Justin Verlander got the contract extension that most non-baseball players only dream of. He was already on paper for this season to make $20 million, and again in 2014. If the Tigers pick up Verlander's team option in 2020, this extension could be worth as much as $202 million (if you include to guap he gets in the next two years).
lotta miles on verlander's odometer to sink two hun over seven years into him. we'll see how that goes.— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) March 29, 2013
MLB's best pitcher, Justin Verlander, gets $180 million guarantees from Tigers. NFL's best pitcher, Aaron Rodgers, won't come close to that.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 29, 2013
Justin Verlander's $180M deal isn't even the largest contract on the Tigers. That belongs to Prince Fielder, who signed $214M deal in 2012— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 29, 2013
With the new deal Fred Hoiberg and Iowa State agreed to, he could be coaching there until 2023, making roughly $2 million a year. Not quite the Verlander deal, but it's job security, right?
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons says he doesn't have a problem with a gay NFL player, just that coming out would be selfish.
Michael Crabtree says he took a hit to the face in the Super Bowl that temporarily blinded him. Perhaps the scariest part about this is how normal Crabtree made it sound when the was asked to recount what happened, casually mentioning that "it wasn't concussion-like."
Texas Tech football players are faced with the challenge of living in Lubbock, Texas. But at least now they get to play for Kliff Kingsbury.
NYPD and various entities around New York City are teaming up for the "Guns 4 Greatness" initiative that buys back guns in exchange for cash, entertainment industry mentoring and Beyonce concert tickets.
But the new NYPD chief is still a "stop-and-frisk" advocate.
A woman's 15-year prison sentence for slinging crack was reversed by a judge who felt bound to mandatory sentencing guidelines, but hated it.
BREAKING: UPS agrees to give up $40M it made from illegal online pharmacies, avoids federal prosecution.— The Associated Press (@AP) March 29, 2013
Nicki Minaj has a video to her new single "High School" featuring Lil Wayne and it's set to debut Tuesday (April 2). Here's a sneak peak.
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LL Cool J discusses "Kings of the Mic Tour" with Public Enemy, Ice Cube and De La Soul.
Nothing but good could come of this...
Lindsay Lohan is being accused of stealing jewelry and clothes from the set of Charlie Sheen's Anger Management.
Jennifer Lopez had discussions on performing at the opening ceremony for India's Premier League cricket tournament, but she apparently wanted a private plane, numerous hotel rooms for her posse and a personal chef. Jenny from the block must think it's 2002. Pitbull will handle the ceremony performance instead.
Tyler, the Creator turned in this clip for IFHY.