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Braves hitting coach quits after dismal season

ATLANTA (AP) — The changes keep coming for the Atlanta Braves.

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Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez throws long toss in the outfield during a team workout at PNC Park in Pittsburgh Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Volquez gets the start against the San Francisco Giants in Wednesday's National League baseball Wild Card game in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch.

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Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, left, and interim coach Tony Sparano answer questions from reporters Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Alameda, Calif. The NFL football team named Sparano as interim coach a day after the firing of Dennis Allen. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn’t even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen.

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Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

In this Aug. 29, 2013, file photo, Oakland Raiders assistant head coach Tony Sparano calls to his team during an NFL preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. The Raiders promoted offensive line coach Sparano to interim coach on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, a day after firing head coach Dennis Allen. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders promoted offensive line coach Tony Sparano to interim coach on Tuesday, a day after firing head coach Dennis Allen.

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Training camp essential for NBA’s new head coaches

File - In this May 20, 2014, file photo, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr smiles during a news conference in Oakland, Calif. With the Warriors set to open training camp Tuesday, Sept. 30, Kerr is counting on his work this offseason to pay off in practice. He has traveled the globe since being hired to replace coach Mark Jackson in May, believing all along that building personal relationships with players would wash away any uneasiness some had from his popular predecessor’s firing. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr’s office last week and couldn’t stop staring at the walls.

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