The Boston Red Sox and free-agent outfielder Jonny Gomes have agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal, pending a physical, according to a report on ESPN.com on Wednesday night.

Gomes, who turns 32 on Thursday, was a key part to the A's surprising A.L. West title run. He was a strong clubhouse presence and hit .262 with 18 homers and 47 RBIs as an outfielder and designated hitter.

Gomes became expendable when the A's traded for Chris Young from Arizona last month. Young, who plays center field, joins a crowded outfield/DH group that includes Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Reddick, Coco Crisp and Seth Smith.

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Hector "Macho" Camacho was clinging to life after being shot in the face while in a car, with doctors and his family expected to decide whether to remove the former boxing champion from life support. Doctors initially had said Camacho was in critical, but stable condition and expected to survive after he was shot Tuesday night in his hometown of Bayamon. But his condition worsened overnight and his heart stopped at one point, said Dr. Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan.

The 50-year-old Camacho was shot as he and a friend sat in a Ford Mustang parked outside a bar. Police spokesman Alex Diaz said officers found nine small bags of cocaine in the friend's pocket, and a 10th bag open inside the car.


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  • NHL labor talks broke off soon after they resumed Wednesday, with players maintaining their new proposal was a huge economic concession and Commissioner Gary Bettman pretty much saying the only deal he will agree to is the one management proposed last month. The union's negotiating committee planned to brief players and get back in touch with management on Friday.

  • A currently unnamed eight-team women's professional soccer league will launch in the spring, U.S. Soccer announced. The clubs will be located in Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, New Jersey, Portland, Seattle, western New York and Washington.