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Buccaneers Re-Sign CB Mike Jenkins

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(TAMPA BAY) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed veteran cornerback Mike Jenkins, the team announced on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not released.

Jenkins was originally selected out of the University of South Florida by Dallas with the 25th overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft. During his seven-year career with the Cowboys, Oakland Raiders and Buccaneers, he has 10 interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and a touchdown.

Jenkins played in just one game with Tampa Bay last season before suffering a pectoral injury and being placed on injured reserve.

Tampa Bay also extended qualifying offers to linebacker Danny Lansanah and safety Bradley McDougald.

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Rays Name Alex Cobb Opening Day Starter

iStockphoto(PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.) -- The Rays will turn to right-hander Alex Cobb to take the hill when Tampa Bay opens the 2015 season on April 6 at Tropicana Field against the Baltimore Orioles.

First-year manager Kevin Cash made the announcement on Thursday.

In 27 starts last season for the Rays, Cobb went 10-9 with a 2.87 ERA. He struck out 149 batters and walked 47 in 166 1-3 innings of work.

The Rays originally selected Cobb in the fourth round of the 2006 amateur draft. In four big league seasons, he has compiled a record of 35-23 along with a 3.21 ERA.

David Price was previously the Opening Day starter in three of the past four seasons. He was traded during the 2014 campaign to the Detroit Tigers.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 3/5/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Chicago Bulls 108 (39-23) - Oklahoma City Thunder 105 (34-28)

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers 3 (28-25-12, 68pts) - St. Louis Blues 1 (40-18-5, 85pts)

Minnesota Wild 2 (35-22-7, 77pts) - Washington Capitals 1 (35-21-10, 80pts)

Calgary Flames 4 (34-25-4, 72pts) - Boston Bruins 3 (31-22-9, 71pts) - Shootout

Tampa Bay Lightning 4 (40-20-6, 86pts) - Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (26-34-5, 57pts)

Dallas Stars 4 (29-26-10, 68pts) - Florida Panthers 3 (28-23-14, 70pts) - Shootout

New York Islanders 4 (42-21-3, 87pts) - Nashville Predators 3 (41-18-7, 89pts)

Top 25 Men's College Basketball: (6) Wisconsin 76 (27-3) - Minnesota 63 (17-13)

(18) Arkansas 78 (24-6) - South Carolina 74 (14-15)

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Dolphins Re-Sign OT Jason Fox to Two-Year Contract

NFL Shield(MIAMI) -- The Miami Dolphins are bringing back tackle Jason Fox on a two-year contract, the team announced on Thursday. The deal is worth a total of $2.5 million, according to ESPN.

“We are excited that we have reached an agreement with Jason to keep him with the Miami Dolphins,” general manager Dennis Hickey said in a statement. “He was a very positive addition for us last season both on the field and in the community.”

Fox was originally selected out of the University of Miami by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft.  After spending three seasons in the Motor City, Fox signed a one-year contract with Miami on April 2, 2014.

During his four-year career, he has appeared in 22 games, making five starts, including the final two games of the 2014 season at right tackle. 

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Peyton Manning Officially Back with Denver Broncos

Football Texture/iStockphoto(DENVER) -- Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passed his physical and will return to wear orange and blue this season, the team announced on Thursday.

The 14-time Pro Bowler agreed on Wednesday to take a $4 million pay cut for the 2015 season. He will earn a base salary of $15 million, which is down from the $19 million he was set to earn.

The deal will allow the Broncos more flexibility when the free agency market opens on Tuesday.

In 16 games last season under center for Denver, Manning passed for 4,792 yards with 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He holds the NFL record for most career passing touchdowns with 530.

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No Criminal Charges Filed Against Kurt Busch

Chris Graythen/Getty Imgages for NASCAR(NEW YORK) -- NASCAR driver Kurt Busch won't face any criminal charges over the alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll, the Delaware Attorney General's office announced on Thursday.

"After a thorough consideration of all of the available information about the case, it is determined that the admissible evidence and available witnesses would likely be insufficient to meet the burden of establishing beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Busch committed a crime during the September 26th incident," the statement said.

NASCAR has put forth a set of terms that Busch must complete in order to compete for the chase once again after being suspended indefinitely on Feb. 20.

"Likelihood of meeting that high burden of proof is the standard for prosecutors in bringing a case. For this reason, the Department of Justice will not pursue criminal charges in this case," the statement continued.

Busch has agreed to the stipulations that NASCAR has laid out to him, according to spokesman David Higdon.

The Sprint Cup series will be in Las Vegas this weekend.

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Vince Wilfork Becomes Free Agent, Pats Deny Option

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass. ) -- Veteran defensive end Vince Wilfork announced on Thursday that he will be a free agent when the new league year starts on Tuesday.

The Patriots decided not to pick up the option on Wilfork and was due a $4 million roster bonus on March 10.

"I'm in a good place," Wilfork wrote in his statement. "I have a great relationship with the Patriots organization. Please know how blessed my family and I have been to be able to play 11 years in New England for an amazing organization. "

"New England has been and always will be my home," Wilfork continued. "I will take my time, think things through, take into consideration many things, but mainly my family and see where life goes from there. ...But regardless, remember, I will always remain a New Englander, a Patriot forever."

Wilfork won two Super Bowl titles during his 11 years with New England.

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Darnell Dockett Signs with 49ers

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Free agent defensive end Darnell Dockett wasn't out of work long.

The San Francisco 49ers signed Dockett to a two-year, $7.5 million contract, with $4 million being paid in the first season and $2 million guaranteed, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The deal cannot become official under the new league year on Tuesday.

Dockett's signing comes after the Cardinals cut him after spending 11 seasons with them to create more cap space.

The three-time Pro Bowler missed all of last season after he tore his ACL during training camp last August.

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Ducks Lose F Jackman for 4-6 Weeks

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- Anaheim Ducks forward Tim Jackman will miss the next four to six weeks due to a lower-body injury.

The 33-year-old Jackman was injured in the team's win Sunday over Dallas when he collided with Stars' winger Ales Hemsky.

Just last month, Jackman agreed to a one-year, $700,000 contract extension.

In 53 games this season, the 6-foot-2, 225 pound Jackman has five goals and two assists.

"We’re noted for (being) a big, strong, heavy team," Anaheim head coach Bruce Boudreau said. "You lose Matt Beleskey for a period, you lose Tim Jackman for a period, but we'll have to overcome. Everybody's got injuries."

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Rusney Castillo Out Indefinitely with Strained Oblique

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(FORT MYERS, Fla.) -- Boston Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo is out indefinitely after an MRI revealed the 27-year-old Cuban had a strained left oblique muscle.

"He's going to be down for some time," Red Sox skipper John Farrell said. "I don't have a time frame to give you or projected length, but he's going through some treatment to calm down the strain right now, and he'll do rotational exercises and rehab when he's ready for it."

Castillo, who signed a six-year, $72.5 million deal with Boston last August, was competing with youngsters Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. for the starting center field job.

Castillo said the injury will not stop him from being ready for the start of the regular season, but Farrell noted that oblique injuries are tricky.

"There's caution to the progression, there's no doubt," Farrell said. "(Pain) tolerance, for one. How aggressive you become to build that back. We just want to be careful of a setback, because everything is rotational in this game."

Castillo played in 10 games for Boston last season, hitting .333 with two home runs, six RBIs, and three stolen bases.

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