The Royals didn’t exactly search for a new manager. Mike Matheny was already on the staff. And he didn’t exactly win the introductory news conference. But in a side sessions with reporters, Matheny opened up about his success and failures as the St. Louis Cardinals manager. Star columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian were there and offer up their takes on the hire — and their first impression of Matheny as a manager. Also, Kansas helps usher in the college basketball season with a huge game against Duke in New York City Tuesday night. Can college basketball do a better job celebrating its opening night?
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