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BAYLOR SWITCHING DUTIES? Colorado Rockies owner Jerry McMorris wants Don Baylor to learn about, and teach, baseball from the front office instead of the field.

McMorris offered Baylor an administrative job with the Rockies after firing him as manager earlier this month.

The two, along with new Rockies manager Jim Leyland, were scheduled to meet today near Palm Springs, Calif., to discuss the offer.

DIMAGGIO OK: Baseball great Joe DiMaggio should recover enough from a bout of pneumonia to leave the hospital within days, said a longtime friend, Morris Engelberg.

"Its not nice being in the hospital," the attorney said Sunday. "He's rearing. He'll be out some day next week."

DiMaggio, 83, was admitted to Hollywood Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., last Monday for treatment of a lingering case of pneumonia.


`THE KING' HOSPITALIZED: Eddie Feigner, whose softball team toured as "The King and His Court" for more than 50 years, was hospitalized after a stroke.

Feigner, 73, was listed in stable condition Sunday night at Providence-St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif.


TYSON DECISION MONDAY: Mike Tyson has apologized, repeatedly. He has undergone psychological testing, and faced the public humiliation that came out of it.

Today, he finds out if it was all worthwhile.

A month after he first pleaded to Nevada boxing officials to give him a new boxing license, Tyson goes before the state Athletic Commission once more in a hearing that could decide his boxing career.


CA TROPHY: At Vienna, Austria, top-seeded Pete Sampras beat No. 5 Karol Kucera 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 to win the CA Trophy tournament. It was his fourth tournament victory of the year and the 56th of his career.

SINGAPORE OPEN: At Singapore, Marcelo Rios defeated Mark Woodforde 6-4, 6-2 to win the Singapore Open. Woodforde, a doubles expert, was playing his first singles final in four years. Rios won his seventh title of the year. Woodforde then teamed with Todd Woodbridge to win the doubles title, beating Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes 6-2, 6-3.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: At Zurich, Switzerland, top-ranked Lindsay Davenport beat second-seeded Venus Williams 7-5, 6-3 to win the $1 million European Championships for the second straight year. Davenport became the first woman this year to win six titles.