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EAGLES RETAIN VICK, CUT PAY

PHILADELPHIA — QB Michael Vick took a significant pay cut to stay with the Eagles and compete for a starting job.

The four-time Pro Bowl pick agreed Monday to a restructured three-year contract, two seasons after signing a $100 million extension with $35.5 million guaranteed. The new deal is essentially for a year.

AP reported that Vick, 32, could earn up to $10 million in 2013 if he meets all his performance incentives. Vick was slated to earn about $16 million next season, including a $3 million roster bonus. He lost his job to rookie Nick Foles last season, but new coach Chip Kelly will give him a chance to win it back.

"I am grateful and proud to be a Philadelphia Eagle," a post on Vick's Twitter account read. "My heart is in Philly and this community is important to me."

TENNIS

Former No. 1s advance easily

Former top-ranked players Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic eased into the second round of the Qatar Open in Doha. The 10th-ranked Wozniacki beat qualifier Mervana Jugic-Salkic 6-1, 6-2; No. 13 Ivanovic beat Tamira Paszek 6-1, 6-2. Serena Williams can claim the No. 1 ranking for the first time since 2010 by reaching the semifinals.

COLLEGE HOCKEY

BC takes fourth straight Beanpot

Johnny Gaudreau scored twice and Parker Milner stopped 20 shots to lead Boston College to a 6-3 victory over Northeastern, giving the Eagles their fourth consecutive Beanpot title. Already the defending national champions, BC's seniors are the first class in school history to go unbeaten in the annual tournament involving Boston's four Division I teams.

ET CETERA

SKIING: American Ted Ligety won the super-combined at a World Cup event in Schladming, Austria with a time of 2 minutes, 56.96 seconds over two runs (downhill and slalom).

SOCCER: The NASL champion Rowdies will face the New York Cosmos in St. Petersburg on Aug. 10, Tampa Bay's home opener of the fall season. The Cosmos are returning to the league in the fall. … FIFA banned Canadian forward Olivier Occean for six matches. He was sent off, then insulted the referee, during a World Cup qualifier Oct. 12 against Cuba.

DOPING: Two-time Giro d'Italia champion Ivan Basso told a Spanish court he paid Eufemiano Fuentes, the doctor at the center of a scandal, for treatment in 2005 because he thought it would help him win the Tour de France.

FAN VIOLENCE: Serbia's basketball cup final was completed in an empty arena a day after fighting between rival fans forced the game to be stopped. Red Star beat Partizan 78-69; they were tied at 43 Sunday when fans turned violent in the third quarter, storming the court and hurling smoke bombs.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Dennis Erickson, 65, who won two national titles as Miami's coach, came out of retirement to be Utah's co-offensive coordinator. … Running back Tyler Gaffney is returning to Stanford's team, after a year in the minors with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

GOLF: The U.S. Golf Association is getting rid of the U.S. Amateur Public Links in favor of a U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, to start in 2015.

OLYMPICS: IOC leaders are meeting for two days, starting today in Lausanne, Switzerland, to decide which sport to drop and how to deal with the fallout from the Lance Armstrong doping scandal.

Times wires

Sports in brief 02/11/13 [Last modified: Monday, February 11, 2013 10:47pm]

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