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Girardi: A-Rod has to show he can still play

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says returning third baseman Alex Rodriguez will have to show in spring training that he can still play.

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A.J. Hinch to manage Astros

Hinch takes over for Bo Porter, who was fired on Sept. 1 in his second year

Buffalo Bills' Kyle Orton (18) throws as EJ Manuel (3) looks on prior to an NFL football game against the Houston, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Houston.

Bills bench quarterback Manuel, to start Orton

Coach Doug Marrone announced Monday that Kyle Orton will start Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

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Twins fire Gardenhire after 13 seasons

The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire.

This is a 2014 photo of Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team. This image reflects the Arizona Cardinals active roster as of Monday, June 9, 2014 when this image was taken.

Cardinal player formally charged with hitting wife

An indictment publicly released late Friday charges Jonathan Dwyer with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Sept. 29.

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Ravens, Texans, Lions show early playoff promise

Baltimore, Houston, and Detroit missed the playoffs last season but on Sunday they looked serious about crashing the next postseason party.

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Jeter closes career with hit against Boston rivals

Derek Jeter fittingly ended his MLB career with a hit, chopping a high-hopper and beating it out for a third-inning, RBI-single.

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U.S. faces Ryder Cup rot

With top Europeans plying their trade on the U.S. PGA Tour, it is the Americans who arrive at the Ryder Cup hoping to produce an upset.

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire watches play from the dugout in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons

The move was made Monday, ending the 13-year run for Gardenhire, the second-longest active tenure in the major leagues behind Mike Scioscia of the Angels.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) scrambles out of the pocket looking to pass against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. The Broncos won 51- 48.

SNF on KPUG: Romo, Murray lead Cowboys past Saints 38-17

Tony Romo threw three touchdowns passes — two to Terrance Williams — and DeMarco Murray ran for a pair of scores in another 100-yard game and the Dallas Cowboys beat the New Orleans Saints 38-17 on Sunday night.

A football before the first half of an NFL preseason football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis.

NFL week 4 scoreboard

All the scores from around the National Football League

Oakland Athletics' Sonny Gray works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.

Zimmerman tosses no-hitter; A’s, Tigers, Cards win playoff races on final day

Going into Sunday, not a single postseason matchup was certain. David Price and some pals across the majors quickly settled all of them.

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NASCAR: Gordon wins at Dover in Chase elimination race

Jeff Gordon has won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and is part of a 12-driver field that advanced to the next round.

The Ryder Cup trophy is displayed during the opening ceremony for the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.

Europe wins the Ryder Cup again

Europe won the Ryder Cup on Sunday for the third straight time behind two big rallies early and a great shot by Jamie Donaldson to finish off the Americans.

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AP Top 25 scoreboard

All the scores from the Associated Press Top 25

Europe’s Graeme McDowell celebrates putting out to win the match 3 and 2 to play during the foursomes match on the first day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

Rose gives Europe breathing space in Ryder Cup

Justin Rose is proving to be Europe's star at Gleneagles, adding to his two points with Henrik Stenson from Friday with a record-breaking victory with the Swede in Saturday's morning fourballs.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister, left, is doused with water by Michael Taylor after the first baseball game of a doubleheader at Nationals Park, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Washington. The NL East champions locked up home-field advantage until the World Series by beating the Marlins 4-0 on Fister's three-hitter.

Nats clinch home-field; Royals clinch first playoff berth in 29 years

The Royals clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 29 years, beating the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Friday night behind seven scoreless innings from Jeremy Guthrie.

Europe’s Graeme McDowell celebrates putting out to win the match 3 and 2 to play during the foursomes match on the first day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

Europe rallies for Day 1 lead

Europe won three of the alternate shot matches to take a 5-3 lead over the USA after the first day of the Ryder Cup.

The Arizona Diamondbacks' manager Kirk Gibson, left, talks with Diamondbacks' bench coach Alan Trammell at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Thursday, March 20, 2014. The Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers open the MLB regular season with games on Saturday and Sunday.

Diamondbacks fire manager Kirk Gibson

Bench coach Alan Trammell was also let go on Friday.

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