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Jackson to play for Washington

Receiver DeSean Jackson, a three-time Pro Bowl selection released by the Philadelphia Eagles last week, is staying in the NFC East and joining the Washington Redskins.

The 27-year-old Jackson’s publicist tweeted Tuesday night the player was signing with Washington after two days of meeting coaches and team officials. The contract reportedly is for three years.

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Jackson arrived in the D.C. area Monday night and spent much of Tuesday at Redskins Park.

Late Tuesday, Jackson tweeted: “ITS GOIN DOWN !! BURGUNDY & GOLD.”

Jackson set career highs with 82 catches for 1,332 yards last season for the Eagles, but Philadelphia tried to trade him and then cut him amid reports of off-the-field concerns. Jackson has issued a statement denying he was associated with gang activity.

Denver’s Harris signs tender

Denver cornerback Chris Harris Jr., 24, who missed the Super Bowl loss to the Seahawks because of a knee injury, signed a one-year restricted free-agent tender that will pay him $2.187 million next season.

Jets sign Ford, Patterson

The New York Jets signed receiver Jacoby Ford, 26, previously with Oakland, and cornerback Dimitri Patterson, 30, previously with Miami.

Haralson to remain a Saint

Outside linebacker Parys Haralson, 30, has agreed to return to the New Orleans Saints on a one-year contract.

College football

White isn’t on UCLA team

Offensive tackle Torian White is no longer part of the UCLA program, coach Jim Mora said.

White was arrested in November on suspicion of sexual assault and had been subsequently suspended indefinitely from the team.

“All I can tell you is, he is no longer with the team,” former Seahawks coach Mora said after UCLA opened spring practice, declining to provide other details.

Howard, photographer settle

Former Michigan standout Desmond Howard will get the copyright to a famous photo of him in a Heisman Trophy pose after scoring a touchdown against Ohio State in 1991.

Attorneys for Howard, who won the 1991 Heisman, and photographer Brian Masck announced the agreement. Masck still is expected to benefit from commercial use of the photo.


Green is ready to face Mexico

Julian Green, a German-American lured to the U.S. national team by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, is ready to make his international debut in Wednesday night’s exhibition match against Mexico in Glendale, Ariz.

The 18-year-old Bayern Munich forward played in three European Under-19 Championship qualifiers for Germany last fall, then was granted permission by FIFA last week to switch associations to the United States.

Green, born in Florida, grew up in Germany. He spent most of the season with the Bayern reserves, who play in the German third division.

Man U, Bayern play to a draw

Host Manchester United of England and defending champion Bayern Munich of Germany played to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal series.

Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern scored in the 67th minute to offset a goal in the 58th minute by Man U’s Nemanja Vidic. Schweinsteiger was ejected near the final whistle when he got his second yellow card of the match.

Meanwhile, in a matchup of teams from Spain, Barcelona and visiting Atletico Madrid tied 1-1. Diego Ribas scored for Madrid in the 56th minute and Neymar connected for Barcelona in the 71st minute.

Both series are home-and-home, total-goals competitions that resume next Wednesday.

Sporting KC adds Munoz

Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer has signed Spanish midfielder Victor Munoz, 23, who grew up in the Real Madrid academy system before moving to the United States to play in college at Iona and UCLA.


Key IOC positions are filled

Thomas Bach, International Olympic Committee president, filled key positions.

Bach announced the composition of his IOC commissions, with Ng Ser Miang of Singapore and Tsunekazu Takeda of Japan assigned high-profile financial roles and Ugur Urdener of Turkey given the top medical and anti-doping post.

Larry Probst, head of the U.S. Olympic Committee, will be chairman of the IOC press commission.


• Forward Hayley Wickenheiser, who helped Canada win the gold medal in women’s hockey at this year’s Sochi Olympics, was wearing a walking boot on her left foot at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. She was a guest speaker at a hockey summit.

“I’ve had a broken foot for about a year now, so I’m trying to fix it,” the 35-year-old revealed. “I’m wearing this boot so I can avoid having that surgery, hopefully. I knew it was broken at the time (of the Olympics). We just found out it was a little more serious break than we thought. It was just managing the pain.”

Wickenheiser played in the 2006 Olympics with a broken wrist but was the tournament’s top scorer and most valuable player.

Canada has won the lost four Olympic titles.

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