Former Devil Ray Wade Boggs, the five-time American League AL batting champion, is the top newcomer on the baseball Hall of Fame ballot, joining holdovers Ryne Sandberg and Bruce Sutter. Results of the voting will be announced today. During an 18-year career, Boggs won five batting titles for Red Sox, made the All-Star team 12 times and finished with 3,010 hits.
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HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO FIT THAT IN THE STANDINGS?: Baseball's Angels have a new name: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The change is intended to help the team market itself better in Southern California. But the city of Anaheim said it will file a lawsuit to block the change because it violates the team's 33-year lease with the city. The Dodgers, meanwhile, powerless under baseball rules to stop the change, issued a statement denouncing it without mentioning the Angels by name. "Regardless of any attempt at a public relations or marketing spin, true Angelenos know there is only one baseball team in Los Angeles, and that is the Dodgers," it read. When the franchise began in 1961, it was the Los Angeles Angels. The team became the California Angels when it moved to Anaheim in 1966 and Anaheim Angels in 1997.
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GIDDY WITH ANTICIPATION: Find out right away if Boggs is elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. MLB.com will have the announcement live at 1 p.m.
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The Chargers own the Giants' first-round pick (No. 12), and the Cowboys own the Bills' first-round pick (No. 20). The 2005 NFL draft order listed Monday did not reflect trades made during the 2004 draft.