CHICAGO - A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Cubs were interviewing Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez for their managers job. The person spoke Thursday on the condition of anonymity because of the confidential nature of the search. The Cubs are looking for a manager to help develop their young players, a big reason they cited for firing Dale Sveum. He was 127-197 over two seasons. Martinez, who played for the Cubs in the 1980s, has spent the past six seasons as the Rays bench coach. He could be a good fit with Chicagos management because Tampa Bay relies heavily on statistical analysis. The Cubs have also met with San Diego bench coach Rick Renteria along with former major league managers Manny Acta and A.J. Hinch. NHL
. "I really wanted to make this team," a glassy-eyed, 17-year-old Dumba said back in December of 2011 when he was cut by the Canadian national junior team. MLB
.net. The Red Sox enter the World Series with 5/7 odds on beating the St. Louis Cardinals, who enter the Fall Classic with 6/5 odds. http://www.ourjerseysonline.com/. It seemed that the match was headed to extra time when Higuain redirected in a shot from Jose Callejon by the edge of the box. Napoli also came close when a free kick from Jorginho hit the post in the 42nd. NBA
. The 28-year-old lefty made his MLB debut in 2013, making 10 starts and going 2-5 with 4.05 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. Albers was named the Twins organizations minor league pitcher of the year for 2013. KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Torontos Daniel Nestor and Belarus partner Max Mirnyi beat Wimbledon champion Philipp Petzschner of Germany and Austrian Jurgen Melzer 6-4, 6-1 to reach the final of the Sony Ericsson Open on Thursday. Nestor and Mirnyi will play for the trophy Saturday against Indian third-seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes, who beat the Canadians former partner Nenad Zimonjic and Austrias Olivier Marach in three sets Wednesday. "Weve been playing better and better after a tight win over Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdaso," said Nestor. "Since then we found a groove and weve played well as a team." The victory in 61 minutes lifted Nestor to 11-4 overall in Key Biscayne, where he won the trophy in 2002 with Mark Knowles. The final will be a rematch of the last Australian Open semifinal where Nestor and Mirnyi lostt to the pair from India.dddddddddddd. "They beat us in the Australian semis and its good to see them back together and playing great," said Nestor. "We share a coach, Scott Davidoff coaches everyone but Paes, so we wont be getting a game plan." Nestors second-seeded team, who saved all six break points they faced against Petzschner and Melzer, broke to win the opening set in 40 minutes and dominated in a quick second set. "Both teams had chances on the others serve, we were fortunate to pull through a few of those finally," said Nestor. "We got ahead early in the second set ... they may have already been thinking about the clay court season." The 38-year-old Nestor leads the ATP with 72 doubles titles, including Memphis in February with Mirnyi six weeks after beginning their partnership. ' ' '