Reliever Mitchell Boggs and the Chicago White Sox

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CHICAGO -- Reliever Mitchell Boggs and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $1.1 million, one-year contract. A 29-year-old right-hander, Boggs helped St. Louis win the 2011 World Series title and was 4-1 with a 2.21 ERA in 78 relief appearances for the Cardinals in 2012. He took over as the closer at the start of last season after Jason Motte got hurt, walked 15 in 14 2-3 innings as he converted two of five save chances. Boggs was traded to Colorado in early July and bounced between the majors and three minor league teams. He wound up with an 0-3 record and 8.10 ERA in 27 appearances for St. Louis and Colorado. He joins a new-look White Sox bullpen that includes Ronald Belisario and Scott Downs. Closer Addison Reed was traded to Arizona in December. To make room on the 40-man roster, Chicago sent right-hander Deunte Heath outright to Triple-A Charlotte. Heath will be a non-roster invitee to spring training. - Jerome Samson scored twice, including the winner in the third period, to lift the St. - Even as Buffalo goalie Michal Neuvirth made save after save Thursday night, the Carolina Hurricanes did not get frustrated. - Jerome Samson scored twice, including the winner in the third period, to lift the St. Lions have signed non-import fullback Rolly Lumbala to a contract extension. presents its latest weekly power rankings for the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League staff.LONDON -- Novak Djokovics ailing back didnt hold up Sunday, meaning Rafael Nadal wont have to face his main nemesis in this years Davis Cup final. Djokovic tried to help Serbia stage a comeback in their semifinal against Argentina despite a lingering back problem, but had to retire when trailing 7-6 (5), 3-0 against Juan Martin del Potro. That sent Argentina into the final against Spain, which advanced after Nadal routed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-0, 6-2, 6-4 on clay in Cordoba. "I feel disappointed to end this tie this way," Djokovic said. "My condition was 60 per cent of what I had expected." Argentina ended up winning 3-2 after Serbias Janko Tipsarevic took the final meaningless match when Juan Monaco retired after losing the first set 6-2. Spain completed a 4-1 win after Fernando Verdasco beat Richard Gasquet in the final match. Djokovic didnt play at all on Friday, pulling out of the opening singles because his back had not recovered sufficiently from the injury he sustained during Mondays U.S. Open final victory over Nadal. But with Serbia trailing 2-1 going into the final day, the top-ranked Serb decided to give it a try. It didnt work out, however, as he fell to the floor with back pains while trying to return a forehand during the final point of the third game in the second set, and couldnt continue after that. "Im sad for him and wish him fast recovery," Del Potro said. "He has everything to keep the No. 1 position." It seems injuries are about the only thing that can stop Djokovic this year. He entered the weekend with a 64-2 record this year, having won three majors. One of those two losses came when he had to retire with a sore shoulder against Andy Murray in the Cincinnati final last month. The only player to beat Djokovic when fit this year is Roger Federer, in the French Open semifinals. Nadal certainly hasnt been able to, losing all six of his matches against the Serb in 2011 -- all of them in finals. The Spaniard was unusually blunt when he said this week hed rather face Argentina than Serbia in the final. Nadal also complained of fatigue after the gruelling U.S. Open final, but unlike Djokovic he showed no symptoms of it this weekend. After a similarly impressive victory against Richard Gasquet oon Friday, Nadal dominated the 10th-ranked Tsonga at Cordobas bullring to give the hosts a chance at a third title in four years.dddddddddddd. Playing in temperatures hovering above 30 degrees Celsius all weekend, Nadal dropped just 10 games in two matches. "Simply put, Rafa was just too good this weekend," Tsonga said. "Hes the best player ever on clay court, I think, hes practically unbeatable on this surface and today we didnt create the exception." Nadal is now 14-0 on clay in Davis Cup and 18-1 overall, his only loss coming on his debut. Nadal has already won three Davis Cup titles and will lead Spain into its sixth final since 2000 and eighth overall. "You might think it gets easier to win but it doesnt," Nadal said. "Thanks to the excellent relations inside the team, the Spanish players have stayed united over the years to keep winning." In the World Group playoffs, Russia, Croatia, Austria and Japan all secured spots in next years elite competition. Russia rallied from 2-1 down against Brazil after Mikhail Youzhny defeated Thomaz Bellucci 2-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 14-12 in a five-hour marathon in the first reverse singles. Dmitry Tursunov then won the deciding match over Ricardo Mello 6-1, 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-3. Youzhny failed to serve out the match at 5-4 in the fifth, and then had to save two match points in the 18th game. At 12-all, Youzhny converted his second break point when the Brazilian netted a forehand, and the Russian served out the match at love. Roger Federers Switzerland clinched its spot in the World Group after Stanislas Wawrinka needed only four minutes Monday to complete a 4-6, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-3 win over Australias Lleyton Hewitt. Wawrinka led 5-3 in the fifth set Sunday when darkness suspended the 3-hour 58-minute match. On Monday, on a grass court at Royal Sydney Golf Club, Wawrinka broke Hewitts serve and the official match time became 4:02. On Sunday, Roger Federer defeated Bernard Tomic 6-2, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 to pull Switzerland level at 2-2 after Australia won Saturdays doubles and the teams split the opening singles on Friday. Australia, which has won the Davis Cup 23 times, second only to the United States 32 titles, will spend a fifth year out of the top competition. ' ' '

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