- - Thursday, March 31, 2011

BASEBALL

O’s legend Robinson hospitalized with fever

BALTIMORE | Brooks Robinson says he’s on the road to recovery after he was hospitalized with a fever and infection.

The Hall of Fame third baseman was scheduled for an outpatient procedure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center on Thursday, but on Wednesday night he became ill. In a statement, Robinson says doctors chose to admit him early “to aggressively treat the infection.” He says he is “responding well to antibiotics.”

The 73-year-old Robinson did not provide details of his illness and has asked for privacy in the matter.

FOOTBALL

Haynesworth assault trial postponed two months

FAIRFAX | A misdemeanor assault trial for Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has been postponed for two months.

Haynesworth was to appear Thursday in Fairfax County General District Court. The trial is now scheduled for May 26.

Police say a man accused Haynesworth of punching him in a road-rage assault in Reston. The man told investigators he made a hand gesture at the driver of a pickup truck because he thought the truck’s driver was tailgating him.

BASKETBALL

Former NBA ref charged with attacking Wilkins

ATLANTA | A former NBA referee was charged with attacking Hall of Famer and Atlanta Hawks television analyst Dominique Wilkins in a dispute over a clothing bill.

Carlos Campos, an Atlanta police spokesman, said 36-year-old Rashan S. Michel was released early Thursday on $1,000 cash bond after being charged with two counts of simple battery.

Michel confronted the former NBA star while he was wrapping up his broadcasting duties after Atlanta’s 85-82 win over Orlando on Wednesday night. He claims Wilkins owes him $12,500 for custom-made suits.

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