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Newsmakers: Casey gets 3-year, $18M extension from Raptors

The Toronto Raptors rewarded coach Dwane Casey with  a three-year, $18 million contract extension. (Bill Kostroun / Associated Press)
The Toronto Raptors rewarded coach Dwane Casey with a three-year, $18 million contract extension. (Bill Kostroun / Associated Press)
From staff ,wire reports

Agreed A person with knowledge of the situation tells The AP that the Toronto Raptors have agreed to terms with coach Dwane Casey on a three-year, $18 million contract extension. The two sides reached an agreement on Thursday. The New York Islanders have agreed to terms on a $16.75-million, five-year contract extension with forward Casey Cizikas.

Sidelined Browns Pro Bowl tight end Gary Barnidge has undergone surgery for a sports hernia. Barnidge led the team with 79 receptions for 1,043 yards and 9 touchdowns. Ronda Rousey might not return to the octagon until 2017 after undergoing minor knee surgery, UFC President Dana White says.

Awarded Voice of the New York Rangers Sam Rosen will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for hockey broadcasting and Chicago Blackhawks team historian Bob Verdi will get the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism.

Hospitalized A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion is being treated in a hospital for a respiratory issue.

Transferred 6-foot-6 center Ivana Jakubcova has transferred to Southern California for the upcoming basketball season. She will have one season of eligibility left after transferring from Kentucky.

Joined Indy Lights champion Spencer Pigot is joining Ed Carpenter Racing and will drive the No. 20 car for the remaining road and street course events on this year’s IndyCar schedule.

Allowed Mississippi State will allow highly touted signee Jeffery Simmons to enroll in school and join the football team while facing misdemeanor assault charges for striking a woman during a fight in March.

Signed A person familiar with the process says Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns has signed a four-year contract extension worth $40 million.

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