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Announced The Chicago Cubs have officially announced the signing of new ace Jon Lester. The Cubs are scheduled to introduce him at a news conference Monday at Spiaggia Restaurant, a favorite of President Barack Obama’s family. Lester agreed Tuesday night to a $155-million, six-year contract.

Searching Amid reports that Pittsburgh football coach and former Badgers assistant Paul Chryst has emerged as a leading candidate for the vacant Wisconsin head coaching position, athletic director Barry Alvarez released a statement that Wisconsin state law prevents the university from making an offer to anyone before Wednesday. Alvarez also met with former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano while in Florida, a person familiar with the informal meeting told the Associated Press.

Fined Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes was fined $25,000 for kicking a water bottle into the stands and directing profane language at fans on Friday night at Washington.

Cleared Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight has been cleared to play after missing more than a month with a neck injury, the school announced.

Equaled The Thialf oval track record was equaled when Heather Richardson won the 1,000-meter speedskating World Cup race at Heerenveen, Netherlands, relegating American teammate Brittany Bowe into second place.

Broken The Americans led a sweep of the medal spots in the opening women’s World Cup bobsled race, as Elana Meyers Taylor and Cherelle Garrett set both the track and start records at Lake Placid, New York. Meyers Taylor and Garrett broke the track record by 0.35 seconds in the first run, then took the start record by 0.01 seconds in the second run.

Set Canada welcomed its first male winner in World Cup luge history. Sam Edney finished in 46.146 seconds on his home track in Calgary, Alberta. Chris Mazdzer of the United States was third.

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