- - Thursday, April 21, 2011


Brewers, Braun reach deal for five years, $105 million

MILWAUKEE | Left fielder Ryan Braun signed a $105 million, five-year contract extension with the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.

The deal includes a mutual option for one additional year worth up to $20 million and is the longest commitment to a player in Brewers franchise history.

Braun has been elected to start in each of the past three All-Star Games and is one of just five players in history to hit 125 homers and post a .300 batting average over the first four seasons of his career.


Timberwolves’ Love NBA’s most improved player

NEW YORK | Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has been voted the NBA’s most improved player for the season after leading the league in rebounding, the NBA said Thursday.

Love, 22, set career highs of 20.2 points and 15.2 rebounds per game, and produced the NBA’s first 30 point/30 rebound game since 1982. He had 31 points and 31 rebounds against the New York Knicks in a November 2010 game.


Selig: Bonds’ records will stand despite conviction

NEW YORK | Baseball commissioner Bud Selig will not consider changing Barry Bonds’ records following the slugger’s conviction on obstruction of justice last week.

Bonds holds the career (762) and season (73) home run records, breaking marks set by Hank Aaron (755) and Roger Maris (61). Bonds was convicted last week on one count, with the jury finding he gave an evasive answer to a grand jury in 2003 when asked whether personal trainer Greg Anderson ever gave him anything that required an injection.


Utah attorney general pursuing BCS lawsuit

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