Tuesday Sports Update

Tuesday Sports Update

White Sox manager Tony La Russa is facing a DUI charge related to an incident in February. The case was filed October 28th, one day before the Sox announced La Russa’s hiring.  Court records show La Russa is accused of running his car into a curb on February 24th near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.  The Hall of Famer was taken into custody after a field sobriety test. It’s the second known drunken driving arrest for La Russa, who in 2007 pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DUI in Jupiter, Florida.

Mariners center fielder Kyle Lewis is the American League Rookie of the Year.  The 25-year-old was a unanimous selection, beating out The Sox center fielder Luis Robert. 

Last night on Monday Night Football.

Nick Folk’s 51-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Patriots to a 30-27 win over the Jets at New York.  New England snapped a four-game skid to improve to 3-and-5.  The Jets fell to 0-and-9.

This weekend’s scheduled game between number-21 Auburn and Mississippi State is postponed due to positive coronavirus tests within the Bulldogs’ program. The SEC has rescheduled the game for December 12th.

The Air Force has canceled its game Saturday at Wyoming with COVID-19 cases increasing at the Academy and in the football program.  The Mountain West conference declared it a no contest.  It is the second consecutive Air Force game to be impacted by the pandemic. 

Illinois point guard Ayo Dosunmu  and center Kofi Cockburn  are members of the preseason All-Big Ten Team.  The Illini joins Iowa as the only schools with two players apiece on the 10-player team, while Dosunmu and Iowa’s Luka Garza are the only unanimous selections.

Legendary Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo is positive for the coronavirus.  He issued a statement through the program that he’s experiencing minor symptoms, but is in good health.  

The NBA and Players’ Association have agreed to Free agency to begin on Friday, November 20th, two days after the NBA Draft.  The 2020-21 season will feature 72 games and start on December 22nd.

Sergio Garcia will not be participating when The Masters tees off from Augusta National on Thursday.  Garcia has dropped out of the tournament after testing positive for COVID-19. It’s the first major tournament the golfer will miss in 21 years.  Garcia won The Masters in 2017.