Cabrera to make $292 million over 10 years, reports say
Miguel Cabrera’s bid to become one of the greatest hitters of all time apparently will take place in a Detroit Tigers uniform.
According to media reports Thursday, the Tigers and Cabrera have agreed to an eight-year extension worth $248 million. The 30-year-old slugger has two years and $44 million left on his contract, bringing the 10-year total to $292 million, Fox Sports reported.
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Cabrera smashed an Aaron Harang change-up for a home run in the Tigers’ 9-3 exhibition victory over the Atlanta Braves in Lakeland, Fla. Harang, a former Mariner, allowed six runs and eight hits in 52
Japan’s Asada sets world record
Mao Asada of Japan won the women’s short program with a world-record 78.66 points at the world championships in Saitama, Japan.
Carolina Kostner of Italy was second with 77.24 points. The top American was Gracie Gold, in fifth place with 70.31 points.
Yuna Kim of South Korea had the previous women’s world record of 78.50 points, set at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Mickelson shoots a 77 in Texas
Two weeks before the start of the Masters at Augusta National in Georgia, Phil Mickelson shot a 5-over-par 77 in the first round of the Texas Open at TPC San Antonio.
Mickelson, ranked fifth in the world, had his worst score since a 78 in August at the PGA Championship.
Pat Perez and Danny Lee shared the clubhouse lead at 4-under 68 and Andrew Loupe was at 4 under with seven holes to play when darkness forced the suspension of play. The start was delayed 2 hours, 40 minutes because of fog, and 45 players were unable to finish the round.
Former Washington Huskies player Alex Prugh (71) of Spokane and Michael Putnam (1 under with four holes left) of University Place were among players tied for 30th.
Ex-Husky Richard H. Lee (72) and Gig Harbor’s Kyle Stanley (even par with two holes left) were among those tied for 51st place.
Creamer, Uribe share lead
Paula Creamer of the United States and Mariajo Uribe of Colombia shared the lead at 5-under 67 after the first round of the Kia Classic, an LPGA Tour event at Aviara in Carlsbad, Calif.
Bush watches Manziel’s pro day
Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, had a memorable pro day on campus in College Station, Texas.
Manziel, who played two college seasons, threw for 75 representatives from 30 NFL teams. Guests included former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara.
Manziel was wearing shoulder pads and a helmet as he threw about 65 passes to six receivers. Two passes weren’t caught and one long pass was grabbed out of bounds by Mike Evans, who is expected to join Manziel as a first-round selection in the May draft.
Did Manziel notice when Bush arrived in a golf cart about 10 minutes into the workout?
“No,” he said. “I was trying to go 65 for 65.”
Williams beats Sharapova again
American Serena Williams, who is ranked No. 1 in the world, beat Russian Maria Sharapova for the 15th time in a row. Williams prevailed 6-4, 6-3 over the fourth-seeded Sharapova in the Sony Open semifinals in Key Biscayne, Fla.
Williams will play second-ranked Li Na of China in Saturday’s final. Li advanced by defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.
• BMC cyclist Tejay van Garderen, who was born in Tacoma, won the fourth stage of the Volta a Catalunya by pulling away in snow and fog in Setcases, Spain.
Van Garderen covered 103 miles in 4 hours, 49 minutes, 30 seconds. He is in third overall, seven seconds behind leader Joaquim Rodriguez, a Katusha rider from Spain.
• Defender James Riley of the Los Angeles Galaxy had surgery on his left knee and will be out for at least six months, officials for the Major League Soccer team announced. Riley suffered the injury during Saturday’s match at Real Salt Lake.
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