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Chainsaw injury puts player on sideline

Welsh golfer Jamie Donaldson likely will miss this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship after tangling with a chainsaw and severely injuring his finger.

Donaldson, 40, who had the decisive point as Europe defeated the United States at the 2014 Ryder Cup, posted a graphic photo on Twitter of a laceration on his left little finger. He wrote: "So folks in my time off decided to have a fight with a chainsaw and lost! Oops!! C u in Dubai." The Dubai Desert Classic starts Feb. 4.

Norman out: Greg Norman is out after one year as an analyst on Fox Sports, numerous outlets reported.

Baseball

Report: Tigers nab Justin Upton

The Tigers agreed to a $132.75 million, six-year contract with free agent OF Justin Upton, the Associated Press reported. Upton, 28, can opt out after two seasons. Upton, a former No. 1 overall pick and the brother of former Rays OF Melvin (B.J.) Upton, hit .251 with 26 home runs and 81 RBIs for the Padres last season. The deal is pending a physical.

Marlins: NL batting champion Dee Gordon made his deal with the team official, signing a $50 million, five-year contract.

Rangers: Pitcher Colby Lewis signed a one-year, $6 million deal after passing a physical.

Royals: The World Series champions finalized a $17.5 million, two-year deal with Lorenzo Cain, buying out the All-Star outfielder's final two years of arbitration.

ET CETERA

Sailing: Malta skipper Alex Schaerer steered Caol Ila R to the top of Maxi 72-class leaderboard after the first day of the five-day Key West regatta. Schaerer won the first race and finished second in Races 2 and 3 to take a 2-point lead over 2015 winner and world champion Bella Mente, skippered by Hap Fauth.

Horses: Gulch, a sprint champion in the late 1980s and sire of 1995 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner Thunder Gulch, died Sunday at 32. Michael Blowen, president of Old Friends farm in Georgetown, Ky., said the cause was complications from cancer.

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