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EX-RAY KAZMIR SIGNS WITH DODGERS

LOS ANGELES — Former Rays LHP Scott Kazmir agreed to a three-year, $48 million contract Wednesday with the Dodgers.

The three-time All-Star was among the top names left on the free-agent market after revitalizing his career over the past three seasons with the Indians, A's and Astros. He ranked fourth in the AL with a 3.10 ERA last year with Oakland and Houston.

Kazmir hailed the deal in a post on his Twitter account: "What a great day to officially be a Dodger!" He also wished a happy 80th birthday to Dodgers Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, whom he called "my lefty idol."

Kazmir, who turns 32 next month, was a two-time All-Star with the Rays before a 2009 trade to the Angels. He was out of the majors for most of 2011 and 2012 but returned in 2013 with the Indians and was an All-Star for Oakland in 2014.

HOCKEY

U.S. romps in world juniors

Auston Matthews had two goals and two assists to help the United States rout Switzerland 10-1 in the world junior championship in Helsinki, Finland. Matthew Tkachuk added two goals and an assist and Christian Dvorak, Zach Werenski and Colin White a goal and two assists each for the United States (2-1-0).

SOCCER

Bank documents released

Swiss authorities handed over bank documents related to the FIFA corruption scandal to their American counterparts. The Federal Office of Justice said the package of evidence will be used in the investigation of several officials suspected of bribery and other offenses.

SPAIN: Lionel Messi scored in his 500th match for Barcelona to help it ease past Real Betis 4-0 and ensure it kept the league lead.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Christian Benteke scored a winner for the second straight game as Liverpool defeated host Sunderland 1-0 to stay in the hunt for Champions League qualification.

TENNIS

Ruling may force move

The Miami Open is all but certain to leave Key Biscayne because of a court decision, tournament attorney Eugene Stearns said. The ruling blocks the tournament from upgrading its complex on the island near Miami.

ET CETERA

BOXING: Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring April 9 to fight welterweight champion Timothy Bradley for a third time, promoter Bob Arum said.

Time wires

Sports in brief 12/30/15 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 9:47pm]
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