1. Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, a 1984 Olympic gold medalist, and a boxing champion in four different weight classes, was killed Sunday when he was hit by a car in Virginia Beach. Whitaker was 55.
2. The Atlanta Falcons signed linebacker Deion Jones to a four-year, $57 million extension.
3. Former Pittsburgh Steelers/Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant has applied to the NFL for reinstatement. Bryant was suspended by the league indefinitely in December for repeated violations of the league’s drug policy.
4. Former Alhambra/current Angels pitcher Noe Ramirez was suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch at the head of Houston’s Jake Marisnick Tuesday.
5. Dodger reliever Kenley Jansen told reporters that he should have come out of the game after being hit on the foot by Adam Haseley’s grounder in the ninth inning Tuesday night. Jansen went on to blow the save in a 9-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
6. The Oklahoma City Thunder has been trying to move nine-time All-Star guard Chris Paul but so far nothing has materialized.
7. The British Open starts Thursday at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland.
8. Haynes King, the top quarterback in the ESPN 300 in the class of 2020, committed to Texas A&M on Wednesday.
9. On this day in 1978 New York Yankee manager Billy Martin and outfielder Reggie Jackson got into a fight in the dugout after Jackson refused Martin’s order to bunt.
10. “I may not have been the best Yankee to put on the pinstripes, but I am the proudest.” – Billy Martin