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White Sox re-sign Castro; Myers heads to Houston

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•BASEBALL: The White Sox re-signed free-agent backup catcher Ramon Castro, who caught Mark Buehrle's perfect game last season, then released onetime catcher of the future Cole Armstrong. ... Pitcher Brett Myers finalized a one-year contract with the Astros that guarantees him $5.1 million. ... The Rays reached a $500,000, one-year deal with first baseman Dan Johnson, who hit 24 homers last season in Japan. ... The Braves finalized a $1 million, one-year contract with utilityman Eric Hinske to bolster their bench. ... Former Gold Glove infielder Mark Grudzielanek signed a minor-league contract with the Indians.

•COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Central Michigan hired Dan Enos, a former Michigan State quarterback and assistant coach for the Spartans, as its new head coach. ... Pittsburgh receiver Jonathan Baldwin has been cleared of all charges for allegedly groping a female student on a campus bus. ... Texas Tech wants a judge to throw out fired coach Mike Leach's lawsuit, saying state law gives the university immunity from legal action.

•TENNIS: Defending champion Spain will not have to face Roger Federer when it hosts Switzerland in a bullring in the Davis Cup opener. The Spanish have chosen Logrono's 11,000-capacity Plaza de Toros for the first-round series March 5-7. ... Top-ranked Serena Williams opened her season with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, reaching the quarterfinals of the Sydney International. ... Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain retired from his second-round match against Michael Lammer at the Heineken Open in Auckland, New Zealand, because of an ankle injury.

•MOTORSPORTS: Former Renault Formula One driver Nelson Piquet Jr., who last year triggered a scandal by revealing he deliberately crashed his car to help a teammate, is moving to NASCAR in 2010. ... Michael Schumacher's preparations for his Formula One return got off to a slow start Tuesday, with the GP2 testing session cut short because of bad weather in Jerez, Spain.

•COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Lindsay Schrader had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Skylar Diggins added 14 points as No. 3 Notre Dame (15-0, 2-0 Big East) beat South Florida 81-64 in women's play.

•ALSO: The Minnesota Lynx acquired point guard Lindsay Whalen and the No. 2 overall pick in the WNBA draft from the Connecticut Sun for point guard Renee Montgomery and the No. 1 overall draft pick. ... Herschel Walker will make his mixed martial arts debut against Greg Nagy on Jan. 30 in Sunrise, Fla. ... Lindsey Vonn fell during the first run of a World Cup slalom that was won by Marlies Schild of Austria.

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