Giants' Ross out

for three weeks

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - San Francisco Giants outfielder Cody Ross is expected to miss the next three weeks because of a strained right calf.

Ross hurt himself chasing down a flyball in a game Wednesday. The MVP of last year's NL championship series had an MRI exam Thursday that confirmed the injury.

The Giants have several options to replace Ross in right field when the regular season begins next week. Andres Torres could shift over from center field or Aubrey Huff could move from first base, leaving rookie Brandon Belt at first.

Nate Schierholtz also is a candidate. He was set to start in right Thursday night against Cleveland.

Giants' Eli Manning becomes a dad

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Eli Manning is a daddy.

A friend of the family says the New York Giants quarterback's wife gave birth to a daughter on Monday.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the person is not authorized to speak for Eli or Abby Manning.

ESPN reported that Abby Manning gave birth to a 7 pounds, 4 ounce girl, who was named Ava.

Brinkley to return to ring on April 29

Reno -- Don Chargin Productions, Golden Boy Promotions, and Let's Get It On Promotions are putting a super-middleweight fight between Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (23-0, 17 KOs Brooklyn, NY) and Yerington's Jesse Brinkley (35-6, 22 KOs). The April 29 fight will be televised nationally on Telefutura's Solo Boxeo series as an early kickoff to Cinco De Mayo, and will take place at the Reno Events Center in downtown Reno.

The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds.

Tickets are available on, by calling 800-745-3000, or by visiting the Silver Legacy or Reno Events Center box office during hours of operation. Prices are $33.25, $63.25, and $103.25. Doors open at 6 p.m., first bell at 7 p.m.


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