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TOKYO -- Ichiro Suzuki took a final bow in the eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners worked overtime to send him out a winner, claiming a 5-4 victory in 12 innings to sweep the two-game set from the Oakland Athletics at Tokyo Dome on Thursday. Ichiro's storied 27-year career ended with a dramatic exit in the eighth inning.
The Los Angeles Angels and two-time Most Valuable Player Mike Trout announced the 12-year contract that will likely keep the outfielder an Angel for the rest of his career. "This is where I wanted to be all along," Trout said in a statement released by the team Wednesday night. "I have enjoyed my time as an Angel and look forward to representing the organization, my teammates and our fans for years to come."
Mike Trout is on the verge of a 12-year, $430 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Angels, ESPN reported Tuesday. Trout, 27, is a two-time American League Most Valuable Player and was scheduled to become a free agent in 2020. The agreement, per ESPN, tacks on 10 years to the final two seasons remaining on Trout's $144.5 million agreement with the Angels. The deal would smash the massive contract signed by Bryce Harper -- 13 years, $330 million with the Philadelphia Phillies -- on March 2.
Popular Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn will officially retire as a member of the team, general manager Brian Gutekunst announced Wednesday. Kuhn played for nine seasons (2007-15) with the Packers, with enthusiastic choruses of "Kuuuuhn" greeting his every touch at Lambeau Field.
Efforts to amend the NFL's replay rules this offseason have stalled out over a lack of support, according to one owner. New York Giants co-owner and NFL competition committee member John Mara told ESPN on Tuesday that he's "not sensing a lot of support for making changes" at this time. Members of the committee spent the past two days in Indianapolis discussing the replay procedures, largely in response to a missed pass interference call near the end of regulation in the NFC Championship Game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints.
MEXICO CITY — Dustin Johnson has made his fame and fortune on the PGA Tour by being one of the longest hitters in the world, but it was his all-around game that was on display this week as he posted a five-shot victory at 21-under-par 263 after the final round of play Sunday, Feb. 24, at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City.
ATLANTA — Teams don't get much more innovative than Team Penske, which showed its creativity amid this season's mountain of NASCAR rule changes as Penske driver Brad Keselowski won the Folds of Honor Quick Trip 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 25. Keselowski took the lead for good when he stole the lead away from teammate Joey Logano with 32 laps to go and from there, held off a charging Martin Truex Jr. of Joe Gibbs Racing and drove to the victory.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Jim Boeheim reportedly struck and killed a pedestrian while the Syracuse head coach was driving on Interstate 690 late Wednesday night. The 74-year-old Boeheim is cooperating with authorities and reported the accident to police, according to Syracuse.com. A man in his 30s got out of his car after an accident on the interstate near Syracuse, per the report, when Boeheim's vehicle hit the pedestrian. Boeheim has been the head coach at Syracuse since 1976 where he has a record of 943-378 and lead his team to an NCAA championship in 2003.
Wide receiver Adam Thielen's $5.85 million salary for 2019 puts him among the lowest-paid No. 1 receivers on any team. And with two years left on the four-year, $19.25 million contract he signed in 2017, the Minnesota Vikings might consider trying to extend the contract of the productive 28-year-old wideout. Or they could wait. His agent, Blake Baratz, told SKOR North radio in the Twin Cities on Tuesday that Thielen will not hold out to force the Vikings to the negotiating table.
Tuning in to Chicago Cubs baseball will be simplified by this time next year. The team announced at the outset of spring training the launch of a regional sports TV channel, Marquee Sports Network, beginning in 2020. According to the team, the channel is set to become the exclusive home of Cubs games, which are currently broadcast on WGN-TV and NBC Sports Chicago.