AP source: Jackson agrees to $56M deal with Raiders...Sabres and Wild make a trade...Kang takes the lead
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a five-year extension to keep guard Gabe Jackson under contract through the 2022 season. That’s according to a person familiar with the deal, who says it’s worth $56 million. Jackson has been a key part of the Raiders offensive line. He’s the second prominent member of Oakland’s stellar 2014 draft class to get a lucrative extension this offseason. Quarterback Derek Carr signed a $125 million, five-year deal last week.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Former Sabres captain Jason Pominville is returning to Buffalo after being acquired along with defenseman Marco Scandella in a four-player trade with the Minnesota Wild. In exchange, the Wild acquired forwards Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno (foh-LEE’-noh) as well as Buffalo’s third-round pick in next year’s draft. The trade was struck a day before the NHL’s free-agency signing period opens.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers’ No. 2 overall pick, Nolan Patrick, had a second abdominal surgery prior to being drafted and is expected to return to full activity in four to six weeks. General manager Ron Hextall announced the surgery today, a week after the Flyers selected Patrick in the draft. Patrick missed three months last season with a similar injury.
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Danielle Kang made a birdie on her final hole of the day and wrested the lead from Amy Yang midway through the second round at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Kang finished with a 66 that left her at 7 under for the tournament and a stroke clear of Yang, the first-round leader, and two better than Moriya Jutanugarn (juh-TAN’-uh-garn).
CINCINNATI (AP) — The defending World Series champions open a weekend series in Cincinnati tonight, looking to recover from a rough stay in Washington. They parted ways with Miguel Montero after the catcher blamed pitcher Jake Arrieta (ehr-ee-ET’-uh) for allowing seven stolen bases by the Nationals on Tuesday. A day later, Kris Bryant sprained his right ankle, and he is expected to be sidelined a few days. One thing in Chicago’s favor: The Cubs have won 23 of their last 28 against Cincinnati.