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Sports briefs: Cardinals sign Wainwright to $97.5M deal

Published March 27, 2013 5:02 pm

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MLB • Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals have agreed to a new contract that guarantees the Cardinals' ace an additional $97.5 million over five years through 2018.

Wainwright had been eligible to become a free agent after the World Series. The new agreement, first reported by foxsports.com, was confirmed by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because it had not yet been announced.

Doping agency defends HGH test

NFL • The World Anti-Doping Agency defended its test for human growth hormone on Wednesday and accused the NFL players union of being "extremist" for questioning its validity.

WADA director general David Howman said the union was acting "the way they've operated the last few years" in trying to block the introduction of HGH testing in the National Football League.

The NFLPA questioned the HGH test again after Tuesday's ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Idaho, 2 FCS schools moving to Sun Belt

College football • Idaho is joining the Sun Belt Conference as a football-only member.

Georgia Southern and Appalachian State also announced their athletic programs are leaving the Southern Conference to join the Sun Belt Conference in 2014.

From wire reports