Source: Orioles to name Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde next manager

The Baltimore Orioles will name Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde their next manager, ESPN has confirmed. The Athletic first reported the news. Hyde, 45, replaces Buck Showalter, 62, who was let go after the Orioles finished a franchise-worst 47-115. Hyde previously had served as the Cubs’ director of player development and also was their first-base coach, before becoming manager Joe Maddon’s bench coach last season. His responsibilities under Maddon included running spring training over the past several years. Hyde also served as the Cubs’ bench coach in 2014 when Rick Renteria was manager. Hyde interviewed for managerial openings this winter with the Rangers, Twins, Angels and Blue Jays before landing the Orioles job. Baltimore cleaned house in the offseason, parting with executive vice president Dan Duquette and Showalter. Mike Elias was hired as the team’s new executive vice president and general manager, and he initiated the…
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Texas’ Brandon Jones, Davante Davis, Breckyn Hager out with injuries

AUSTIN, Texas — By midway through the first quarter, No. 17 Texas was already down three defensive starters against No. 13 West Virginia due to injuries. Safety Brandon Jones aggravated an ankle injury at the team hotel earlier Saturday. Then, two plays into the game, cornerback Davante Davis had to leave with an upper body injury. On West Virginia’s second drive, defensive end Breckyn Hager had to be helped to the sideline with an apparent shoulder or arm injury. He was taken to the locker room. Jones is Texas’ second-leading tackler. Hager is third on the team with six tackles for loss. Davis is a three-year starter.
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Report: Timberwolves reticent to accept Rockets’ four-first-rounder offer, which includes Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss

Which players is Houston sending out to match salary? Apparently the answer to the first question is Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss, who salaries can be aggregated Wednesday (two months after being acquired from the Suns). Minnesota is showing no inclination to move on Houston offer of two injured players and four first-rounders for Jimmy Butler, per sources.

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