Former US soccer player dies at 63

FRISCO, Texas — Fernando Clavijo, a surprise starter for the 1994 U.S. World Cup team who went on to a long coaching and management career in Major League Soccer, has died. He was 63.

FC Dallas said he died Friday at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from multiple myeloma. Clavijo was the team’s technical director from March 2002 until he stepped down last September because of his health.

Inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005, Clavijo made 61 appearances for the U.S. national team from 1990-94, mostly as a defender.

Broadcaster Warner Wolf arrested

NAPLES, Fla. — Sportscaster Warner Wolf is facing a felony charge after police say he damaged a sign outside his Florida community because it included the word “Plantation,” which he considers racist.

Collier County records show the 81-year-old Wolf surrendered Thursday on a felony criminal mischief charge and was released.

Deputies say surveillance video showed Wolf removing the letters Nov. 30. They said he gave the letters to a security guard, telling him to pass them to the property manager. Damage is estimated at $1,100.

Serbian water polo team attacked

ZAGREB, Croatia — Serbian water polo players at a seafront cafe jumped into the freezing sea to apparently evade an attack by Croatian nationalists on Saturday.

The incident in the Croatian Adriatic port of Split occurred before a regional league match between Mornar Split and Red Star Belgrade.

Video footage and photos on the website of Croatian newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija showed the Red Star goalkeeper in the sea seemingly trying to elude attackers. Some locals were shown coming to his rescue.

Sildaru, Blunck claim halfpipe gold

PARK CITY, Utah — Teenager Kelly Sildaru of Estonia is quickly making up for lost time in her return from a knee injury, winning the women’s ski halfpipe competition at the world championships.

With a big final run Saturday, Sildaru surpassed Cassie Sharpe of Canada for gold. American Brita Sigourney of Carmel, California, earned bronze.

In the men’s competition, American Aaron Blunck defended his world title by edging Kevin Rolland of France.

Homer Bailey signs deal with K.C.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Right-hander Homer Bailey and the Kansas City Royals and agreed to a minor contract on Saturday that includes an invitation to big league spring training.

The 32-year-old has spent his entire 12-year career in Cincinnati, making 212 starts and going 67-77 with a 4.56 ERA. Bailey was traded from the Reds to the Dodgers in a seven-player deal in December, then was released and became a free agent.

Bailey has thrown a pair of no-hitters, the first against Pittsburgh in September 2012 and the other against San Francisco the following July.

Habs acquire 2 in trade with Flyers

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens acquired forward Dale Weise and defenseman Christian Folin from the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday for David Schlemko and Byron Froese.

The Canadiens also announced they had waived defenseman Karl Alzner.

Weise, a former Canadien, has played 42 games in 2018-19 with five goals and six assists. The 30-year-old had 59 points in 152 games with Montreal from 2013-2016.

Cardinals ink ex-Falcons linebacker

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have signed outside linebacker Brooks Reed to a one-year contract.

Reed, who grew up in Tucson and played at the University of Arizona, has played in eight NFL seasons, four with the Houston Texans and the last four with the Atlanta Falcons.

The 31-year-old Reed has played in 120 NFL games, 86 as a starter. He appeared in 60 games, 34 as a starter, at defensive end with the Falcons. He is projected to move to outside linebacker in Arizona’s 3-4 defense.

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