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Joe Torre, far right, speaks at a news conference with Tony La Russa, left, and Bobby Cox after it was announced the retired managers were unanimously elected to the baseball Hall of Fame during the  MLB winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

An Advanced Management Class: Miami Wins It in 9th Inning To Earn a Rare Series Victory

Friday, July 25, 2014

By Thomas Stinson The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Considering only 21 managers have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s out of a pool of more than 700, considering that almost half of them were deceased at the time of their induction and considering the Hall has never admitted three managers in the same year, Sunday in Cooperstown, N.Y., will …

Cornering Market On Big Corners

Friday, July 25, 2014

By Randy Covitz The Kansas City Star When he was the Chiefs’ head coach, Marty Schottenheimer was fond of saying a team can never have enough good cornerbacks. Nowadays, an NFL team can’t have enough big cornerbacks. With colleges churning out bigger and stronger targets, and NFL teams running so many multiple wide receiver sets, there’s a premium on defenses matching up against …

Looking At Red Lights

Friday, July 25, 2014

By Jim Utter The Charlotte Observer In the not-so-shocking news department, NASCAR Chairman Brian France confirmed on Monday what has become apparent in recent weeks — next season’s Sprint Cup Series schedule will not look all that different from this year’s. The bulk of the schedule — outside an occasional date swap between tracks — has remained the same for nearly a decade. …

Witness: Sterling Needs Clips’ Sale to Pay Off Debts

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Los Angeles — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling’s properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists …

Stewart Jazzed by Sprint Win

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing. Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last August. …

Ortiz Passes Yaz on Homer List in Boston Rout

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Toronto — One day after promising he was “about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August,” David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career, moving Ortiz past …

Rangers Rearrange N.Y.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New York — Miles Mikolas earned his first win as a starter, pitching into the eighth inning Monday night and leading the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the sloppy New York Yankees. Trailing by a run …

Tiger Wants Ryder Berth

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer Hoylake, England — Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods says he would pick himself for the Ryder Cup team. His first major of the year, and second …

Kristoff Wins Tour’s Flat Stage

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Associated Press Nimes, France — Alexander Kristoff of Norway captured his second stage win of this year’s Tour de France by leading home a pack that overtook two breakaway riders with only about 50 meters to go …

It’s All About Defense

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Howard Ulman AP Sports Writer Foxborough, Mass. — The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won, 26-16, and piled up 507 yards, the most …

Elliott Edges Bayne For Nationwide Win

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer Joliet, Ill. — Chase Elliott is proving to be a quick study. A few questions for his teammates and a couple practice laps, and he was ready to roll in his first …

Padres Lose No-No, Win Game

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Associated Press San Diego — Odrisamer Despaigne came within four outs of the first no-hitter in San Diego’s 46-year major league history, and the Padres beat the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday on Seth Smith’s run-scoring infield single in the ninth. Making his fifth major league start, …

Yanks Pop Off Over Reds

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Associated Press New York — Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann’s pop-fly single that dropped among three Cincinnati Reds in shallow right field, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory Sunday. Ellsbury and Derek Jeter …