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Sports briefs: Woman in Manti Te'o fake girlfriend photos speaks out
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College football • The woman whose photo was used as the "face" of the Twitter account of Manti Te'o's supposed girlfriend says the man allegedly behind the hoax confessed and apologized to her.

Diane O'Meara told NBC's "Today" show Tuesday that Ronaiah Tuiasosopo used pictures of her without her knowledge in creating a fake woman called Lennay Kekua. Te'o asserts he was tricked into an online romance with Kekua and, until last week, did not understand he was being hoaxed.

"I don't think there's anything he could say to me that would fix this," said O'Meara, a 23-year-old marketing executive in Los Angeles.

O'Meara said she had never had any contact with Te'o, and that for five years, Tuiasosopo "has literally been stalking my Facebook and stealing my photos."

Krieger returns to U.S. soccer team

Soccer • Defender Ali Krieger is returning to the U.S. women's team for the first time since tearing knee ligaments a year ago.

Krieger was among 29 players selected Tuesday when Tom Sermanni announced his first roster since taking over as coach following Pia Sundhage's resignation.

Cardinals, Motte agree to $12M deal

MLB • Reliever Jason Motte and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $12 million, two-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration. The 30-year-old right-hander had a career-high 42 saves in 49 chances last year, when he was 4-5 with a 2.75 ERA.

• Mark DeRosa has agreed to a $775,000, one-year contract with Toronto, giving the Blue Jays more infield and outfield depth as they try for their first playoff berth since 1993.

• The Phillies have signed Delmon Young to a one-year deal for $750,000, adding to their outfield depth.

From wire reports

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