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This Week In Sports: Tavon Young, Newcombe, and More

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Tavon Young Signs 3 Year Extension

Cornerback Tavon Young signed a three-year $25.8M extension with the Ravens. The deal has a max value of $29M and will make Young the highest paid cornerback. Young then confirmed the extension on Twitter. He was entering the his final year of his rookie deal.

As a fourth round pick in 2016, Young was one of four players to score multiple defensive touchdowns last season. He also had a 62-yard touchdown against the Chargers. Multiple other players for the Raven’s are also up for contract extension.

Don Newcombe Dies At 92

Braves legend Don Newcombe died at 92 after a battle with a lengthy illness. The team announced his passing on Tuesday, after he died from the unknown illness. Newcombe was one of the first African American pitchers when he joined the Dodgers in 1949. At the time, the Dodgers still played in Brooklyn.

He also appeared with legends Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella in the All Star Game his rookie year. After a break for a military career in ’58-’59, he returned to play with the greats. “Don Newcombe’s presence and life established him as a role model for major leaguers across the country,” Dodgers president Stan Kasten said.

Steve Kerr Fined For Yelling At Official

The NBA fined Warriors coach Steve Kerr $25,000 for “verbally abusing and confronting” a game official. This occured during Wednesday’s loss against the Trail Blazers. Officials ejected Kerr during the game after he argued an upgraded flagrant foul in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. When the foul was upgraded, he threw his clipboard down and started yelling expletives at the officials.

Blues Have Franchise-Record Win Streak

The St. Louis Blues carries a franchise-record 11 game winning streak into Dallas on Thursday’s game against the Stars. They set the record against Tuesday’s win against Toronto. Dallas, on the other hand, is in the middle of a loss streak, with a 1-4-1 record over the last 6 games. Thursday’s game will either make or break the Stars for the season.

Glen Davis Pays $15K Marijuana Fine

Former NBA player Glen Davis agreed to pay $15,000 in order to avoid jail time on drug charges. Reports say Davis faced up to five years in jail. He was arrested at a Maryland hotel with over 100 grams of marijuana as well as a briefcase containing $92,000 last February. He was indicted on seven counts of drug possession and distribution.

Davis’ attorney says prosecutors will dismiss the charges once he pays the fine. Davis played for the Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers. His NBA career ended in 2015.