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Sports briefs: MLB free agents reject GMs' offers

Published November 9, 2012 4:53 pm

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MLB • Josh Hamilton, B.J. Upton and Kyle Lohse were among nine free agents who turned down $13.3 million offers from their former clubs Friday as the annual general managers' meeting ended and team officials headed home for what figures to be a busy month of negotiations.

Also rejecting the one-year guaranteed offers were the New York Yankees' trio of Nick Swisher, Rafael Soriano and Hiroki Kuroda along with David Ortiz, Michael Bourn and Adam LaRoche.

• Lee MacPhail, the longtime baseball executive who ruled in the celebrated Pine Tar case and later became part of the only father-son Hall of Fame pairing, has died. He was 95.

Holcomb, Langton win at World Cup

Bobsled • Steven Holcomb has won the two-man gold medal in the World Cup bobsled season opener at Mount Van Hoevenberg.

Holcomb and brakeman Steve Langton finished the two heats in 1 minute, 51.75 seconds.

From wire reports