Happy Friday to Josh Allen! The Buffalo Bills and their QB1 agreed to a six-year contract extension that per Adam Schefter, is worth $258 million, $150 million of which is guaranteed. I am in the wrong business.
Allen is coming off a season in which he threw for 4,544 yards and 37 touchdowns, while leading the Bills the AFC Championship Game and their first AFC East title since 1995. Allen, the seventh pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, also rushed for 421 yards and had eight rushing touchdowns last season.
Guard your tables, Buffalo. Bills Mafia has reason to celebrate this weekend.
Kevin Durant’s New York State of Mind
It looks like Kevin Durant likes Brooklyn, as his manager Rich Kleinman told Adrian Wojnarowski that Durant is planning to sign a four-year, $198 million extension with the Nets.
Durant, who missed the 2019-2020 season with a torn Achilles, had signed a four-year deal with Brooklyn before the start of that season. He was back for 2020-2021 and averaged 26.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists during the regular season.
Durant was a playoff juggernaut, averaging 34.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists. Friday night, Durant is going for gold, as Team USA plays France tonight in the Olympics. This is a good Friday for KD.
Kawhi Leonard to Remain LA’s Leading Man
Earlier this week, Kawhi Leonard declined his $36 million player option to become a free agent, but it looks like he’s staying with the Clippers after all, as first reported by Yahoo Sports.
Leonard, who suffered a partially torn ACL in his right knee during the Western Conference semis, had surgery to repair it earlier this week. Leonard averaged 24.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists last season.
With Paul George signing an extension before the 2020-2021 season – once Leonard is fully recovered – it looks like the band will stay together.
Allyson Felix and the Olympics
Track star Allyson Felix has a lot of Olympic medals, 10 to be exact, as she won the bronze in the women’s 400 meters on Friday. With that 10th medal, she makes history as the most decorated female Olympic track and field athlete.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will come to an end on Sunday, August 8. The Opening Ceremony took place on July 23.
As of the time this was posted, the top medal winners by country are as follows:
- China – 79 (17 gold, 26 silver, 36 bronze)
- USA – 98 (31 gold, 36 silver, 31 bronze)
- Japan – 51 (16 gold, 11 silver, 24 bronze)
- Great Britain – 58 (20 gold, 20 silver, 18 bronze)
- ROC – 62 (22 gold, 23 silver, 17 bronze)
The Oakland A’s were dealt a big blow today, as outfielder Ramon Laureano has been suspended 80 games for violating Major League Baseball’s PED policy. Laureano tested positive for Nandrolone, per a press release put out by the Commissioner’s office.
The A’s are currently four games behind the Houston Astros in the AL West and 2.5 behind the Boston Red Sox in the Wild Card race.