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PAIR OF CUBS, 3 GIANTS WIN GOLD GLOVES

NEW YORK — 1B Anthony Rizzo and RF Jason Heyward from the World Series champion Cubs won Gold Glove Awards, announced Tuesday.

Giants star Buster Posey was picked at catcher in the NL, ending Yadier Molina's eight-year reign with St. Louis. Giants SS Brandon Crawford and 2B Joe Panik also won.

SS Francisco Lindor from the AL champion Indians was a first-time winner, along with Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland, Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler, Yankees LF Brett Gardner and Red Sox RF Mookie Betts.

Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre was rewarded for the fifth time and Royals C Salvador Perez for the fourth time in a row.

For a complete list of winners, see tampabay.com/sports.

D'BACKS: Third-base coach Matt Williams and assistant hitting coach Mark Grace will not return.

MARLINS: Former manager Fredi Gonzalez is rejoining the team as third-base coach. Former major-leaguer Mike Pagliarulo was hired as hitting coach to replace home run king Barry Bonds, who was fired last month.

SOCCER

New concussion protocol on table

Doctors could be allowed to watch TV replays of collisions from the touchline next season then have matches stopped in response to growing concerns about the dangers of concussion. Medics would be given time to assess whether a head injury required a player to be substituted, if the International Football Association Board presses ahead with granting approval at its annual meeting in March.

U.S. TEAM: F Jordan Morris has joined the U.S. injured list and will miss Friday's World Cup qualifier against Mexico. A finalist for MLS rookie of the year, Morris strained a hamstring during Seattle's playoff game against Dallas on Sunday. LA Galaxy F Alan Gordon was added to the roster.

NEW COACH: Former Lazio coach Stefano Pioli was hired by struggling Inter Milan, replacing the fired Frank de Boer of the 18-time Serie A champion.

RETIREMENT: Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz, 35, said he's retiring from international soccer.

ET CETERA

FIGURE SKATING: American Polina Edmunds, a 2014 Olympian, withdrew from the NHK Trophy in Japan because of a lingering foot injury.

HORSES: George "Bucky" Sallee, who bugled horses to the post at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., for more than 50 years, died Monday. He was 87.

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