Feeling "a little upset" that Texas didn't move quickly enough to re-sign him, free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton donned a Los Angeles Angels jersey Saturday after finalizing a $125 million, five-year deal.
The five-time All-Star and 2010 A.L. MVP joins a batting order that already includes Albert Pujols and Mike Trout. He hit .285 with 43 home runs and 128 RBIs in 148 games in 2012.
He agreed to the deal Wednesday, and Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he was disappointed his team never got a chance to match any offer, as it had expected.
"I gave them everything I had for five years," Hamilton, 31, said of the Rangers. "I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little upset they didn't put the press on." Philadelphia agreed to a $12 million, two-year contract with reliever Mike Adams and a one-year, $2.5 million deal with starter John Lannan. Adams, who played for Texas in 2012, had surgery in October for a numbing sensation in his fingers.
Davis Love III and son Dru birdied five of the last six holes for a 12-under 60 in the Father-Son Challenge scramble event, giving them a one-shot lead in Orlando, Fla. Dru Love is an Alabama freshman after winning five Georgia state titles in high school. Mark O'Meara and son Shaun, and Fred and Taylor Funk shared second. Charl Schwartzel shot an 8-under 64 to take a 10-stroke lead at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Malelane, South Africa. The 2011 Masters champion was at 21-under 195. He won the Thailand Championship by 11 shots last week. Daniel Chopra had a 6-under 66 to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the rain-delayed Johor (Malaysia) Open. He was at 10-under 134. Sergio Garcia (69) was 7 under, and Ernie Els (72) was 3 under.
NHL players will begin voting Sunday on whether they will grant the players association's executive board the authority to dissolve the union because of the inability to reach a collective bargaining agreement with the league, a source told The Canadian Press. Votes will be cast electronically over a five-day period.
The union is taking steps toward breaking up even after the NHL started mounting a legal challenge against it. On Friday, the NHL asked a federal court in New York to make a declaration on the legality of the lockout. The NHL also filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board. American Steven Nyman posted an improbable win in a World Cup downhill that was shortened because of heavy snowfall and low visibility in Val Gardena, Italy. Nyman also won this race in 2006 but struggled with injuries in recent seasons. He finished in 1 minute, 28.82 seconds. Rok Perko was 0.19 seconds behind. The women's super-G race in Val d'Isere, France, was canceled because of poor weather. Abby Wambach scored twice to help the United States close out the season with a 4-1 exhibition win over China in Boca Raton, Fla. Wambach, 32, has 152 international goals, six behind Mia Hamm for the U.S record. Ex-Cal star Alex Morgan assisted on Wambach's first goal. Bailey Webster had 14 kills, and Texas swept Oregon 25-11, 26-24, 25-19 before 16,488 fans in Louisville, Ky., in the NCAA women's volleyball final.