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Sources: Seahawks, Wilson agree to deal

Quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $87.6 million, sources confirmed to ESPN.

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Dez: 'No pressure' after signing for $70 million

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant says the $70 million contract he recently signed doesn't add pressure and that he's glad to be back with the team after skipping much of the offseason program.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

There is some speculation within the industry about a possible BOS/Cubs/Padres three-way blockbuster taking shape. Lots of pieces that fit.

Dodgers making moves -- but not big ones
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L.A. picked up quality SPs Alex Wood and Mat Latos on Thursday. But Tim Kurkjian explains the Dodgers' reluctance to trade for aces Cole Hamels and David Price. And it had to do with an 18-year-old.

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Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

National League leaders in outfield OPS: 1) Harper, 1.153; 2) Stanton, .952; 3) Gerardo Parra, .886; 4) McCutchen, .880.

Report: Orioles getting Gerardo Parra

Baltimore has agreed to trade minor leaguer Zach Davies for Brewers OF Parra pending physicals, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Parra's in the midst of an MLB-best 14-game hitting streak. He would be the second outfielder dealt by Milwaukee in as many days (Carlos Gomez on Thursday).

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Russell Wilson, by the numbers
NFL 

The QB and the Seahawks have agreed to a deal that will make Wilson one of the highest-paid players in the NFL. And the numbers say Wilson is worth it -- his 36 wins in his first three seasons is the most by a starting QB in the Super Bowl era. All he does is win

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Kurkjian: Yankees will be active today
MLB 

"The Yankees are on the war path to try to find some pitching help. [Padres closer] Craig Kimbrel certainly is an option."

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Russell Wilson agrees to extension
NFL 

The Seahawks QB had set a self-imposed deadline of today for contract extension talks -- and it paid off. Wilson and Seattle have reached an agreement on a 4-year, $87.6M extension on the day the team takes the field for training camp, according to ESPN and Sports Illustrated.

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American League bulks up on stars
MLB 

With a few hours remaining before the trade deadline, the AL can take a bow. Troy Tulowitzki (Rockies to Blue Jays), Johnny Cueto (Reds to Royals), Carlos Gomez (Brewers to Astros) have all switched leagues and Cole Hamels (Phillies to Rangers) is reportedly next.

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Last Rousey opponent makes prediction
MMA 

Says Cat Zingano on this Saturday's Ronda Rousey-Bethe Correia bout: "I imagine if Bethe is going to have a strategy, it's not rushing in and doing something crazy that will make history and get her finished under 14 seconds." Expert panel musings

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Seahawks keeping their core together
NFL 

Herm Edwards approves of QB Russell Wilson's four-year, $87.6M contract extension: "It's about winning. It's about what you bring to your football team."

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Elhassan: The most NBA-ready rookies
NBA 

Karl-Anthony Towns looks like he should be a solid starter with a superstar ceiling, according to Amin Elhassan's Readiness scale. D’Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay, though, aren't quite ready yet. Who's ready? (Insider)

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Baltimore outfielders vs. Gerardo Parra

Parra, reportedly headed to the Orioles, would offer an instant upgrade to the current crop of O's outfielders.

  • Orioles: .210 BA, .612 OPS, 25 RBIs
  • Parra: .328 BA, .886 OPS, 31 RBIs

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Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Tiger Woods makes birdie on his 10th hole of the day. Now 2-under for the round and just three strokes off the lead.

Wilson hit the ground running
NFL 

Russell Wilson, who agreed to a 4-year extension with Seattle today, has rushed for 1,877 yards in his career, the most among all QBs since 2012 and the second-most by any QB in their first three seasons since the 1970 NFL/AFL merger.

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Turnover leads to half-court winner

His coach (or someone on the bench) screamed to foul. But a player on this AAU basketball team came up with the loose ball and put in a miracle off the glass.

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Mike Golic pleads with Jets' Richardson
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"Look what happened to Jerome Brown. I can plead to Sheldon. Google it, Sheldon. Look at it. Read the story. Guy that was 27 years old, lived fast, had a good time, drove fast, and that’s how he was killed with his nephew. Driving fast in his Corvette. Car went out of control, flipped, hit a telephone poll. Both dead. That quickly. It’s over."

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Jets DL charged with resisting arrest

Sheldon Richardson, who is already suspended 4 games for marijuana use, was charged in connection with a high-speed street race in which he allegedly was clocked going as fast as 143 mph. A probable cause statement released by police said Richardson endangered the welfare of a child in the first degree, as a 12-year-old child was in the vehicle. 12 days after ban

Beijing will stage 2022 Olympics
Olympic Sports 

While both projects were of "outstanding quality," the IOC chose Beijing over Almaty to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Its contingent -- which included a very tall Yao Ming -- cheered the decision.

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