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BASEBALL

Indians deal for Braves' Lowe, decline option on Sizemore

The Cleveland Indians acquired pitcher Derek Lowe from the Atlanta Braves for minor league left-hander Chris Jones and declined to exercise their option on outfielder Grady Sizemore.

Lowe, 38, who has 166 career wins, has pitched in both leagues, as a starter and closer. One of just three pitchers in history with more than 160 wins and 80 saves, Lowe went just 9-17 last season, his third with Atlanta.

Sizemore, a former All-Star, was due to earn $9 million for 2012. He is eligible for free agency, which opens Thursday. Injuries have limited Sizemore to just 210 games the past three seasons.

Yankees extend Sabathia's stay through 2016

NEW YORK — C.C. Sabathia is staying with the New York Yankees, agreeing to a new deal that adds $30 million to his existing contract.

Sabathia had until midnight to opt out of his current contract, which had $92 million remaining over the next four years in $23 million annual salaries.

The new deal adds a $25 million salary for 2016 and gives the Yankees a $25 million option for 2017 with a $5 million buyout, a person familiar with the agreement told the Associated Press.

EDUCATION

Tagliabue to participate in Povich Symposium

Redskins Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell and former Maryland standout Darryl Hill, who was the first black football player in the ACC, will be featured at this week's Shirley Povich Symposium at the University of Maryland.

Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, ESPN commentators Scott Van Pelt and Michael Wilbon, and documentarian Theresa Moore also will participate in the symposium to be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center in College Park. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.povichcenter.org.

HOCKEY

Avery soon to be back in the Rangers' lineup?

NEW YORK — Sean Avery could rejoin the New York Rangers a lot sooner than expected after being placed on re-entry waivers by the team that has missed his grit early this season.

Avery, banished to Connecticut (AHL) before the Rangers opened the season in Sweden, could be in New York's lineup as soon as Thursday against Anaheim. Any NHL team has until noon Tuesday to make a claim on the noted agitator and assume a portion of his contract.

VOLLEYBALL

Nebraska player arrested after driving incident

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska star volleyball player Lauren Cook was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an injury accident and ticketed for driving under suspension after a motorcyclist broke a leg. Cook has been ticketed six times for speeding in Nebraska since 2007.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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