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Reports: Haren to Cubs

A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press Friday night that the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to trade pitcher Dan Haren to the Chicago Cubs for closer Carlos Marmol. The Cubs declined to comment. The Chicago Tribune reported that Marmol has told a Dominican reporter that he has been traded to the Angels.

Ortiz stays with Bosox

A baseball official with knowledge of the negotiations said the Red Sox have agreed to a two-year, $26-million contract with designated hitter David Ortiz . . . The Mets outrighted catcher Mike Nickeas to Triple-A Las Vegas.


Jay Haas, Oosthuizen hot

Jay Haas tied the Champions Tour record with a 10-under-par 60 to open a five-stroke lead in the Charles Schwab Cup in Scottsdale, Ariz. . . . In the WGC event in Shenzhen, China, Louis Oosthuizen shot 9-under 63 for a five-shot lead over Ernie Els.


Harden scores 45

James Harden scored a career-high 45 points and former Knick Jeremy Lin had 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to lead Houston to a 109-102 victory at Atlanta . . . Brandon Jennings had 21 points, 13 assists and six steals as Milwaukee tripped host Boston, 99-88 . . . Russell Westbrook scored 32 points and Kevin Durant had 23 points and 17 rebounds as host Oklahoma City beat Portland, 106-92 . . . Dallas waived former Knick Eddy Curry.

-- AP and Marc Carig


Hofstra, Adelphi advance

Sam Scolarici, Jeannine Molleda, Anya Koren and Brooke Bendernagel all scored in the shootout after a 0-0 tie as the Hofstra women's team downed William & Mary on penalty kicks, 4-2, in the CAA semifinals in Williamsburg, Va. . . . Donna Liotine scored on a penalty kick in the 46th minute as the Adelphi women topped host Merrimack, 1-0, in the Northeast-10 semifinals.

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