BOSTON -- For the majority of his four seasons as a utility infielder with the Red Sox, Alex Cora wore No. 23. Nearly a decade later, the most relevant number associated with him will be 47. Cora was hired Sunday as the 47th manager in Red Sox history, the team announced Sunday. After one season as the Houston Astros' bench coach, he will take the reins of a young Red Sox team that won 93 games and a division title in back-to-back seasons under deposed manager John Farrell. Cora received a three-year contract with a club option for 2021, a source told ESPN. Because the Astros are still playing, having advanced to the World Series with a 4-0 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the American
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PRO FOOTBALL NEW YORK (AP) — Oakland running back Marshawn Lynch was suspended for one game without pay by the NFL for shoving a game official during the Raiders' victory over Kansas City on Thursday night. Lynch was ejected from the game after he shoved line judge Julian Mapp. The scuffle started when Oakland quarterback Derek Carr was hit late on a run by Kansas City's Marcus Peters midway through the second quarter. Raiders offensive linemen Kelechi Osemele and Donald Penn immediately confronted Peters, and Lynch sprinted onto the field from the bench to join the fray. Mapp tried to break up the fight, but Lynch pushed him and grabbed his jersey. Lynch also got a personal foul. NFL vice president