Admission parents in court...Brewers Knebel out for season...Celts ban fan...Football player dies after dancing
BOSTON (AP) — A group of wealthy parents caught up in what federal prosecutions are calling the biggest admissions scam ever prosecuted appeared in federal court in Boston today. The 15 parents, including CEOs, investment executives, real estate developers and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, have been implicated in a college admissions scheme in which authorities say they paid a consultant to rig their children’s test scores and bribe coaches at sought-after schools like Yale, Georgetown and the University of Southern California.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers reliever Corey Knebel says he will have Tommy John surgery and miss the season, a major setback for the NL Central champions. Knebel revealed his decision before Milwaukee played St. Louis. The 27-year-old right-hander had been sidelined since March 17, when he experienced discomfort in his elbow while pitching in a spring training game. Knebel was 4-3 with 16 saves and a 3.58 ERA in 57 games last season.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have banned a fan from its games for two years for being verbally abusive toward the Golden State Warriors forward DeMarcus Cousins. According to a Yahoo! report, Cousins says the fan “muttered” a racial slur at him during a game. The Celtics say the fan was kicked out immediately but didn’t get a lifetime ban because an investigation couldn’t confirm the abuse was racial.
ATLANTA (AP) — Police say Georgia Tech football player Brandon Adams was participating in a dance routine when he collapsed suddenly and died last weekend at 21. An Atlanta police spokesman says there was nothing in Adams’ autopsy to indicate foul play and no evidence to warrant a criminal investigation.
BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots say Heisman Trophy winner Joe Bellino has died. Bellino died on Thursday at the age of 81. Neither the team nor the Heisman Trophy Trust, which reported the death on its website, specified a cause of death. The Navy halfback was nicknamed the “Winchester Rifle,” after his suburban Boston hometown. In 1960 he became the first Navy player to win the Heisman