Two Dukes announce college plans
Dixon football players Finn Brandon and Dylan Messer announced Thursday their plans to play college football.
Brandon, a senior wide receiver and linebacker, will play at St. Xavier.
Messer, a senior lineman, will play at Augustana
St. Xavier went 9-4 last season, going 5-0 in the Midwest League and reaching the NAIA quarterfinals.
Augustana was 4-6 last year, 3-6 in the CCIW.
Goldschmidt, Cards near extension
The Cardinals and Paul Goldschmidt are finalizing a 5-year extension worth around $130 million, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.
The extension, to start after 2019, carries through 2024.
Rays sign Snell to
new 5-year deal
AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell will go into his first career opening-day start with a lot more financial security than he envisioned just a few days ago.
The 26-year-old left-hander said Thursday he was almost certain he wouldn’t receive the raise he felt he deserved until he hit arbitration next winter, but he and the Rays agreed to a $50 million, 5-year contract.