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Report: Ochocinco agrees to salary cut

March 26, 2012
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Given that the marriage of receiver Chad Ochocinco and the Patriots’ offense didn’t work out as planned last season, it seemed a given that he would either return at a reduced salary or be cut. It appears the former has taken place. ESPN reported Saturday that Ochocinco has agreed to restructure his deal and will have a base salary of $1 million. He was to receive a $3 million base in 2012. Ochocinco earned $6 million in salary and bonuses in 2011, when he had 15 receptions in 15 regular-season games and had a reception in the Super Bowl.

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NFLPA selects Foxworth as president

Free agent cornerback Domonique Foxworth was elected president of the NFL Players Association without opposition. In 2007, Foxworth was elected by the Broncos as a player representative, and in 2008, he became the youngest vice president of the NFLPA executive committee. Patriots left tackle Matt Light, who reportedly is considering retiring, was elected to the executive committee along with Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, Jets right guard Brandon Moore, and Browns tight end Ben Watson . . . The Redskins and Cowboys have sought arbitration after the NFL reduced their salary caps for the next two seasons. A provision in the new collective bargaining agreement allows the case to be heard by arbitrator Stephen Burbank, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Both teams were penalized for overloading contracts in the 2010 uncapped season despite league warnings to restrict doing so. Washington has been given a $36 million reduction over two years, while Dallas is to lose $10 million. Each must take at least half the reduction this year . . . Cornerback William Gay agreed to a two-year deal with the Cardinals. Gay spent the previous four seasons with the Steelers.

Chamberlain released from hospital

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Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain was released from a Tampa hospital, three days after dislocating his right ankle bouncing on a trampoline. General manager Brian Cashman said Chamberlain’s recovery is going as well as can be expected. The pitcher was hurt while playing with his son Thursday at a recreation spot. He needed surgery for the injury, in which a bone broke through the skin. Chamberlain will be in a cast for six weeks . . . Chase Utley will miss the entire exhibition schedule for the second straight year and will not be in the Phillies’ lineup Opening Day because of injured knees. The five-time All-Star second baseman, limited to 103 games last year when he didn’t play until May 23, said he will not have season-ending surgery and does not have plans to retire. He says he feels better than he did at this point last year. “I don’t really have a timeline on when I will be available,’’ he said . . . Alex Cora’s brief career with St. Louis ended when the Cardinals released the utility infielder.

Henry strikes twice in Red Bulls victory

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Thierry Henry scored his first two goals of the season and assisted on one of Kenny Cooper’s pair to lead the host New York Red Bulls to a 4-1 MLS victory over the Colorado Rapids. The 34-year-old Henry, who had three goals in seven games during a winter loan to Arsenal, scored in the third and 54th minutes. He assisted on a sixth-minute goal by Cooper, who also got a goal in the 89th off a pass from Roy Miller . . . Kei Kamara atoned for a missed penalty kick with a goal in the 88th minute to give Sporting Kansas City a 2-1 victory over visiting FC Dallas . . . Rangers prevented Celtic from clinching the Scottish Premier League title, beating their rivals, 3-2, in a typically heated Old Firm match in Glasgow, Scotland. American defender Carlos Bocanegra was among three players ejected. There have been 19 ejections in the last 21 matches between the rivals.

Venus Williams and Nadal advance

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Venus Williams erased a match point and rallied to outlast Aleksandra Wozniak, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) in the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla. Williams is playing in her first tournament since withdrawing from the US Open last August after being diagnosed with a fatigue-causing autoimmune disease. The three-set victory was her second in less than 48 hours, and took nearly three hours. On the men’s side, Rafael Nadal defeated Radek Stepanek, 6-2, 6-2, and has lost only six games in two rounds . . . The Dallas Stars signed Reilly Smith to a three-year entry-level contract. The 20-year-old Smith played Friday in an NCAA East Regional semifinal game for Miami, a 4-3 overtime loss to UMass-Lowell. Smith, a third-round pick by the Stars in 2009, will join the team for a four-game trip that starts Monday night at Calgary . . . The Timberwolves will be without center Nikola Pekovic until at least Friday because of bone spurs in his right ankle . . . Nuggets guard Aaron Afflalo was suspended for a game without pay by the NBA for throwing an elbow at the head of Jazz forward Gordon Hayward Friday night . . . Bert Sugar, an iconic boxing writer and sports historian, died Sunday at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y. He was 75. Jennifer Frawley, Sugar’s daughter, said he died of cardiac arrest. Sugar was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005. Obituary, Page B12.

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