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Mariano Rivera tells New York Yankees he will return next season | Baseball

All-time saves leader Mariano Rivera, who missed most of the 2012 season because of a knee injury, said he plans to pitch again for the New York Yankees next year.

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Baseball

Rivera plans to return

All-time saves leader Mariano Rivera plans to pitch for the New York Yankees next year.

Rivera, 42, has told team officials he will return from a knee injury that sidelined him for most of the 2012 season.

Rivera, who has 608 career saves, tore a ligament in his right knee in May while shagging fly balls during batting practice.

Colon, A's have a deal

Suspended pitcher Bartolo Colon, 39, is getting a second chance with the Oakland Athletics, agreeing to terms on a $3 million, one-year contract that includes incentives.

Colon was suspended for 50 games Aug. 22 after testing positive for testosterone; the ban will run five games into the 2013 season.

He went 10-9 with a 3.43 earned-run average in 24 starts for Oakland last season, his 15th in the majors.

Indians trade Rogers

The Cleveland Indians traded right-hander Esmil Rogers, 27, to Toronto for infielders Mike Aviles, 31, and Yan Gomes, 25.

NFL

Vick blames media

Quarterback Michael Vick puts some of the blame for the Philadelphia Eagles' 3-4 start on the media.

"You guys create a lot of turmoil for us, sometimes," Vick told reporters. "It's cool, man. We just got to battle through it. The quieter you all can be, the easier it is for us to concentrate, focus as individuals as a unit, as a team, as an organization."

Skiing

Vonn's request rejected

American Lindsey Vonn's request to compete in a men's World Cup downhill race has been rejected by the International Ski Federation.

The four-time women's overall World Cup champion wanted to enter the Nov. 24 men's downhill in Lake Louise, Alberta.

Soccer

Red Bulls, D.C. tie

The New York Red Bulls and host D.C. United played to a 1-1 draw in a Major League Soccer playoff match where both goals were second-half own goals.

The Red Bulls will host the deciding match of the home-and-home, total-goals Eastern Conference semifinal series Wednesday.

D.C. United played the final 19 minutes with 10 men because defender Andy Najar picked up his second yellow card, resulting in a red card, for throwing the ball at referee Jair Marrufo after committing a foul.

Man U leads league

Robin van Persie scored against his former team to help Manchester United beat 10-man Arsenal 2-1 to move into first place in the English Premier League.

Van Persie, facing Arsenal for the first time since a reported $38.7 million transfer in August, and Patrice Evra scored as Man U moved one point ahead of Chelsea, which tied 1-1 at Swansea.

Arsenal finished the match with 10 men after Jack Wilshere got a second yellow card in the 69th minute with his team down 2-0.

Running

Keflezighi understands

American Meb Keflezighi, who won the 2009 New York City Marathon, told New York Road Runners officials he understands why Sunday's race was canceled in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

"We understand," Keflezighi said after NYRR officials met with elite runners Saturday. "It's like an injury. You have to sometimes stop, then come back stronger."

Track and field

Campbell dies at 78

Milt Campbell, who in 1956 became the first African-American to win the Olympic decathlon, died Friday in Gainesville, Ga., of prostate cancer. He was 78.

Auto racing

Harvick wins in Texas

Kevin Harvick won the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, a NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Elliott Sadler are tied for the season points lead with two races left.

Elsewhere

• Two-time world champion Mao Asada of Japan won the Cup of China figure-skating competition in Shanghai.

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