The Dodgers are on track to become only the second major league team with a $200 million payroll and could end the Yankees’ streak of 14 years as baseball’s biggest spender. The Dodgers are at $214.8 million for 21 signed players next year, according to a study by the Associated Press. Crediting the $3.9 million Boston is paying Los Angeles next year as part of last August’s trade and not counting portions of signing bonuses for players obtained from the Red Sox, the Dodgers’ 2013 payroll currently is $207.9 million. New York’s 2013 payroll is $176 million for 13 players, including a $12 million deal for third baseman Kevin Youkilis that hasn’t been finalized . . . The Dodgers acquired infielder-outfielder Skip Schumaker from the Cardinals for minor league infielder Jake Lemmerman . . . David Wright will have to wait until 2025 to receive all the money from his $138 million, eight-year contract with the Mets. The deal includes $15.5 million being deferred without interest, to be paid in equal installments of $3.1 million each June 30 from 2021-25 . . . South Korean closer Lim Chang-yong is set to sign with the Cubs, though the sidearmer is unlikely to pitch until late next season after elbow surgery earlier this year. The 36-year-old righty had 296 saves in 18 years in Korea and Japan.
Juszczyk, Evans named All-Americans
Harvard senior tight end Kyle Juszczyk, who led the Ivy League with eight touchdown receptions and a potent Crimson squad with 52 catches for 706 yards, was named to the Associated Press FCS All-America first team. For his career, he had 125 catches for 1,576 yards and 22 touchdowns. Joining Juszczyk on the first team was New Hampshire senior linebacker Matt Evans, who led the Colonial Athletic Association with 115 total tackles and had a nation-best 77 solo tackles. Evans capped his career as UNH’s all-time tackles leader with 449 (266 solo) . . . An internal investigation into former receiver Marquess Wilson’s allegations of abuse by Washington State football coaches didn’t turn up any evidence of such abuse, athletic director Bill Moos said . . . South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore is entering the NFL draft. An October injury in which he dislocated his right knee and damaged three of four ligaments dropped the junior’s draft stock and it is unclear when he might play . . . Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, who has led the Crimson Tide to its second straight national title game, will return for his senior season . . . . . . Tennessee Tech junior receiver Da'Rick Rogers will enter the NFL draft . . . Texas Tech hired Texas A&M offensive coordinator and former Red Raiders quarterback Kliff Kingsbury as its head coach.
Apfeld helps Vermont sink Dartmouth
Luke Apfeld sank two free throws with 30 seconds remaining to break a tie and give Vermont a 52-50 victory over Dartmouth in Burlington, Vt. Clancy Rugg led the Catamounts (6-3) with 15 points. Gabas Maldunas paced the Big Green (2-6) with 14 points . . . Deshaun Thomas scored 22 points as No. 7 Ohio State (7-1) throttled Savannah State (5-5), 85-45, in Columbus, Ohio. LaQuinton Ross added 13 points, Shannon Scott 12, and Evan Ravenel 11 for the Buckeyes . . . In women’s action, No. 3 Baylor (8-1) ran its home win streak to 44, beating Oral Roberts (3-4), 94-56, in Waco, Texas. Odyssey Sims scored 27 points, ane Brittney Griner had 22 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
Wambach hits 150-goal mark in win
Abby Wambach scored twice to become only the second player to reach 150 international goals as the United States beat China, 4-0, in exhibition play in Houston. Carly Lloyd and Amy Rodriguez also scored to help the US extend its unbeaten streak to 22. Wambach needs eight goals to tie Mia Hamm as the US women’s career leader . . . Fulham received an apology from Liverpool chairman Tom Werner for his club’s ‘‘unprofessional’’ behavior in pursuing Clint Dempsey during the offseason. Fulham said Werner acknowledged Liverpool’s conduct during its attempts to sign the American was ‘‘simply not acceptable’’ and has ‘‘emphasized his regret for the entire episode.’’ Meanwhile, Dempsey was voted the Futbol de Primera US national team player of the year for the second straight year and third overall. The 29-year-old Tottenham midfielder beat Roma midfielder Michael Bradley and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard in voting.
Love says he is happy in Minnesota
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love stood by some critical remarks he made about the organization, but said he is happy with the direction things are headed and would love to end his career there . . . Ryan Lochte won two gold medals on the first day of the short-course world swimming championships in Istanbul. He posted a time of 1:41.92 in the 200-meter freestyle and also earned gold in the 4 x 100 freestyle relay with Anthony Ervin, James Feigen, and Matt Grevers, finishing in 3:06.40. The US women’s team of Megan Romano, Chelsea Chenault, Shannon Vreeland, and Allison Schmitt won the 4 x 200 freestyle relay in 7:39.25 . . . Kim Clijsters ended her tennis career with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Venus Williams in a farewell match in Antwerp, Belgium . . . Frontier Regional senior outside hitter Cassidy Stankowski was named the Gatorade Massachusetts Volleyball Player of the Year after leading her team to a 23-1 record and a third straight Division 3 state title.