The Los Angeles Angels renewed the contract of A.L. Rookie of the Year Mike Trout for $510,000, prompting an angry response from the outfielder's agent.

"I asked only that the Angels compensate Mike fairly for his historic 2012 season, given his service time," Craig Landis said in an email. "This contract falls well short of a 'fair' contract, and I have voiced this to the Angels."

Players with fewer than three years of major league service have no leverage in negotiations, and most make close to the league minimum, which is $490,000 this season.

Miami renewed outfielder Giancarlo Stanton's contract at $537,000.

  • Commissioner Bud Selig called for tougher penalties for players who violate the sport's drug agreement, a move the union is willing to consider but not for the 2013 season. Selig declined to give specifics.

  • Third baseman Aramis Ramirez left Milwaukee's 4-3 win over the Angels with a strained knee.

  • Diegomar Markwell and Orlando Yntema combined for seven innings of four-hit ball to help the Netherlands upset South Korea 5-0 in the World Baseball Classic in Taipei, Taiwan. Chien-Ming Wang threw six shutout innings to lead Taiwan past Australia 4-1 in the other Group B game. Two-time defending champion Japan rallied to beat Brazil 5-3 in its opening game in the Fukuoka Dome.

    Motor sports


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    Kyle Busch overcame a midrace gaffe on pit road with a dominating performance in the NASCAR Nationwide race at Phoenix International Speedway. He led 142 laps at the mile oval to end a 24-race series winless streak. Despite a penalty for entering pit road too fast, he picked up his 52nd series victory, extending his own record. Brad Keselowski was second. Jimmie Johnson, who won his second Daytona 500 last week, was 12th in his first Nationwide race since 2011. He'll start third in Sunday's Sprint Cup race. Mark Martin will start from the pole.

    Tennis

    Novak Djokovic rallied from a break down in the first set to win his fourth Dubai Championships title in five years, downing Tomas Berdych 7-5, 6-3. The Australian Open champion is 13-0 this year.

  • Rafael Nadal routed David Ferrer 6-0, 6-2 in the final of the Mexican Open in Acapulco in a powerful performance that indicated he has quickly returned to near his best after a long-term knee injury.

    MLS

    Graham Zusi had a goal and an assist, leading Sporting Kansas City past host Philadelphia 3-1. Sporting Kansas City is now 12-4-2 in season-opening games, the best mark in the league.

  • Gershon Koffie's goal in the 60th minute lifted host Vancouver to a 1-0 win over Toronto FC.

  • Ricardo Clark scored and helped create a D.C. United own goal to lead host Houston to a 2-0 win.

  • Jackson scored in the 11th minute and FC Dallas held on to beat visiting Colorado 1-0.

    Winter sports

    Tina Maze broke the record for points in a World Cup season by winning a women's downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

    She secured the overall title a week ago and her ninth win of the season took her to 2,024 points. Laurenne Ross was second. American teammate Alice McKennis suffered a broken leg in a crash.

  • Shaun White successfully defended his halfpipe title at the U.S. Open snowboarding championships in Vail, Colo.

  • The 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicked off in a festive mood as 66 teams mushed 11 miles through the streets of Anchorage, Alaska.

    Gymnastics

    Katelyn Ohashi, 15, won her first senior competition, and Olympian Jake Dalton took the men's title at the American Cup in Worcester, Mass. Danell Leyva, winner of the bronze all-around in London, stumbled in the floor exercise and placed sixth.

    Track and field

    Jenn Suhr set a women's pole vault record by clearing 16 feet, 5½ inches at the USA Indoor National Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. Yelena Isinbayeva set the mark of 16-5¼ last year.