Entries in contract extension (23)


Huston Street Signs 2-Year Extension with Angels

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- Los Angeles Angels signed closer Huston Street to a two-year, $18 million extension that will keep the 31-year-old in Anaheim through the 2017 season.

The deal also includes a $10 million club option for the 2018 season with a $1 million buyout and a limited no-trade clause.

Street was traded to the Angels from the San Diego Padres last July. The former first-round pick of the Oakland Athletics has since converted 28 saves with a 2.25 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.

During his 11 year career, Street has converted 286 of his 332 save chances to go along with a 2.83 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP.

Street will earn $7 million this season.

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ESPN: Dolphins Agree to 5-Year Extension with Mike Pouncey

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey agreed to a five-year, $52.15 contract extension with the Miami Dolphins, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

According to Schefter, Pouncey will receive $22 million guaranteed and an $11 million signing bonus.

The 25-year-old Pouncey has made the Pro Bowl the past two seasons.

Last season, the 6-foot-5, 311-pound Pouncey missed the first four games with a hip injury. He started the final 12 games of the season at guard, but is expected to play this season at his natural position of center.

Pouncey is now the highest-paid center in the NFL.

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Canucks Give Contract Extensions to Dorsett and Sbisa

Len Redkoles/Getty Images(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) -- The Vancouver Canucks announced Wednesday that they signed winger Derek Dorsett and defenseman Luca Sbisa to contract extensions.

The 28-year-old Dorsett receives a four-year deal. This season, his first with Vancouver, Dorsett has played in 77 games, recording seven goals and 18 assists.

“Derek has been an incredibly valuable member of the Canucks roster, both on and off the ice this year,” Canucks General Manager Jim Benning said. “His willingness to chip in both offensively and defensively while standing up for his teammates at all times has been instrumental to our success all season.”

Meanwhile, the 25-year-old Sbisa receives a three-year deal. Sbisa, who was originally selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers, is in his first season with the Canucks. He's played in 74 games, compiling three goals and eight assists.

“Luca has been a big part of our backend all season, logging big minutes during key stretches and doing anything that is asked of him by our coaching staff,” Benning said. “We are excited to have both Derek and Luca in the fold moving forward to continue our goal of winning today, while also having an eye to the future.”

The Canucks (46-29-5 97pts) have already clinched a playoff spot this season.

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Kings Signs Pearson to 2-Year Extension

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) -- Winger Tanner Pearson signed a two-year, $2.8 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday.

Pearson, 22, was selected by the Kings with the 30th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. He has since played in 67 games for the Kings, racking up 15 goals and eight assists.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Pearson also has played in 25 postseason games compiling 12 points.

Pearson has been out since suffering a broken leg on Jan. 10 against the Winnipeg Jets.

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Dan Mullen Extended Through 2018 Season

Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) -- Mississippi State extended the contract of head football coach Dan Mullen through the 2018 season.

Mullen, who last season led the Bulldogs to their first 10-win season in school history and was named the 2014 Maxwell National Coach of the Year, will make an average of $4.275 million per year.

"It's a privilege to represent our university, our program and our fans here at Mississippi State," Mullen said. "I appreciate (athletic director) Scott Stricklin and our administration who have given us the tools and resources to be successful and develop Bulldog football into a national brand over the last six years.

"We spent five weeks ranked No. 1 last season for the first time, but we have only scratched this surface on what we can accomplish here. We have created a winning culture both on and off the field and built a program that has sustained success in the nation's toughest conference. I've always said we are going to win a championship here, and I firmly believe that."

Before Mullen arrived in Starkville in 2009, Mississippi State had losing records in seven of its previous eight seasons. Since then the program has had five winning seasons.

Mullen has a 46-31 record at Mississippi State and has won more bowl games (3) than any other coach in Bulldogs history.

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Rangers Give Talbot 1-Year Extension

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Goalie Cam Talbot agreed to a one-year, 1.45 million contract extension with the New York Rangers that will keep him with the team through the 2015-16 season.

The 27-year-old Talbot has served as Henrik Lundqvist's backup for the past two seasons. During that time he's appeared in 28 games posting a 14-9-2 record with a 1.80 goals-against average, .936 save percentage and five shutouts.

During the 2013-14 season, Talbot became the first Rangers goalie to allow two or fewer goals in each of his first seven NHL starts.

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Seahawks Sign Avril to 4-Year Extension

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Seattle Seahawks signed defensive end Cliff Avril to a four-year contract extension Friday.

ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton reports the deal is worth $28.5 million, with $16 million guaranteed.

“I’m just happy to be in a situation where the team is as good as it is and to be a part of it and they want me to be a part of it,” Avril said.  “I’m fortunate enough to get a deal done so I can continue to be a part of it.”

Avril, who signed a two-year deal with Seattle before the 2013 season, has played in 14 games this season, recording 20 tackles, 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

"Cliff has been instrumental in what we've been building on the defensive side of the ball and we are excited that he'll be with us for another four years," Seahawks general manager John Schneider said. "He has been relentless in his approach to the game and his passion for winning is contagious. This is another great day for the Seahawks and the 12s."

This is the second straight day the Seahawks have signed one of their core defensive players. Thursday, they locked up linebacker K.J. Wright to a four-year, $27 million extension.

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ESPN: Patriots Sign OL Marcus Cannon to 2-Year Extension

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New England Patriots signed offensive lineman Marcus Cannon to a two-year, $9 million extension Thursday, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The 26-year-old Cannon was selected by the Patriots in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Cannon has proven to be a versatile player for New England. He started the final six games of last season at right tackle, and he appeared in all 13 of the team's games this year spending time at guard and tackle.

Cannon is currently in the final year of his rookie contract.

The Patriots (10-3) are hoping to clinch the AFC East with a win over the Miami Dolphins (7-6) Sunday.

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Kings Re-Sign Playoff Hero Alec Martinez

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Defenseman Alec Martinez signed a six-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings, team president/general manager Dean Lombardi announced Wednesday.

According to, the deal is worth an average of $4 million per season.

The 27-year-old Martinez came up clutch in the postseason for the Kings last season scoring the series-clinching goal in the Western Conference Final and then the Stanley Cup-clinching goal.

Martinez was originally drafted by the Kings with the 95th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft. Since then he's played in 221 games with Los Angeles tallying 25 goals, 37 assists, and a plus-32 rating.

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Wild Sign Scandella to 5-Year Extension

A.J. Messier/NHLI via Getty Images(ST. PAUL, Minn.) -- Defenseman Marco Scandella signed a five-year contract extension with the Minnesota Wild that will keep him with the team through the 2019-2020 season.

“Marco has shown tremendous improvement in his career and is one of the best young, two-way defensemen in the NHL,” Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher said. “He is a hard-working, energetic player who is just scratching the surface of his potential in the NHL.”

Scandella, 24, has scored five goals -- three were game-winners -- and dished out three assists in 21 games this season.

Scandella was drafted in the second round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Wild. Since then he's played in 186 regular season games for Minnesota, tallying 12 goals and 28 assists.

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