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Thompson gets extended deal

NBA: Former Washington State Cougar Klay Thompson is one of four Golden State Warriors veterans who received contract extentions Friday.

The Warriors exercised the fourth- year contract option on shooting guard Thompson (pictured) and the third-year options on forward Harrison Barnes and center Festus Ezeli for the 2014-15 season, as expected.

Center Andrew Bogut reportedly agreed to a three-year extension for $36 million.

Thompson has played in 148 games, starting 111 the past two seasons. He is averaging 14.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.

Associated Press

Preseason poll has Whits 12th

Men’s basketball: Whitworth University will head into the 2013-14 season ranked 12th, according to the men’s preseason top-25 poll.

Whitworth is coming off of a 26-4 season in 2012-13. The Pirates won the Northwest Conference with a 14-2 record, earned their seventh straight NWC tournament crown and advanced to the NCAA Division III round of 16 for the fifth time in school history. The Pirates finished last year ranked 11th in the poll.

Conan O’Brien calls horse race

Entertainment: Conan O’Brien brought his humor to the announcing booth at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., calling a race that likely left fans wondering exactly which horse had won.

O’Brien admitted he was thoroughly confused trying to identify the horses by the color of the jockeys’ silks. Two of the riders had blue and white silks, while two others had mostly white ones. O’Brien said he had focused on the horses’ numbers and not the colors to prepare.

Associated Press