer Difo took Turner’s spot in the infield for tonight’s game against Philadelphia.
UNDATED (AP) — Texas A&M hired Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams today, luring him back to his home state to try to turn the Aggies into a basketball power. Texas A&M tweeted from its official team account, “The Buzz is Back”. Williams spent five years with the Hokies, who made the last three NCAA Tournaments and finished this season in the Sweet 16.
BOSTON (AP) — Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin appeared in federal court Wednesday alongside other wealthy parents to face charges they rigged test scores or paid bribes to cheat the admissions process at prestigious universities. The actresses and Loughlin’s fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, said little during the brief hearing in a packed Boston courtroom and were not asked to enter a plea. They are all free on bail.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills aren’t done overhauling their offensive line. They have agreed to sign guard Quinton Spain to a one-year contract. The 27-year-old Spain spent his first four seasons with the Tennessee Titans, where he started 48 games at left guard.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have re-signed free agent tight end Orson Charles, who doubles as a fullback.. The 28-year-old made two starts and appeared in 13 games in his first season with Cleveland in 2018. Charles had just three catches for 23 yards. But he made his biggest contributions as a blocker for running back Nick Chubb, who ran for a rookie record 996 yards.