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BOLD, MCW volleyball meet again for 2A title

The BOLD Warriors and the Martin County West Mavericks meet for the second year in a row for the Section 2A volleyball championship. The match is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at Gus Young court on the Gustavus Adolphus campus in St. Peter.

The Mavericks, in their third year coached by Willmar native Mary Sussenguth, beat BOLD 3-0 last year to advance to state, where they were two-and-out. In seven 2A matches the past two years, MCW is yet to lose a game.

Mets decline option

on Johan Santana

Left-handed pitcher Johan Santana officially became a free agent on Friday after the New York Mets declined his $25 million option for 2014. Instead, the Mets paid him a $5.5 million buyout.

Santana, 34, missed the entire 2013 season following shoulder surgery, and it's unclear whether he will be ready for the start of the 2014 season.

He ended up making $137.5 million in his six years with the Mets.

Santana last pitched in a major-league game on August 17, 2012.

Santana went 11-9 with a 2.98 ERA in 2011. He missed the entire 2011 season because of a shoulder injury, then pitched the first no-hitter in Mets history on May 1, 2012. However, he went just 6-9 with a 4.85 ERA that season.

He underwent a second major shoulder capsule surgery in April 2013.

Yankees sign Jeter

for $12 million

The New York Yankees announced Friday that they re-signed shortstop Derek Jeter to a one-year, $12 million contract.

Jeter is coming off a season in which he batted just .190 in only 63 at-bats with eight runs, one double, one home run and seven RBIs over 17 games. He spent four stints on the disabled list and missed 145 games, mainly recovering from a broken ankle sustained in the 2012 playoffs.

Ridgwater vs. Rochester for right to host 13A volleyball regional

Ridgewater College and Rochester CTC will play a tie-breaking match Saturday to decide which team will host the Region 13A volleyball tournament Nov. 8-9. The tie-breaker will be played 1 p.m. Saturday at Anoka-Ramsey CC in Coon Rapids. The teams tied for the MCAC South Division title after each finished 13-1, splitting head-to-head matches during the season.

— Reuters/Staff reports