Giants' Feagles signs new deal

Punter Jeff Feagles signed a two-year contract with the NFL champion New York Giants on Tuesday, a little more than a week after becoming the oldest player to play in a Super Bowl.

Feagles, who turns 42 next month, represented himself in negotiations with assistant general manager Kevin Abrams.

Feagles declined to say how much money he would earn, but he made $1 million last year in the final year of a five-year deal.

Feagles spent 20 years in the NFL before making it to the Super Bowl this season, and he acknowledged he considered retirement briefly after the Giants' 17-14 victory over New England.

• Minnesota defensive end Kenechi Udeze has a form of leukemia, which is cancer of the blood and bone marrow, a person with the team confirmed.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the information. The Vikings declined to comment, but they issued a statement from coach Brad Childress that didn't specifically address Udeze's condition.

• NHL -- Upon hearing Richard Zednik's recovery from a life-threatening neck laceration could last six to eight weeks, Olli Jokinen checked his calendar.

That would be playoff time in the NHL.

And suddenly, Florida has a huge source of postseason motivation.

Zednik continued what some termed a remarkable recovery, when his condition was upgraded to good and he was moved out of the intensive care unit at Buffalo General Hospital. That was just two days after Jokinen's razor-sharp skate blade sliced the 32-year-old forward's neck, cutting his carotid artery and stopping just shy of his jugular vein.

• MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -- Right-hander Livan Hernandez and Minnesota agreed to a $5 million, one-year contract that could earn him an additional $2 million in performance bonuses.

The Twins are short on experience in their rotation, after trading Johan Santana and losing Carlos Silva as a free agent this winter. Hernandez will join a handful of young starting pitching candidates, including Francisco Liriano, Scott Baker, Boof Bonser, former Winthrop standout Kevin Slowey, Nick Blackburn, and Phil Humber when batterymen have their first official spring training workout Monday at Fort Myers, Fla.

• PREP SOCCER -- The Fort Mill varsity defeated the alumni 4-0 in the Lady Jackets Alumni soccer game last weekend.

Caitlyn Tooley was named the Tim Hawkins Memorial MVP of the Alumni team. Goals were scored by Taylor Parker, Sarah Bird, Bailey Brafford and Ashleigh Sheets.