Sports briefs: Yankees give Jeter new deal
MLB • Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $12 million, one-year contract. The deal Friday replaces a $9.5 million player option for the 39-year-old shortstop. Jeter was limited to 17 games this year after breaking his ankle in the 2012 AL championship series opener against Detroit.
Jeter hit .190 (12 for 63) with one homer and 73 RBIs this year.
• The New York Mets declined a $25 million option on injured pitcher Johan Santana and will pay the left-hander a $5.5 million buyout. The left-hander will be 35 next season and becomes a free agent. Santana missed the 2011 and 2013 seasons following shoulder surgery. In 2012, he pitched the first no-hitter in Mets history.
Jaguars' Blackmon suspended again
NFL • Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has been suspended indefinitely without pay for another violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Blackmon was previously suspended the first four games of this season for violating the policy. Blackmon has 29 receptions for 415 yards and a touchdown this year. Jacksonville traded up to select the former Oklahoma State star with the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
From wire reports
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