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Tue., Feb. 22, 2011

Hired The Miami Dolphins have hired three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Bryan Cox as the team’s pass rush coach. A fifth-round selection by the Dolphins in 1991, Cox played 12 seasons in the NFL, the first five with Miami. Cox spent the past two seasons with the Cleveland Browns as a defensive line coach, and was coaching the same position with the New York Jets from 2006 through 2008.

Tagged The Minnesota Vikings placed the franchise tag on Chad Greenway, backing up their offseason statements about wanting to keep the 28-year-old linebacker in purple. Greenway has led the team in tackles for three straight seasons. If the franchise tag designation stays in its current form in the next collective bargaining agreement, Greenway stands to make nearly $10 million next season.

Elected Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona (Arizona) and former N.L. MVP Dick Groat (Duke) are among seven former players and coaches elected to the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Joining them were former big leaguers Danny Goodwin (Southern), Oddibe McDowell (Arizona State) and Tim Wallach (Cal State Fullerton), and former coaches Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones (Grambling State) and Bill Wilhelm (Clemson).

Withdrawn Top-seeded Andy Roddick has withdrawn from this week’s Delray Beach Tennis Championships in Boca Raton, Fla., due to flu-like symptoms.

Arrested Police in Snellville, Ga., say New Orleans Hornets’ point guard Jarrett Jack has been arrested and charged with drunken driving. Police Chief Roy Whitehead said in an e-mail, the 27-year-old failed a field sobriety test after being pulled over for speeding while also weaving his Mercedes, then was taken to the Gwinnett County jail and given a breath test, which measured just under the legal limit of .08.

Died Former popular streetball basketball player and Louisville reserve Troy Jackson was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room on Sunday morning. He was 35. An autopsy is pending. Jackson, nicknamed “escalade” due to his 6-foot-10, 375-pound stature, spent two seasons at Louisville under coach Denny Crum.

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