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DODGERS RE-SIGN CLOSER JANSEN

The Dodgers are bringing back their closer, agreeing Monday to an $80 million, five-year contract to keep All-Star RHP Kenley Jansen.

Jansen, 29, has been one of baseball's best closers since taking over the job in Los Angeles in 2012. He had a career-best 47 saves last season for the Dodgers, who won their fourth straight NL West title.

Jansen's contract trails LHP Aroldis Chapman's $86 million, five-year deal with the Yankees last week, while the division rival Giants added free agent RHP Mark Melancon on a $62 million, four-year contract.

Los Angeles also was working to re-sign 3B Justin Turner and were close to a multiyear deal, ESPN reported.

SOCCER

Ronaldo named top player

After giving a European Championship title to Portugal and another Champions League trophy to Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo ends 2016 with something just for himself — his fourth world player of the year award. Ronaldo won his third Ballon d'Or award, which this year is being handed out by France Football magazine separately from FIFA.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Bayern Munich will play Arsenal in the round of 16 for the third time in five seasons. Bayern ousted Arsenal in the first knockout round in 2013 and '14 and also in 2005.

ITALY: Roma won the battle for second place in Serie A as it beat host AC Milan 1-0 to move three points clear of the Rossoneri and four behind leader Juventus.

SPAIN: Atletico Madrid's struggles continued with a 3-0 loss at Villarreal, leaving it 12 points behind leader Real Madrid.

MLS: The LA Galaxy plans to introduce its new coach today. Among the candidates are former Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid and Galaxy II coach Curt Onalfo.

DOPING

Russia shielded blind, teens

Russia's doping cover-up went far beyond the Olympics, according to a vast archive of emails released by a World Anti-Doping Agency investigator. Besides the 12 medal winners from the 2014 Winter Olympics whose samples were supposedly tampered with, messages show a system which covered up drug use by blind athletes and children as young as 15.

ET CETERA

HORSES: Former Churchill Downs track president Steve Sexton, who guided the home of the Kentucky Derby through its largest renovation project, died in Texas after a brief illness. He was 57.

MARATHON: Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba, 29, was formally declared the 2014 Boston Marathon champion, two months after Kenyan rival Rita Jeptoo was stripped of the title and banned from international competition for four years because of doping.

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