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  • Bryan Price smiles after being named manager of the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at a news conference in Cincinnati. Price, who had been the National League baseball team's pitching coach, was signed to a three year contract. Price replaced Dusty Baker. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Bryan Price promoted from pitching coach to Reds manager

    The job carries enormous expectations for the 51-year-old Price, who has been one of the most successful pitching coaches in the majors but has never managed at any level. He and Triple-A manager Jim Riggleman were two in-house candidates considered for the job.


  • Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather (31) and Washington Redskins cornerback E.J. Biggers (30) leave the field as the Washington Redskins defeat the Chicago Bears 45-41 at FedExField, Landover, Md., Sunday, October 20, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    FENNO: In NFL's hit parade, a 2-game suspension doesn't amount to much

    The uproar over Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather obscures a more fundamental question. Can football be made safe? Is this simply a behavior problem — something that can be addressed through the right combination of rules, discipline and improved technique — or is the real issue the game?


  • Serena Williams of the US returns a shot to Angelique Kerber of Germany during their tennis match at the WTA championship in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. The world's top female tennis players compete in the championships which runs from Oct. 22 until Oct. 27. (AP Photo)

    Serena Williams cruises in WTA Championships opener

    Williams, the defending champion, had no trouble against Angelique Kerber, who also lost to the American 6-4, 6-1 in the round-robin at this event last year. Kerber was the only player to beat Williams last year - in Cincinnati - after the American's first-round ouster at the French Open.


  • A logo is painted on the field behind home plate at Fenway Park for baseball's World Series Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Boston. The St. Louis Cardinals face the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 on Wednesday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    World Series: Red Sox, Cardinals ready to make more October history

    From Stan the Man and the Splendid Splinter, to Gibby and Yaz, to Pedro and Pujols, the Redbirds and Red Sox have created their own memories. Now, they're set to meet for the fourth time in "that Octobery kind of air," as Cardinals Game 1 starter Adam Wainwright described it.


  • Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu breaks free and heads toward the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of a NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Landover, Md., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Roy Helu's emergence gives Redskins three-pronged attack

    Redskins coach Mike Shanahan talked about Alfred Morris and Helu providing "a pretty good one-two punch," but the team's rushing attack is back to being three-pronged. The renewed involvement of quarterback Robert Griffin III is the third prong and, Helu agreed, the facet that makes it all work.


  • Missouri stands behind Haith despite NCAA penalty

    Missouri coach Frank Haith was suspended for five games by the NCAA on Tuesday after it was found that he inadequately monitored his former assistants' interactions with a disgraced Miami booster and then tried to cover up a five-figure hush money payment to keep potential violations hidden.


  • New Zealand teen Ko confirms she has turned pro

    Top-ranked amateur Lydia Ko has announced her decision to turn professional at the age of 16 after foregoing more than $1 million in potential prize money.


  • Clarke, Love relationship rooted in sportsmanship

    The McGladrey Classic still isn't sure what kind of field to expect as a regular PGA Tour event in November, about a month later than usual, and one week after most of the top players are in Shanghai for the HSBC Champions. For crowd appeal, the tournament received a boost from the commitment of Darren Clarke.


  • Chamblee stands by 'cheating' implication of Woods

    Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee apologized to Tiger Woods on Tuesday after insinuating the world's No. 1 player cheated during his five-win season.


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