White grabs Olympic gold again...Warriors’ McCaw out for weeks... Garcia win in salary arbitration
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Snowboarder Shaun White has become the first American male to win gold medals at three Winter Olympics. White has won the halfpipe with a score of 97.75. It was the 100th Winter Olympic gold medal for the U.S. Competition tonight U.S. time, includes the pairs figure skating finals and if the weather cooperates, the rescheduled men’s downhill and women’s giant slalom. Also, In ice hockey, the U.S. women play Canada.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Second-year Warriors guard Patrick McCaw will miss at least four weeks after breaking a bone in his left wrist Monday night against the Suns. Golden State announced that McCaw had a non-displaced fracture in the wrist. The Warriors are playing tonight at Portland to conclude the schedule before the All-Star break. McCaw will wear a cast for 10 days then be re-evaluated in four weeks.
UNDATED (AP) — Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia won his salary arbitration case against the team and will get a raise to $6.7 million instead of the club’s $5.85 million offer. Garcia was a first-time All-Star last year, when he was second in the AL batting race and set career bests with a .330 average, 18 homers and 80 RBIs. He made $3 million. Players now lead 8-6 in arbitration decisions.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Former major leaguer John “Tito” Francona, the father of Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, has died. He was 84. The Indians say the elder Francona died unexpectedly at his home in New Brighton, Pennsylvania on Tuesday night. Francona played in the majors for 15 seasons, six with the Indians. Terry Francona is affectionately called “Tito” after his father.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has his man to snap the ball for the next several seasons after center Daniel Kilgore received a three-year contract extension. It takes Kilgore through the 2020 season. Last week, Garoppolo signed a $137.5 million, five-year contract.