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Heyward jumps from Cards to Cubs

CHICAGO — Free agent outfielder Jason Heyward and the Cubs agreed Friday to a $184 million, eight-year contract, according to multiple reports. The agreement with the three-time Gold Glove winner is the latest in a series of big moves for the Cubs as they aim for their first World Series title since 1908. They have added pitchers John Lackey and Adam Warren and former Rays infielder Ben Zobrist. Heyward, 26, an All-Star in 2010, hit .293 with 13 homers and 60 RBIs this past season, helping St. Louis win the NL Central. He spent his first five big-league seasons with Atlanta.

More moves: The Royals and reliever Joakim Soria finalized a three-year, $25 million deal, returning him to Kansas City. He spent 2015 with the Tigers and Pirates. … Free agent shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who spent last season with the Rays, finalized an $18.5 million, two-year deal with the Mets. … Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer, 36, retired, according to Newsday.

Soccer

Another official out amid scandal

Juan Angel Napout officially resigned as head of CONMEBOL, South America's governing body, after his arrest last week in Switzerland on corruption charges issued by U.S. authorities. Napout faces bribery and racketeering charges in America.

FIFA: UEFA president Michel Platini failed in his bid to have his 90-day ban lifted over an improper $2 million payment he received.

Et cetera

Autos: Brian Scott will race in Sprint Cup for Richard Petty Motorsports in the No. 9 Ford in 2016, the team announced. Scott replaces Sam Hornish and joins Tampa's Aric Almirola on the two-car team.

Tennis: Roger Federer said he will team with Martina Hingis for Switzerland in mixed doubles at next year's Rio Olympics.

YOUTH FOOTBALL: The St. Pete Silver Raiders beat Colorado Springs 18-16 to win the Division II Jr. Midget championship (ages 10-13) at the Pop Warner Super Bowl at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Swimming: Former Gator Ryan Lochte won the 400 individual medley as the U.S. team led Europe at the Duel in the Pool in Indianapolis.

Times wires

Sports in brief 12/11/15 [Last modified: Friday, December 11, 2015 11:16pm]
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