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Why this former BYU pitcher, current major leaguer believes MLB should dig deeper into Astros cheating scandal

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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Taylor Cole reacts to giving up five runs during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Cincinnati.

Gary Landers, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — You can add former BYU Cougar and Salt Lake Bee, not to mention current Los Angeles Angels’ relief pitcher, Taylor Cole to the list of those unsatisfied with Major League Baseball’s handling of the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal.

Cole is the most recent major leaguer to speak out, following an interview that was conducted with now-former Astros general manager AJ Hinch.

In it, Hinch attempts to answer some of the questions still being asked about the Astros, including allegations they wore buzzers which were used to alert Houston batters about upcoming pitches from the opposition.

Hinch’s answer, or lack thereof, left Cole irked and pushing for the MLB to conduct further investigations.

“I couldn’t help but wonder why when asked about whether the team used buzzers this past season that he didn’t answer with a clear-cut no,” Cole wrote on his Instagram. “Instead he mentioned that Major League Baseball did an investigation and found nothing. I believe the MLB needs to further the investigation into the buzzers.”

Cole goes on to state that every player he has spoken with believes the Astros indeed used buzzers.

Cole’s post in its entirety can be found below.

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Former Utah Jazz star Deron Williams had some fun Tuesday night at his alma mater. Williams was in Champaign, Illinois, for the Fighting Illini’s conference game against the Michigan State Spartans. The contest was neck-and-neck throughout, and with 20 seconds remaining and the Illini trailing 68-67, Illinois freshman Kofi Cockburn was sent to the free-throw line with a chance to give the home team the lead. That is where Williams came in.

Despite the shimmying, Illinois fell to Michigan State by a score of 70-69, victims of a last-second game-winning dunk by Xavier Tillman.