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AP Sources: A's manager Melvin getting 3-yr deal

OAKLAND, Calif. — Two people with knowledge of the negotiations say the Oakland Athletics have reached agreement to name Bob Melvin their permanent manager with a new three-year contract.

The 49-year-old Melvin took over for the fired Bob Geren in June and had a 42-48 record heading into Tuesday night's series opener with the AL West-leading Texas Rangers.

Melvin, a Bay Area native, previously managed the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Columbus starting pitcher Joe Martinez shook off a tough start to pitch seven strong innings Tuesday to lead the Clippers to an 8-3 victory over Omaha in the Triple-A championship game.

It was the third victory of the postseason for Martinez, who had a 2.45 ERA with 20 strikeouts in 22 innings for the International League champion Clippers. It's the second consecutive national championship for Columbus.

Against Pacific Coast League champion Omaha, Martinez gave up three runs in the first inning, with two coming home on Lorenzo's Cain's triple to right-center, but he held the Storm Chasers scoreless over his remaining six innings, allowing three hits.

No. 1 Oklahoma suspends starting WR Trey Franks

NORMAN, Okla. — Starting wide receiver Trey Franks was suspended indefinitely by No. 1 Oklahoma on Tuesday for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Franks is the team's third-leading receiver with seven catches for 74 yards this season. He's also one of the Sooners' kickoff returners.

Oklahoma (2-0) hosts Missouri (2-1) on Saturday night in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

Compiled from wire reports

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