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NEW YORK -- Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians has won the American League Manager of the Year award after guiding a team beset by injuries and drug suspensions to a surprising first-place finish. Nike Shox Nz .The Indians almost claimed their first World Series title since 1948 before the Chicago Cubs overcame a 3-1 deficit.Voting by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America was completed at the end of the regular season. The award was announced Tuesday on MLB Network.Francona got 22 of the 30 first-place votes. Texas Jeff Banister, who won last year, was second and Baltimores Buck Showalter was third.The 57-year-old Francona was honored for the second time. He was the AL Manager of the Year in 2013 after his first season with Cleveland.Francona also guided Boston to a pair of World Series championships.The NL Manager of the Year was to be announced later in the day. Nike Shox Shoes Outlet . Defenceman Yannick Weber scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Canucks breathed a sigh of relief with a 2-1 win on Saturday night. Nike Shox Sale . -- Jimmie Johnson held off a teammate, passed a pair of Hall of Famers, and dominated once more at Dover. http://www.shoxoutletshoesstore.com/ . Wall made the comment in a speech to a Regina business crowd that included Lesnar. The U.S. wrestler and retired mixed martial artist says he was visiting his brothers farm in Saskatchewan and decided he wanted to hear what the premier had to say. WIMBLEDON, London -- Is that all you got? Ivan Lendl joked after Andy Murray smashed a ball his way in practice on Tuesday morning.There was the usual banter as the world No.2s coach kept the mood light during final preparations and then it was strictly business once Murray stepped out on Wimbledons Centre Court against Liam Broady.Murray showed Lendl exactly whats in his locker as they bid for a second title here together. He executed a clinical?6-2, 6-3, 6-4 win over his wild card opponent, in what was the first all-British meeting at a Grand Slam since 2006, and first at Wimbledon since 2001.The Scot got almost everything right Tuesday -- apart from a slip up in his postmatch press conference after rain disrupted much of the days play.Im happy I got done in three sets. If that had gone to four, potentially Id have to hang around and wait, he said. Actually, I wouldnt. I had the roof. Wouldnt have to worry about that!Murrays timing on court was perfect, though: he managed to beat the bad weather by a matter of minutes, having got the job done in less than two hours. As soon as the players walked off, the covers came on and the roof moved into place.Murray joked on social media that he got out of jail free after his second five-setter in as many matches during the first week of the French Open last month.His early exertions at Roland Garros certainly didnt help him the final against Novak Djokovic, and he looks determined to avoid a similar scenario here, should the anticipated rematch take place a week Sunday.The Scot was presented with a good opportunity to find his feet against a lower-ranked opponent but didnt mess around.Murray didnt drop serve once in 14 games, winning 88 percent of his first serve points. He looked aggressive from the baseline, hitting 31 winners and winning 18 of 19 points at the net too.He also didnt allow Broady a single break point in the first two sets and there was only one blot on his coopy book all afternoon; a loss in concentration coughed up two chances for the world No. Nike Shox Outlet. 235 at 3-2 in the third set but Murray held from 15-40 down.Any tournament its important, when you have a chance to win a match quickly, to do it, Murray said. Its not always that easy. Sometimes your opponents can play very well, and sometimes youre struggling a little bit.When you have the opportunity in matches to finish them, you have to try and be ruthless. The French Open was tough for me. I had a couple of long matches to start the tournament.I have also won the matches fairly quickly. I just need to try and understand why thats been the case in the past, and hopefully I can have another good start here.Murray and Lendl are off to a hot start together after reuniting on the eve of Queens. They claimed the title there -- a record fifth for Murray -- and have gone six matches unbeaten. If they add six more they will have another, more coveted crown.?Lendls nickname is Old Stoneface, earned through his lack of visible emotion during a playing career that brought eight Grand Slam titles, but on the practice court he is all smiles.We both enjoy a little laughter here and there, the Czech told the BBC, and?Murray has indeed seemed more relaxed since he has been back with the man who guided him to his two major titles and Olympic gold medal during their first spell together.Lendls competitive nature -- he was not a happy person after losing to Murray on the golf course on Monday -- also seems to be something they have in common.Murray told ESPN before the match how having Lendl back as his coach gives him more confidence.?The Czech-born American hasnt been trying to teach Murray technique, and sees himself more as a motivator and tactician.Whatever he has been doing, it appears to be working. 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