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  • FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2011 file photo, New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis looks on before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. Revis and the New York Jets appear on the verge of parting ways. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday, April 21, 2013, that the Jets granted Revis permission to take a physical and negotiate a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, signaling a trade is imminent. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

    FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2011 file photo, New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis looks on before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. Revis and the New York Jets appear on the verge of parting ways. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday, April 21, 2013, that the Jets granted Revis permission to take a physical and negotiate a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, signaling a trade is imminent. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

  • Texas Rangers trainer Jamie Reed, right, checks on starting pitcher Nick Tepesch's right forearm after being hit by a line drive in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Tepesch left the game. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

    Texas Rangers trainer Jamie Reed, right, checks on starting pitcher Nick Tepesch's right forearm after being hit by a line drive in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Tepesch left the game. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

  • FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2011 file photo, New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis looks on before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. Revis and the New York Jets appear on the verge of parting ways. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday, April 21, 2013, that the Jets granted Revis permission to take a physical and negotiate a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, signaling a trade is imminent. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

    FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2011 file photo, New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis looks on before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. Revis and the New York Jets appear on the verge of parting ways. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday, April 21, 2013, that the Jets granted Revis permission to take a physical and negotiate a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, signaling a trade is imminent. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

  • FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2011 file photo, New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis looks on before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. Revis and the New York Jets appear on the verge of parting ways. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday, April 21, 2013, that the Jets granted Revis permission to take a physical and negotiate a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, signaling a trade is imminent. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
  • Texas Rangers trainer Jamie Reed, right, checks on starting pitcher Nick Tepesch's right forearm after being hit by a line drive in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Tepesch left the game. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
  • FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2011 file photo, New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis looks on before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. Revis and the New York Jets appear on the verge of parting ways. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday, April 21, 2013, that the Jets granted Revis permission to take a physical and negotiate a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, signaling a trade is imminent. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

NFL

Jets trade Revis to Buccaneers

NEW YORK – The New York Jets traded star cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for this year’s No. 13 overall draft pick and another selection next year.

The Buccaneers announced the deal on the team’s Twitter page yesterday, saying Revis agreed to a new six-year deal. The Jets will also receive a conditional draft pick, either a third- or fourth-rounder next year.

Revis arrived in Tampa yesterday to take a physical with the Buccaneers, who wanted to check out his surgically repaired left knee before agreeing to the deal with the Jets.

Trade rumors had been swirling for months involving Revis, with the Buccaneers thought all along to be the most serious suitor.

Baseball

Rangers rookie Tepesch okay after liner on wrist

ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas Rangers rookie right-hander Nick Tepesch said he feels pretty good a day after being hit by a line drive above the right wrist.

Tepesch said he was a little sore as expected, but had nothing on his wrist when talking in the clubhouse yesterday before the series finale against Seattle.

Manager Ron Washington anticipates Tepesch (1-1, 3.07 ERA) will make his next scheduled start Thursday night at Minnesota.

Baseball

Indians put Myers on DL; recall Nieve from Columbus

HOUSTON – The Cleveland Indians placed starter Brett Myers on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow.

The move is retroactive to Saturday, and they selected the contract of right-hander Fernando Nieve from Triple-A Columbus to take his spot on the roster.

Myers was scheduled to fly back to Cleveland yesterday for tests on his elbow. Manager Terry Francona said the Indians knew he wouldn’t be able to make his next start and needed another pitcher in the bullpen.

Tennis

Serena, Venus lead U.S. to Fed Cup win

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Venus Williams beat Johanna Larsson, 6-3, 7-5, to give the United States an insurmountable 3-1 lead against Sweden in the Fed Cup World Group yesterday.

The victory guarantees the U.S. a spot in the coveted 2014 Fed Cup World Group, while Sweden will play 2014 World Group II action.

Earlier in the day, top-ranked Serena Williams boosted the U.S. to a 2-1 lead when she posted a 6-2, 6-1 win over 54th-ranked Sofia Arvidsson.

The 21st-ranked Venus Williams was a last-minute substitution for 16th-ranked Sloane Stephens in the fourth match. Stephens lost the first match of the weekend to Arvidsson.

Williams needed eight match points to finally put away Larsson.

Tennis

Djokovic beats Nadal to win Monte Carlo Masters

MONACO – Novak Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal’s winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters yesterday, beating the eight-time defending champion, 6-2, 7-6 (1), in the final.

Nadal won his 46 previous matches at Monte Carlo, including a victory over Djokovic in last year’s final. The Spaniard’s last defeat in this event was against Guillermo Coria 10 years ago.

Djokovic faced Nadal for the 16th time in a final, and they are now 8-8 in such matches. Nadal had won the previous three, including the French Open final last year.

Golf

McDowell wins in playoff at RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Graeme McDowell defeated fellow U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson in a playoff to win the RBC Heritage yesterday for his second career victory on the PGA Tour.

McDowell was four shots behind when the round started, but rallied with a closing 69 over wind-blown Harbour Town Golf Links. The 2010 U.S. Open champ had his only bogey of the day on the 72nd hole to force a playoff with Simpson, the reigning U.S. Open titleholder.

McDowell struck his approach on the extra hole about 15 feet away and two-putted for par. Simpson could not answer, missing about a 10-footer for par.

Luke Donald and Kevin Streelman tied for third.

Golf

Langer keeps rolling with win in Greater Gwinnett

DULUTH, Ga. – Bernhard Langer added to his impressive Champions Tour season by shooting a 67 to win the inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship by three strokes yesterday.

The 55-year-old Langer, who finished 10 under, took control with a long chip-in for birdie on No. 10. He had six birdies for his fifth top-three finish in six events. He also won the Ace Group Classic in Naples, Fla.

Tom Lehman, whose 67 included birdies on 17 and 18, tied for second at 7 under with Tom Pernice Jr. Pernice made a move with an eagle on No. 15 and added a birdie on 18 for a 70.

Formula One

Red Bull’s Vettel wins Bahrain GP

SAKHIR, Bahrain – Three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix yesterday, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in a race that has been the target of rights groups and anti-government protesters in the divided nation.

After taking the lead for good on the 17th lap, the Red Bull driver was never challenged. Raikkonen closed the gap in the final five laps but ran out of time. Grosjean passed Force India’s Paul di Resta for third for his best finish this season.

Vettel retains the championship lead after four of 19 races, with his advantage over Raikkonen now 10 points.

Truck Series

Fuel cell on Sauter’s truck confiscated by NASCAR

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Inspectors confiscated the fuel cell from Truck Series points leader Johnny Sauter this weekend at Kansas Speedway and will review it the first part of next week.

NASCAR did not say what issue was found with the fuel cell, which was taken Thursday during the opening day inspection. Any potential penalties would also be handed down next week.

Sauter won the first two races of the season at Daytona and Martinsville, and finished fourth at Rockingham. He stayed out of trouble in a crash-filled race Saturday at Kansas to finish fifth, maintaining a 12-point lead over Matt Crafton in the series standings.

Broadcasting

NBC’s Michaels arrested for alleged DUI in California

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Police in Southern California said that NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Santa Monica police Sgt. Thomas McLaughlin said Michaels was taken into custody Friday night. McLaughlin could provide no additional details.

Greg Hughes, a spokesman for NBC Sports, said the company “is aware of the situation” and has been in contact with Michaels. Hughes had no further comment.

A call by the Associated Press to Michaels’s agent was not immediately returned.

NHL

Oilers’ Nugent-Hopkins out for season

EDMONTON, Alberta – Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will miss the final five games of the season with a shoulder injury.

The team said yesterday on its Twitter account that Nugent-Hopkins is flying to Cleveland to have his shoulder examined and that surgery is likely.

After an impressive rookie season, Nugent-Hopkins’s numbers were slightly down this year with just four goals and 20 assists in 40 games. He had 18 goals and 34 assists in 64 games in his first NHL season after being drafted first overall by Edmonton in 2011.

NBA

Warriors’ Lee out for season with ailing hip

DENVER – All-Star forward David Lee of the Warriors is out for the season after injuring his hip during Golden State’s 97-95 loss to Denver in Game 1 of their opening playoff series.

MRI results were announced yesterday, showing a torn right hip flexor.

The injury leaves the Warriors without a key producer down low. Lee led the NBA in double-doubles with 56 this season. He averaged 18.5 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists.

Cycling

Martin wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic

LIEGE, Belgium – Daniel Martin of Ireland won the hilly Liege-Bastogne-Liege race yesterday, pulling away from Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez in the uphill stretch to the finish to take cycling’s oldest classic.

Martin made sure he wouldn’t be beaten by Rodriguez’s sprint and made his move at the right moment with such a strong kick he had time to look back and celebrate by waving arms before crossing the line.

Alejandro Valverde, another Spaniard, beat the other members of a breakaway group to take third place.

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