Signed The New York Yankees and free-agent outfielder Randy Winn agreed Wednesday to a $2 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. The agreement, which all but eliminates any chance Johnny Damon has of returning to the World Series champions, is subject to a physical that is scheduled for today.
•Closer Huston Street and the Colorado Rockies finalized a $22.5 million, three-year contract, a deal that could be worth $31 million over four seasons. Street gets $7.2 million this year, $7.3 million in 2011 and $7.5 million 2012. The agreement, which avoided arbitration, includes a $9 million mutual option for 2013 with a $500,000 buyout if the club declines to exercise it.
Hired Veteran assistant Robert Nunn has been hired to coach the New York Giants’ defensive line. Coach Tom Coughlin announced that Nunn would be joining the staff as a replacement for Mike Waufle, who was fired after the season. Nunn has spent the last 10 seasons in the NFL. The 22-year coaching veteran was Tampa Bay’s defensive line coach last season.
•Browns president Mike Holmgren returned to his NFL roots and hired Mark Schiefelbein away from Green Bay as Cleveland’s new vice president of football operations. Schiefelbein spent 18 years with the Packers.
•Bucknell hired Joe Susan to take over as head football coach, luring back a former Bison assistant to lead a program coming off three straight losing seasons. Susan, 54, was an assistant at Bucknell from 1981-90. He spent the last nine seasons as an assistant at Rutgers.
•The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Joe Cullen to replace fired defensive line coach Ted Monachino. Cullen coached at Idaho State last season after spending the previous three years with the Detroit Lions.
Skipped The Williams sisters are choosing football over Fed Cup. Serena and Venus Williams will not play in the Feb. 6-7 Fed Cup quarterfinal between the United States and France, saying they plan to be in South Florida for Super Bowl weekend in their roles as part owners of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.
Out New York Islanders defenseman Jack Hillen will miss six to eight weeks with a broken jaw and damaged teeth caused by a slap shot to the face from Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin on Tuesday.
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