- - Tuesday, March 22, 2011

BASEBALL

Braves plan to retire Bobby Cox’s number 6

ATLANTA | The Atlanta Braves are making Bobby Cox the first manager in franchise history to have his number retired.

The Braves announced Tuesday they will honor Cox’s No. 6 on Aug. 12 before a home game against the Chicago Cubs.

Cox retired after last season. He is fourth all-time with 2,504 wins, including 2,149 wins in 25 years with the Braves.

Cox’s number will become the third the team has retired in three years, following Tom Glavine (47) last year and Greg Maddux (31) in 2009.

The only other Braves players to have their number retired are Hank Aaron (44), Eddie Mathews (41), Dale Murphy (3), Phil Niekro (35) and Warren Spahn (21).

NHL

Kings’ Justin Williams will miss 3 to 4 weeks

LOS ANGELES | Kings right wing Justin Williams will miss at least three to four weeks with a dislocated shoulder, leaving Los Angeles without its second-leading scorer in the midst of the playoff race.

Kings coach Terry Murray announced Williams‘ diagnosis on Tuesday morning, but stopped short of saying Williams was done for the season. Williams plans to rest the injury before attempting to play in the postseason wearing a harness, hoping to avoid surgery.

The veteran forward left the Kings’ home game against Calgary on Monday night midway through the second period after getting checked into the boards by Robyn Regehr.

Williams has 22 goals and 35 assists while playing in all 73 games for the Kings, who signed him to a four-year, $14.6 million extension last month.

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