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Brewers, Gomez agree to four-year deal

MILWAUKEE — Outfielder Carlos Gomez and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $28.3 million, four-year contract.

The 27-year-old outfielder would have been eligible for free agency after this season. He had agreed to a $4.3 million, one-year deal in January, and the new contract includes salaries of $7 million in 2014, $8 million in 2015 and $9 million in 2016.

Cooper quits as USC women’s hoops coach

LOS ANGELES — Michael Cooper has quit as Southern California women’s basketball coach after four seasons.

Athletic director Pat Haden said Cooper resigned Wednesday, and a national search will be conducted for his replacement.

The Trojans went 11-20 this season and finished seventh in the Pac-12 with a 7-11 record. Cooper was 72-57 overall at USC, which has had eight coaching changes since 1976.

Haden says the women’s team should be competing for NCAA tournament bids on a consistent basis.

From wire sources