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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.


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.


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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Sports in brief 12/28/15 [Last modified: Monday, December 28, 2015 9:42pm]
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