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Gold Gloves awarded...Halladay was new owner of plane...Indictments returned in college hoops bribery scheme

November 8, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has won his fifth consecutive Gold Glove Award, while Twins center fielder Byron Buxton headlines a group of six first-time winners. Arenado, Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward and Royals left fielder Alex Gordon were each honored for the fifth time, most among this year’s winners. The World Series-winning Astros and NL champion Dodgers were both shut out. The prizes for defensive excellence were announced last night by Rawlings.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One expert says the tiny sport plane Roy Halladay was flying when he was killed could be described as “a Jet Ski with wings.” The 40-year-old former Blue Jays and Phillies pitcher had owned the ICON A5 for less than a month before he crashed into the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, and had tweeted that it felt “like flying a fighter jet.” Officials say the plane’s chief designer and test pilot died while flying one earlier this year.

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal grand jury in New York City has returned indictments against four college basketball assistant coaches charged in a bribery scheme. The grand jury returned the indictments yesterday against eight of 10 men arrested in September. Prosecutors say the men are accused of using bribes to influence star athletes’ choice of schools, shoe sponsors and agents. The assistant coaches charged are Chuck Person of Auburn, Emanuel Richardson of Arizona, Tony Bland of Southern California and Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State.

HANGZHOU, China (AP) — Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott says UCLA basketball players were “involved in a situation” in China, with police being summoned to the team’s hotel to investigate. Scott says “UCLA is cooperating fully with local authorities.” He didn’t elaborate on what occurred and he said the league was directing all inquiries about the specifics of the matter to UCLA.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has apologized for violating a team rule that prompted coach Doug Marrone to make him inactive against Cincinnati. Marrone declined to say exactly what the rookie did, but Fournette may have offered some insight on his Twitter page when he vowed to be on time for Jacksonville’s next game Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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