Woodward named new manager of Rangers
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