Memorial service set for Paterno in Harrisburg

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Memorial service set for Paterno in Harrisburg

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett plans to attend a memorial service for former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno at a church in Harrisburg. Corbett's office says the governor doesn't plan to make remarks at the Wednesday afternoon tribute, organized by Harrisburg-area alumni. The late coach's son Scott is scheduled to speak on behalf of the family, and former Penn State players are expected to attend. It's being held at the Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick, a Roman Catholic church in downtown Harrisburg. Paterno died last month after a brief battle with lung cancer. He had been fired as coach in November following child-sex abuse charges filed against former assistant Jerry Sandusky. Thousands attended a public memorial for the 85-year-old coach at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center following his burial.

Report: Rangers bring back Gomez on one-year deal

Report: Rangers bring back Gomez on one-year deal

OXON HILL, Md. -- Outfielder Carlos Gomez has agreed to an $11.5 million, one-year contract to remain with the Texas Rangers, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement was subject to a physical and had not been announced.

Gomez, who turned 31 last weekend, figures to play center field in an outfield that includes Shin-Soo Choo in right and Nomar Mazara in left.

He was released by Houston in August, signed with Texas and hit .284 with eight homers and 24 RBIs in 33 games. An All-Star in 2013 and '14 with Milwaukee, Gomez has a .257 average and 116 home runs in 10 big league seasons.

Gomez batted just .210 with five homers in 85 games this year for the Astros.

With the agreement, Texas is not likely to keep outfielder Ian Desmond, who also became a free agent.

Cubs trade outfielder Soler to Royals for closer Davis

Cubs trade outfielder Soler to Royals for closer Davis

It appears as if the Cubs have answered two big questions surrounding Joe Maddon's team this winter.

With so many solid options in the fold to play everyday in the lineup, the Cubs now have one less guy to worry about in the outfield and one more pitcher to add into the late-inning mix.

USA Today reported late Tuesday night the Cubs and Kansas City Royals had a deal in place with pitcher Wade Davis coming to Chicago and Jorge Soler acting as the return piece, though the deal did not become official until Wednesday afternoon.

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