Agreed Baseball is set to finish its first arbitration shutout. Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey and San Diego Padres left-hander Clayton Richard agreed to one-year contracts Saturday, making it all but certain there will be no salary arbitration hearings this year for the first time since the process began in 1974. Not one of the 133 players who filed went to arbitration. Only one remains scheduled for a hearing and those sides already have a deal pending a physical.
Throwing New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia has thrown off a mound for the first time since having had arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow last October. The left-hander threw 29 pitches during the session and said he felt good.
Arrived Right-hander Rafael Soriano planned to arrive early in camp with the Washington Nationals. He was delayed by visa issues, but the team’s new closer showed up in good shape and ready to get to work.
Hired The New Orleans Saints have hired Michigan State offensive coordinator Dan Roushar to coach running backs and reassigned Bret Ingalls to overseeing the offensive line.
Out The Detroit Red Wings have put forward Johan Franzen on injured reserve with a hip injury. They also removed goaltender Jonas Gustavsson from IR and assigned him to Grand Rapids of the AHL on a conditioning loan.
• Superstar David Beckham will have to wait at least one more week to make his debut for Paris Saint-Germain because his coach says he needs to get in better shape.
• Raphael Martinetti, the president of the international wrestling federation, quit in the wake of the IOC’s decision to remove the sport from the 2020 Olympics.
• Chuck Blazer, the American member of soccer’s FIFA executive committee who went public with bribery accusations against his boss two years ago, said he won’t seek re-election for a fifth term and will leave his position in May after 16 years.
Announced Double Olympic long-distance champion Mo Farah says he will run his first full marathon in the prestigious London event in 2014.
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