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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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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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Sources: Cole Hamels to Rangers official
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Texas and Philadelphia agreed to swap Hamels on Wednesday, and now it's official, according ESPN sources and multiple reports. Hamels and reliever Jake Diekman go to Texas for SP Matt Harrison, and five others Rangers including top catching prospect Jorge Alfaro

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Clayton: Both sides win in Wilson deal
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"[Russell] Wilson deserved to be paid and he accepted a strong contract. Call it a 'checkdown' with a great pay-off. Or call it taking the safe play, but the right play. ... It came down to the deadline, but in the end this was a win-win deal," John Clayton wrote. Good job, everyone

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ICYMI: Ryan Rua hits inside-the-park HR
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The Rangers outfielder used his legs to turn a line drive to center field into a four-bagger.

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Reds-Mets talking Wheeler-Bruce swap
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Medical information is being reviewed for a potential trade including Mets SP Zack Wheeler and Reds OF Jay Bruce, according to ESPN's Adam Rubin. New York turns to Bruce (.257 BA, 17 HRs) after a trade for Carlos Gomez fell through. Wheeler is recovering from Tommy John surgery.

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Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Tiger Woods drops lengthy birdie putt -- his fourth of the day -- and moves to 6-under, officially inside the top-10 at his event.

Impact of Wilson contract on Seahawks?
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Said Ryan Clark: "They've been budgeting for this deal. Even with giving everybody else their money, they made sure they had the money to get this done. I think going forward, they will keep as many key pieces as they can."

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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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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