Indians get their man
The Cleveland Indians hired Manny Acta to be their manager, giving him the job about three months after he was fired by the Washington Nationals. Acta signed a three-year contract with a club option for 2013, Indians spokesman Bart Swain said Sunday. Additional terms were not disclosed. The Indians chose Acta after a second interview over former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine and Indians triple-A manager Torey Lovullo. The team had been expected to interview Dodgers hitting coach Don Mattingly this week. Cleveland tied for last in the AL Central after coming into this season with high expectations. The Indians fired manager Eric Wedge in the final week of the season. Acta went 158-252 in 2 1/2 years with the Nationals, who fired him after a 21-61 start this season.
•Senior high volleyball: Wetaskiwin at Lindsay Thurber, Notre Dame at Stettler, Ponoka at Rocky West Central (girls only), Sylvan Lake at Innisfail (girls only), Central Alberta Christian at Camrose; girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow.
•WHL: Seattle at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium.
•Curling: Red Deer Super League, 8:45 p.m., Red Deer Curling Centre.
•Under-16 hockey: Western Canada Challenge at Blackfalds — Manitoba vs. Saskatchewan, 4 p.m.; Alberta vs. B.C., 7 p.m.
•Senior high volleyball: Camrose at Notre Dame; girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow.