Kevin Youkilis is about to get a new look at the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry.
The hard-nosed Youkilis, 33, who helped personify Boston's championship teams over the last decade, on Tuesday became the latest former Red Sox star to switch sides and land in the Bronx. The free agent reached a deal that filled New York's immediate need for a third baseman to fill in for the injured Alex Rodriguez.
SOCCER: The Union have agreed to play a preseason exhibition in Jacksonville, Fla., for the next three seasons, the team and city announced. The first game, against a Major League Soccer team to be named, will be played on Feb. 15. The Union will play in the eight-team Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Feb. 9 to 23.
West Virginia defender Eric Schoenle (Pennsbury) and Penn State defender John Gallagher were among the 54 college seniors invited to the MLS combine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jan. 11 to 15.
TENNIS: Novak Djokovic has bought up the entire supply of the world's most expensive cheese ($585 per pound). The white, crumbly donkey cheese comes from a single farm in Djokovic's native Serbia. He said he plans to sell it in restaurants he's opening. News of Djokovic cornering the donkey-cheese market came as he and Serena Williams were named International Tennis Federation world champs.
COLLEGES: Widener quarterback Chris Haupt was named ECAC South Region offensive player of the year, and Anthony Davis (Chester ) made the all-region squad as a wide receiver and returner.
Shippensburg QB Zach Zulli, (Perkiomen Valley) was named Ron Lenz offensive player of the year.
Holy Family forward Dodji Freitas (Samuel Fels) was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II men's soccer all-East Region second team. Tigers defender Melissa Benson (Little Flower) was named to the women's third team.
Gettysburg's Lindsey Lyons (Pennridge) made the NSCAA Division III all-Mid-Atlantic Region women's soccer team.
- Staff and wire reports