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By Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) — The major league-worst Astros have a new manager for today's game against visiting Arizona. Houston has named Triple-A skipper Tony DeFrancesco as interim bench boss a day after firing Brad Mills.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez is bidding to become the third major league pitcher to reach the 16-win plateau, joining Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) of the Reds who did it yesterday, and Tampa Bay's David Price, who won his 16th on Thursday. Washington is hosting the New York Mets.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Sergio Garcia is looking to end a PGA Tour title drought that dates back to 2008 and he brings a one-stroke lead into today's final round of the Wyndham Championship. Bud Cauley and Tim Clark tee it up in a tie for second place.

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — NASCAR's big boys are racing today at Michigan International Speedway. Mark Martin and Carl Edwards started one-two while Sprint Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson started from the rear of the field after an engine change.

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Two of the top players in men's tennis are going head to head for the title at the Western & Southern Open today. Roger Federer holds a 15-12 career advantage over Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich).

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