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PRESS BOX: Giants agree to deal with RHP Vogelsong

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MLB

The San Francisco Giants agreed to a one-year contract with right-hander Ryan Vogelsong, multiple media outlets reported Friday.

Financial terms were not released by the club, but the San Francisco Chronicle reported earlier in the week that the guaranteed portion of the deal was expected to be about $3 million and incentives could make the contract worth up to $8 million.

Assistant general manager Bobby Evans said the contract is pending a physical exam, which is expected next week.

The Giants previously declined a $6.5 million club option on Vogelsong for next year, but both parties agreed to leave open the possibility of renegotiating a new deal.

Vogelsong went 4-6 with a 5.73 ERA over 19 starts this year. He missed about two months after breaking two bones in his right pinkie finger when he was hit by a pitch while swinging May 20.

He combined to win 27 games in 2011 and '12.

NBA

Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin is out two weeks with a right knee sprain, the team announced Friday.

Lin was injured in the first quarter of Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks after he collided with Atlanta forward Paul Millsap. Lin will be reevaluated in two weeks.

Lin was starting in place of James Harden, who missed the last three games with a sore foot.

Lin is averaging 15.3 points and 4.5 assists in 16 games this season.

---The Los Angeles Lakers waived seldom-used forward Elias Harris on Friday.

Harris played in just two games totaling 11 minutes this season. He had one rebound, one assist and one steal.

The Gonzaga product started five games for the Lakers' Summer League team. He averaged 10.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 27 minutes per game.

CBK

Texas El Paso coach Tim Floyd said Thursday he is moving on from an altercation he had the day before with Southern California coach Andy Enfield at a pre-tournament reception at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.

Floyd, Enfield and staffers for both teams were involved in the altercation.

Enfield said he tried to make amends over a dispute they had over recruit Isaac Hamilton, a Los Angeles player who had signed a letter of intent with Texas El Paso in 2012 but ended up at UCLA.

But it does not seem like Floyd is willing to accept an apology from Enfield.

"I don't see any reason why we'd talk (in the future)," Floyd said. "It's over with, that's for sure."

The feud began in April, when Floyd called Enfield because he believed Southern Cal was tampering with Hamilton, a Texas El Paso recruit.

"I lobbed a call into Coach Enfield back in April and felt like there was tampering going on with (Hamilton), and sure enough, three months later he put USC on his Facebook page and backed out of his letter of intent," Floyd said. "I called and we discussed that in a very serious vein. (Enfield) asked me not to turn him in, and (he said) that they just wouldn't take (Hamilton). But we didn't end up with him, and that was a lick."

Floyd initially denied Hamilton's request to be released from his letter of intent in July but he eventually granted it, and Hamilton enrolled at UCLA.

The feud worsened when Enfield made critical comments about Floyd in the December issue of Men's Journal.

---Louisville forward Chane Behanan on Friday was cleared of having any involvement in the auction of his 2012 Final Four ring on a sports memorabilia site.

The school and law enforcement officials announced an investigation concluded that Behanan was not aware or involved in the process of auctioning off the ring.

Louisville players were given light gold rings with a large diamond centered in ruby red and surrounded by a circle of smaller diamonds for advancing to the NCAA national semifinals.

Auction house Grey Flannel stated that Behanan's mother, Heaven Warren, said Behanan gave his ring to his grandmother, but the ring later went missing.
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