The Angels renewed the contract of AL Rookie of the Year Mike Trout for $510,000, prompting an angry response from the outfielder’s agent. Craig Landis said his client was disappointed with the decision announced Saturday. The salary is $20,000 above the major league minimum. ‘‘During the process, on behalf of Mike, I asked only that the Angels compensate Mike fairly for his historic 2012 season, given his service time,’’ Landis said in a statement. ‘‘In my opinion, this contract falls well short of a ‘fair’ contract and I have voiced this to the Angels throughout the process. Nonetheless, the renewal of Mike’s contract will put an end to this discussion.’’ Trout had a $482,500 salary last year, when he finished second to Detroit’s MiguelCabrera in AL MVP voting . . . Commissioner Bud Selig wants tougher penalties for major league players who violate the sport’s drug agreement. Players Association head Michael Weiner said the union is willing to discuss changes, but only ones that would start in 2014 . . . Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum was scratched from his spring start against the Cubs because of a blister on his right middle finger . . . Third baseman Aramis Ramirez is day to day after leaving the Brewers’ game against the Angels with a strained left knee . . . Brewers righthander Yovani Gallardo has a groin strain that will cause him to miss Sunday’s start against the Cubs and could limit him from playing for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic . . . Two-time defending champion Japan rallied to beat visiting Brazil, 5-3, in Kukoka, in its opening game of the WBC.
Maze shatters record for Cup points
Tina Maze of Slovenia set the record for points in a World Cup season by winning a downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and became only the third woman to win a race in all five disciplines in a single campaign. Maze secured the overall World Cup title one week ago, and her ninth win of the season took her to 2,024 points in the overall standings. Austrian great Hermann Maier held the previous record of 2,000 points on the men’s side. Laurenne Ross of the United States was second for her career-best result, and Germany’s Maria-Hoefl Riesch took third. American skier Alice McKennis broke a bone in her right leg after crashing during the race . . . Adrien Theaux of France earned his second career World Cup downhill victory by edging home favorite Aksel Lund Svindal in Kvitfjell, Norway. Klaus Kroell of Austria was third . . . Kelly Clark, of Dover, Vt., won her sixth halfpipe title at the US Open snowboarding championships in Vail, Colo., the most in the history of the competition. Earlier, Shaun White captured his fifth halfpipe title.
Stars’ Benn fined $10,000 by the NHL
The NHL fined Dallas forward Jamie Benn $10,000 for cross-checking Edmonton’s Ryan Jones from behind in a game Thursday. It was a first-time offense for Benn, who was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct . . . The St. Louis Blues placed forward Alex Steen on injured reserve with an upper-body injury . . . Novak Djokovic won his fourth Dubai Championships tennis title in five years, downing Tomas Berdych, 7-5, 6-3 . . . Rafael Nadal blasted past top seed and defending champion David Ferrer, 6-0, 6-2, in the final to win the Mexican Open in Acapulco . . . Edouard Roger-Vasselin upset top-seeded John Isner, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, in the semifinals of the Delray Beach (Fla.) International Championships and will face Ernests Gulbis for the title. Gulbis upset second-seeded Tommy Haas, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2) . . . Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Game On Dude romped to victory in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap by 7¾ lengths in Arcadia, Calif. The 6-year-old gelding also won the race in 2011. Game On Dude is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and co-owned by ex-baseball manager Joe Torre . . . Vyjack, with Joel Rosario aboard, remained unbeaten on his way to the Kentucky Derby with a 2¼-length victory in the $400,000 Gotham Stakes for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct in New York . . . Jenn Suhr set a women’s pole vault indoor record by clearing 16 feet, 5½ inches at the USA Track & Field Indoor National Championships in Albuquerque.