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Baseball

Yankees get LHP Chapman from Reds

NEW YORK — The Yankees further bolstered a dominant bullpen Monday, acquiring hard-throwing All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman from the Reds for four minor-leaguers, none among the club's elite prospects.

A deal between the Reds and Dodgers fell through at this month's winter meetings when it was learned Florida police investigated an accusation of domestic violence involving the Cuban left-hander. Major League Baseball is investigating and Chapman could be suspended under the league's new domestic violence policy.

Cincinnati got right-handers Caleb Cotham and Rookie Davis and infielders Eric Jagielo and Tony Renda.

Athletics: Pitcher Henderson Alvarez agreed to a one-year deal.

Hockey

U.S. juniors fall against Sweden

Linus Soderstrom had 46 saves and Alexander Nylander scored as Sweden shut out the United States 1-0 in the world junior championship in Helsinki. The Americans, 1-1 after beating Canada in their opener, couldn't score despite having eight power-play chances. Also, Canada rolled past Denmark 6-1 and Russia rallied from a 3-1 deficit to stun host Finland 6-4.

Soccer

Arsenal in lead; Man U ties 0-0

Arsenal moved atop the Premier League with a 2-0 win against visiting Bournemouth, while Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said there was "not any reason" for him to resign despite a 0-0 draw at home with Chelsea, which extended his team's winless run in all competitions to 0-4-4.

Rowdies: Forward Danny Mwanga, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 MLS draft, signed a one-year contract with the NASL team with a club option for 2017. Mwanga, 24, spent the 2015 season with Orlando City of MLS.

Et cetera

Skiing: Lara Gut won a women's giant slalom in Lienz, Austria, extending her overall World Cup lead as American Lindsey Vonn failed to finish the opening run. … Norwegian great Stein Eriksen died Sunday at his home in Park City, Utah. He was 88. Mr. Eriksen won a gold medal in the giant slalom and silver in the slalom at the 1952 Winter Olympics in his hometown of Oslo.

Sailing: American yacht Comanche won the storm-wracked Sydney to Hobart race in Australia. The 100-foot super maxi is owned by Netscape founder Jim Clark and skippered by Ken Read.

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Region football: Clearwater Central Catholic 37, Calvary Christian 10

CLEARWATER — The ice bath ensued for Clearwater Central Catholic coach Chris Harvey after the Marauders’ 37-10 victory over Calvary Christian in Friday’s Class 3A region final. The win placed the Marauders (11-0) in their fifth state tournament since...
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Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

MELBOURNE — With 1 yard separating Plant from an incredible come-from-behind victory, or a devastating defeat, it all came down to a matter of trust.And for Panthers coach Robert Weiner, there was no one he would put more faith in to get that 1 yard ...
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Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

SEFFNER — Hillsborough conquered one nemesis with last week’s win over Class 6A defending state finalist Lake Gibson, the team that knocked the Terriers out of the playoffs in the first round a year ago.But there was an even bigger stumbling block to...
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Region football: Ocala Vanguard 35, Mitchell 31

NEW PORT RICHEY — The start wasn’t quite befitting of a playoff game between undefeated teams, but the end of Friday’s war between Ocala Vanguard and Mitchell certainly was.Like last year’s Class 6A regional semifinal, the Mustangs held a three-point...
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Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

ZEPHYRHILLS — For Zephyrhills, Friday night’s Class 5A region semifinal against Green Cove Springs Clay was doomed by 12 bad minutes. The Bulldogs led by four points at halftime but allowed 28 unanswered points in the third quarter and were not able ...
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Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood came into Friday’s playoff game knowing its defense had to help control field position against Jesuit. The Spartans (9-1) left Friday’s game with a ticket to Immokalee for a region final — and six Tigers (6-5) turnovers en r...
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Region football: Tampa Bay Tech 42, Palmetto 26

TAMPA — Another Friday night, another offensive explosion.Tampa Bay Tech’s offense continued its torrid pace and quarterback Michael Penix Jr. accounted for five total touchdowns as the Titans rolled past Palmetto 42-26 in a Class 7A, Region 3 semifi...
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Region football: Cambridge Christian 50, Indian Rocks Christian 14

TAMPA — The Cambridge Christian offense was clicking, and quarterback Jaylin Jackson couldn’t seem to be stopped. Still, as the second quarter clock dwindled, Indian Rocks Christian was hanging around.So with just more than a minute left in the half,...
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Region football: Naples 24, Largo 0

NAPLES — In a game between two teams that had never met with a lot on the line, the Naples defense came up with one of its best efforts against Largo on Friday night.The Golden Eagles limited the Packers to 117 yards of offense in a 24-0 triumph in t...
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Region football: Lakeland 52, Wiregrass Ranch 0

LAKELAND — It has been a historic season for the Wiregrass Ranch Bulls football team, which made consecutive playoff appearances for the first time, won its most games ever and experienced its first playoff victory.If this were a movie, the final sce...
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