Extended The Indiana Pacers have signed coach Frank Vogel to a contract extension. The team did not provide details Monday about the length or terms of the new deal. Vogel, who replaced Jim O’Brien on Jan. 30, 2011, has led the Pacers to the playoffs each of the last two seasons.
Signed Former Mariners infielder Jose Lopez is headed to Japan. He signed with the Yomiuri Giants of the Central League, the country’s most popular team and winner of the 2012 Japan Series. He reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth $911,000.
Declared Tight ends Zach Ertz, an All- American, and fellow redshirt junior Levine Toilolo announced they will forego their final year of eligibility at Stanford to enter the NFL draft.
• Oklahoma safety Tony Jefferson and receiver Kenny Stills plan to enter the NFL draft and skip their final college season.
• Florida linebacker Jelani Jenkins is turning pro after an injury plagued season, one that ended with a foot surgery.
Finalized Reliever Mike Gonzalez and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized a $2.25 million, one-year contract. Gonzalez had a 3.03 ERA and no record in 47 games last year with Washington.
Hired Canada’s national soccer team has named Colin Miller its new interim coach. The position had been vacant since Oct. 18 when Stephen Hart resigned.
Postponed Super middleweight champion Andre Ward has had surgery on his injured right shoulder that will postpone his title bout against Kelly Pavlik for a second time.
Arrested Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. is out of jail on a $500 bond after being arrested for the third time in less than a year. Wilder turned himself in Sunday after a warrant for his arrest was issued for failing to make a court appearance on a charge of driving with a suspended license
Died Matriarch of a famed American football family, Henriette Allen, has died. She was 90. She died Jan. 2 after a long illness. She married George H. Allen, who coached winning teams with the Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins and earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He died in 1990. Her son, Bruce Allen, is now general manager of the Redskins.
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