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Wednesday's Sports in Brief (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Marcus Stroman took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries. Puerto Rico lost for the first time in eight games after outscoring the opposition 55-26. The U.S. territory finished runner-up for the second time, having lost to the Dominican Republic in the 2013 final.

Seattle signs DB Bradley McDougald, K John Lunsford (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
The Seattle Seahawks have added depth in the secondary by signing defensive back Bradley McDougald. Seattle announced the signing of McDougald and kicker John Lunsford on Wednesday night. McDougald spent the past four seasons with Tampa Bay.

National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
(The Sports Xchange) - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claims he has heard the average fan's discontent about the pace of the game and intends to do something about it. In an email addressed to the fans on Wednesday, Goodell wrote that the NFL will make a series of changes that will help improve "the flow and pace of the game, and commercialization and the number of necessary disruptions to the game on the field." Goodell promised in the email that the league will tweak in-game timing and replay reviews, with next season to feature starting of a clock after a player goes out of bounds and the duration of halftime. - - NFL owners could vote next week at the league meetings on the Oakland Raiders' proposed move to Las Vegas.

National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
(The Sports Xchange) - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claims he has heard the average fan's discontent about the pace of the game and intends to do something about it. In an email addressed to the fans on Wednesday, Goodell wrote that the NFL will make a series of changes that will help improve "the flow and pace of the game, and commercialization and the number of necessary disruptions to the game on the field." Goodell promised in the email that the league will tweak in-game timing and replay reviews, with next season to feature starting of a clock after a player goes out of bounds and the duration of halftime. - - NFL owners could vote next week at the league meetings on the Oakland Raiders' proposed move to Las Vegas.

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claims he has heard the average fan's discontent about the pace of the game and intends to do something about it. In an email addressed to the fans on Wednesday, Goodell wrote that the NFL will make a series of changes that will help improve "the flow and pace of the game, and commercialization and the number of necessary disruptions to the game on the field." Goodell promised in the email that the league will tweak in-game timing and replay reviews, with next season to feature starting of a clock after a player goes out of bounds and the duration of halftime. - - NFL owners could vote next week at the league meetings on the Oakland Raiders' proposed move to Las Vegas.

Jets sign defensive lineman Mike Pennel to 1-year deal (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets have signed former Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Mike Pennel to a one-year deal.

Jaguars sign tight end Mychal Rivera to 2-year contract (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free agent tight end Mychal Rivera to a two-year contract. Rivera spent the first four years of his NFL career in Oakland, where he caught 146 passes for 1,413 yards and 10 touchdowns in 61 games. A sixth-round draft pick from Tennessee in 2013, Rivera had 38 receptions for 407 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie.

New Vikings RB Latavius Murray has ankle surgery (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- New Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray had successful ankle surgery Wednesday.

Felony charge against Bengals CB Adam Jones dropped (Shutdown Corner)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
A felony charge against Bengals CB Adam Jones was dropped. The worst of the charges against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones was dropped, according to a report. Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reported that Cincinnati prosecutor Joe Deters said a felony charge of harassment with a bodily substance was dropped.

Serial numbers, game photos may help verify Brady jerseys (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Now that authorities believe they have recovered the jersey stolen from Tom Brady's locker following the Patriots' Super Bowl win last month, the next step will be determining whether it is in fact the MVP quarterback's missing grass-stained garment. Experts in the sports memorabilia industry, including one that has worked directly with NFL teams, say it is a tedious process that involves comparing photos and videos that captured degradation to the jersey during the game. No two jerseys are alike,'' said Barry Meisel, president of the MeiGray Group, which has authenticated game-worn sports memorabilia since 1997.