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  • FILE - This file photo provided by East Central University shows Christopher Lane, an Australian who was on a baseball scholarship at East Central University in Ada, Okla. Lane was in Duncan, Okla., visiting his girlfriend, when he was shot and killed Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.  The three teenagers accused of fatally shooting Lane as he jogged down a street in Duncan, Oklahoma, allegedly because they were bored, are expected in court Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 for a hearing that could reveal details about the case. (AP Photo/East Central University Communications & Marketing, Gina Smith, File)

    FILE - This file photo provided by East Central University shows Christopher Lane, an Australian who was on a baseball scholarship at East Central University in Ada, Okla. Lane was in Duncan, Okla., visiting his girlfriend, when he was shot and killed Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. The three teenagers accused of fatally shooting Lane as he jogged down a street in Duncan, Oklahoma, allegedly because they were bored, are expected in court Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 for a hearing that could reveal details about the case. (AP Photo/East Central University Communications & Marketing, Gina Smith, File)

  • Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel looks out of the dugout during the fourth inning of the baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field Sunday, April 28, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel looks out of the dugout during the fourth inning of the baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field Sunday, April 28, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Rafael Nadal of Spain makes a forehand return to  Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

    Rafael Nadal of Spain makes a forehand return to Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2011, file photo, driver Reed Sorenson climbs out of a borrowed car, wearing a race suit borrowed from Kevin Hamlin, after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Tommy Baldwin Racing has hired Sorenson to drive the No. 36 Chevrolet this season. The 27-year-old Sorenson has 189 Sprint Cup Series starts over nine years. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2011, file photo, driver Reed Sorenson climbs out of a borrowed car, wearing a race suit borrowed from Kevin Hamlin, after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Tommy Baldwin Racing has hired Sorenson to drive the No. 36 Chevrolet this season. The 27-year-old Sorenson has 189 Sprint Cup Series starts over nine years. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)

  • Tiger Woods of the U.S. follows his ball after he tees off at the 14th hole during the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (AP Photo)

    Tiger Woods of the U.S. follows his ball after he tees off at the 14th hole during the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (AP Photo)

  • FILE - This file photo provided by East Central University shows Christopher Lane, an Australian who was on a baseball scholarship at East Central University in Ada, Okla. Lane was in Duncan, Okla., visiting his girlfriend, when he was shot and killed Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.  The three teenagers accused of fatally shooting Lane as he jogged down a street in Duncan, Oklahoma, allegedly because they were bored, are expected in court Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 for a hearing that could reveal details about the case. (AP Photo/East Central University Communications & Marketing, Gina Smith, File)

    FILE - This file photo provided by East Central University shows Christopher Lane, an Australian who was on a baseball scholarship at East Central University in Ada, Okla. Lane was in Duncan, Okla., visiting his girlfriend, when he was shot and killed Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. The three teenagers accused of fatally shooting Lane as he jogged down a street in Duncan, Oklahoma, allegedly because they were bored, are expected in court Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 for a hearing that could reveal details about the case. (AP Photo/East Central University Communications & Marketing, Gina Smith, File)

  • Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel looks out of the dugout during the fourth inning of the baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field Sunday, April 28, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel looks out of the dugout during the fourth inning of the baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field Sunday, April 28, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2011, file photo, driver Reed Sorenson climbs out of a borrowed car, wearing a race suit borrowed from Kevin Hamlin, after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Tommy Baldwin Racing has hired Sorenson to drive the No. 36 Chevrolet this season. The 27-year-old Sorenson has 189 Sprint Cup Series starts over nine years. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2011, file photo, driver Reed Sorenson climbs out of a borrowed car, wearing a race suit borrowed from Kevin Hamlin, after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Tommy Baldwin Racing has hired Sorenson to drive the No. 36 Chevrolet this season. The 27-year-old Sorenson has 189 Sprint Cup Series starts over nine years. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)

  • Rafael Nadal of Spain makes a forehand return to  Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

    Rafael Nadal of Spain makes a forehand return to Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

  • Tiger Woods of the U.S. follows his ball after he tees off at the 14th hole during the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (AP Photo)

    Tiger Woods of the U.S. follows his ball after he tees off at the 14th hole during the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (AP Photo)

  • FILE - This file photo provided by East Central University shows Christopher Lane, an Australian who was on a baseball scholarship at East Central University in Ada, Okla. Lane was in Duncan, Okla., visiting his girlfriend, when he was shot and killed Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.  The three teenagers accused of fatally shooting Lane as he jogged down a street in Duncan, Oklahoma, allegedly because they were bored, are expected in court Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 for a hearing that could reveal details about the case. (AP Photo/East Central University Communications & Marketing, Gina Smith, File)
  • Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel looks out of the dugout during the fourth inning of the baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field Sunday, April 28, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
  • Rafael Nadal of Spain makes a forehand return to  Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
  • FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2011, file photo, driver Reed Sorenson climbs out of a borrowed car, wearing a race suit borrowed from Kevin Hamlin, after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Tommy Baldwin Racing has hired Sorenson to drive the No. 36 Chevrolet this season. The 27-year-old Sorenson has 189 Sprint Cup Series starts over nine years. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)
  • Tiger Woods of the U.S. follows his ball after he tees off at the 14th hole during the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (AP Photo)
  • FILE - This file photo provided by East Central University shows Christopher Lane, an Australian who was on a baseball scholarship at East Central University in Ada, Okla. Lane was in Duncan, Okla., visiting his girlfriend, when he was shot and killed Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.  The three teenagers accused of fatally shooting Lane as he jogged down a street in Duncan, Oklahoma, allegedly because they were bored, are expected in court Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 for a hearing that could reveal details about the case. (AP Photo/East Central University Communications & Marketing, Gina Smith, File)
  • Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel looks out of the dugout during the fourth inning of the baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field Sunday, April 28, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
  • FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2011, file photo, driver Reed Sorenson climbs out of a borrowed car, wearing a race suit borrowed from Kevin Hamlin, after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Tommy Baldwin Racing has hired Sorenson to drive the No. 36 Chevrolet this season. The 27-year-old Sorenson has 189 Sprint Cup Series starts over nine years. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)
  • Rafael Nadal of Spain makes a forehand return to  Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
  • Tiger Woods of the U.S. follows his ball after he tees off at the 14th hole during the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (AP Photo)

BASEBALL

Hearing on Australian player’s death delayed

DUNCAN, Okla. – A judge won’t decide until spring whether three teenagers should stand trial for the shooting death of an Australian baseball player last summer in Oklahoma.

A preliminary hearing began yesterday for two of the boys charged with murder. But the judge delayed their hearing until March because a witness asked to be represented by an attorney.

Earlier yesterday, the third teenager charged, 16-year-old James Francis Edwards Jr., agreed to testify against his co-defendants if prosecutors reduce charges against him. The judge set his preliminary hearing for May.

Edwards testified that his friends believed the gun used in the crime contained only blanks. He said 16-year-old Chancey Luna shot and killed Christopher Lane from a car driven by 18-year-old Michael Dewayne Jones.

BASEBALL

Source: Baker agrees to deal with Marlins

MIAMI – A person familiar with the situation said infielder-outfielder Jeff Baker agreed to a $3.7 million, two-year contract with the Miami Marlins.

The person confirmed an agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity yesterday because the Marlins hadn’t announced a deal.

Baker batted .279 with 11 home runs and 21 RBI in 74 games for Texas last season. The Marlins will be the sixth team for the nine-year veteran, who is a .267 career hitter.

Baker has played first, second and third base, as well and left and right field.

BASEBALL

Manuel to join Phillies Wall of Fame

PHILADELPHIA – Former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel is being honored on the team’s Wall of Fame.

The winningest manager in team history will be celebrated on Aug. 9 before Philadelphia plays the Mets. Manuel will become the 36th member of the club.

Manuel led Philadelphia to five straight NL East titles and the franchise’s second World Series crown in 2008. He was fired last August, and last month accepted a job as a senior adviser to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.

TENNIS

Scans show Nadal on mend from back injury

MADRID – Medical scans revealed no serious problems as Rafael Nadal continues his recovery from a back injury sustained at the Australian Open.

A statement from the world’s top-ranked player said all checks “were satisfactory and showed positive evolution” regarding the injury, which contributed to his loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the final in Melbourne.

Nadal is continuing to work out in the gym and his return to the tennis court – starting tomorrow – will decide “when he is ready to return to competition.”

The Spaniard is scheduled to play in Buenos Aires next week. Tournaments in Rio de Janeiro, Indian Wells and Miami follow.

TENNIS

Karlovic hits 44 aces at Zagreb Indoors

ZAGREB, Croatia – Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic hit a record-equaling 44 aces to defeat Daniel Brands of Germany and advance to the second round of the Zagreb Indoors tournament yesterday.

The towering Karlovic matched the record of Mark Philippoussis in the number of aces in a best-of-three match, beating Brands, 6-7 (4), 7-5, 7-6 (3).

Australian Philippoussis delivered 44 aces in Kuala Lumpur in a 1995 match against Byron Black of Zimbabwe.

Earlier yesterday, Michael Berrer of Germany defeated Croatia’s Borna Coric, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

TENNIS

Delbonis reaches second round in Chile

VINA DEL MAR, Chile – Eighth-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina defeated Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas, 6-3, 6-4, yesterday to reach the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile.

Paolo Lorenzi of Italy also advanced, beating Colombia’s Alejandro Gonzalez, 6-2, 6-1.

The top four seeded players, who received byes into the second round, are Fabio Fognini (1) of Italy and three Spaniards – Tommy Robredo (2), Nicolas Almagro (3) and Marcel Granollers (4).

The tournament kicks off four weeks of play in clay-court events around Latin America.

Rafael Nadal has skipped the event after playing there a year ago, but is expected to play next week in Buenos Aires.

SPRINT CUP

Sorenson hired to drive for Tommy Baldwin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tommy Baldwin Racing hired Reed Sorenson to drive the No. 36 Chevrolet Sprint Cup entry this season.

Sorenson will be paired with veteran crew chief Todd Parrott, who was also hired this week.

The 27-year-old Sorenson has 189 Sprint Cup Series starts over nine years. He’s got five top-five finishes at NASCAR’s top level. His last full-time Cup season was in 2009 when he drove for Richard Petty Motorsports.

Sorenson ran six Cup races last season for Leavine Family Racing. His best finish was 37th at Phoenix.

Most of Sorenson’s success is in the Nationwide Series, where he’s got four wins.

GOLF

Report: Woods goes to India, loses skins game

NEW DELHI – Tiger Woods made 10 birdies at Delhi Golf Club but failed to win a skins game, according to a golf website.

Golfingindian.com reported yesterday that Woods and Hero Motors chairman Pawan Munjal lost the charity skins game to Shiv Kapur and Anirban Lahiri. Kapur played college golf at Purdue and once competed at the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone.

Woods made his first visit to India as a guest of Munjal.

India newspapers reported Woods received about $2 million for the appearance. The event was closed to the public.

In a video posted on the website, Woods said Delhi Golf Club was the narrowest course he has ever played and that he was nervous on some of the tee shots. Woods said he hopes the exhibition helps junior golf in India.

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