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Guerrero, Rangers agree on one-year deal

A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday that slugger Vladimir Guerrero has agreed to a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract hasn’t been finalized and is pending a physical.

Guerrero batted .295 with 15 homers and 50 RBIs in 100 games with the American League West champion Los Angeles Angels last season. He is a career .321 hitter with 407 homers and 1,318 RBIs.


Texas Tech hires former Auburn coach Tuberville

Tommy Tuberville was hired by Texas Tech to replace Mike Leach as the Red Raiders’ coach.

The school announced the decision in a release and said that Tuberville will be introduced today.

Leach was fired last month amid allegations he mistreated a player who suffered a concussion.

Tuberville, 55, stepped down at Auburn in December 2008, ending a 10-year tenure that included a perfect season and a string of teams that contended for Southeastern Conference championships.

Tuberville was 85-40 at Auburn, including a 13-0 season in 2004, when the Tigers finished No. 2.


Davydenko beats Nadal to capture Qatar Open

Nikolay Davydenko saved two match points before rallying to upset second-ranked Rafael Nadal 0-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 in the final of the Qatar Open in Doha, Qatar.

Davydenko led 4-1 in the second-set tiebreaker, but unforced errors allowed Nadal to twice serve for the match. However, the Spaniard sprayed his returns wide, and Davydenko broke two times to Nadal’s one in the third set to close it out.

Also: Kim Clijsters hung on to win a momentum-swinging all-Belgian final at the Brisbane International in a vintage finish that stymied Justine Henin’s tour comeback in Brisbane, Australia.

Clijsters, only five tournaments into her own comeback that has already netted the U.S. Open title, saved two match points and wasted three before winning 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (6) over the seven-time Grand Slam titlist.

Henin immediately withdrew from this week’s Sydney International, saying she had strained her upper left leg and didn’t want to risk further injury ahead of her Grand Slam return at the Australian Open, which starts Jan. 18.

Tina Charles scored all of her 25 points in the first half and grabbed 13 rebounds to help top-ranked and host Connecticut rout No. 7 North Carolina 88-47 and win its 54th consecutive game.

Former Centennial High standout Italee Lucas finished with two points on 1-for-7 shooting for North Carolina.

A lightweight title unification bout headlines a World Extreme Cagefighting card today at 6 p.m. on Versus (Cable 38).

Champion Jamie Varner returns after nearly a year out of action to defend his belt against Ben Henderson, who became the interim champ in October, in the main event of WEC 46 in Sacramento, Calif.

Former featherweight champions Urijah Faber and Mike Brown also will be in action in separate bouts. Faber hasn’t competed since June due to a hand injury.

Senior Luca Barlocchi was the lone Rebels men’s player to win a match in the second day of the UNLV Spring Invitational at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

Barlocchi beat Louisville’s Viktor Maksimcuk, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2.

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