Pacquiao Mayweather

Pacquiao Mayweather:

Promoter Bob Arum declared the megafight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. dead Thursday, though efforts continued to find a compromise to a dispute over blood testing.
"It's over," Arum said. "O-V-E-R."
Arum had set a Thursday deadline for an agreement on testing, the only issue not resolved for the planned March 13 fight. But with the Mayweather camp still insisting on using the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to conduct the tests, Arum said there wasn't much left to discuss.

BASEBALL: Former Tigers reliever Fernando Rodney signed a two-year, $11-million deal with the Los Angeles Angels. In a story published in the Orange County Register, Rodney said through a translator: "Whatever coach (Mike Scioscia) calls me to do, I will do. I feel confident to be a part of a team that will battle all nine innings and I'm very excited to be here."

Rodney added that he's going to enjoy the climate change. "Very happy to have the opportunity to play in warm weather," he said. "I can't wait to get started." ...

Right-hander Justin Duchscherer reportedly has reached a preliminary agreement on a one-year contract that would keep him with the Oakland Athletics. ...

Reliever Matt Capps reached a preliminary agreement on a $3.5-million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals. The 26-year-old Capps became a free agent this month when the Pirates decided not to offer him a contract for 2010.

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