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Leafs Lose Lupul to Broken Hand

Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Toronto Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul is out indefinitely with a broken hand, according to a post on the team's Twitter account.

Lupul injured the hand during practice Thursday. It initially didn't bother him but the pain worsened Friday so he had  X-rays which ended up revealing the fracture.

The 31-year-old Lupul is in his fifth season with Maple Leafs. During that time he has played in 188 games scoring 69 goals while dishing out 81 assists.

 


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Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR(FORT WORTH, Texas) -- Tony Stewart broke a record, but Matt Kenseth had the fastest final round Friday to win the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Stewart finished his second round lap with a speed of 200.111 mph. That makes him the first driver to ever record a lap over 200 mph in a 1.5-mile track in the Sprint Cup series.

Kenseth, who is 4th in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, was better in the end as he takes the pole with a final-round lap of 199.299.

The other seven drivers that still have a chance at the championship finished as follows: Jeff Gordon (2nd), Kevin Harvick (5th), Ryan Newman, (7th) Joey Logano (10th), Carl Edwards (11th), Denny Hamlin (20th) and Brad Keselowski (26th).


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Scoreboard Roundup - 10/31/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  NBA: Memphis Grizzlies 97 (2-0) - Indiana Pacers 89 (1-1)

Cleveland Cavaliers 114 (1-1) - Chicago Bulls 108 (1-1) (F/OT)

Milwaukee Bucks 93 (1-1) - Philadelphia 76ers 81 (0-2)

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (4-4-1 9 pts) - Columbus Blue Jackets 1 (4-5-0 8 pts)

Detroit Red Wings 5 (6-2-2 (14 pts) - Los Angeles Kings 2 (6-3-2 14 pts)

Anaheim Ducks 2 (8-3-0 16 pts) - Dallas Stars 1 (4-3-2 11 pts) (F/OT)

Calgary Flames 4 (6-4-2 14 pts) - Nashville Predators 3 (6-2-2 14 pts)

 


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Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Klay Thompson signed a multi-year contract extension with the Golden State Warriors, the team announced Friday.

ESPN.com reports its a four-year maximum contract expected to net Thompson somewhere around $70 million.

"We're excited to have one of the top young players in the NBA under contract for the next several years," Warriors General Manager Bob Myers said in a press release. "Our ownership group continues to demonstrate the commitment necessary to build a championship caliber team and we anticipate that Klay Thompson will play a major role in our future success and accomplishments, both on the floor and in the Bay Area community."

The Warriors reached the deal just in time. If they hadn't agreed to a contract by midnight Friday Thompson would have become a restricted free agent next summer.

The 24-year-old Thompson has just begun his fourth NBA season. For his career he averages 17.8 points, 2.6 three-pointers, 3.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and one steal per game.


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Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(CHICAGO, Ill) -- After one season of work, the Cubs have fired manager Rick Renteria.

Friday, Team President Theo Epstein released a statement praising  Renteria's efforts in 2014.

Epstein's statement added that the opportunity to add Joe Maddon as manager of the team was too good to pass up.

"Last Thursday, we learned that Joe Maddon - who may be as well suited as anyone in the industry to manage the challenges that lie ahead of us - had become a free agent,'' Epstein explained. " We confirmed the news with Major League Baseball, and it became public knowledge the next day.

"We saw it as a unique opportunity and faced a clear dilemma: be loyal to Rick or be loyal to the organization. In this business of trying to win a world championship for the first time in 107 years, the organization has priority over any one individual. We decided to pursue Joe."

Maddon opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays last week.  The contract with Maddon has not yet been finalized.  The Cubs offered Renteria a chance to stay with the organization but he declined.

 


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