Hazen, O'Halloran promoted by Red Sox


Hazen, O'Halloran promoted by Red Sox

The Red Sox may still be looking for a new manager, but they did take Thursday to promote several members of their front office.

The team has two new Vice PresidentAssistant General Managers in Mike Hazen and Brian O'Halloran. Dave Finley was promoted to Director of Player Personnel, while Zack Scott was promoted to Director of Major League Operations.

General manager Ben Cherington served as assistant general manager under Theo Epstein last season.

Hazen has worked as the Red Sox Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting since February. From 2006-10 he was the Director of Player Development. O'Halloran has been the Vice President of Baseball Operations since February.

More Red Sox promotions:
Allard Baird -- Vice President of Player Personnel
Raquel Ferreira -- Director of Minor League Operations
Ben Crockett -- Director of Player Development
Jared Porter -- Director of Pro Scouting
Eddie Romero -- Director of International Scouting
Galen Carr -- Special Assignment Scout

WNBA: Ogwumike helps Sparks win sixth straight, beat Sun 87-79


WNBA: Ogwumike helps Sparks win sixth straight, beat Sun 87-79

UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Nneka Ogwumike scored 17 of her 21 points in the first half to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Connecticut Sun 87-79 on Tuesday night.

Candace Parker added 14 points, seven rebounds and five blocks for the Sparks (10-3), who have won six straight.

Los Angeles led by six at the half thanks to Ogwumike, who made her first eight shots. The Sparks scored 16 of the first 20 points in the second half to open up a double-digit lead. Riquna Williams, who is filling in for injured guard Essence Carson, spearheaded that burst and finished the game with 13 points.

The Sun (6-7) were down by 19 and got to 68-61 early in the fourth, but could get no closer as Los Angeles scored the next eight points..

Jasmine Thomas led Connecticut with 19 points. Jonquel Jones added 13 points and 17 rebounds.