A source familiar with Jacksonville's plans says Pro Bowl center Alex Mack will sign a five-year, $42 million offer sheet with the Jaguars on Friday.
Cleveland will have five days to match the offer. If the Browns decline, they won't get anything in return. Cleveland, though, has been planning to match any deal for the former Cal star, who was designated with the Browns' $10.039 million transition tag.
Designated player Chris Wondolowski has a guaranteed contract of $650,000, the highest among the Earthquakes' 31 players, according to the MLS Players Union. Seattle's Clint Dempsey is the league's highest-paid player at $6.695 million. Toronto's Michael Bradley is second at $6.5 million. Los Angeles' Landon Donovan is at $4.583 million.
Lance Armstrong gave sworn testimony naming several people he says knew about his performance-enhancing drug use. The written testimony came in a lawsuit by Acceptance Insurance that was settled in 2013. The documents were filed this week as part of the federal whistle-blower lawsuit. Armstrong said those who provided him with PEDs included trainer Pepi Marti. The cyclist has so far refused to provide testimony to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
Staff writer Elliott Almond and wire services contributed to this report.