Don Baylor, former MVP and manager of year, dead at 68

Don Baylor, the burly slugger who once held the Major League Baseball record for being hit a pitch and later guided the expansion Colorado Rockies to the playoffs for the first time as manager of the year, died Monday of cancer. He was 68.

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  • Written by By SCHUYLER DIXON , AP Sports Writer

Matsuyama wins at Firestone with big finish

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama was along for the ride four years ago when he watched Tiger Woods tear apart Firestone Country Club on his way to a 61 in the second round, which tied the South course record and sent Woods to a seven-shot victory in the Bridgestone Invitational.


  • Written by By DOUG FERGUSON , AP Golf Writer