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Orioles pull offer to Davis

BALTIMORE — The Orioles ran out of patience in their effort to re-sign free agent slugger Chris Davis.

Executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Saturday that the team rescinded a contract proposal believed to be about $150 million. "There is no offer on the table right now," Duquette said. Davis led the majors with 47 home runs last season and had 117 RBIs.

Trade: Phillies closer Ken Giles went to the Astros as part of a seven-player deal that sent former No. 1 overall draft pick Mark Appel to Philadelphia.

Hanson death: Former Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson died from complications from cocaine and alcohol toxicity, according to reports. Hanson died at age 29 on Nov. 9.

Skiing

Daring pays for Vonn; Shiffrin takes a spill

Attacking an artificially lit course where no other competitor dared, Lindsey Vonn won a World Cup giant slalom in Are, Sweden, for her fourth straight victory while American teammate Mikaela Shiffrin missed the race after a warmup crash. Shiffrin, the 20-year-old Olympic slalom champion, was taken to a local hospital for tests on her right knee. "She basically flipped over into the net," said her manager, Kilian Albrecht. Vonn extended her women's career record with her 71st World Cup victory.

Soccer

Manchester United stunned by small club

Manchester United conceded a goal directly from a corner kick in the second minute by Junior Stanislas on its way to a humbling 2-1 loss at English Premier League newcomer Bournemouth. According to Forbes, Manchester United, owned by the Glazer family which owns the Bucs, is worth just more than $3.1 billion. A different calculation pegs Bournemouth's worth at about $158.3 million, and its stadium holds just 11,500.

Euro 2016 draw: Spain begins its quest for a third straight European Championship title against the Czech Republic and host France will open the tournament June 10 against Romania. The draw was conducted in Paris.

ET CETERA

Figure skating: Russian Evgenia Medvedeva, 16, won the women's competition at the Grand Prix Final in Barcelona, Spain. Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan won his third straight men's title.

Colleges: Wheeling Jesuit beat Palm Beach Atlantic 3-0 at the Bob Martinez Athletics Center in Tampa to capture the Division II volleyball championship, the first for the Roman Catholic university in West Virginia.

Luge: Summer Britcher, in just her second World Cup race, won one in Park City, Utah to lead an American 1-2 finish. Erin Hamlin was second.

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