The Giants and closer Sergio Romo agreed on a $9 million, two-year deal Wednesday, avoiding salary arbitration.

Romo, 29, had a career-high 14 saves last season and threw the final pitch of the season, striking out Detroit's Miguel Cabrera to clinch a second World Series title in three years.

Romo made $1,575,000 last season, when he went 4-2 with a 1.79 ERA. He had been the club's last arbitration-eligible player.

The Giants said they'll bring 30 non-roster invitees to spring training, including manager Bruce Bochy's son Brett, a reliever.

  • Colorado first baseman Todd Helton was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence in a Denver suburb.

  • Washington agreed to terms with pitcher-turned-first baseman Micah Owings, 30, for a minor-league contract.

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    Alice and Bryan Young, an aunt and uncle of 49ers tight end Delanie Walker, were killed by an alleged drunk driver after attending Sunday's Super Bowl in New Orleans. "I'm going to miss y'all but i know they are in a better place," Walker wrote in an Instagram post. The couple's car was stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 10 in St. Charles Parish (La.) when it was struck at 5:30 a.m. Monday by Nechole Thomas, 26, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "We extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to Delanie and his family," general manager Trent Baalke said.


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  • The New York Giants cut leading rusher Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive tackle Chris Canty. Bradshaw (due $4.25 million in 2013) and Canty ($6.5 million) had big contracts and battled injuries in 2012.

  • Cincinnati moved former Raiders coach Hue Jackson from assistant defensive backs coach to running backs coach.

    Miscellany

    Rafael Nadal beat Federico Delbonis 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the VTR Open in Vina Del Mar, Chile. It was his first singles match since losing in Wimbledon more than seven months ago. Nadal won in doubles Tuesday with Juan Monaco. "I'm happy because the (left) knee held up well," said Nadal, who has not had surgery.

  • England beat Brazil for the first time in 23 years, a 2-1 soccer win sealed when Frank Lampard curled in a shot off the post in the 60th minute in London.

  • Ted Ligety won the super-G at the Alpine world championships in Schladming, Austria. The American finished in 1 minute, 23.96 seconds -- 0.20 seconds ahead of France's Gauthier De Tessieres.

    Staff writer Cam Inman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.