Agreed In their first significant move of the offseason, the New York Mets agreed with Chris Young Friday on a $7.25 million, one-year contract. The agreement is subject to a physical. A 30-year-old outfielder, Young hit .200 with 12 homers and 40 RBIs last season for Oakland. His best year was 2010, when he batted .257 for the Diamondbacks with 27 homers and 91 RBIs.
Filed Prosecutors have filed a misdemeanor assault charge against Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov after his girlfriend said he attacked her last month. The Denver district attorney’s office said Friday that Varlamov faces one count of third-degree assault. If convicted, the 25-year-old faces a sentence ranging from probation to six months in jail.
Died Hall of Fame basketball player Vern Mikkelsen, who won four NBA titles with the Minneapolis Lakers, has died. He was 85. Mikkelsen died on Thursday night surrounded by family, the Los Angeles Lakers announced. He was a six-time All-Star during 10 years with the Lakers, teaming with George Mikan and Jim Pollard in a frontcourt that to this day is considered one of the best the league has ever seen.
Denied American soccer forward Juan Agudelo has been denied a work permit in Britain, a decision that blocks his planned move in January to Stoke of the Premier League. The 20-year-old signed a preliminary agreement in August to join the English club when his contract with the New England Revolution expires. Stoke manager Mark Hughes told Sky Sports News on Friday that “we are really disappointed with the decision,” but that Agudelo had not played the required amount of international matches.
Celebrated Tennis player Gardnar Mulloy, who helped the United States win the Davis Cup three times in the 1940s, celebrated his 100th birthday. Mulloy became the first International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee to reach the milestone Thursday.