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NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees will honor Mark Teixeira in a ceremony before the regular-season finale Oct. 2 against Baltimore.The 36-year-old first baseman announced in August his plans to retire after the season.Teixeira has played 14 seasons and has 406 home runs. Only four switch-hitters in major league history have more -- Mickey Mantle (536), Eddie Murray (504), Chipper Jones (468) and Carlos Beltran (419).A member of the Yankees 2009 World Series championship team, Teixeira led the league that year with 122 RBI and tied for the league lead with 39 homers. He finished second in the AL MVP vote.He has been injured much of this season and is hitting .198 with 12 homers and 37 RBI.Teixeira is a three-time All-Star, five-time Gold Glove winner and three-time Silver Slugger winner. He joined the Yankees as a free agent in 2009, signing an eight-year contract. He also played with Texas (2003-07), Atlanta (2007-08) and the Los Angeles Angels (2008).TEIXS REPLACEMENT?1B Greg Bird, sidelined all season following surgery in February to repair a right labrum tear, is taking batting practice with the Yankees instructional league team in Tampa, Florida and remains on target to face live pitching next week. Bird, set to play in the Arizona Fall League next month, and Tyler Austin are the two top in-house candidates to replace Teixeira in 2017. Were all fighting for a job, Bird said. The best players play. It will make both of us better I think, and thats what you want.HELPING ARRIVING SOON?OF Aaron Hicks (right hamstring strain) hit with Bird and feels game-ready. The Yankees havent ruled out Hicks rejoining the team during a three-game series at Tampa Bay that begins Tuesday night. CF Jacoby Ellsbury is day to day after bruising his right knee sliding into a bullpen wall trying to make a catch Saturday at Boston. Right fielder Aaron Judge is expected to miss the rest of the regular season because of a strained oblique. Yankees manager Joe Girardi watched part of Mondays instructional league workout. Herre Nike SF-AF1 Air Force 1 LNY Lunar New Year Sko Hvid/Habanero Rød AO9385-100 Udsalg . - The Oakland Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday. Billige Nike Air Force 1 . Boucher previously coached the Tampa Bay Lightning and had a 97-78-20 record over two-plus seasons. He was dismissed by the team last March after the Lightning struggled in the lockout-shortened season with a 13-18-1 record. http://www.airforce1dk.com/ . "Jeff is a hard worker who was an important special-teams contributor for us last season," said Stamps GM John Hufnagel. Nike Air Force 1 Low Danmark . With the first unit struggling of late and Amir Johnson - one of the teams iron men - hobbling on an injured right ankle, Patterson knew he could get the nod in a challenging matchup against one of the leagues up and coming players at his position. Nike Air Force 1 Low Sort . -- Edmontons Val Sweeting is two wins away from a trip to Winnipeg to play in Canadas Road of the Rings in December. LAHAINA, Hawaii -- North Carolina had a hard time shaking pesky Chaminade early. Once the Tar Heels turned into a bully, they were able to run away from the Silverswords.Isaiah Hicks scored 22 points, Kennedy Meeks had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 4 North Carolina overpowered host Chaminade 104-61 Monday night in the Maui Invitational.Were just too big for them, Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said.North Carolina (5-0) needed a little time to gain some separation from the Division II Silverswords, doing so midway through the first half by pounding the ball inside.The Tar Heels outscored Chaminade 46-8 in the paint and had 26 second-chance points on 17 offensive rebounds to earn a spot in the semifinals against Oklahoma State on Tuesday.Tony Bradley added 14 points and North Carolina shot 57 percent from the floor. Meeks and Hicks, both seniors, scored 20 points in the same game for the first time.We knew they were going to compete, said Meeks, who hit all seven of his shots from the floor. I know through watching them through the years and seen them knock off teams in this tournament. We definitely took advantage of the things we should have, getting the ball inside and hitting shots.Chaminade (2-1) shot well early to hang with the Tar Heels, but had little chance once they picked up the defensive pressure and got the ball inside on offense. The Silverswords went 10 of 28 from 3-point range but were outrebounded 52-23.Rohndell Goodwin led Chaminade with 18 points, and Kiran Shastri added 13.It was pretty obvious to everybody that size and strength was the difference in this game, Chaminade coach Eric Bovaird said. They had (17) offensive rebounds and we had 23 total. It doesnt take a rocket scienttist to figure that out.ddddddddddddChaminade has a team filled with upperclassmen and has had a penchant for pulling off upsets. The Silverswords helped start the Maui Invitational with their shocker over top-ranked Virginia in 1982 and have knocked off big-name programs at this tournament through the years, most recently Texas in 2012.North Carolina was not a favorable matchup for them.The Tar Heels are long, athletic and considered national-title contenders even with forwards Luke Maye and Theo Pinson out with injuries.The Silverswords only shot at another upset would be to shoot the lights out. They did early, making 12 of their first 21 field goal attempts to stay within 28-24 midway through the first half.But then North Carolinas size inside began to wear Chaminade down.Behind the 6-foot-10 Meeks and the 6-9 Hicks, the Tar Heels started to stretch the lead. Meeks had 14 points by halftime, Hicks 13 and they combined to hit 11 of 13 shots to help North Carolina build a 50-34 advantage.The Tar Heels opened the second half with an 11-4 run and never looked back.We felt like we could play them with our guards, but what can you do with three 6-11 guys? Goodwin said. Its only so much we can do.BIG PICTUREAfter a slow start, the Tar Heels did what they were supposed to against an overmatched opponent. Theyll need a better start against Oklahoma States pressure defense in the semifinals.Chaminade again showed it can hang with the big boys, at least for stretches.UP NEXTNorth Carolina faces Oklahoma State in the semifinals on Tuesday.Chaminade meets UConn in the second round. Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Jerseys White ' ' '