LYLES, ROCK­IES AGREE TO ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $3.18 MIL­LION

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Fac­ing the pos­si­bil­ity of get­ting cut by the Rock­ies later this week, righthander Jor­dan Lyles agreed Wed­nes­day to a one-year con­tract worth $3,175,000 — a $200,000 raise.

Lyles was mostly used out of the bullpen by the Rock­ies last sea­son. He made the first of his 35 re­lief ap­pear­ances June 22 after be­ing re­called from Triple-A Al­bu­querque and went 4-5 with a 5.83 ERA in 40 games.

The 26-year-old was ac­quired by Colorado from Hous­ton on Dec. 3, 2013, and is 27-43 in his ma­jor-league ca­reer with a 5.17 ERA.

Teams have un­til Fri­day to of­fer 2017 con­tracts to un­signed play­ers on their 40-man ros­ter. If of­fered a con­tract, Lyles would have been el­i­gi­ble for salary ar­bi­tra­tion.

Toronto ad­vances to MLS Cup

B toronto » Benoit Chey­rou and To­saint Rick­etts scored 2 min­utes apart in ex­tra time and Toronto FC ad­vanced to the MLS Cup fi­nal, out­last­ing the Mon­treal Im­pact 5-2 in the rain Wed­nes­day night for a 7-5 ag­gre­gate vic­tory.

It took ex­tra time and 12 goals to de­cide the two-leg Eastern Con­fer­ence fi­nal. Toronto will host the Seat­tle Sounders on Dec. 10 in the MLS cham­pi­onship game, be­com­ing the first Cana­dian team to play for the ti­tle.

Judge gives McQueary ad­di­tional money B A for­mer

harrisburg, pa.» Penn State as­sis­tant foot­ball coach is get­ting an ad­di­tional $5 mil­lion over his treat­ment by the uni­ver­sity fol­low­ing Jerry San­dusky’s ar­rest on child mo­lesta­tion charges five years ago.

Judge Thomas Gavin ruled in fa­vor of Mike McQueary’s whistle­blower claim against the uni­ver­sity, adding to a jury’s $7.3 mil­lion ver­dict is­sued last month for defama­tion and mis­rep­re­sen­ta­tion.

McQueary had told in­ves­ti­ga­tors he saw San­dusky sex­u­ally abuse a boy in a team shower in 2001. After San­dusky’s ar­rest, McQueary was put on leave with pay and hasn’t re­turned to coach­ing.

Gavin is con­clud­ing that Penn State re­tal­i­ated against McQueary.

The judge is award­ing McQueary le­gal fees, nearly $4 mil­lion in lost wages and $1 mil­lion for hu­mil­i­a­tion and harm to his rep­u­ta­tion.

Five in run­ning for Wal­ter Camp award. Quar­ter­backs La­mar Jack­son

from Louisville, De­shaun Wat­son from Clem­son and Jake Brown­ing from Wash­ing­ton are among the five fi­nal­ists for the Wal­ter Camp player of the year award, which will be an­nounced next Thurs­day.

They’re joined by de­fen­sive stars Jonathan Allen of Alabama and Jabri­ill Pep­pers of Michi­gan.

• Texas run­ning back D’Onta Fore­man is skip­ping his se­nior sea­son to en­ter the NFL draft after rush­ing for 2,028 yards and 15 touch­downs this sea­son.

• Ma­lik Zaire, the quar­ter­back who won the start­ing job at Notre Dame last year be­fore a bro­ken an­kle ended his sea­son, plans to grad­u­ate in De­cem­ber and use his fi­nal year of el­i­gi­bil­ity else­where next sea­son.

LPGA gets more. The LPGA Tour will have four new tour­na­ments next year with an in­crease of $4.35 mil­lion in to­tal prize money.

Com­mis­sioner Mike Whan an­nounced the 2017 sched­ule fea­tures 34 of­fi­cial tour­na­ments, 21 of them in North Amer­ica and 16 with prize money of $2 mil­lion or more. Whan said the U.S. Women’s Open would have a $5 mil­lion purse, the largest ever in women’s golf.

Three to re­ceive Ali award B new york» Sports Il­lus­trated magazine has cho­sen Ka­reem Ab­dul-Jab­bar, Jim Brown and Bill Rus­sell to re­ceive its Muham­mad Ali Legacy Award for their ath­letic ca­reers and so­cial ac­tivism. Foot­note. Mag­nus Carlsen won his third ti­tle, de­feat­ing Rus­sian chal­lenger Sergey Kar­jakin after three weeks of gru­el­ing play in the World Chess Cham­pi­onship in New York.

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