Agreed Outfielder David DeJesus has agreed to a $10.5 million, two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. The deal announced Wednesday calls for a $250,000 signing bonus and salaries of $4.25 million next season and $5 million in 2015. The Rays have a $5 million option for 2016 with a $1 million buyout.
Announced The PGA Championship and The Players Championship will share the distinction of having golf’s richest purse next year. Both tournaments will offer total prize money of $10 million.
Hired The Columbus Crew have hired former U.S. men’s national team and Major League Soccer player Gregg Berhalter as their seventh head coach. He takes the place of interim coach Brian Bliss, who took over during the recently completed Crew season for the fired Robert Warzycha, who led the team the past five years.
Returned Downhill skier Lindsey Vonn says her surgically repaired right knee felt “really good” after her first day of downhill training in Copper Mountain, Colo. Vonn took five runs along the two-mile track at the U.S. Ski Team’s speed center.
• Louisville guard Kevin Ware, whose gruesome leg injury in the NCAA Midwest regional final became a rallying point during the Cardinals’ championship run, returned to the court in an exhibition against Pikeville in Louisville, Ky. His return from the compound fracture in his lower right leg was somewhat surprising. He was expected back for Saturday’s opener against the College of Charleston.
Out Florida will be without offensive tackle Tyler Moore for the rest of the football season after the sophomore had surgery to repair a compound fracture after breaking his right elbow in a scooter accident following practice in Gainesville, Fla.
Died The oldest member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Clarence “Ace” Parker, has died in Portsmouth, Va. He was 101. Parker starred with the NFL’s Brooklyn Dodgers from 1937-41. He won the league’s MVP award in 1940 for his exploits as a quarterback, defensive back and punter.
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