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Cubs manager Piniella retiring after season

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella is going to
retire at the end of the season.

Piniella announced his decision Tuesday before a game against
the Astros.

The 66-year-old manager says he is looking forward to
spending more time with his family.

He says announcing his retirement now - just after the All-Star
break - gives the team time to find a replacement.

Piniella is in the fourth and final year of his contract with the Cubs, who have struggled this year and have gone 102 years without a World Series title.

He has been a manager for more than 22 years. He led the New
York Yankees (1986-88), Cincinnati Reds (1990-92), Seattle Mariners
(1993-2002) and Tampa Bay (2003-05) before arriving in Chicago. He
won the World Series as a manager with Cincinnati.


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