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National League West

AP source: Dave Roberts to be named Dodgers manager

Dave Roberts overcame long odds during his playing days in the major leagues and survived a bout with cancer in recent years. He had no managerial experience when he went after the vacant Los Angeles Dodgers' job.

Fittingly, the personable Roberts beat the odds again, impressing the front office with his energy, enthusiasm and knowledge to become the Dodgers' first minority manager.

Los Angeles said Monday it plans to introduce the 43-year-old at a news conference on Dec. 1.

"When I put on this uniform as a player, I understood the special responsibility to honor those that played before me as well as the amazing bond between the Dodgers and their fans,"...