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Sports Log: Revolution acquire top pick in MLS draft from Toronto FC

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Revolution acquire No. 1 pick in draft

The Revolution on Wednesday acquired the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s Major League Soccer SuperDraft from Toronto FC in exchange for the fourth overall selection and allocation money. It marks the highest pick in the 18-year history of the Revolution. Their highest pick previously — No. 2 in 2002 — was used to take all-time leading scorer Taylor Twellman . . . Striker Robbie Keane agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the Los Angeles Galaxy, extending the Ireland captain’s stay with the two-time MLS champions. The Galaxy also signed midfielder Juninho to a multiyear deal after three seasons on loan from his Brazilian club. Keane scored 18 goals in 32 regular-season games last year and added six in the playoffs, leading Los Angeles to its second straight MLS title . . . The Chicago Fire acquired former Revolution midfielder Jeff Larentowicz and the 30th pick in the SuperDraft from the Rapids for the 11th pick along with allocation money and a 2013 international slot.


Yankees’ Rodriguez has hip surgery

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had surgery on his left hip and is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break. The Yankees said Dr. Bryan Kelly repaired a torn labrum and impingement and the operation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York ‘‘went as planned and without complication.’’ . . . Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was cleared to start baseball activity in his recovery from a broken left ankle sustained during the ALCS against Detroit . . . Righthander Phil Hughes and the Yankees avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $7.15 million, one-year contract . . . Righthander Jerome Williams and the Angels avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $2 million, one-year contract . . . Three months after the Blue Jays exercised their $3 million option on him, 42-year-old lefthander Darren Oliver said he will return for a 20th major league season.

Nationals trade Morse to the Mariners


The Nationals traded power-hitting outfielder-first baseman Michael Morse to Seattle in a three-team deal that moved catcher John Jaso from the Mariners to Oakland. The Nationals reacquired pitching prospect A.J. Cole, who was dealt to Oakland 13 months ago in the trade for Gio Gonzalez. Washington also got pitcher Blake Treinen and a player to be named . . . A person familiar with the deal says the Rangers and All-Star lefthander Matt Harrison have agreed to a $55 million, five-year contract. Harrison was 18-11 with a 3.29 ERA last year . . . The Orioles extended the contracts of executive vice president of operations Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter through 2018.


Devils sign Zajac to a $46 million deal

After losing Zach Parise to free agency, the Devils didn’t make the same mistake with Travis Zajac. Zajac, 27, was signed to an eight-year, $46 million contract, ending any chance that New Jersey would lose its No. 1 center after this season. Also, the Devils welcomed back star forward Ilya Kovalchuk, who had a goal and an assist on a Zajac goal in a scrimmage against New Jersey’s top minor league team less than 24 hours after his flight from Russia, where he was playing during the lockout . . . The Coyotes acquired center Matthew Lombardi from the Maple Leafs for a fourth-round draft pick in 2014 . . . Flames captain Jarome Iginla (groin) practiced for the first time and expects to play in the season opener against the Sharks this weekend.


Hawks suspend Smith for one game

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The Hawks suspended leading scorer Josh Smith for Wednesday’s game against the Nets in Atlanta for ‘‘conduct detrimental to the team.’’ . . . Lakers forward Pau Gasol, out five games with a concussion, expects to return Thursday night against the Heat in Los Angeles . . . Former Boston College point guard Jordan Daniels is transferring to Drake and will be eligible after the fall semester next season . . . John L. Smith will take over at tiny Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., after being let go as Arkansas football coach. The former Michigan State and Louisville coach was hired away from Weber State by Arkansas last April to step in for ousted coach Bobby Petrino, and had a 4-8 record . . . San Diego State is staying in the Mountain West and backing out on the Big East — just as Boise State did last month. San Diego State had committed to join the Big East for football only, with Boise State, starting next season . . . Four-time Olympic diving medalist Emilie Heymans announced her retirement. Heymans, 31, won medals in four consecutive Summer Games — the first female diver and first Canadian to do so.

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