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Rockies Manager Jim Tracy resigns

Tracy steps down after the team set a franchise record with 98 losses in 2012.

October 08, 2012|Staff and wire reports
  • Rockies Manager Jim Tracy looks on from the dugout as the Rockies defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-5 at Coors Field on Sept. 27, 2012. The team announced Sunday Tracy had stepped down.
Rockies Manager Jim Tracy looks on from the dugout as the Rockies defeated… (Doug Pensinger / Getty Images )

Colorado Rockies Manager Jim Tracy resigned Sunday, stepping down after the team set a franchise record for losses.

The Rockies said a search for Tracy's successor would begin immediately, but they have no time frame for making a hire. Colorado finished last in the National League West this year with a record of 64-98.

Tracy was promoted from bench coach to manager in May 2009. He was voted the NL manager of the year that season after guiding Colorado into the playoffs.

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Ryan Moore won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at Las Vegas for his second PGA Tour title, birdieing the 16th hole to take the outright lead and finishing with a five-under-par 66 for a one-stroke victory over Brendon de Jonge.

Tied with De Jonge and Jonas Blixt after the third round, Moore finished at 24-under 260 at TPC Summerlin.

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South Africa's Branden Grace won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship for his fourth European Tour title of the year, shooting a two-under 70 at St. Andrews, Scotland, for a two-stroke victory.

The 24-year-old Grace finished at 22-under 266.

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Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix from the pole at Suzuka to close to within four points of Formula One championship leader Fernando Alonso.

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The 6-year-old son of Unusual Heat is not expected to race again this year.

—Eric Sondheimer

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