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Braves' Flowers to return, Dickey won't

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ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have declined their $8 million option on 42-year-old knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and exercised their $4 million option on catcher Tyler Flowers.

Dickey was the Braves' most consistent starter this season, going 10-10 with a 4.26 ERA in 31 starts. He said at the end of the season he will meet with his family before deciding whether he wants to pitch in 2018.

He gets a $500,000 buyout and becomes eligible for free agency.

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Ray Knight arrested, charged for assault

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) Former Major Leaguer and current television analyst Ray Knight has been charged with assault following an incident in his northern Virginia home.

Fairfax County Police said they were called to Knight's home in the Alexandria area about 4 a.m. Sunday for reports of a fight. Police say Knight got into a fight with a 33-year-old male acquaintance and that both had visible injuries.

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Kershaw finally to pitch in World Series

LOS ANGELES (AP) In the Twilight Zone of October, the clock turns back at Dodger Stadium.

To the mound, to the moments that defined World Series champions. Orel Hershiser, steely and standing tall.Fernando Valenzuela, eyes to the sky.The great Sandy Koufax, the very picture of pitching.

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World Series Game 1 to be scorcher in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) The fastballs aren't the only things hitting triple digits at the World Series.

This Fall Classic is going to feel like summer.

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Puig's infectious joy powers Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Wagging his tongue, licking his bat and calling his shot, Yasiel Puig has powered the Dodgers' run to their first World Series appearance in 29 years.

Heck, the 26-year-old Cuban has even assigned himself a curtain call.

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Marisnick won't be on Astros' roster

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on the World Series (all times local):

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Dodgers expect SS Seager to play Game 1

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Mets introduce Callaway as manager

NEW YORK (AP) Once the New York Mets talked to Mickey Callaway, there was no need for a second round of interviews.

They had found their man.

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Costas, Michaels among Frick finalists

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Bob Costas, Al Michaels and Joe Buck are among the finalists for the Hall of Fame's 2018 Ford Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting.

Don Drysdale, Dizzy Dean, Joe Morgan and Pee Wee Reese, a quartet in the Hall of Fame for their playing careers, also are among the finalists, the Hall said Monday.

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