Major League Baseball
Chipper Staying In Atlanta
KISSIMMEE - Chipper Jones already had a World Series ring and an MVP trophy. What he wanted was the chance to finish up in the place he started. The Atlanta Braves were more than glad to give it to him. The NL batting champion and the Braves agreed Tuesday to a $42 million, three-year contract extension though 2012. There's an option that could make the extension worth up to $61 million over four seasons.YANKEES: Bob Sheppard, the longtime voice at Yankee Stadium, will miss the start of the season while he continues to recover from a bronchial infection. LEGAL: Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain's arraignment on a drunken-driving charge has been rescheduled a fourth time. The hearing in Lincoln, Neb., had been scheduled for Tuesday and was reset for today. MEDIA: Hall of Famer Dave Winfield has joined ESPN as a "Baseball Tonight" analyst. Winfield will mainly work Sundays and select Mondays with host Karl Ravech and analysts Peter Gammons and John Kruk throughout the season. OBITUARY: Former major-league player and manager Herman Franks died Monday. He was 95. Franks managed the Giants from 1965 to 1968, a run of four straight second-place finishes. He also managed the Cubs from 1977 to 1979 and played for the Cardinals, Dodgers, Athletics and Giants over six seasons.
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