Sport in Short: Baseball

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The Independent Online
THE San Francisco Giants have appointed their batting coach, Dusty Baker, as manager in succession to Roger Craig, who was fired earlier this month. Baker, an All-Star outfielder who played for Atlanta, Los Angeles and Oakland as well as the Giants, thus becomes the fourth black manager in the major leagues.

WADE BOGGS, the free agent third baseman, has agreed a three-year contract with the New York Yankees, having left the Boston Red Sox after 11 years. Tom Henke, the relief pitcher who made 34 saves for the World Series champions the Toronto Blue Jays last season, has been signed by the Texas Rangers in a two-year deal.


NBA: Detroit Pistons 107 Atlanta Hawks 94; Cleveland Cavaliers 124 Houston Rockets 97; Miami Heat 106 Sacramento Kings 98; New York Knicks 108 New Jersey Nets 94; Orlando Magic 119 Philadelphia 76ers 107; Boston Celtics 124; Minnesota Timberwolves 119; Chicago Bulls 125 Charlotte Hornets 110; Los Angeles Lakers 107 San Antonio Spurs 101; Phoenix Suns 125 Washington Bullets 110; Seattle SuperSonics 108 Milwaukee Bucks 100; Golden State Warriors 109 Los Angeles Clippers 90.

MEN'S EUROPEAN CLUBS' CHAMPIONSHIP Semi-final series: Group B: Orthez (Fr) 85 KK Zadar (Croa) 75.