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AP source: D-backs agree to trade reliever Reed to Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a trade that would send reliever Addison Reed to the NL East leaders.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night because no announcement had been made. The deal is likely subject to a review of medical records. first reported the agreement. Multiple reports indicated the Diamondbacks will receive a pair of minor leaguers.

Hoping to hold off second-place Washington and reach the playoffs for the first time since 2006, the Mets have been looking for late-inning help in the bullpen.

Reed lost his job as Arizona's closer this season and was demoted to the minors for three weeks to work on mechanical problems. The right-hander has a 1.65 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 16 1-3 innings since he was recalled from Triple-A Reno on July 29.


San Jose beat Jacksonville 68-47 in ArenaBowl

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Erik Meyer led San Jose to its fourth ArenaBowl victory, throwing four touchdown passes and running for two more scores in the SaberCats' 68-47 victory over the Jacksonville Sharks on Saturday night.

The SaberCats became the first team in league history to finish a season with 20 victories and joined Arizona, Detroit and Pittsburgh-Tampa Bay as the only franchises to win four Foster Trophies.

The SaberCats (20-1) made Darren Arbet the second coach in league history to win four ArenaBowls, and he did it in his hometown before a sellout crowd of 9,115 at Stockton Arena. The game was moved to Stockton because the SAP Center in San Jose was unavailable.

Trailing by six points at halftime, San Jose scored on the opening possession of the second half to take its first lead, then used opportunistic defensive plays score 21 points in 2:35 span on the way to building a 61-33 lead early in the fourth quarter.


Ex-NAU athlete pleads guilty in 2001 sexual assault

(Information in the following story is from: Arizona Daily Sun,

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A former Northern Arizona University football player already serving a 40-year sentence for a 2001 rape is pleading guilty in a separate sexual assault case.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports ( that 36-year-old Pisa Magele pleaded guilty Friday in Coconino County Superior Court to one count of attempted sexual assault.

Prosecutors say Magele was indicted in January 2014 on two counts of sexual assault for allegedly attacking an NAU student two months before his rape arrest.

Magele was accused of performing sexual acts on a female student while she was sleeping in her dorm room in October 2001.

Under the plea agreement, Magele will receive a four-year sentence on top of his current sentence.

During his hearing Friday, Magele said he did not recall the incident.