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Frost loses rings, memorabilia in theft
Burglars entered the unlocked garage at the home of new Nebraska football coach Scott Frost over the weekend and stole memorabilia originally estimated at more than $100,000.
The theft at Frost's southwest Lincoln home occurred between Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m., Lincoln Police Capt. Danny Reitan said. Frost and his family don't live in the home yet because it is under renovation. Reitan said he didn't know whether Frost was in Lincoln over the weekend.
Originally reported missing were two Nebraska championship rings, 10 Oregon championship rings, two Central Florida championship rings, five pairs of Air Jordan shoes, football helmets and a gaming console. Also, a gun safe electronic keypad was ripped off.
In a statemen, Frost said some of the items were found and the value of some of the items were lower than publicly reported.
Police on Monday listed the loss at $172,600. No arrests have been made and there were no suspects, Reitan said.
Pitino to tell all in upcoming memoir
Rick Pitino is ready to tell his story.
The former Louisville coach has a memoir coming in September that will "lay all his cards on the table," Diversion Books announced Monday.
Pitino was ousted from Louisville in 2017 amid a multiyear, multischool investigation into the alleged payment of hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks designed to influence recruits. The NCAA vacated the Cardinals' 2013 national championship. Pitino, who has denied any wrongdoing, will take on "opportunistic agents" and "predatory apparel companies" among others, according to his publisher.
Astros trade for suspended closer
The World Series champion Houston Astros traded Ken Giles to the Toronto Blue Jays along with a pair of pitching prospects for Roberto Osuna.
Houston also sent right-handers David Paulino and Hector Perez to Toronto as part of the deal Monday, a day before the deadline for trades without waivers.
The 23-year-old Osuna is eligible to pitch in the major leagues starting Sunday after a 75-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.
Osuna has not pitched in the big leagues since May 6, two days before he was put on administrative leave when he was charged with one count of assault in Toronto - which remains pending. Osuna is 0-0 with nine saves in 10 chances and a 2.93 ERA in 15 games this season. He was an All-Star last year, when he went 3-4 with 39 saves and a 3.38 ERA.
The 27-year-old Giles is 0-2 with 12 saves and a 4.99 ERA this season. Giles was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on July 11, a night after he appeared to curse at manager A.J. Hinch.
Yankees acquire Lynn from Twins
Reshaping their pitching staff for the stretch run, the Yankees acquired right-hander Lance Lynn from Minnesota while dealing Adam Warren to Seattle.
Ahead of today's deadline for trades without waivers, the Yankees sent first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin and right-handed pitching prospect Luis Rijo to the Twins for Lynn. Minnesota will give $2 million to the Yankees to cover half of the $4 million remaining in Lynn's $12 million salary.
Already, Lynn was looking forward to returning to Fenway Park, where he got a no-decision Friday in his second career appearance at Boston.
"I've never been to Fenway as a Yankee. I think they dislike you even more, so that should be exciting,” he said. “I’m guessing they say a little bit nastier things to Yankees players.”
Lynn becomes the long reliever in place of Warren, who was dealt to the Mariners for $1.25 million in international signing bonus pool allotment.