Central Sports News

Soria’s option exercised by Tigers (Yahoo Sports)

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DETROIT (AP) — Reliever Joakim Soria’s $7 million option for 2015 was exercised Friday by the Detroit Tigers.       

Jeff Francis agrees to deal with Blue Jays (Yahoo Sports)

TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays have agreed to a minor league contract with left-hander Jeff Francis and claimed outfielder Andy Dirks off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.      

Cubs fire Renteria, go after Joe Maddon as manager (Yahoo Sports)

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The Chicago Cubs fired Rick Renteria on Friday to pursue former Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon. In an extraordinary statement, team President Theo Epstein said Renteria deserved to come back next season as the Cubs continue their rebuilding effort but

Jaguars expect lineman Joeckel to play at Bengals (Yahoo Sports)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars expect to have left tackle Luke Joeckel available for Sunday’s game at Cincinnati.      

Michigan athletic director Brandon resigns (Yahoo Sports)

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Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned Friday, setting the stage for new leadership at the top of one of the nation’s most prominent athletic departments. Football coach Brady Hoke’s future has been in doubt for a while thanks to his

RG3 can’t wait to get started again (Yahoo Sports)

After six-plus games on the sideline, Robert Griffin III is back as the quarterback of the Washington Redskins for Sunday’s game at Minnesota. ”I’m real excited to get back out there,” said Griffin, who dislocated his left ankle in the

Michigan athletic director Brandon resigns (Yahoo Sports)

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Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned Friday, setting the stage for new leadership at the top of one of the nation’s most prominent athletic departments. Football coach Brady Hoke’s future has been in doubt for a while thanks to his

Agent: Chicago Marathon champion fails doping test (Yahoo Sports)

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STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — The agent for Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo says the Kenyan runner has failed a doping test.       

No. 5 Oregon looks to break Stanford’s streak (Yahoo Sports)

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — If the Oregon Ducks want to use two straight losses to Stanford as motivation against the Cardinal this season, then so be it, coach Mark Helfrich said.       

No. 5 Oregon looks to break Stanford’s streak (Yahoo Sports)

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — If the Oregon Ducks want to use two straight losses to Stanford as motivation against the Cardinal this season, then so be it, coach Mark Helfrich said.