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Out The St. Louis Cardinals have ruled out Allen Craig for at least for the first round of baseball’s postseason. Craig has been sidelined with a mid-foot sprain since early this month. Craig’s .459 average with runners in scoring position leads the majors.

• Dallas Cowboys receiver Miles Austin has been ruled out of Sunday’s NFL game at San Diego because of a hamstring injury.

Paid Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has paid a fine for disorderly conduct after police in Cincinnati accused him of making offensive comments during a traffic stop. Jones paid $130 for the fine and court costs, an official in the Hamilton County Municipal Court clerk’s office said.

Signed The New York Knicks have signed veteran forward Ike Diogu, who has been out of the NBA for nearly all of the last two seasons. The 6-foot-9 Diogu was the ninth overall pick in the 2005 draft by Golden State and also has played for Indiana, Portland, Sacramento, the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio. He appeared in two games for the Spurs in 2011-12, then played in Puerto Rico and China.

Fired Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest has been fired by owner Jeffrey Loria after 12 years with the franchise. The move came as the Marlins neared the end of their third consecutive last-place season in the N.L. East. Loria also fired Jim Fleming, who had been Beinfest’s special assistant. The owner said he would soon make further announcements about a new structure in baseball operations. The moves came even though Beinfest and Fleming are under contract through 2015.

Died Former Detroit Tigers outfielder, Gates Brown, who played his entire 13-year major league career with the franchise, has died. He was 74. Brown, jailed for armed robbery in Ohio before starting his baseball career, played on Detroit’s 1968 team that won the World Series, and was part of another title with the Tigers in 1984 as batting coach. Brown never played more than 125 games in a season, but made a nice contribution during the title season of ’68, when he hit .370 in 67 games. He ended up playing 1,051 career-games, finishing with a .257 average and 84 home runs.



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