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White Sox clobber Kluber ... Guilty plea ... Big Baller lawsuit ... McCarthy on Packers firing

April 3, 2019

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Chicago White Sox knocked around Corey Kluber for a change, beating Cleveland’s ace and the Indians 8-3. Jose Abreu’s two-run double in the fourth inning chased Kluber (0-2), who had won nine straight decisions over Chicago. The two-time Cy Young winner has owned the White Sox, going 4-0 against them last season and 13-4 in his career.

CHICAGO (AP) — Both the Chicago White Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals have postponed their home openers scheduled for tomorrow based on the weather forecast. Chicago’s three-game series against Seattle and the Cardinals’ three-game series against San Diego have been pushed back to Friday.

BOSTON (AP) — California entrepreneur Peter Jan Sartorio has become the first of 33 parents charged in a college admissions scam to agree to plead guilty. Sartorio was accused of paying an admissions consultant $15,000 in cash to have someone correct his daughter’s answers on a college entrance exam. Among those who made their initial court appearances today were actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin (LAWK’-lin), and Loughlin’s husband Mossimo Giannulli.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball and his company Big Baller Brand are suing co-founder Alan Foster. They allege Foster conspired to steal millions of dollars from the shoe and clothing line. The lawsuit accuses Foster of making unexplained cash withdrawals totaling at least $1.5 million between 2016 and 2018. The suit says when confronted, Foster was unable to account for the missing funds.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is opening up about his dismissal. In an interview with ESPN, McCarthy says he was “stunned” at the timing of his firing last December with four games left in the season. And, he says it “couldn’t have been handled any worse,” describing him meeting with Packers President Mark Murphy as having “no emotion to it.”