Sports shorts: Sack artist Dumervil jilts Broncos, signs with Ravens

2013-03-25T00:00:00Z Sports shorts: Sack artist Dumervil jilts Broncos, signs with RavensThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 25, 2013 12:00 am  • 

DENVER - Elvis Dumervil has spurred the Denver Broncos for Baltimore, agreeing to a five-year deal, Ravens general manger Ozzie Newsome announced Sunday.

Dumervil, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, had 63 1/2 sacks in seven seasons in Denver. He agreed to reduce his 2013 salary from $12 million to $8 million but the paperwork didn't reach the NFL offices in time and the Broncos were forced to release him on March 15. The sides continued negotiating, but the Ravens swooped in.

• The Bears agreed to a one-year deal with ex-Carolina linebacker James Anderson. The deal comes after Chicago signed D.J. Williams from Denver to replace Brian Urlacher. Chicago's lone returning starting linebacker is ex-UA star Lance Briggs.

Soccer

Costa Rica wants to replay game

Costa Rica is asking soccer's governing body for a replay of Friday's World Cup qualifier against the United States, won 1-0 by the Americans during a snowstorm in Commerce City, Colorado.

Costa Rican Football Federation Treasurer Rolando Villalobos said he sent photos and videos to FIFA, claiming the snow threatened the physical integrity of the players, left the sidelines and markings on the field barely visible and led to the entry onto the field of snow-clearing personnel, which it claimed was not permitted.

• U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones will miss the team's next qualifier at Mexico on Tuesday after spraining his left ankle.

MISCELLANEOUS

Sharapova, Djokovic advance

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Maria Sharapova moved to the fourth round of the Sony Open with a 6-4, 6-2 win over fellow Russian Elena Vesnina on a muggy, 85-degree day.

Lauren Davis lost to Alize Cornet 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a 2 1/2-hour match that left both players so exhausted they were taken off the court in wheelchairs. On the men's side, No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat Somdev Devvarman 6-2, 6-4 and next faces Tommy Haas.

• In Minneapolis, Amanda Kessel scored twice as Minnesota breezed by Boston University 6-3 to finish the first perfect season in the 13-year history of NCAA women's hockey. The Gophers (41-0) won their second straight national title and fourth overall.

• In cycling Sunday, Ireland's Daniel Martin held off Spain's Joaquin Rodriguez to win the Volta a Catalunya in Barcelona. ... In Brussels, Peter Sagan of Slovakia made a solo breakaway with 2 1/2 miles left to win the Ghent-Wevelgem classic. ... Tour de France runner-up Chris Froome of Britain won the Criterium International in France.

• In gymnastics, Arizona placed sixth overall in the Pac-12 Championships after finishing second in its session Saturday. Oregon State won the overall title.

• In college football, Cal's first spring game under new coach and ex-UA assistant Sonny Dykes included a 22-yard TD run from former Cal star Marshawn Lynch of the Seahawks. Lynch wasn't allowed to be tackled, but the defense still won the spring game Saturday 28-24. The game drew 5,831.

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