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Infielder David Freese signed a two-year extension with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. Nike Zoom Fly Sverige . The contract contains a club option for the 2019 season.Freeses extension is worth at least $11 million in guaranteed money, according to multiple reports. Freese will make $6.25 million in 2017, $4.25 million in 2018, and he will receive a $6 million team option or a $500,000 buyout in 2019, according to reports.David has been a consummate professional while producing offensively and playing solid defense at both third and first base to help this team win games, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said in a statement. We are very pleased to have the opportunity to extend that impact into future seasons.Entering Mondays games, Freese has started 58 games at third base and 26 at first base for the Pirates this season.I wanted to be with a team that had a realistic shot to win, Freese told reporters, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Not just for this year, but for years to come. You look at our team from top to bottom, I love every one of those guys. Im enjoying my time here.The 33-year-old Freese is hitting .276 with 12 home runs and 49 RBIs in 107 games this season. He signed with the Pirates before the season after playing the past two years for the Los Angeles Angels.His average is the highest it has been since 2012, when he hit .293 with 20 home runs and 79 RBIs for the St. Louis Cardinals in his only All-Star season.He was named 2011 World Series MVP when he batted .348 with seven RBIs, three doubles and hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 6. The Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers in seven games.Freese is the third player to sign an extension with the Pirates during this season, joining outfielder Gregory Polanco and catcher Francisco Cervelli.If I didnt want to be here, I would have just rode into the market and taken my chances, Freese said, according to the Post-Gazette. But I fell in love with it here, and my priority [isnt money] -- its to play for a team that can win and also be around a great group of players.Ive made a lot of money in this game, so where I play, who Im around and having a chance to win are more important to me. Vapormax 2020 Sverige . The 20-year-old Pelicans big man glanced up and smiled widely at the well-wishers -- a fitting end to a day he wont soon forget. Davis responded to his selection earlier in the day as a Western Conference All-Star with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 on Friday night. Nike Air Vapormax Plus Herr . LOUIS -- Rookie Tavon Austin has missed another day of practice, lessening the odds hell be ready for the St. http://www.airvapormaxsverige.com/ . He just needed to be his best twisting, turning acrobatic self. "I didnt need to be anybody else, I just needed to be myself and be aggressive," said Burks, who scored a career-high 34 points to spark the Utah Jazz to a 118-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota coach Richard Pitino started this season with a rule many college coaches have used before -- no media interviews for freshmen.It didnt take long for Amir Coffey to force Pitino to change his mind.Coffey scored 30 points on just 14 shots to lead Minnesota to a 92-86 over St. Johns on Friday night.When you play like that, youve got to change that rule, Pitino said, later adding that it was as impressive a freshman performance as Ive seen.Dupree McBrayer had 18 points, five rebounds and five assists, and Nate Mason added 13 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Golden Gophers (4-0), who only turned the ball over six times.Marcus LoVett scored 31 points on 11-for-27 shooting and Shamorie Ponds had 23 points and eight rebounds for St. Johns (2-1). The Red Storm led by 13 points midway through the first half, but shot just 37 percent to let the lead slip away.We didnt get the quality shots I would like, St. Johns coach Chris Mullin said after his team had just nine assists on 29 field goals. When you get down, guys start trying to do it themselves. I would like more ball movement with some high pick and rolls, which was working.Coffey made 9 of 14 shots and was 11 for 12 on free throws.Just trying to find myself. Its a new system, new offense, new teammates, said Coffey, the son of former Minnesota standout Richard Coffey and a star at Twin Cities prep power Hopkins. Just getting comfortable playing with these guys.St. Johns blitzed the Gophers out of the gates, leading 22-9 eight minutes into the game. But Coffey keyed the Gophers response, a 32-9 finish to the half that helped them take control.I thought we helped him a little bit. We got him going, Mullin said. But hes got nice length. Hes got a nice touch. He killed us.Bashir Ahmed added 15 points and 10 rebounds for St. Johns, which pulled within three points in the second half but couldnt get closer. Nike Vapormax Billigt. BIG PICTURESt. Johns: Its back to the drawing board after falling flat in its first real test of the season. The Red Storm cruised to victories in their first two games against Bethune-Cookman and Binghamton by a combined 63 points. It only gets tougher from here for a team that went 8-24 in Chris Mullins first season last year, including 1-17 in the Big East.Minnesota: The momentum continues for a program badly in need of it. After going a disastrous 2-16 in Big Ten play last year, the Gophers are struggling to put fans in the seats at once-raucous Williams Arena in Richard Pitinos fourth season. Those who did show up on Friday night saw an entertaining and fast-paced brand of basketball with local standout Coffey trying to inspire the masses to return to the Barn.LYNCHS BULKReggie Lynch grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked nine shots for Minnesota. Seven of those swats came in the first half as the Gophers climbed back into the game. Its been a long road back for Lynch, who sat out last season after transferring and endured a knee injury that kept him from playing for most of the summer.Hes a game-changer for us in the back of the defense, Pitino said.TOUCHING MOMENTAs the crowd stood for the Star Spangled Banner, the singers microphone appeared to malfunction. So she just kept right on singing and the entire crowd joined in.UP NEXTSt. Johns stays in the Big Ten with its next opponent, facing Michigan State on Wednesday in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas. The Gophers host another opponent with name recognition when Arkansas comes to town on Tuesday.---More AP college basketball: http://collegebasketball.ap.org ' ' ' 
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