Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Jackson Heads West, To Sign With Angels

Bo Jackson, whose football career ended in Southern California, is coming back to play baseball.

Jackson has agreed to terms with the California Angels, his agent said Sunday. He became a free agent three weeks ago when he walked away from the Chicago White Sox.

Agent Arn Tellum declined to discuss contract terms. The Angels plan to announce the signing at 3 p.m. today (St. Louis time).

Jackson was drafted by the Angels in 1985 but did not sign. Still, some of his most memorable moments - good and bad - have come on fields in the area.

His National Football League career ended with a hip injury he suffered in a playoff game for the Los Angeles Raiders at the Coliseum in January 1991. In July 1989 at Anaheim Stadium, home of the Angels, he led off the All-Star Game with a monster home run to center field and went on to become the MVP.

Jackson, 31, missed the 1992 season after undergoing hip replacement surgery. Last year, he batted .232 with 16 home runs and 45 RBIs in 85 games.

***** SPEED SKATING Jansen Sets World Record

American Dan Jansen set a world record in the 500-meter race at the world sprint speed skating championships in Calgary, Alberta.

Jansen, of Greenfield, Wis., was clocked in 35.76 seconds, breaking his world record of 35.92 set Dec. 4 in Hamar, Norway.

***** GOLF Daly To Return In March

Suspended golfer John Daly says he'll rejoin the PGA Tour in late March. Daly, suspended from the Tour last fall for quitting in the middle of a round in Hawaii, said he'll return for the Freeport-McMoRan Classic in New Orleans. The tournament will be held March 31-April 3.

***** SKIING Course Safe, Say Organizers

World Cup organizers said the crash that killed Austrian star Ulrike Maier could have happened on any downhill course in the world and defended their safety measures. …

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