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Thousands attend Oscar Taveras’ Dominican burial

A photo St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, Oscar Taveras stands on top of the coffin containing his body during his funeral in Sosua, Dominican Republic, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Taveras died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. He was 22. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

SOSUA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Several St. Louis Cardinals were among thousands of people who crowded into a cemetery near the Dominican Republic’s north coast for Tuesday’s burial of former major league outfielder Oscar Taveras.

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Rio given deadline on Olympic golf course changes

SAO PAULO (AP) — A judge has given the city of Rio de Janeiro and a local developer a deadline to decide whether they are willing to make changes to the Olympic golf course design, which could help settle a legal dispute that is threatening its completion in time for the 2016 Games.

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Cardinals’ Oscar Taveras killed in car accident

FILE  - This May 31, 2014 file photo shows St. Louis Cardinals' Oscar Taveras smiling after the Cardinals' 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants in St. Louis. Authorities say, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, Taveras has died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, file)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday he was stunned by the death of 22-year-old outfielder Oscar Taveras in a car accident and his players were struggling with deep anguish after losing a young teammate.

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Perez delivers for Giants, fallen friend Taveras

San Francisco Giants Juan Perez, right, is congratulated after hitting two-run RBI double during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants defeated the Royals 5-0 to lead the series 3-2 games. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Juan Perez heard an upsetting rumor from a baseball official in the dugout during Game 5 of the World Series then hurried up the steps to the San Francisco Giants’ clubhouse to listen to the television broadcast for the news.

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Cardinals OF Taveras dies in car accident in DR

FILE  - This May 31, 2014 file photo shows St. Louis Cardinals' Oscar Taveras smiling after the Cardinals' 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants in St. Louis. Authorities say, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, Taveras has died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, file)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors’ top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic.

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