Vikings extend contract of Hunter in $72 million deal
• The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with Danielle Hunter, making him one of the top 10 highest-paid defensive ends in the NFL while securing another core player before he could reach free agency. The deal is worth up to $72 million, according to a person with knowledge of the contract who spoke on condition of anonymity because the terms weren’t disclosed by the team.
• The brother of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins was arrested and charged Wednesday with manslaughter in the death of a 25-year-man whose body was found in the NFL player’s New Jersey home.
The Bergen County prosecutor’s office said 34-year-old William H. Jenkins, of Fair Lawn, was charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of Roosevelt Rene, whose body was discovered Tuesday.
• The Indianapolis Colts signed second-round draft pick Braden Smith, a guard from Auburn. The Colts selected the 6-foot-6, 315-pound Smith with the 37th overall pick in the draft. He started 41 consecutive games for Auburn and won the 2017 Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the Southeastern Conference’s top blocker.
After loss, Murray debates bid for Wimbledon
• Andy Murray lost 6-4, 6-4 to second-seeded Kyle Edmund in the second round of the Eastbourne International as he continued his comeback from injury.
Asked if he would know by the time the draw was made on Friday morning whether he would play at Wimbledon, Murray replied: “Yeah, probably. I’ll chat with my team in the next couple of days.’’
Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki reached the quarterfinals of the Eastbourne International by beating Johanna Konta 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Blackhawks, Blue Jackets trade Schroeder, Berube
• The Chicago Blackhawks acquired forward Jordan Schroeder from the Columbus Blue Jackets for goaltender Jean-Francois Berube. The 27-year-old Schroeder, a first-round pick by Vancouver in 2009, spent time last season with Columbus and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League. Schroeder had 36 points in 48 games with Cleveland, but just two in 21 games with the Blue Jackets.
• The Buffalo Sabres improved their top-six forward ranks by acquiring Conor Sheary and defenseman Matt Hunwick in a trade with Pittsburgh. The Penguins obtained a conditional 2019 fourth-round pick that could improve to a third-rounder in move that frees up $5.5 million of space under their salary cap before the NHL’s free-agency period opens Sunday.
The Penguins re-signed forward Riley Sheahan to a $2.1 million, one-year contract.
— ABJ/Ohio.com wires
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