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Sports in brief: Tampa Bay Storm sign ex-Ole Miss standout Jevan Snead and ex-USF receiver Amarri Jackson

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Storm signs Snead, Ex-Bulls Wide receiver

The Tampa Bay Storm signed quarterback Jevan Snead and former USF receiver Amarri Jackson to one-year contracts, coach and general manager Tim Marcum announced Thursday.

Snead, who starred at Ole Miss but went undrafted, signed with the Bucs last year then was let go to make room on the training camp roster. Jackson was twice a Bucs signee but released both times during camp.

Et Cetera

Figure skating: Coming out in his new book, Welcome to My World, three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir says being gay "is the smallest part of what makes me me." In an excerpt to be published in the Jan. 17 issue of People magazine, Weir wrote: "What's wrong with being unique? I am proud of everything that I am and will become."

Horses: Superstar mare Zenyatta and Blame, the 4-year-old horse who ended her 19-race unbeaten streak in the Breeders' Cup Classic, join European star Goldikova as horse of the year finalists. The award will be presented Jan. 17.

Soccer: Ronaldinho, 30, reached an agreement with AC Milan of Italy to end his contract, clearing the way for him to play in Brazil.

Tennis: In her first match since the U.S. Open, Venus Williams lost 6-4, 6-2 to second-ranked Vera Zvonareva 6-4, 6-2 at the Hong Kong Classic exhibition. Sidelined with a left knee injury for the last part of the 2010 season, Williams is using this event as her only warmup for the Australian Open. … Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer remain on course to meet in the Qatar Open final after both won quarterfinals in straight sets.

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