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Right-hander Andrew Cashner is going home for a spot in the Texas Rangers rotation.A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Friday that the free agent pitcher and the team had reached an agreement on a $10 million, one-year deal. That person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a physical and wasnt finalized, and the AL West champions had not made an official announcement.Cashner, a Texas native who was a first-round draft pick out of TCU in 2008, finished last season with the Miami Marlins after the San Diego Padres traded him July 29. He was 5-11 with a 5.25 ERA in 28 games last season.Texas had inquired about Cashner before the non-waiver trading deadline last summer, and had previously been interested in him.The 30-year-old Cashner will join a Rangers rotation thats led by aces Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish, and includes Martin Perez.After a standout career at TCU, about 20 miles from the Rangers ballpark, Cashner was drafted 19th overall by the Cubs in 2008. He made his major league debut two years later with 53 appearances for Chicago. The Cubs traded him to San Diego after the 2011 season, in the deal that sent first baseman Anthony Rizzo to Chicago, and Cashner eventually became a starter for the Padres.Cashner has a 31-53 record with a 3.89 ERA in 202 career games. He has started 103 of his last 104 games since making five relief appearances for San Diego the first month of the 2013 season.Texas earlier this month declined its $11 million option for left-handed starter Derek Holland, instead electing a $1.5 million buyout and making him a free agent. The 30-year-old Holland was part of Texas only two World Series teams in 2010 and 2011, but missed significant time because of injuries the past three seasons.Game notes The Rangers received RHP Tyler Wagner on waiver claim from the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 25-year-old Wagner spent most of the 2016 season on the disabled list at Triple-A Reno with a strained right lat muscle. He made three relief appearances for Arizona in April. ... Texas purchased the contract of 1B Ronald Guzman from Triple-A Round Rock, a move that protects him from the Rule 5 draft during the winter meetings next month. ... Right-handed pitcher Adrian Sampson was assigned outright to Double-A Round Rock. 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Wholesale Authentic Nike MLB Jerseys . -- James Young couldnt wait to apply those tweaks to his jump shot, and the first one he made against UT Arlington told him it could be a good night. Stitched Nike MLB Jerseys . -- Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offence out of their three-game losing streak last week. BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan scored a goal in each half, and the U.S. womens soccer team began its pursuit of a fourth straight Olympic gold medal by defeating New Zealand 2-0 in its debut at the Rio Games on Wednesday.Lloyd put the Americans ahead with a header in the ninth minute, and Morgan added to the lead with a low shot from inside the area less than a minute into the second half at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte.That was the best way we could have started, said Tobin Heath, who made the cross that led to Lloyds goal. We came out with a lot of energy and a lot of determination. I think in that regards we put our best foot forward and got that goal and I think that helped propel us throughout the game.The U.S. dominated from the start to earn the convincing victory and remain unbeaten in 2016, with 14 shutouts and only one draw in 16 games.I was really pleased that we got the clean sheet, U.S. coach Jill Ellis said. I thought we moved the ball against a very determined team.Near the end of the game, many of the nearly 10,000 fans at the stadium chanted Zika, Zika at goalkeeper Hope Solo, who before coming to the Olympics upset some Brazilians by tweeting a photo of herself wearing a hat with mosquito netting in a reference to the virus.The chants were repeated after the final whistle.Im glad the fans had fun, Solo said. And if they had fun at my expense, more power to them.The Americans are trying to become the first team to win the Olympics after succeeding at the World Cup. The Olympic tournament is the first major competition for the U.S. since the retirement of key players such as Abby Wambach and Lauren Holiday following last years world title in Canada.The revamped Americans next play France on Saturday, again at the Mineirao.New Zealand, playing in its third consecutive Olympics, barely threatened the U.S. at the Mineirao, which holds more than 60,000 spectators.Lloyd opened the scoring after Heath beat a couple of defenders just outside the area before making a cross to the far post, where the U.S. captain outjumped a defender to head the ball into the other corner and score her seventh Olympic goal. Lloyd has scored in three straight Olympics, including in the finals both in 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London.It was the 89th goal in 225 appearances for the midfielder, who is the most-capped player at the Olympic tournament. She has 13 Olympic appearances, tied with Solo for the most on the team.Morgan scored the second goal with a low shot by the near post after receiving a pass by Morgan Brian inside the area. It was Morgans 12th goal of the year, and fifth at Olympic tournaments.The U.S. is trying to win its fifth gold medal since womens soccer became an Olympic sport in 1996 in Atlanta. The only time it didnt win the Olympics was in Sydney in 2000, when it lost the final to Norway.The Americans have a fresh team with 11 Olympic newcomers, although many who made it to Rio were in the World Cup-winning squad in Canada last year.In addition to playing with a younger team, the U.S. arriveed in Rio with some players recovering from injuries, including regular starter Megan Rapinoe, who was on the bench the entire match Wednesday.ddddddddddddMallory Pugh, 18, started the game to become the youngest American womens player to start in an Olympic match.The U.S. announced earlier Wednesday that its first two friendlies after the Olympics will be against Thailand on Sept. 15 in Columbus, Ohio, and against the Netherlands on Sept. 18 in Atlanta at the Georgia Dome.Canada 2, Australia 0The soccer in Sao Paulo saw a piece of Olympic history created by Canada.Janine Beckie took only 20 seconds to make a mark on her third Summer Games by scoring the fastest goal ever at the Olympics in a 2-0 win over Australia.It was nine seconds faster than Oribe Peraltas strike for Mexico in the mens gold-medal match against Brazil four years ago in London.Canada had to cope from the 19th minute with only 10 women after Shelina Zadorsky was sent off for dragging down Michelle Heyman on her way to goal.But Canada still prevented Australia from equalizing, and captain Christine Sinclair added a second in the 78th.Germany 6, Zimbabwe 1Melanie Behringer scored a pair of goals as three-time bronze medalist Germany routed newcomer Zimbabwe 6-1.Germany, the two-time world champions, opened a two-goal lead with Sara Dabritz in the 22nd and Alexandra Popp in the 36th, before Kudakwashe Basopo scored for Zimbabwe in the 50th.The Germans continued to dominate in the second half at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, with goals from Behringer in the 53rd and 78th minutes. Melanie Leupolz added another in the 83rd, before the final score came with an own goal by Eunice Chibanda in the 90th.On Saturday, Germany plays Australia and Zimbabwe faces Canada. Both matches are in Sao Paulo again.Zimbabwe is playing in the womens soccer tournament for the first time.Brazil 3, China 0In Rio de Janeiros Olympic Stadium, the Brazilian womens team eased to a 3-0 victory over China at the start of its quest for a first Olympic gold.Its an early sporting high for Brazil, where reservations about the cost of bringing the Olympics to South America for the first time have produced violent reactions.Brazil embarked on its Olympics bid at a time of prosperity in 2006, but the games are opening with the country in the grip of its worst recession in decades.But there was a cause for celebrations on the football field. Monica opened the scoring with a header in the 36th minute, followed by Andressa Alves 59th-minute strike. Cristiane secured Brazils opening win over China with a goal in the 90th minute.The Olympic Stadium was fuller than earlier in the day when Sweden beat South Africa 1-0 in the other Group E game but the majority of seats did not appear to be filled.In the final game of the day in Belo Horizonte, France cruised past Colombia 4-0 to take the group lead over the Americans.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.? ' ' '

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