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MLB NOTEBOOK
Dodgers righty Trevor Bauer is baseball's highest-paid player in 2021 at $38 million after agreeing to a $102 million, three-year contract he can terminate after one season. One of his former teams, Cleveland, is among the 12 with payrolls of less than $100 million this year.

AP: Median MLB salary down more than 6 percent since 2017

With salaries among the central sticking points in the upcoming CBA fight, 62 percent of players on opening-day rosters had salaries under $1 million, including 35 percent under $600,000. 1 hour ago

Primarily a run stopper, Sheldon Richardson finished with 64 tackles and 4½ sacks last season.

Browns release veteran DT Sheldon Richardson, a head-scratching salary-cap move

Richardson, who started 16 games last season, was cut just days after the Browns signed Jadeveon Clowney. 1 hour ago

A disagreement at second base escalated as the White Sox' and Indians' benches cleared in the first inning.

After getting no hit, Indians bounce back to beat White Sox

José Ramírez connected for a go-ahead, two-run homer off Lance Lynn in the sixth inning for Cleveland.

Cameron Smith birdied the difficult 17th and 18th holes at Harbour Town to complete his 9-under 62 and claim a one-shot lead after the first round of the RBC Heritage.

Cameron Smith shoots career-low 62 to take first-round lead at RBC Heritage

He is coming off a tie for 10th at the Masters.

Gevvie Stone and Kristina Wagner won the women's double sculls final at the US Olympic and Paralympic rowing trials on Thursday in New Jersey.

Newton’s Gevvie Stone teams with Weston’s Kristina Wagner to secure a spot in the Olympics

It will be the third Olympics for Stone, while Wagner will make her first trip to the games.

Carlos Rodón pitched the second no-hitter in the majors this season, and the 20th in White Sox history.

White Sox’ Carlos Rodón throws no-hitter, but loses perfect game in ninth

Rodón plunked Roberto Pérez on his back foot with an 0-and-2 slider with one out in the ninth.

Second baseman Jose Altuve was one of five Astros placed on the COVID-19 protocol injured list.

Five Astros on injured list because of COVID-19 protocols

GM James Click couldn’t say if a player had tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to someone who had.

WNBA Draft
Texas forward Charli Collier (35), blocking the shot of Baylor guard Te'a Cooper (4), will likely be a target of the Dallas Wings, who have the top two picks in the 2021 WNBA Draft.

Dallas Wings control WNBA draft with top two picks

It's the first time in league history that a team will choose both No. 1 and 2.