West­brook signs $205M ex­ten­sion to stay in OKC

New York Daily News - - SPORTS -

Rus­sell West­brook is stay­ing with the Thun­der. The su­per­star point guard and reign­ing NBA MVP has signed a con­tract ex­ten­sion to re­main in Ok­la­homa City, the team an­nounced Fri­day. ESPN first re­ported the agree­ment and said it would be for five years and worth $205 mil­lion.

West­brook said this week that Ok­la­homa City is where he wanted to be. He said he was thrilled with the off­sea­son ad­di­tions of four-time All-Star Paul Ge­orge and 10-time All-Star Carmelo An­thony.

l The NBA is rec­om­mend­ing teams ad­dress fans or show videos ex­press­ing themes of unity be­fore their first home games, while re­mind­ing them of the rule that play­ers must stand for the na­tional an­them. A memo was sent to teams a day af­ter Adam Sil­ver said he ex­pected play­ers would stand for the an­them.

SOX DON’T CLINCH

The Bos­ton Red Sox once again failed to clinch the AL East ti­tle as Alex Breg­man home­red and drove in three runs, giv­ing the Hous­ton Astros a 3-2 vic­tory at Fen­way.

l The AL Cen- tral cham­pion In­di­ans romped to a 10-1 win over the vis­it­ing Chicago White Sox and main­tained their one-game lead — while own­ing the tiebreaker — over Hous­ton for the best record in the AL with two left.

l Gian­carlo Stan­ton went 2 for 4 with a sin­gle and a dou­ble and the Mi­ami slug­ger re­mained at 59 home runs as the At­lanta Braves beat the host Mar­lins 6-5.

l Pete Mack­anin is out as Phillies man­ager af­ter 21/2 sea­sons but will re­main in the dugout for the fi­nal three games this week­end and re­turn as a spe­cial as­sis­tant to gen­eral man­ager Matt Klen­tak in 2018.

l Min­nesota Twins slug­ger Miguel Sano is com­ing back just in time for the play­offs. The Twins ac­ti­vated their All-Star third base­man on Fri­day, in time for the sea­son’s fi­nal series.

l The vis­it­ing Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers kept their play­off hopes alive with a 5-3 vic­tory over the St. Louis Car­di­nals.

l A crowd-fund­ing cam­paign started by Hous­ton Astros out­fielder Car­los Bel­tran has al­ready raised nearly $1.3 mil­lion to help with hur­ri­cane re­lief in his na­tive Puerto Rico.

l Chad Bet­tis picked up his sec­ond win since his re­turn from tes­tic­u­lar can­cer and the host Rock­ies beat the Los An­ge­les Dodgers 9-1 to re­main on the verge of clinch­ing their first post­sea­son spot since 2009.

MI­AMI DOM­I­NATES DUKE

Ma­lik Rosier threw two touch­down passes and ran for an­other score and No. 14 Mi­ami’s de­fense shut down Duke ina 31-6 vic­tory in Durham.

SPARKS FLY IN GAME 3

Nneka Og­wu­mike and Odyssey Sims each scored 16 points to help the Los An­ge­les Sparks beat the Min­nesota Lynx 75-64 in Game 3 of the WNBA Fi­nals in L.A. The Sparks have taken a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five game series.

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