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Cubs fire manager Dale Sveum

Updated: October 1, 2013, 12:49 AM ET
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have fired manager Dale Sveum after finishing last in the NL Central for the first time in seven years.

The Cubs closed the season dropping 41 of their final 59 games, including six of their final seven. They finished 66-96, and Sveum went 127-197 in his two seasons at the helm. He had one year left on a three-year deal signed before the 2012 season.

"I'd be lying if I said I wasn't very disappointed," Sveum said to reporters outside Wrigley Field. "You're ...

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