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Baseball loses its Earl...Better late than never for hockey fans

Saturday - 1/19/2013, 2:40pm  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The baseball world is mourning the loss of one of its most successful and colorful managers, Earl Weaver of Baltimore, who won 1,480 games and one World Series. According to his marketing agent, the 82-year-old Weaver died on a Caribbean cruise sponsored by the team.

UNDATED (AP) -- A compressed 48-game regular season gets under way today in the NHL following a four-month labor lockout. The L.A. Kings open defense of their Stanley Cup title with a home game against Chicago today (3 p.m.) at Staples Center.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- In college basketball, top-ranked Louisville gets a stern test today. Coach Rick Pitino's Cardinals take on sixth-ranked Syracuse, which has only suffered one loss this season.

UNDATED (AP) -- Two also-rans in the NFL this season have hired offensive coordinators in an attempt to score more points. The Oakland Raiders have hired former Jacksonsville quarterbacks coach Greg Olson as their new offensive coordinator and new Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley hired Miami Hurricanes offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch to the same position.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- The first week of the two-week Australian Open wraps up tonight (Eastern time). Tonight's schedule has men's top seed Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak YOH'-koh-vihch) and No. 2 women's seed Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) in action.

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