Redskins making a charge...A-Rod readying for surgery...Heisman finalists named


LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The Redskins edged the visiting Giants 17-16 last night for their third straight win over an NFC East rival. New York's third loss in four games leaves them just one game clear of Washington and Dallas atop the division standings.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez will not be in uniform when New York opens its 2013 campaign. The 37-year-old, 14-time All-Star is preparing for hip surgery that could keep him off the field until midseason.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While waiting to find out whether there will be more talks with Josh Hamilton, the Rangers agreed to a two-year contract with free-agent reliever Joakim Soria. Texas also reached a deal to keep catcher Geovany Soto.

NEW YORK (AP) — With the NHL lockout lingering into another week, labor talks are set to resume today. Six owners and six players are scheduled to meet while a couple of key figures remain on the sidelines of the negotiations. Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr will not be on hand.

NEW YORK (AP) — Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (man-ZEHL'), Kansas State QB Collin Klein and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o (MAN'-ty TAY'-oh) have been invited to attend the Heisman Trophy presentation. Manziel, a redshirt freshman, is the favorite to win college football's most famous player of the year award on Saturday night in New York.

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