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Nats' Johnson, A's Melvin top managers...Big Ben has sprained shoulder

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 8:41pm  ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- Davey Johnson was picked as the NL Manager of the Year after guiding the Washington Nationals to the best record in baseball. Oakland's Bob Melvin edged Baltimore's Buck Showalter for the AL Manager of the Year after guiding the Athletics to the playoffs with one of the smallest team payrolls in baseball.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to an $850,000, one-year contract with third baseman Kevin Frandsen. He hit .338 with 10 doubles, 14 RBI and a .383 on-base percentage in 55 games last season.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Players' union head Michael Weiner and former Mets general manager Jim Duquette (doo-KEHT') and his daughter, Lindsey, have been voted the Arthur Richman You Gotta Have Heart award by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Weiner is being treated for a brain tumor and Duquette donated a kidney in June to 10-year-old Lindsey.

NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA Commissioner David Stern estimates revenue will be a record $5 billion in the current season, an increase of about 20 percent from the league's last full season in 2010-11. Stern said NBA expansion to Europe is probably at least a decade away and that it likely would make sense to add several clubs there at once.

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- -- Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (RAWTH'-lihs-bur-gur) has a sprained right shoulder and left Heinz Field with his arm in a sling. His status for Sunday's showdown with AFC North rival Baltimore is uncertain.


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