Sports briefs: MLB free agents reject GMs' offers
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