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Sports briefs: Jets sign former Titan running back Chris Johnson

Published April 16, 2014 8:59 pm
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NFL • The New York Jets and former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson have agreed to terms on a two-year deal. The team announced the move Wednesday, but didn't release terms. Johnson was officially released by the Titans on April 7.

• A person familiar with the deal says quarterback Josh Freeman has agreed to terms with the New York Giants. Freeman was cut by Tampa Bay in October after a messy split. He signed with Minnesota four days later, but played just one game for the Vikings. Freeman would compete to back up Eli Manning with the Giants.

Pac-12 hoops stars declare for draft

COLLEGE BASKETBALL • Three Pac-12 guards — Arizona State's Jahii Carson and UCLA's Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine — have declared for the NBA draft. Anderson, a sophomore, averaged 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists this season. LaVine, a freshman, averaged 9.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists. Carson, a sophomore, was a two-time All-Pac-12 first-team pick at point guard and averaged 18.6 points, 4.6 assists and 4 rebounds.

Atlanta lands latest MLS expansion team

SOCCER • Major League Soccer announced its newest expansion team Wednesday, revealing that Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at a new $1 billion retractable-roof stadium. The team will be owned by Arthur Blank, who also owns the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. Blank said he will get input from fans before choosing the team's name.

From wire reports




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