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Giants acquire Twins’ Reed among OF moves

The San Francisco Giants acquired outfielder Michael Reed on Saturday from the Minnesota Twins for outfielder John Andreoli and cash. Andreoli will report to Triple-A Rochester, the team added in the announcement. Reed, who was claimed off waivers by the Twins in October, appeared in eight games this spring, hitting .278 (5-for-18) with one home run and four RBI.

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Tennis: Anderson wins in Miami after return from injury

South Africa's Kevin Anderson made a winning return to competition at the Miami Open with a hard-fought victory over rising Spaniard Jaume Munar on Saturday. After more than two months away from the court with an elbow injury, the world number seven outlasted the 21-year-old Munar 6-4 3-6 6-3 in their second round clash.

Red Sox announce Sale extension through 2024

The Boston Red Sox and ace left-hander Chris Sale have agreed to a long-term contract extension, the team announced on Saturday morning. The five-year deal is worth $145 million. It adds to Sale's current contract (one year remaining) and will go through the 2024 season.

Rangers P Hammel announces retirement

Texas Rangers pitcher Jason Hammel has announced his retirement after 13 big-league seasons. Hammel, 36, decided to walk away despite learning one day earlier that he had made the Rangers' 25-man roster. Right-hander Jeanmar Gomez will replace him on the active roster, according to The Athletic.

Patriots owner Kraft apologizes in first statement since charges

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft apologized on Saturday in his first public statement since he was charged for soliciting prostitution in Florida last month. "I am truly sorry," Kraft said in a statement. "I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard."

Logano claims pole at Martinsville for fifth time

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- With surgical efficiency, Joey Logano continued his domination of knockout qualifying at Martinsville Speedway. Saving his car and his tires for the final round of Saturday's time trials at the .526-mile short track, Logano won the pole for Sunday's STP 500 (2 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) with a lap at 97.830 mph (19.356 seconds).

World number one Osaka stunned by Hsieh in Miami

Japan's world number one Naomi Osaka was sent spinning to a crushing loss as Taiwan's 27th seeded Hsieh Su-wei pulled off the biggest shock of the Miami Open by defeating her in three absorbing sets on Saturday. Hsieh came from a set down to prevail 4-6 7-6(4) 6-3 as her unorthodox style frustrated, perplexed and finally wore down the U.S. and Australian Open champion.

Chen defends world figure skating title with record-setting skate

America's Nathan Chen successfully defended his world figure skating title on Saturday with a spectacular, record-setting free skate in a nail-biting contest with hometown favorite and Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan. Chen built on a strong lead in the short program with a dynamic free skate that included four clean quadruple jumps and had the crowd at Saitama Super Arena, just north of Tokyo, clapping along by the end.

Casey leads Johnson by one in Valspar Championship

Defending champion Paul Casey held on for a one-stroke third-round lead over world number one Dustin Johnson at the Valspar Championship in Florida on Saturday. England's Casey shot 68 to top of the leaderboard at nine-under 204, but what had been a three-stroke lead dwindled to one after a bogey at the last.

Serena Williams withdraws from Miami Open with knee injury

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open with a left knee injury, tournament officials said on Saturday. It is the second consecutive WTA event in which the American has been unable to continue, after her retirement from last week's tournament in Indian Wells with a viral illness.

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