NBA

  • Star point guard Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers are putting the finishing touches on a 2-year extension worth $122 million. Lillard will be under contract with Portland through the 2026-2027 season.

 

  • James Harden, former MVP, plans to re-sign with the Philadelphia 76er’s on a 2-year deal. The deal will have Harden taking a $15 million pay cut this season and will have a player option in the 2nd season.

 

  • The New York Knicks have waived center Taj Gibson and in turn are saving $5.1 million against the salary cap. Gibson was set to enter the 2nd year of his 2-year contract with New York. Several other teams have expressed interest in Gibson but he is expected to sign with the Washington Wizards upon clearing waivers.

 

 

NHL

  • 17 year veteran defensemen for the Edmonton Oilers, Duncan Keith, has decided to lay down his stick. The 38-year-old finished his career with 646 points over 1,256 games and contributed 91 points in 151 post season performances.

 

  • Goaltender Ville Husso was shipped from the St. Louis Blues to the Detroit Red Wings in return for the 73rd pick in the 2022 draft. Husso, a pending unrestricted free-agent, has reportedly signed a 3-year contract with the Red Wings that carries a $4.75 million yearly value.

 

  • The Florida Panthers signed forward Eetu Luostarinen to a 2-year contract extension on Friday. The deal holds an AAV of $1.5 million. Luostarinen was a pending restricted free agent.

 

 

MLB

  • Major League Baseball announced the 2022 All-Star game starters :

National League

  1. Catcher – Willson Contreras – Chicago Cubs
  2. 1st Base – Paul Goldschmidt – St. Louis Cardinals
  3. 2nd Base – Jazz Chisholm Jr. – Miami Marlins
  4. Shortstop – Trea Turner – Los Angeles Dodgers
  5. 3rd Base – Manny Machado – San Diego Padres
  6. Outfield – Ronald Acuna Jr. – Atlanta Braves
  7. Outfield – Mookie Betts – Los Angeles Dodgers
  8. Outfield – Joc Pederson – San Francisco Giants
  9. Designated Hitter – Bryce Harper – Philadelphia Phillies

American League

  1. Catcher – Alejandro Kirk – Toronto Blue Jays
  2. 1st Base – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Toronto Blue Jays
  3. 2nd Base – Jose Altuve – Houston Astros
  4. Shortstop – Tim Anderson – Chicago White Sox
  5. 3rd Base – Rafael Devers – Boston Red Sox
  6. Outfield – Aaron Judge – New York Yankees
  7. Outfield – Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels
  8. Outfield – Giancarlo Stanton – New York Yankees
  9. Designated Hitter – Shohei Ohtani – Los Angeles Angels

 

  • Chris Sale is set to make his season debut for the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Manager Alex Cora made the announcement on Friday.

 

  • Eugenio SuĂĄrez hit a 3-run shot off Sergio Romo in the 11th inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Friday night. This makes for Seattles season-best 6 straight victories and the 1st time in SuĂĄrez career that he hit a game ending homer.