Wood­ward named new man­ager of Rangers

Albany Times Union - Sunday - - SPORTS -

The Texas Rangers hired Dodgers third-base coach Chris Wood­ward as their man­ager, six weeks after Jeff Ban­is­ter was fired.

He re­ceived a three-year con­tract. More base­ball: The Na­tion­als signed re­liever trevor rosenthal to a one-year, $7 mil­lion deal . ... Bos­ton’s David Price won the Babe Ruth award as post­sea­son MVP in vot­ing by the New York chap­ter of the Base­ball Writ­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica. Mets ace Ja­cob degrom was named New York Player of the Year.

Golf: Bryson Decham­beau is tied with Peter Uih­lein in the Shriners Hos­pi­tals For Chil­dren Open . ... Min­jee Lee hasa three-shot lead in the LPGA’S Ja­pan Clas­sic . ... Li hao­tong takes a three-shot lead into the fi­nal round of the Euro­pean PGA’S Turk­ish Air­lines Open.

Gym­nas­tics: Si­mone Biles won the floor ex­er­cise at the world cham­pi­onships and added a bronze on bal­ance beam, giv­ing her six medals and 20 in her ca­reer at the world cham­pi­onships, tied for most by a fe­male gym­nast.

ten­nis: No­vak Djokovic beat roger Fed­erer 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (3) to ad­vance to the Paris Mas­ters fi­nal against Karen Khachanov .... Ash­leigh Barty and wang Qiang reached the fi­nal of the WTA Elite Tro­phy.

NFL: Giants safety Sean Chan­dler was fined $20,054 for a horse-col­lar tackle against Wash­ing­ton . ... Ari­zona re­leased quar­ter­back Sam Brad­ford ,whois owed $15 mil­lion guar­an­teed this sea­son . ... Bears three-time Pro Bowl line­man Kyle Long was placed on in­jured re­serve with a foot in­jury.

Col­lege foot­ball: ESPN is­sued an on-air apol­ogy to SEC com­mis­sioner Greg Sankey after po­lit­i­cal com­men­ta­tor and LSU fan James Carville ac­cused the league of fa­vor­ing Alabama dur­ing “Col­lege Gameday.” Carville re­sponded on Twit­ter to ESPN’S apol­ogy: “I see gut­less ESPN cut in their show to bow down to the SEC. Well I got doc­u­men­tary ev­i­dence they knew what they were gonna get on air but still can’t help but suck up to power.”

Soc­cer: Usain Bolt re­jected Cen­tral Coast’s of­fer of a $150,000 con­tract fol­low­ing a two-month try­out. He was seek­ing $3 mil­lion.

— Wire re­ports

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