UNDATED (AP) — The baseball Writers of America will name the winners of the American and National League Manager of the Year Awards tonight. The three finalists for the AL are Baltimore’s Buck Showalter, the Angels’ Mike Scioscia (SOH’-shuh) and Kansas City’s Ned Yost, while in the NL it’s Bruce Bochy (BOH’-chee) of the Giants, Washington’s Matt Williams and reigning NL Manager of the Year Clint Hurdle of the Pirates.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The season is reportedly over for San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis. He has a strained left big toe that will require surgery. A person with knowledge of the injury says Willis is done because of the extent of the injury. A seven-time Pro Bowler, Willis has missed the past three games for the Niners.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Quarterback Ryan Lindley is back with the Arizona Cardinals. He was released by the team at the end of preseason and joins the club in the wake of Carson Palmer’s season-ending injury. Lindley was signed by Arizona from the San Diego Chargers practice squad.
MONTREAL (AP) — In an NHL trade, the Montreal Canadiens and Dallas Stars have worked out a deal. The Canadiens are getting defenseman Sergei Gonchar (SUR’-gay GAHN’-char) from the Stars for forward Travis Moen (MOH’-ehn).
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Receiver D’haquille (dah-KEEL’) Williams of ninth-ranked Auburn may miss this week’s game with No. 16 Georgia. He injured his right knee against Texas A&M and Coach Gus Malzahn hasn’t ruled Williams out for the game but says, “it’s probably unlikely.”