LOS ANGELES -- Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew is preparing to receive a new heart and undergo a kidney transplant.His wife Rhonda confirmed the procedures on Thursday through the American Heart Association News.The 71-year-old former hitting star has struggled with heart issues since September 2015 when he had a heart attack and went into cardiac arrest while undergoing a procedure to open clogged arteries.A machine has kept Carew alive since he nearly died 15 months ago. Doctors say the kidney transplant will improve his chances for a strong recovery.After his heart attack, Carew was diagnosed with extreme heart failure with his heart too weak to pump blood to the rest of his body. Doctors implanted into his chest a left ventricular assist device that took over the hearts pumping duties.The procedure allowed Carew to resume his life and he toured the country last summer to boost awareness and prevention of heart disease. He attended spring training with the Minnesota Twins and appeared at the All-Star Game in San Diego, where the AL batting title was named in his honor.Carew played from 1967 to 1985 for the Twins and California Angels. He was a seven-time American League batting champion and first-ballot selection to the Hall of Fame.After returning home from the Hall of Fame ceremony in July, Carew was hospitalized and doctors recommended a new heart.Rhonda Carew says the family appreciates the publics thoughts and prayers for her husband and his medical team. She expressed sympathy and appreciation to the donors family.Twins President Dave St. Peter says the team shares its thoughts and prayers with the Carews and the family of the donor. Cheap Air Max 90 Womens . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed. Cheap Air Max 90 2018 . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. http://www.cheapairmax90fromchina.com/ .05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal. The designation was released Monday after the deadline passed for NFL teams to use franchise or transition tags on players becoming free agents. Cheap Air Max 90 Grey . -- Edmontons Val Sweeting is two wins away from a trip to Winnipeg to play in Canadas Road of the Rings in December. Cheap Air Max 90 Running Shoes . President of baseball operations Larry Beinfest was fired Friday after 12 years with the Marlins. The move came as the team neared the end of its third consecutive last-place season in the NL East. Paul Gallen is set to join the elite ranks of one club, 300 game NRL players when he signs on with Cronulla for one final year in 2017.Gallen has retired from State of Origin football but revealed on Thursday he will play one more season, his 17th, of first grade in 2017.At the launch of the Sydney Darts Masters at Star City, Gallen said he was keen on finalising the one-year deal before the start of the NRL finals so he can focus on the Sharks push for a maiden premiership.At club level I want to do that, Gallen said.At Origin level I have had my time there but I really enjoy my club football and I wouldnt mind playing on, we just have to nut that out.Gallen, 34, who has played 274 first game games, had previously indicated he would make a decision on playing in on in 2017 after he finished his Origin career with NSW.He said on Thursday, his manager David Riolo was deep in discussions with Cronulla management about a contract extensionn.ddddddddddddThe former NSW skipper said it was very important to get the deal done before the finals and was hopeful it would be finalised over the next week.The new contract means Gallen will likely join Andrew Ettingshausen as a 300-game, one club player with the Sharks.Gallens Cronulla teammate Wade Graham welcomed the news.For me he is still doing the job at a high level, he is competing every week, Graham told AAP.He has been great for the club the whole year and no doubt he will be if he does one more year.Darren Lockyer , Corey Parker (both Brisbane), Nathan Hindmarsh (Parramatta), Cameron Smith (Melbourne), Jason Croker (Canberra), Hazem El Masri (Canterbury), Cliff Lyons (Manly) Anthony Minichiello and Luke Ricketson (both Sydney Roosters) are the other players to have played 300 games at one club. ' ' '