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More Trouble for Briles Plus Rangers Win Seventh Straight

 

Texas Rangers Shin-Soo Choo watches his two-run single during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Arlington, Texas, Monday, June 20, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Texas Rangers Shin-Soo Choo watches his two-run single during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Arlington, Texas, Monday, June 20, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Shin-Soo Choo’s two-run single capped a decisive three-run fourth inning as the Rangers rallied for a 4-3 win over the Orioles on Monday night at Globe Life Park in a makeup of a game postponed on April 17. Rangers closer Sam Dyson worked out of a first-and-third jam with one out in the ninth, striking out Matt Wieters and getting Jonathan Schoop to ground into a fielder’s choice for the final out, to pick up his 14th save. Right-handers Shawn Tolleson and Tony Barnette threw 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief behind starter Derek Holland. Tolleson picked up the win. Tonight begins a series with Cincinnati with first pitch at 7:05.

The attorney for a sexual assault victim suing Baylor University is claiming that former head football coach Art Briles backed out of a pledge to support and apologize to the victim, who was raped by a Baylor football player in 2012. The issue so angered the woman, Jasmin Hernandez, and her attorneys, that they released a statement detailing the interaction on Monday. On Friday, Briles and Baylor reached a settlement about his firing, according to The Waco (Texas) Tribune-Herald. Briles did not show up for the mediation meeting on Friday to support Hernandez and apologize.

Prosecution of Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson and safety Laurence “Hootie” Jones has been declined, according to a filing from the Ouachita Parish (Louisiana) district attorney’s office.

The filing cites insufficient evidence, for Robinson, on charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and illegal possession of a stolen firearm and, for Jones, possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Both were arrested in mid-May in their hometown of Monroe, Louisiana. A court appearance set for late last week was delayed before Monday’s news.

The United States Golf Association released a statement on Monday in which it said it regretted “the distraction caused by our decision to wait until the end of the round to decide on the ruling” which led to a one-stroke penalty for U.S. Open winner Dustin Johnson. Johnson won the major championship on Sunday at Oakmont Country Club by three strokes, avoiding an even larger controversy because of a one-stroke penalty for his ball moving on the fifth green during the final round The way the ruling played out consumed the final two hours of the U.S. Open and led to considerable backlash against the USGA. Johnson and eventual runner-up Shane Lowry were tied as late as the 13th hole.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three people have been arrested in connection with an assault on former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Mike Wallace and his daughter following a Rascal Flatts concert Friday night in Charlotte, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. A CMPD spokesman confirmed that three men were arrested in the Wallace assault: Paul Lucas, 29 (no hometown listed); Nathan Lucas, 22, of Indian Trail, North Carolina; and Randolph Mangum, 24, of Monroe, North Carolina.

According to their arrest records, Nathan Lucas and Mangum were charged with misdemeanor simple assault, while Paul Lucas was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female. All were released after posting bond ($1,500 for Paul Lucas, $1,000 apiece for Nathan Lucas and Mangum)