The Yankees agreed to a $12 million, one-year deal with shortstop Derek Jeter. Jeter, who turns 40 next June, was limited to 17 games this year after breaking his ankle in the 2012 playoffs. He hit .190 with four stints on the disabled list in the most frustrating season of his 19-year career . . . According to reports, the Cubs interviewed former catcher Brad Ausmus for their manager’s job Friday. Ausmus is a special assistant to San Diego’s general manager . . . Closer Joe Nathan is a free agent after declining a $9 million contract option from the Rangers . . . Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana is a free agent after the Mets declined a $25 million option on the injured lefty . . . The A’s exercised their $7.5 million option on center fielder Coco Crisp and $8 million option on lefthander Brett Anderson, but declined an $8.5 million option on catcher Kurt Suzuki and $11 million option on outfielder Chris Young . . . Righthander Ubaldo Jimenez is a free agent after the Indians exercised their $8 million option for next season and he voided it.
Canucks sign Sedins to 4-year deals
The Canucks signed twin superstars Daniel and Henrik Sedin to matching four-year, $28 million extensions. The Swedish natives have both played their entire careers in Vancouver after Daniel was selected second overall and Henrik third in the 1999 NHL draft. Henrik holds the franchise record with 810 points while Daniel is second with 773 . . . Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle will return to the lineup Saturday after missing seven games with an upper-body injury . . . The NHL suspended Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton for two games for boarding Flames forward Derek Smith on Wednesday . . . NHL.com reported Kings center Jeff Carter will be placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury and will be out at least one week.
Djokovic continues hot streak in Paris
Novak Djokovic won his 15th straight match and Roger Federer avenged a loss last week to Juan Martin del Potro, setting up a semifinal between the two at the Paris Masters. Djokovic beat Stanislas Wawrinka, 6-1, 6-4, and Federer edged Del Potro, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Top seed Rafael Nadal moved on with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Richard Gasquet and will face defending champion David Ferrer, a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 winner over Tomas Berdych . . . Ana Ivanovic lost, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), to Elena Vesnina in the last group match at the season-ending Tournament of Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria, but still advanced to face Simona Halep. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova downed Alize Cornet, 6-2, 6-2, while Samantha Stosur defeated Tsvetana Pironkova, 6-1, 6-4.
Johnson ties Shanghai course record
Dustin Johnson tied the course record at Sheshan International with a 9-under-par 63 for a two-round lead at the HSBC Champions in Shanghai. He’s at 12-under 132, five shots ahead of Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, and Boo Weekley . . . Fred Couples had the second-round lead at the Champions Tour’s Charles Schwab Cup Championship in San Francisco after a second straight 6-under 65. Peter Senior is two strokes back . . . Carl Edwards won Sunday’s pole at the NASCAR Sprint Cup’s AAA Texas 500 in Fort Worth after a qualifying lap of 196.114 miles per hour . . . Saturday is the final day of the 2013 live racing season at Suffolk Downs. Special first post time is 12:15.