April 21, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will not consider changing Barry Bonds' records following the slugger's conviction on obstruction of justice last week.Bonds holds the career (762) and season (73) home run records, breaking marks set by Hank Aaron (755) and Roger Maris (61)."In life there's always got to be pragmatism," Selig said Thursday at his annual meeting with the Associated Press Sports Editors. "I think that anybody who understands the sport understand exactly why."URBAN: Bonds worthy of Hall, no matter verdict
Bonds was convicted last week on one count, with the jury finding he gave an evasive answer to a grand jury in 2003 when asked whether trainer Greg Anderson ever gave him anything that required an injection.Bonds' lawyers have asked for the verdict to be thrown out.
The Washington Wizards' long-term future is now a lot clearer, as superstar point guard John Wall agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $170 million. David Aldridge first reported the news.
Wall, 26, re-ups with the Wizards through the 2022-23 season. By the time it expires he will be 32 years old, meaning the Wizards have locked him up for the majority if not all of his prime.
Wall was able to earn the dollar amount he did in part because of his selection to third team All-NBA for the 2016-17 season. Under the recently installed collective bargaining agreement, honors like All-NBA and Defensive Player of the Year allow players to earn more money on contract extensions.
The Wizards drafted Wall first overall in 2010 out of the University of Kentucky. In his seven NBA seasons since, Wall has blossomed into one of the NBA's best players with career averages of 18.8 points, 9.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. He has been an All-Star in each of the past four seasons and is a one-time All-Defensive team selection.
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Former Giants reliever Jean Machi reportedly has another new home.
Machi, along with reliever Mark Lowe, has been traded to the White Sox, according to multiple national reports.
The 35-year-old has spent time with the Mariners and their Triple-A affiliate this year. In five appearances with Seattle, Machi went 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA over 7.2 innings pitched.
Over four seasons with the Giants, from 2012-2015, Machi put together an 11-2 record with a 3.24 ERA.
He will reportedly join the White Sox's Triple-A team.
Tacoma Rainiers announcer Mike Curto was first to report the news.