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Irvin accused of rape in civil suit

Former NFL star receiver Michael Irvin has been accused of raping a woman in 2007 in a civil suit filed Thursday in Broward Circuit Court.

Source: Nats close to deal with infielder Kennedy

The Nationals, recovering quickly from their failure to sign free- agent second baseman Orlando Hudson, are close to finalizing a deal with infielder Adam Kennedy, according to a major-league source.

Sources: Twins, Hudson in final stages

The Twins are in the final stages of negotiating a one-year, $5 million contract with free-agent second baseman Orlando Hudson, according to major-league sources.