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Cardinals' Yadier Molina claims sixth Gold Glove in a row

Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia, Shane Victorino and St. Louis' Adam Wainwright also honored.

October 29, 2013|Staff and Wire reports
  • Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who won his sixth consecutive Gold Glove award Tuesday, tags out Red Sox catcher David Ross in Game 5 of the World Series at the plate. Boston defeated St. Louis, 3-1, to take a three games to two lead in the series.
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who won his sixth consecutive Gold Glove… (Ronald Martinez / Getty…)

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina won his sixth straight Gold Glove award, making him one of four players in the World Series rewarded for superior defense this season.

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and right fielder Shane Victorino also were honored Tuesday, along with Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright.

Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado became the 10th rookie to win a Gold Glove and first since outfielder Ichiro Suzuki in 2001. Atlanta shortstop Andrelton Simmons and Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado also were among the eight first-time recipients.

The Orioles and Kansas City Royals had three winners apiece, tied for the most of any team. Royals left fielder Alex Gordon won his third in a row.

Neither the Dodgers nor Angels had any winners.

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Beckham to start MLS team in Miami

With his playing career over, David Beckham has decided his next move: starting a Major League Soccer team in Miami.

Since leaving the Galaxy in December, and retiring from the game after a subsequent five-month stint at Paris St.-Germain, Beckham has been mulling over the location for his MLS franchise.

Beckham has now made up his mind and he would pay a discounted rate of $25 million to start an MLS team in Miami, a person with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because plans for the team aren't being publicly discussed yet.

The option of becoming a team owner was included in the MLS contract Beckham signed when he joined the Galaxy in 2007.

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The Seattle Seahawks confirmed that wide receiver Sidney Rice will miss the rest of the season because of a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles returned to practice for the first time since suffering a concussion in Philadelphia's 17-3 loss to Dallas on Oct. 20.

With Michael Vick sidelined by a hamstring injury, Foles will probably start for the Eagles (3-5) at Oakland (3-4) this week unless he has a setback in his recovery.

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A federal judge in Orlando, Fla., sentenced former NFL and UCLA player Freddie Mitchell to more than three years in prison for his involvement in a tax fraud scheme.

Mitchell last played wide receiver with the Eagles in 2004.

His attorney, Rick Jancha, said that Mitchell was sentenced to 37 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to file a false claim. He faced a maximum 10 years.

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Stanford fifth-year senior defensive end and co-captain Ben Gardner is out for the season because of a left pectoral injury, handing the sixth-ranked Cardinal (7-1, 5-1 Pac-12) a major blow before facing No. 2 Oregon (8-0, 5-0) on Nov. 7.

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Suspended Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson said he used "poor judgment on a test," which is what got him suspended for the fall semester.

"It wasn't due to poor grades or anything like that," he told Sports Illustrated in a video posted by the magazine. Asked directly whether he cheated on a test, Golson said: "Yeeeeeeeaaaahhh, something like that."

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UCLA will play host to Cal State San Bernardino on Wednesday night at 7:30 in Pauley Pavilion in an exhibition men's basketball game. It will be the Bruins' first game under Coach Steve Alford. The Bruins, ranked 23rd in the preseason Associated Press poll, were 25-10 last season; San Bernardino was 20-9.

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Gersson Rosas resigned as general manager of the Dallas Mavericks, only three months into his new job.

Rosas was hired Aug. 1 to fill a position that had been vacant since former coach and GM Don Nelson left the franchise eight years ago.

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Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7), in the second round of the Paris Masters, ending the Frenchman's bid for a spot in the World Tour Finals.

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