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Kershaw has charitable interests in mind

Even Clayton Kershaw has trouble contemplating the enormity of a $215 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers that makes him baseball’s richest pitcher. The team finalized the deal Friday. The 25-year-old ace said that talking money is “a little bit uncomfortable for me.” Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, have been discussing how to spend the money, and most of their ideas revolve around charitable interests. The couple supports an orphanage in Africa and two groups that fund after-school programs for children. They have no children of their own. “Ellen and I understand the effects we can have on a lot of people with this money,” he said. “We realize to whom much is given much is expected and that’s what we’re going to try and do.” – AP

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