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Joba Chamberlain agrees to contract with Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers accomplished another goal during their busy off-season, adding depth to their bullpen with Joba Chamberlain.

Chamberlain and the Tigers agreed to terms on a one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to the Associated Press because the deal hadn't been announced.

The hard-throwing, right-handed reliever was 2-1 with one save in 45 games and a career-high 4.93 earned-run average last season for the New York Yankees. The converted starter was 23-14 with five saves with a 3.85 ERA over seven seasons with the Yankees.

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A person familiar with the deal told the AP that right-hander Roberto Hernandez and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a one-year contract.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an agreement has not been completed and the player is to have a physical.

Last year, Hernandez was 6-13 with a 4.89 ERA for Tampa Bay.

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Michael Morse and the San Francisco Giants reached agreement on a one-year, $6-million contract, and he is expected to be the team's starting left fielder.

The deal is pending a physical, assistant general manager Bobby Evans said.

Traded from Seattle to Baltimore on Aug. 30, Morse also can play first base and right field.

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USC will play Brigham Young in an NCAA women's volleyball regional semifinal at 7 p.m. Friday at the Galen Center.

The Trojans (28-5) have won six consecutive matches in three-game sweeps, and had an easy time in their first two playoff matches in eliminating New Hampshire and Cal State Northridge. BYU enters the match with a record of 24-6.

Washington (28-2) will meet Kansas (25-7) in the regional opener at 5 p.m.

The winners will play for the regional championship at the Galen Center on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in a match broadcast live on ESPNU. The regional champion advances to a national semifinal Dec. 19 in Seattle.

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Jay Feaster was fired as general manager of the Calgary Flames, with the team in next-to-last place in the NHL's Western Conference.

Assistant GM John Weisbrod also was let go. Brian Burke, the team's president of hockey operations, will serve as acting general manager.

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Ducks defenseman Alex Grant was reassigned to the minors despite scoring a goal on each of his first two NHL shots.

The Pacific Division-leading Ducks also reassigned center David Steckel and defenseman Nolan Yonkman to their Norfolk AHL affiliate.

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The 2014 Major League Soccer All-Star game will be against legendary German club Bayern Munich, the reigning European and Bundesliga champions.

The All-Star game will be played in August at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore., home of the Timbers. The MLS All-Star game has pitted league stars against top-flight foreign clubs for the last 10 years.

gendary German club Bayern Munich, the reigning European and Bundesliga champions.

The All-Star game will be played in August at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore., home of the Timbers. The MLS All-Star game has pitted league stars against top-flight foreign clubs for the last 10 years.

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