Cincinnati signed outfielder Ryan Ludwick
to a 1-year contract and lefthander Jeff Francis
to a minor league deal.
* Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus finalized a 3-year, $14.4 million contract.
Soccer * Fabio Capello
quit as England national coach just hours after likely successor Harry Redknapp
was cleared of tax-evasion charges.
* Houston Dynamo goalie Tyler Deric has been charged with assault in an alleged scuffle with an off-duty officer working security at a Houston bar Saturday.
Philly File *
Wings forwards Dan Dawson
and Max Seibald
and transition player Kevin Crowley
were named as East reserves for the NLL All-Star Game, Feb. 25 in Buffalo. Wings captain Brodie Merrill
was named the starter at transition earlier.
* The Soul announced the assignment of former Temple center Jeremy Schonbrunner.
Sport Stops *
Former Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V
and the ex-girlfriend he is accused of killing in May 2010 traded allegations of infidelity and angry emails in the months before her death, with one of his messages saying: "I should have killed you," prosecutors said in opening statements as his murder trial began in Charlottesville. His attorneys said he was very drunk the night Yardley Love
died and incapable of plotting to kill her.