January 24, 2014 in Sports

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From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Sentenced A Florida man who prosecutors say fired the fatal shot in the 2007 killing of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor has been sentenced to more than 57 years in prison. Miami-Dade (Fla.) Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy imposed the sentence Thursday on 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr., who was convicted in November of second-degree murder and armed burglary. Rivera faced a maximum life sentence. Rivera testified someone else fired the gun.

Resigned FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell is resigning, a day after a judge agreed to hear a lawsuit accusing him of allegedly hiding the cost to acquire Brazilian forward Neymar. Vice president Josep Bartomeu will finish Rosell’s term as president through 2016.

Required Monaco FC says star forward Radamel Falcao will have surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, an injury that could cause the Colombian to miss this year’s World Cup. Colombia plays its World Cup opener June 14 against Greece.

Without Recently inducted Hall of Famers Greg Maddux and Tony La Russa will not have any logos on the caps of their plaques in Cooperstown, N.Y. Joe Torre’s plaque will have the logo of the Yankees while plaques for Tom Glavine and Bobby Cox will have Braves logos and Frank Thomas’ will have the logo of the White Sox. Hired The WNBA’s Tulsa Shock have hired former Atlanta Dream coach Fred Williams as head coach. Williams is 58-55 as head coach and 5-6 in the postseason.

Signed The Tampa Bay Rays signed relief pitcher Grant Balfour to a 2-year, $12 million deal. Balfour was 62 for 67 in save opportunities the past two seasons with Oakland.

Agreed The Indians agreed to terms with free-agent reliever David Aardsma on a minor league contract with an invitation to training camp.


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