DETROIT - A day after agreeing to a deal with the Tigers reported to be worth $75-million over five years, Magglio Ordonez let his old team have it.
Ordonez passed a physical Sunday and will be introduced as a new Tiger today. On his way out of Chicago, where he played seven full seasons for the White Sox, he talked about a falling out with general manager Ken Williams over a knee injury.
"Kenny was burying me, saying my knee was not okay," the outfielder said. "It feels good to have an owner and a general manager who treat you like this."
STEROIDS: The New York Daily News reported that, in his new book, Juiced, Jose Canseco claims he injected Mark McGwire with steroids in the A's clubhouse. In the book, scheduled for publication this month, Canseco says McGwire introduced Jason Giambi to steroids and that Canseco injected three top players, including Ivan Rodriguez , with performance-enhancing drugs.
Sharapova tops Davenport
Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova beat No.1 Lindsay Davenport 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) in the Pan Pacific Open final in Tokyo and will move up to a career-high third in the WTA Tour rankings.
ELSEWHERE: Xavier Malisse won his first ATP Tour title, defeating Jiri Novak 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 in the final of the Millennium Championships in Delray Beach. Malisse came in 0-6 in career finals. ... Fifth seed Robin Soderling edged Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-5) to win the Milan Indoors in Italy. ... Conchita Martinez claimed her first title in nearly five years, beating Anna Lena Groenefeld 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the Volvo Open in Pattaya, Thailand.
USF completes sweep
South Florida had 17 hits, three by Jeremy Bellotti , to complete a three-game baseball sweep of visiting Bethune-Cookman with a 16-4 victory. Florida State defeated visiting VMI 15-0 as Ruairi O'Connor and Danny Diaz each had a home run and two RBIs. Dunedin graduate Tim Bascom of Central Florida held FIU scoreless over 71/3 innings and struck out five in a 3-2 victory. Georgia College scored five in the ninth to pull away from host Tampa in a 10-4 win.
ELSEWHERE: In softball, USF lost to FIU for the second day in a row 5-2 and was eliminated from the Diamond Fun and Sun Classic in Miami. Florida defeated UCF 6-1 in the Clearwater Invitational final. ... In men's golf, Florida won its SunTrust Gator Invitational, shooting 858 in the 54-hole event to defeat Wake Forest by eight strokes. FSU (868), led by medalist Jonas Blixt (209), was third and UCF (876) fifth. ... In men's tennis, UF won four of six singles matched to edge host FSU 4-3. Miami defeated host USF 4-3. Eckerd dropped its home opener 8-1 to Armstrong Atlantic. ... In track, USF's Christa Benton of St. Petersburg won the 5,000 meters at the Florida Invitational in Gainesville.
U.S. speed skaters are 1-2
Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick finished 1-2 at the World Speed Skating Championships in Moscow. Davis is the fourth American to win the all-around title and the first African-American. ... Former Colorado football player Jeremy Bloom beat fellow American Travis Cabral in dual moguls in Inawashiro, Japan, for his fourth straight victory.
HORSES: Trainer Todd Pletcher leads the field of Triple Crown nominees with 34 of the 357 3-year-old thoroughbreds. ... At Santa Anita, Lundy's Liability held off Truly a Judge to win the $250,000 San Antonio Handicap by 11/2 lengths, covering covered 11/8 miles in 1:49.05.