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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after its airplane's scary abandoned takeoff, Michigan's wild journey continues into the Big Ten semifinals, with a 74-70 overtime upset of 13th-ranked Purdue. The eighth-seeded Wolverines got 26 points from D.J. Wilson and 13 from Zak Irvin against the No. 1 seed Boilermakers. Michigan next faces the winner of today's quarterfinal between No. 4 seed Minnesota and No. 5 seed Michigan State.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — NL MVP Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1.05 million in the major leagues, a record for an unsigned player under club control with less than two years of major league service. The agreement tops Mike Trout's $1 million salary with the Los Angeles Angels in 2014. Bryant hit .292 with 39 homers, 102 RBIs and a major league-leading 121 runs, helping the Cubs win their first World Series title since 1908.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis is taking a break from baseball to undergo chemotherapy after discovering that his testicular cancer has spread. The Rockies say Bettis will undergo cancer treatment "over the next several weeks" in Arizona. There is no timetable for his return. Bettis was expected to be at or near the top of the Rockies' rotation this season after going 14-8 with a 4.79 ERA in 32 starts in 2016.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirk Cousins' agent says the Washington Redskins quarterback has signed his contract for the exclusive franchise tag. Mike McCartney tweeted the news 10 days after the team placed the tag on Cousins, guaranteeing him a salary of about $24 million for the 2017 season. The Redskins have until July 15 to try to work out a long-term deal with their starting QB. They also could trade him.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have released quarterback Robert Griffin III after one injury-marred season. The team terminated Griffin's contract the day before he would have been due a $750,000 roster bonus. The move comes a day after Cleveland acquired quarterback Brock Osweiler (AHS'-wy-lur) in a trade with Houston.
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