Prosecutors in Las Vegas are letting Giants pitcher Sergio Romo off the hook in a misdemeanor case stemming from a New Year's Day tiff with Transportation Security Administration agents at McCarran International Airport.

An aide to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Monday that a screening panel used prosecutorial discretion to shelve the case.

Romo had faced a Feb. 12 court date and the possibility of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

He was issued a summons Jan. 1 alleging he failed to provide proper identification at a TSA checkpoint at the Las Vegas airport. The Giants later released a statement in which Romo apologized.

  • The Giants claimed infielder Tony Abreu off waivers from the Kansas City Royals. Abreu, 28, hit .257 with one homer and 15 RBIs in 22 games for the Royals in 2012 after spending most of the season at Triple-A Omaha.

  • ESPN.com reported that Brandon Webb, the 2006 National League Cy Young Award winner and one of the most dominant starters in the game during a four-year stretch with the Arizona Diamondbacks, is officially retiring from baseball, according to his agents at Millennium Sports. Webb, 33, totaled 70 victories from 2005-08, most in the majors. He hasn't pitched in the majors since 2009 because of shoulder problems.

  • The Detroit Tigers agreed to a one-year, $6,725,000 contract with pitcher Max Scherzer and avoided salary arbitration.


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    College

    Former Cal football coach Jeff Tedford will collect as much as $5.55 million after a settlement with the university following his termination after 11 seasons. Tedford's coaching contract, which extended through the 2015 season, called for him to earn a total of $6.9 million over that period.

    According to terms of the settlement that were released by the school on Monday, Tedford and the university agreed to share evenly any amounts above $1.5 million that Tedford earns if he accepts a college head coaching job or an NFL head coaching or assistant position before Dec. 31, 2015.

  • Pac-12 softball coaches picked Cal to repeat as conference champion. The Golden Bears, ranked No. 3 nationally, received seven first-place votes and 62 total points in the preseason poll. With one first-place vote and 56 total points, Arizona State is predicted to take the No. 2 spot. Stanford was picked sixth.

    Soccer

    Organized crime gangs have fixed or tried to fix hundreds of soccer matches around the world in recent years, including World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and two Champions League games, Europol announced.

    The European Union's police agency said an 18-month review found 380 suspicious matches in Europe and another 300 questionable games outside the continent, mainly in Africa, Asia and South and Central America. It also found evidence that a Singapore-based crime syndicate was involved in some of the match-fixing.

    Staff writer Jeff Faraudo and wire services contributed to this report.