Anderson in hospice care

Former Tigers and Reds manager Sparky Anderson, 76, has been placed in hospice care at his Thousand Oaks, Calif., home for complications resulting from dementia.

Anderson's family said in a statement Wednesday that they appreciate the support and kindness that friends and fans have shown throughout the Hall of Famer's career and retirement. No further details were released.

•After being passed over for the Cubs' managerial job, Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg will not be back with the organization next season, declining an invitation to return to manager at Triple-A Iowa.

•Thousands of fans flocked to downtown San Francisco to toast the Giants' World Series championship and see their heroes take a victory lap in a ticker-tape parade reminiscent of the one held when the team moved from New York 52 years ago.

•The Mets are cutting ticket prices by an average of 14 percent next season.

• Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre opted for a $1 million buyout and became a free agent.

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