October 30, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Hired The Baltimore Orioles hired 66-year-old Dave Wallace as their pitching coach on Tuesday. Wallace, who has spent the past four years as Atlanta’s minor league pitching coordinator, replaces Rick Adair, who left the Orioles in mid-August for personal reasons. He’s been the pitching coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros.

Sentenced A federal judge in Florida sentenced former NFL player Freddie Mitchell to more than three years in prison for his involvement in a tax fraud scheme. Mitchell last played wide receiver with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2004.

Out Stanford fifth-year senior defensive end and co-captain Ben Gardner is out for the season with a left pectoral injury. Gardner finishes his collegiate career with 17 1/2 sacks and 34 tackles for loss in 34 starts.

Released Former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt was released Tuesday afternoon from a Knoxville hospital, where she has been since Sunday for what her foundation describes as “routine medical testing.” Summitt, who led the Lady Vols to eight national titles and 1,098 wins in 38 seasons, stepped down in April 2012 after announcing a year earlier she had early-onset dementia.

Meeting The leader of the Change the Mascot campaign is meeting with NFL executives today in New York City. Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Indian Nation in upstate New York heads a tribal delegation that is trying to change the Washington Redskins nickname. Halbritter says the name is a racial slur to all Indians.

Recovering Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera underwent muscle repair surgery and is expected to be ready for baseball’s spring training. Cabrera had been limited down the stretch by a tear in his groin

Suspended Mississippi’s Marshall Henderson has been suspended three regular-season basketball games this season, including the first two Southeastern Conference games. The 6-foot-2 guard was indefinitely suspended in July after police found him with small amounts of marijuana and cocaine during a traffic stop. Henderson was not arrested.

Announced EA Sports’ popular PGA Tour game will no longer be named for Tiger Woods. The company announced on its blog that it and Woods have made a “mutual decision to end our partnership” and that the company would keep working with the PGA Tour on its next golf title.


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