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This Week In Sports: Lauletta, Stottlemyre, and More


Kyle Lauletta pleads guilty

Rookie Giants quarterback Kyle Lauletta pleaded guilty to a disorderly persons offense and two tickets on Tuesday. However, the charges were dropped on the condition that Lauletta avoids further infractions for the next twelve months. After police arrested him in October for an illegal lane change, they charged him with multiple crimes. This includes eluding police, obstructing administration of law, resisting arrest, and reckless driving.

In addition to the charges, the Giants fined Lauletta heavily. In response to the situation, the Giant’s general manager Dave Gettleman said, “He’s a kid. I’m a kid, you’re kids, we make mistakes.”

Mel Stottlemyre dies at 77

Former Yankee’s pitcher and coach Mel Stottlemyer died at 77 on Sunday. Reports say he finally succumbed to his 20 year battle with cancer. In his 11 year stint with the Yankees, Stottlemyre had a career record of 164-139 with a 2.97 ERA and 1,257 strikeouts. He won 20 games in a season three separate times and was a All-Star nominee 5 times. He also had 5 home runs, including an inside-the-park grand slam.

After his playing career, he remained in the MLB as a pitching coach for the Yankees and the Mets. When he rejoined the Yankees in ’96, he led them to win that season’s world series along with three other championships. He retired in 2008 after a 3 year season with the Mariners.

Warriors Log A Record 51 First Quarter Points

The Golden State Warriors set an NBA record of 51 points in the first quarter in Tuesday nights game against the Nuggets. In addition to the 51 points, they also threw in 10 three point shots in the quarter. Kevin Durant led the team with 17 points, shooting a perfect 7 for 7. They won the game 142-111.

Lightning acquire Jan Rutta from Blackhawks

The Tampa Bay Lightning  acquired defenseman Jan Ruttain from the Chicago Blackhawks. Tampa Bay also got a 2019 seventh-round draft pick from Chicago in exchange for Slater Koekkoek and a fifth-round selection in this year’s draft.

The 28-year-old Ruttain had two goals and four assists in 23 games with the Blackhawks this season. He also has spent time in the minors. They announced the trade of Friday.

White Sox Offer Machado $175M

Chicago White Sox made a offer to free-agent shortstop Manny Machado. The staggering $175M is well below what was expected for the star player, but no other offers have been made. But the White Sox hope that the light free agent market will secure them Machado for the reduced cost.

However, both the Phillies and the Yankees have the option to make a better offer. Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen.