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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The baseball winter meetings continue today in Nashville, Tenn. There has already been a fair amount of activity and a deal involving the Washington Nationals is reportedly on the verge of being announced. According to a person familiar with the talks, the Nats are close to signing free agent pitcher Dan Haren to a one-year, $13 million contract. The person told The Associated Press under condition of anonymity because no deal was announced.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have announced that Mark Sanchez will start at quarterback this Sunday when they face the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Sanchez was benched in last Sunday's game with Arizona and was replaced by Greg McElroy. Coach Rex Ryan pulled Sanchez late in the third quarter of the game with the Cardinals.

NEW YORK (AP) — Contract talks between the NHL and the players' union continue today in New York City. Representatives for the two sides met for nearly eight hours yesterday. The second of two sessions didn't end until around midnight, New York time.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Longtime rivals Florida and Florida State renew their rivalry in basketball tonight. The sixth-ranked Gators are on the road for a game against the Seminoles on FSU's home court. The Gators enter the game unbeaten after six games.

MIAMI (AP) — The Washington Wizards won their first game of the season just a few days ago. Last night, they got win No. 2 by beating the Heat in Miami, 105-101. The Wiz got the win despite the fact that LeBron James had 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. The loss snapped a six-game Miami winning streak.

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