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SportShorts for Tuesday, November 20, 2018


Comet, Steamers earn top TRAC honors

Newman’s Aidan Brown and Fulton’s Daekota Knott and Emily Schipper were each unanimous selections to the all-Three Rivers Conference volleyball team.

In the East Division, Brown was joined on the first team
by teammate Savannah Skinner, Bureau Valley’s Saige Barnett and Erie-Prophets-town’s Jenna Saad.

A complete of the teams are on page B5.


New Hall of Fame
ballot announced

Career saves leader Mariano Rivera and late pitcher Roy Halladay are among 20 new candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, joined by 15 holdovers headed by Edgar Martinez.

Left-hander Andy Pettitte and infielders Todd Helton, Michael Young and Miguel Tejada also are among the newcomers on the ballot announced Monday. Additional newcomers on this year’s ballot are starters Rick Ankiel, Freddy Garcia, Jon Garland, Ted Lilly, Derek Lowe, Darren Oliver and Roy Oswalt, infielder/outfielder Lance Berkman, infielders Placido Polanco, Travis Hafner and Kevin Youkilis, and outfielders Juan Pierre, Jason Bay and Vernon Wells.

Steroids-tainted stars Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds each appear on the ballot for the seventh time. Other holdovers are starters Curt Schilling and Mike Mussina, reliever Billy Wagner, first baseman Fred McGriff, second baseman Jeff Kent, shortstop Omar Vizquel, third baseman Scott Rolen, and outfielders Andruw Jones, Manny Ramirez, Gary Sheffield, Sammy Sosa and Larry Walker.

Mariners trade LHP Paxton to Yankees

Left-hander James Paxton was acquired by the Yankees from the Seattle Mariners for a trio of prospects Monday, bolstering a thin starting rotation.

New York sent left-hander Justus Sheffield to the Mariners, along with right-hander Erik Swanson and outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams.

Paxton turned 30 on Nov. 6 and went 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA in 28 starts last season, including a no-hitter at Toronto on May 8. He joins a rotation projected to include right-handers Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka, and left-hander CC Sabathia.

Paxton made $4.9 million last season and is eligible for salary arbitration. He can become a free agent after the 2020 season.

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