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EPL CEO RICHARD SCUDAMORE "is set to pocket £4M ($6.5M) next year." He earned £880,000 ($1.4M) last season but "is expected to receive a huge bonus for brokering the league's record-breaking TV deals" (THE SUN, 12/28). ... Former MLB pitcher UGUETH URBINA returned to baseball on Friday after serving seven-and-a-half years in prison for the attempted murder of five workers on his family's ranch. Before taking the field in his native Venezuela to play for the Lions of Caracas, Urbina described himself as "more mature" and said he was "very excited to play baseball again" (AP, 12/28). ... London 2012 Bronze Medalist ANTHONY OGOGO "has signed his first professional contract," with his debut at Los Angeles-based promoter Golden Boy Promotions set for February. Ogogo's "exploits in London dramatically raised his profile and attracted the attention of numerous promoters," including former world champion OSCAR DE LA HOYA's Golden Boy organization and the BARRY HEARN-owned Matchroom Sport (BBC, 12/27).