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D'BACKS HIRE TAMPA's MAGADAN

PHOENIX — The Diamondbacks hired Jesuit High product Dave Magadan as their hitting coach Wednesday. Magadan, 53, spent the past three seasons as Rangers hitting coach. Before that, the Tampa native and former major-leaguer was hitting coach for the Padres and Red Sox.

A'S-ASTROS TRADE: Oakland acquired INF Jed Lowrie from the Astros for minor-league RHP Brendan McCurry less than a year after Lowrie, 31, left Oakland to sign a three-year deal with Houston.

SOCCER

Juventus moves on in Champions

Juventus advanced to the knockout stages of the Champions League and moved above visiting Manchester City into the top spot in Group D with a 1-0 win over the Premier League side. Mario Mandzukic scored in the 18th minute. Juventus moved onto 11 points, two more than already qualified City.

MORE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Host Manchester United failed to break down a stubborn PSV Eindhoven in a 0-0 draw, missing the chance to qualify from Group B with a game to spare. … Angel Di Maria scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain crushed host Malmo 5-0 and secured a spot in the knockout stage.

EPL: The terror alert in Belgium has prompted the English league to cancel a youth tournament in Belgium to commemorate the spontaneous World War I match between British and German soldiers during World War I. The annual Truce Tournament was due to take place in Ypres from Dec. 10-13.

OLYMPICS

Concerns grow over Rio security

A government watchdog said "flaws" in Brazil's border security are a "big concern" heading toward next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Augusto Nardes, a government auditor, told a news conference organized by Brazil's Justice Ministry that police and military need better ways to control the country's 10,500-mile border, which touches 10 countries and runs through remote areas of the Amazon jungle.

et cetera

BOBSLEDDING: Two-time Olympian Steven Langton, 32, retired, ending his career with two world championship gold medals and two bronze medals from the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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