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Agreed A person with knowledge of the deal tells the AP that the Utah Jazz have agreed with guard Alec Burks on a four-year, $42 million extension that could be worth $45 million after incentives. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement had not been made. Extended Point guard Ricky Rubio is getting a four-year, $56 million contract extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Timberwolves and Rubio’s agent, Dan Fegan, have been negotiating for more than two months and had until midnight Friday to reach a deal or Rubio would have become a restricted free agent after the season.

• The Cavaliers have signed starting center Anderson Varejao to a contract extension. Terms of the deal were not immediately known.

Suspended Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows has been suspended for three games without pay by the NHL for his late, illegal check to the head of Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin in Vancouver’s victory Thursday night.

Assigned The Buffalo Sabres have sent No. 2 overall draft pick Sam Reinhart to the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League. NHL rules stipulate that a drafted rookie can play in up to nine games on a trial basis.

Charged A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa’s national soccer team captain, authorities said Friday. The suspect, 25-year-old Zenokuhle Mbatha, will be held in custody until his next court appearance on Nov. 11, South African police said.

Failed Leading female marathoner Rita Jeptoo of Kenya failed a doping test a few weeks before winning her second consecutive Chicago Marathon, her agent and national federation said. Agent Federico Rosa told the AP that Jeptoo tested positive in an out-of-competition test in Kenya in September.

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