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Published on NewsOK Modified: October 10, 2014 at 3:17 am •  Published: October 10, 2014
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The Essex County Crimestoppers program is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the burglary.

Berra won 10 World Series titles with the Yankees. He is now 89.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is expanding his lineup during the offseason, when he will become a father for the fourth time.

Mattingly said he and his wife, Lori, are expecting their first child together in December. The couple married nearly four years ago in his hometown of Evansville, Indiana, where they live in the offseason.

The 53-year-old manager has three grown sons from his first marriage. Mattingly says the new baby is a boy.

"Sleep-deprived," Mattingly said, describing how new fatherhood will affect him.

The Dodgers lost to St. Louis in four games in the National League Division Series on Tuesday

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Seton Hall coach Tony Bozzella said that Daisha Simmons has been cleared by the NCAA to immediately play basketball for the school.

Simmons' ability to play immediately was held up by Alabama's refusal to support a waiver that would have granted her the chance to compete this year. The school changed its mind Tuesday and wrote a letter of support to the NCAA for Simmons.

Simmons has graduated Alabama and will be pursuing a master's degree at Seton Hall.

The New Jersey native says that illnesses in her immediate family contributed to her desire to transfer to Seton Hall. She wants to finish her collegiate career this season.

Her older brother, Chaz, has kidney disease. Her mother has health issues, as well, and works two jobs to support the family.

Had the NCAA not approved the waiver, Simmons would have had to sit out this season.

TENNIS

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal will stay on antibiotics for appendicitis for at least five more days after seeing a Spanish tennis federation doctor on Thursday in Barcelona on his way home to Mallorca.

Nadal stopped by the clinic a day after losing in the first round of the Shanghai Masters.

A statement by Nadal's spokesman said the 14-time grand slam winner will continue "antibiotic treatment for 4-5 days," and his progress was "good."

Nadal began feeling abdominal pain in Shanghai last Saturday, and the appendicitis was diagnosed at a hospital the following day. The pain left him bedridden and unable to eat, but antibiotics killed the pain, reduced inflammation, and encouraged him to practice and play.

He said in Shanghai that he hoped to put off surgery until after the ATP Finals from Nov. 9-16 in London.

GOLF

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Andres Gonzales birdies his last two holes at Silverado Resort for a 6-under 66 and was tied with Bae Sang-moon in the season-opening Frys.com Open. Silverado has not hosted a PGA Tour event since 1980.

Gonzalez finished 11th on the Web.com Tour last year to earn his card for a third time. He has yet to finish among the top 125 to keep it.

The new season felt like an old one to a trio of Ryder Cup players. Hunter Mahan (70), Matt Kuchar (71) and Jimmy Walker (75) played in the same group just 10 days after the Ryder Cup.

VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium shot a brilliant 11-under 60 to take a three-shot lead of the Portugal Masters in the opening round.

Colsaerts came close to setting a European Tour record of 59 when his putt missed on the par-4 18th hole.

Colsaerts made eagles on the 15th and 17th after hitting seven birdies through a near flawless first day at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Club.

It was the 19th time the score of 60 has been reached on the European Tour.