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The Journal Gazette

September 23, 2016 1:00 AM

briefs

Banks' widow leaves lawsuit

Associated Press

CHICAGO – Attorneys representing the widow of baseball great Ernie Banks have withdrawn from a lawsuit over the late Chicago Cubs player’s estate.

The Chicago Tribune reported that Elizabeth Banks has been contesting a will that Ernie Banks signed three months before his death in January 2015. It left his inheritance to Regina Rice, a longtime friend who took care of his financial affairs.

Around the leagues

In a ceremony before the Red Sox faced the Orioles on Thursday night, Boston’s David Ortiz was given the phone box he destroyed inside the visitor’s dugout during a tirade on July 27, 2013. ... New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka will miss his scheduled start Monday at Toronto because of what manager Joe Girardi called a slight lower right forearm strain.