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Hapless Wizards lose another player...Trial for ex-Auburn coach can proceed... Wild get by Maple Leafs

January 3, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards say forward Markieff Morris will miss at least six weeks with a neck injury, the latest setback for one of the NBA’s most disappointing teams. Morris has been dealing with neck and upper back stiffness since getting hit on the chin during a game on Dec. 16. The Wizards already are without point guard John Wall for the rest of the season and are currently missing center Dwight Howard, both because of injuries.

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has upheld criminal charges alleging ex-Auburn associate basketball coach Chuck Person accepted bribes from a financial adviser to steer athletes his way. The judge says there’s enough evidence to let the case against Person and Atlanta clothier Rashan Michel go to trial. She says bribery, honest services wire fraud, wire fraud and Travel Act conspiracy charges against Person were supported by detailed descriptions of the crimes.

TORONTO (AP) — Zach Parise broke a tie off a turnover early in the third period and the Minnesota Wild rallied to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in an afternoon NHL contest. Auston Matthews lost the puck to Parise, who beat goalie Michael Hutchinson high over his glove at 4:21 for his 18th goal of the season.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a two-year contract with reliever David Robertson. Terms of the deal, which also includes a club option for the 2021 season, were not announced today. Robertson, who is 33, went 8-3 with a 3.23 ERA and five saves in 69 games last season for the New York Yankees. An 11-year veteran and 2011 All-Star, the right-handed Robertson has appeared in at least 60 games in nine straight seasons.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jim Margraff, the winningest football coach in Johns Hopkins University’s history, has died at 58. Citing a release from the Baltimore university, news outlets report the former Hopkins quarterback who led his alma mater’s football program for 29 years died Wednesday at home. No cause of death was given. Less than a month ago, Margraff guided the Blue Jays to the NCAA Division III semifinals for the first time.

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