Ducks sign G John Gibson to 8-year, $51.2 million extension
Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson agreed to an eight-year, $51.2 million extension on Saturday, keeping him with the club through the 2026-27 season. Gibson debuted with Anaheim as a precocious 20-year-old in 2014, and he survived a few bumpy stretches to become a standout starter for a perennial playoff team. The former second-round draft pick set career highs last season with 31 victories and a .926 save percentage while playing in 60 games . . . William Karlsson and the Vegas Golden Knights avoided arbitration with a $5.25 million, one-year contract for the high-scoring forward. Karlsson gets a significant raise from his previous $1 million salary. Karlsson shattered career highs with 43 goals and 35 assists last season. He won the Lady Byng Award for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct with a high standard of play.
Cubs’ Darvish feels no pain
After throwing a bullpen session, Yu Darvish said he was pain-free and is ‘‘very optimistic’’ about returning to the Chicago Cubs’ rotation this season. Darvish threw 55 pitches, including warm-ups, before the game with the San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field. The righthander has been on the disabled list since late May with triceps and elbow injuries. Darvish said he hopes to face batters in a simulated game in his next outing. He has made just eight starts for the Cubs this season after signing a six-year, $126 million contract in the offseason.
Season may be in jeopardy
Tampa Bay Rays infielder Daniel Robertson was put on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb and might miss the rest of the season. Robertson was hurt sliding into second base on a double Friday night in St. Petersburg, Fla. He will see a hand specialist Sunday to determine if surgery will be required . . . Los Angels Angels star Mike Trout was not in the starting lineup for the third straight game because of a sore right wrist . . . St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler was put on the 10-day disabled list with a broken left foot. Fowler was removed in the eighth inning of Friday’s game. Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Fowler was injured earlier in the game when he fouled a ball off the foot . . . The Padres placed left fielder Wil Myers on the 10-day disabled list with a left foot bone bruise.
Robertson wins Maine race
New Zealander Jake Robertson won the Beach to Beacon 10k road race, running away from the pack and crossing the finish line alone in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Robertson’s unofficial time of 27 minutes, 37 seconds was 50 seconds ahead of Stephen Sambu of Kenya and Maine native Ben True, who was third at 28:29. Kenyan Sandrafelis Chebet Tuei won the women’s division in 31:21, just seconds ahead of Ethopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh at 31:26. Molly Huddle, the US 10,000-meter record holder, was third at 31:40. More than 6,500 runners participated.
Williams out of Rogers Cup
Serena Williams pulled out of next week’s Rogers Cup hard-court tournament in Montreal, citing personal reasons. Williams is coming off the most lopsided defeat of her career, a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday . . . Defending champion Alexander Zverev defeated 10th-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-2, 6-4, to reach the final of the Citi Open in Washington.
Filly wins Hambletonian
Atlanta became the 14th filly to win the Hambletonian at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., taking the $1 million trotting race for 3-year-olds in an emotional victory for the Canadian father-son team of Rick and Scott Zeron. She is the first filly to win since Continentalvictory in 1996 . . . Diversify won the $1.2 million Whitney by 3½ lengths over Mind Your Biscuits in the slop at Saratoga Race Course in New York . . . Lee Westwood withdrew from next week’s PGA Championship with an undisclosed injury, missing the major for only the second time since he first played it in 1997 . . . British swimmer Adam Peaty won gold in 57 seconds in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke, breaking his own world record at the European Championships in Glasgow. Russian Kliment Kolesnikov set a world record in taking the men’s 50-meter backstroke, finishing in 24 seconds to beat the previous best mark of 24.04 . . . Arizona Cardinals starting center A.Q. Shipley was carted to the locker room after injuring his leg during practice. Shipley was able to walk off the field on his own but after a brief time in an examination tent was taken to the locker room on a cart, a towel draped over his head. The extent of the injury might not be publicly known until the team resumes training camp on Monday . . . Kicker Mike Nugent, starting his 14th season in the NFL and playing for his seventh team, signed with the Oakland Raiders . . . Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari, a second-team All-Pro the last two seasons, was taken off the field on a cart during a scrimmage at Lambeau Field. The severity of his injury was unknown . . . The Netherlands and Ireland will play for the Women’s World Cup field hockey championship Sunday in London. The Dutch, reaching their fifth straight final, conceded a penalty corner goal with seven minutes left but prevailed in their semifinal in a shootout, 3-1, to foil the Australians. First-time finalist Ireland extended its stunning run by upsetting Spain, 3-2, in a shootout after regulation ended in a 1-1 tie in the other semifinal.