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  • Oregon won't renew contract of coach Westhead
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  • Oregon won't renew contract of coach Westhead
    EUGENE — Oregon won't renew the contract of women's basketball coach Paul Westhead when it expires at the end of the month.
    The school made the announcement on Tuesday.
    Westhead signed a five-year contract in 2009 and it runs out on March 31. He told his players before practice on Tuesday. The team will head to the Pac-12 tournament in Seattle on Thursday to play Washington State.
    The Ducks (15-14) lead the nation in scoring, averaging 93.3 points in Westhead's up-tempo system. He is 65-90 in his five years at the school, including going 27-64 in the conference.
    Suspended CB Brandon Browner reinstated by NFL
    Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner tweeted he has been reinstated by the NFL following his suspension in December for violating the league's policy on substance abuse.
    Browner announced the news via his Twitter feed Tuesday afternoon. Browner was suspended indefinitely without pay by the league on Dec. 18. The reinstatement will make Browner a free agent as his contract with the Seahawks ended after this season.
    Johan Santana, Orioles agree to minor league deal
    TAMPA, Fla. — Two-time AL Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana agreed Tuesday to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles as he tries to come back from the second major operation on his left shoulder.
    Santana would get a $3 million, one-year deal if added to the 40-man roster and would have the chance to earn an additional $5.05 million in roster and performance bonuses.
    The 34-year-old left-hander became a free agent after completing a $137.5 million, six-year contract with the New York Mets.
    Compiled from wire reports
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