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  • October 5, 2014 10:29 PM PDT

    ASHBURN, Va. -- One of the biggest free agency flops in NFL history came to an end Thursday when the Washington Redskins shipped Albert Haynesworth to the New England Patriots for a 2013 fifth-round draft pick, relatively meagre compensation for a two-time all-pro with one of the most lucrative contracts ever signed. The trade was confirmed by a person familiar with the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither team had formally announced the trade. The move rids the Redskins of a two-year distraction who did little to justify his standing on the field and was in constant legal trouble away from it. Haynesworth played in only 20 games in Washington, recording 6 1/2 sacks. Last year, he constantly feuded with new coach Mike Shanahan and was suspended for the final four games for conduct detrimental to the club. The deal also completes the second half of a much-needed task for Shanahan in the compressed few days between the end of the NFL lockout and the start of training camp. The two big-name malcontents from last season -- Donovan McNabb and Haynesworth -- are gone, just in time for the players official report date Thursday. The Redskins worked out a deal to trade McNabb on Wednesday, sending him to the Minnesota Vikings for a sixth-round draft pick in 2012 and a conditional sixth-round selection in 2013. Haynesworth was guaranteed a then-record US$41 million in the $100-million, seven-year contract he signed in the early hours of free agency in 2009. On the same day, he infamously declared: "Youre not going to remember Albert Haynesworth as a bust." But hell be chronicled as just that -- the biggest free agency mistake in Dan Snyders 12 years as Redskins owner, quite an achievement considering the money Snyder overspent on underachievers such as Deion Sanders and Adam Archuleta. Now Haynesworth is headed to the Patriots to play for another controlling, Super Bowl-winning coach, Bill Belichick, who has a new reclamation project to undertake. Randy Moss and Corey Dillon are among the players who found new life in New England after their careers appeared on the wane. "Hell see how we do things around here, point blank," New England defensive lineman Vince Wilfork said. "We had guys come through here with a rap sheet and (people) say he cant be handled, this guy cant do this and, you know what, it worked out fine for us. So I dont think it will be a big problem." Haynesworths problems accelerated when Shanahan was hired in early 2010, launching a battle of egos that never ceased. Haynesworth skipped off-season workouts because he didnt want to play nose tackle in the 3-4 defence the new coaches were installing, voicing instead his preference for a scheme that would showcase his talent and help achieve his goal of becoming "the best defence tackle to ever play this game." Shanahan told Haynesworth to go find another team, contingent upon giving up a $21-million contract bonus due on April 1. Haynesworth kept the money and stayed on the roster. He boycotted a mandatory minicamp, drawing a $10,000 fine and the public ire of several teammates. He became a league-wide punch line when he needed 10 days to pass a conditioning test at the start of training camp, then lost his starting job and became a marginal role-player. He played in only eight games last year before Shanahan suspended him with four games to play, citing a litany of issues that amounted to insubordination. Meanwhile, Haynesworths legal problems kept piling up. At one point last summer he was juggling as many four court-related matters at the same time, including lawsuits from a bank, an exotic dancer, a man injured in an automobile accident, and complaints from his ex-wife that he wasnt paying her health insurance or their childrens bills. In May, Haynesworth reached an out-of-court settlement after being accused of a road-rage attack in Virginia. He still has pending a misdemeanour sexual abuse charge, stemming from an accusation that he fondled a waitress at a hotel bar in Washington. He has pleaded not guilty, and the case is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 23. But at least his football future now lies in another city. The Patriots arent expected to announce the trade before Friday, subject to a physical and conditioning test. Of course, last year Haynesworths conditioning test turned into its own soap opera. "Obviously, from the outside looking in you can see that Albert wasnt really happy in his situation," New England defensive end Ty Warren said. "And, really, at the same time all you see is what goes on on the outside and sometimes thats only half of the truth. So I dont think (his arrival) is going to be a problem, with the structure of this locker room, the guys thats in this locker room." Bruce Irvin Lights Out Jersey. — #rexualassault (@rexchurko) May 28, 2014 @BarDown Iceotopes wearing chicken suits complete with sewn on numbers and our goalie is the egg! pic. Jon Ryan Jersey. LUCIE, Fla. Louis Blues remain at the top spot of the TSN. Marshawn Lynch Seahawks Jersey. The Oilers have the third selection in Friday nights first round, a year after taking Darnell Nurse seventh and two years removed from a streak of three consecutive No. Richard Sherman Youth Jersey. Ecclestone dismissed on Wednesday any clash between the series, after the top executive at Texas Motor Speedway called F1 "arrogant" for scheduling the United States Grand Prix in Austin on the same weekend that his track hosts NASCAR in Fort Worth. LAGOS DE MORENO, Mexico -- With one swing of the bat, Jimmy Van Ostrand drove in the only two runs Canada needed to beat the United States 2-1 Tuesday and win the gold medal at the Pan American Games. The Richmond, B.C., native stepped up to the plate with two men on base in the top of the sixth inning and doubled down the right field line to bring in Chris Robinson and Tim Smith. Both Robinson and Smith had two-out singles to start the rally. The gold was Canadas first at the Pan American Games, a competition that has been dominated by Cuba for 40 years. The Cubans had won 10 straight titles until the United States defeated them 12-10 in Mondays semifinals. They instead had to settle for bronze. Canada beat Mexico 5-3 in the other semifinal to get a chance at gold, and they didnt let the chance slip away. "We finally accomplished what we set out to do," said Canadas team manager Ernie Whitt. "Im so happy for these kids right now. Its a dream come true for all of us." Andrew Albers of North Battleford, Sask., started foor Canada and gave up six hits while striking out eight through 6 2-3 innings.dddddddddddd Scott Richmond came on in relief and shut down the Americans, striking out three of the seven batters he faced without surrendering a hit. The Americans took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning at the Pan Am Baseball Stadium. A.J. Pollock singled through the right side with one out and advanced to second on a passed ball with two down. Brett Carroll then doubled down the left field line to bring in Pollock and give the U.S. an early lead. Andy Ven Hekken pitched seven innings for the Americans, and gave up both runs on six hits. Jeff Beliveau pitched the eighth, giving up one hit, and Pete Andrelczyk came on in the ninth. "In every international baseball tournament there is a surprise team that comes out, plays their heart out and wins the event," U.S. manager Ernie Young said. "Canada played unbelievably throughout the tournament. They only lost one game. "You only lose one game, you deserve to win." ' ' '