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Piniella agrees to three-year deal to manage Cubs

Updated: October 16, 2006, 10:34 PM ET
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CHICAGO -- Lou Piniella's coming to Wrigley Field, agreeing Monday to a three-year contract to manage the Chicago Cubs and accepting a job that has long been one of the most challenging in baseball.

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