Former NFL offensive line coach Joe Bugel dies

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 28, 2020 at 1:41 p.m.

UNDATED (AP) — Former Washington Redskins assistant coach Joe Bugel (BYOO’-gul) has died. Bugel was the architect of “The Hogs,” the dominant offensive lines that helped lead the team to three Super Bowls under Hall of Fame head coach Joe Gibbs. He was regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in NFL history. In addition to his two stints as an assistant with Washington, he was also a head coach of the Phoenix Cardinals and Oakland Raiders and an assistant with the Chargers. The Redskins announced that Bugel died today without disclosing a cause of death. He was 80.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State football players say they will boycott all team activities until administrators create a policy that would allow a student to be expelled for “openly racist, threatening or disrespectful actions.” The move that most players announced Saturday on social media follows a tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd that prompted outrage on campus. The tweet from Jaden McNeil mocked Floyd’s death. McNeil is the founder of a conservative group called America First Students and has been criticized for his past comments on the Black Lives Matter movement. University officials have said they are exploring their options for action.

UNDATED (AP) — The Italian Winter Sports federation says three members of the women’s ski team — two coaches and one athlete — have tested positive for the coronavirus while training. The federation says that one of the coaches has been hospitalized with a mild fever. The others have no symptoms but are being quarantined. The federation did not name those who tested positive. While other sections of the national team will continue training, the World Cup team will return home. Italy’s team features reigning overall World Cup champion Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay), whose mother recovered after being hospitalized with the virus, and Olympic downhill gold medalist Sofia Goggia (GOH’-jah).

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials have lifted a precautionary quarantine on a barn at Belmont Park after test results for a horse suspected of having equine herpesvirus Type 1 were negative. The New York Racing Association says all horses in Barn 37 were found to not have fever and were asymptomatic. As a result, they can enter races and train among the general population. The precautionary quarantine was put in place yesterday after a 4-year-old colt exhibited fever and neurological symptoms. The colt is being monitored by a private veterinarian.

UNDATED (AP) — A bar in Boston, a hotel in Toronto and the Wrigley rooftops could be the only chance for baseball fans to watch games in person this season. The sport plans to return next month to empty stadiums to avoid spreading COVID-19. But there are a few places to see inside ballparks without needing a ticket, like Bleacher Bar at Fenway Park and the apartment rooftops along Waveland and Sheffield Avenues in Chicago. The Bleacher Bar that is preparing to reopen this week offers a view of the Red Sox field from an area previously used as the visiting team’s batting cage.

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