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Stanford’s Tyrone Willingham, who led the Cardinal to a 7-3-1 record in his first season, was named Pacific-10 Conference Coach of the Year … Goalie Blaine Lacher, who …


Orioles Hire Gillick

Pat Gillick, architect of two World Series titles with the Toronto Blue Jays, was hired as general manager of the Baltimore Orioles. The former Blue Jays general manager, whose teams …


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Kim Jones of Spokane won her third Seattle women’s half-marathon title Saturday in a time of 1:15.54 to beat Alysun Decker of Seattle. Cheney’s Jerry Martin was the men’s wheelchair …


Re-Signing Coleman, Benes Not A Priority For Mariners

The Mariners apparently aren’t interested in resigning outfielder Vince Coleman and pitcher Andy Benes, two free agents who helped the team win the 1995 American League West title. Woody Woodward, …


Maddux Golden, Again

Greg Maddux of the Atlanta Braves won his sixth straight Gold Glove award, moving into second place for the most won by a pitcher in the N.L. First-time winners were …


Griffey Honored With Sixth Straight Selection To Gold Glove Lineup

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Mattingly Not To Re-Sign

Don Mattingly and the Yankees will announce jointly, probably today, that Mattingly, a free agent, will not re-sign with the Yankees or with anyone else between now and the start …


Martinez To Stay In Dodger Blue

Free-agent pitcher Ramon Martinez re-signed with Los Angeles to become the highest-paid pitcher in Dodgers history by signing a three-year contract for about $15 million with an option for the …


No Two Ways About It Johnson Dominates Cy Young Balloting

M’s pitcher Randy Johnson jokes around with the media after winning Cy Young with 26 of 28 first-place votes. Photo by Associated Press


Mesa Spells Relief

Cleveland Indians closer Jose Mesa, who converted 46 of 48 save opportunities and set a major league record with 38 consecutive saves, was given the Rolaids Reliever of the Year …


Biggio Spurns Astros

All-Star second baseman Craig Biggio became available to negotiate with other teams after declining a $20 million, four-year offer from the Houston Astros. “Craig has been an invaluable part of …


Hershiser Becomes Free Agent

Orel Hershiser of the Indians, Joe Orsulak of the Mets and Jody Reed of the Padres became free agents, increasing the total to 138 on the final day of filing. …


Astros To Stay In Houston For Now

Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane Jr. will keep the team in Houston, but issued an ultimatum to the nation’s fourth-largest city: fill up the Astrodome or say goodbye to the …


Showalter Reportedly Takes Job

Four days after discussions with Arizona Diamondbacks officials, former New York Yankees manager Buck Showalter has reportedly agreed to sign on as the expansion team’s first manager, ESPN reported. Wade …


Tigers Hire Bell To Replace Anderson As Detroit Manager

Buddy Bell always wanted to play for Sparky Anderson. Instead, he succeeds him as manager of the Detroit Tigers. Bell, a Cleveland Indians coach who has never managed, signed a …


Mcclatchy Nears Formal Approval As Pirates Owner

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Mariners Decide To Pick Up Option On Cora

The Seattle Mariners have picked up the $600,000 option year on second baseman Joey Cora, keeping him with the A.L. West champions through the next season. Cora, 30, hit a …


World Series Stars Mcgriff And Murray File For Free Agency

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Showalter Visits Arizona

Buck Showalter, only days removed as manager of the New York Yankees, paid his first visit to the Arizona Diamondbacks, an expansion team that begins play in 1998. He attended …


Sports People

John Barr, the former Baltimore Orioles scouting director who drafted pitchers Ben McDonald and Mike Mussina, has joined former Montreal Expos GM Kevin Malone and ex-Detroit Tigers GM Joe Klein …


A Gem Of A Joe Traces Of Joltin’ Joe Dimaggio Are Spotted Quietly Slipping In And Out Of Familiar Haunts

1. DiMaggio doesn’t talk about his hitting streak or three MVPs. He talks about winning. File/Associated Press 2. Joe DiMaggio throws out the first ball in a game in Rome …


Sandberg’s Pay Could Vary With Cubs

Ryne Sandberg’s pay under his new contract with the Chicago Cubs ranges from $1.5 million to $5 million next season, depending on his performance. Sandberg, who ended his retirement earlier …


Torre Accepts Yankees Job, Brings 14 Years Of Experience

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Sandberg: ‘This Is Something That I Wanted To Do And Needed To Do’

The Hall of Fame will have to wait. Spokane native Ryne Sandberg is ready to lace up his spikes, pull on his golden glove, range behind second base and make …


Three Mariners Opt For Free Agency As List Rises To 30

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Justice’s Bat, Glavine’s Spikes Will Be Enshrined

The bat Atlanta Braves slugger David Justice used to hit his home run in Game 6 of the World Series entered the Baseball Hall of Fame Monday. Justice’s sixth-inning homer …


M’S To Retain Edgar, Cora

Edgar Martinez and Joey Cora will remain Seattle Mariners as the team has decided to pick up their option year, general manager Woody Woodward said. In addition, the team probably …


Atlanta Lauds Its Champions

Manager Bobby Cox and his Braves quenched the burning in Atlanta for a major sports championship. Photo by Associated Press


Life In Order, Sandberg A Cub Again

Will Ryne Sandberg want to wear No. 45 too? That just might be asked today when the Cubs unveil their newest free agent, a 36-year-old, unretiring sort who put up …


Atlanta Most Likely To Stay On Top

There was a time when Ted Turner seemed to aspire to be George Steinbrenner. Fortunately for the Braves, it turned out to be only a phase he was going through. …