NEW YORK (AP) -- Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season ''with absolutely no regrets,'' ending one of the greatest careers in the history of baseball's most storied franchise.
The 39-year-old New York captain posted a long letter on his Facebook page Wednesday saying that 2014 will be his final year.
A 13-time All-Star who has led the Yankees to five World Series championships, Jeter was limited to 17 games last season while trying to recover from a broken left ankle sustained during the 2012 playoffs.
''I know it in my heart. The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball,'' he wrote.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A person familiar with the deal said A.J. Burnett has agreed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Phillies haven't made an official announcement. The move comes on the day ace Cole Hamels says he won't be ready opening day because of left biceps tendinitis.
Burnett's deal reportedly is worth $16 million.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - New York Yankees newcomer Masahiro Tanaka finished up his first throwing session with the team.
Tanaka worked out at the minor league part of the Yankees' spring training complex. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild said Tanaka ''looked good'' during a long toss session
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Jesus Montero was visibly nervous as he apologized to the Seattle Mariners and their fans, joining the team at spring training for the first time since receiving a 50-game suspension after being connected to baseball's Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug investigation.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma will not throw for four to six weeks because of an injury to the middle finger of his right hand.
Iwakuma reported for his physical at Mariners spring training headquarters and had a splint over the finger. He's been diagnosed with a strained tendon and will be re-examined by a hand specialist in Arizona in three weeks.
Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito lashed out at teammate Jonathan Martin on Twitter Wednesday, saying ''The truth is going to bury you and your entire 'camp.' You could have told the truth the entire time.''
Incognito's series of tweets directed at Martin and his representatives come as the NFL is preparing to release a report on the Dolphins' bullying case which could help clarify their much-publicized relationship.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos extended Executive Vice President John Elway's contract for three years and added general manager to his title.
The Broncos have gone 37-17 since Elway rejoined the team in 2011 and are coming off an AFC Championship but a 43-8 blowout to Seattle in the Super Bowl.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints made their first major moves of what is expected to be a challenging offseason, releasing strong safety Roman Harper, outside linebacker and defensive end Will Smith, and cornerback Jabari Greer.
General manager Mickey Loomis also says the club does not intend to re-sign free-agent linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who has been hampered by recurring knee injuries the past few seasons.
A proposed change by the NCAA football rules committee would prohibit offenses from snapping the ball until at least 10 seconds had run off the 40-second play clock, slowing the up-tempo, no-huddle attacks that have been making defenses dizzy.
The rule allows defenses time to make a substitution without the offense changing players - as is currently required - and with no fear the ball will be snapped before 29 seconds are left on the play clock. An exception will be made for the final two minutes of each half, when the offense can snap the ball as quickly as it wants.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas has agreed to pay former coach Mack Brown $2.75 million that would have been owed him if he had been fired, and place him in a one-year, $500,000 job as a special assistant to the president for athletics.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - East Carolina defensive end Terrell Stanley is in critical condition after he and a teammate were involved in a single-car accident in Greenville.
School officials said that Stanley was being treated at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville after the accident Wednesday morning.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Dwyane Wade was a late scratch from the Miami Heat's starting lineup against the Golden State Warriors because of nerve irritation in his left foot, leaving his status for the All-Star game in doubt.
Wade said he was traveling to New Orleans for Sunday's game but isn't sure if he'll play.
''I'm not optimistic. I'm not pessimistic. I just want to get better,'' said Wade, a 10-time All-Star who was elected as a starter for the Eastern Conference this season.
The winter storm and icy conditions moving through the South caused teams to postpone games scheduled for this week, including Wednesday night's showdown between No. 8 Duke and North Carolina.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Norway's Suzann Pettersen shot a 6-under 66 to lead the women's Australian Open by a shot after the first round at the Victoria Golf Club.
CHICAGO (AP) - A federal agency kicked off the first in a series of hearings Wednesday on whether to approve a bid by Northwestern University football players to unionize, and both sides acknowledged the key question was whether college athletes can be considered employees.
During a National Labor Relations Board hearing in Chicago, lawyers for the proposed union and the university agreed that if college football players qualify as employees, they can legally form the first-of-its-kind union and if not, they can't.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Danica Patrick will pull double duty at Daytona International Speedway.
Patrick will drive in the second-tier Nationwide Series season opener the day before the Daytona 500, which is scheduled for Feb. 23.
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CENTURION, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius reached a settlement with a woman over an alleged assault case from 2009 because his lawyers advised him he could not fight civil and criminal legal battles at the same time, the spokeswoman for the Olympic athlete said on Wednesday.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Top-seeded Li Na, playing her first match since winning the Australian Open last month, beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in the second round at the Qatar Open.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Defending champion Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-4, 6-4 in the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships.
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