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Draymond Green is coming back to the Golden State Warriors. Green announced on Bleacher Report's Uninterrupted website last night he has agreed to a five-year deal with the Warriors. A person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press the contract is worth about $85 million. Green was a restricted free agent, meaning the NBA champion Warriors could match any offer he received. But Golden State always expected to pay whatever salary he commanded, even if that meant dipping into the league's luxury tax, which it will almost surely do now.
Kevin Love has announced he's returning to Cleveland next season. A person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press that Love will get a five-year max contract worth more than $110 million. No NBA contract can be signed until July 9. Love helped the Cavaliers reach the NBA Finals this season averaging 17.5 points and 10.4 rebounds. He missed the final three rounds of the playoffs after suffering a separated shoulder.
Cleveland pitcher Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of hurling the third no-hitter of the baseball season. Joey Butler's line-drive, two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning broke up the no-hitter in the Indians' 8-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. His hit went just over the outstretched glove of leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis. Carrasco struck out 13 and was taken out after Butler's hit. It was the third straight night the Indians took a perfect game into the sixth inning against the Rays. This time, Carrasco retired the first 19 batters before walking Butler with one out in the seventh.
The Omaha Storm Chasers dropped a 2-0 decision at home to New Orleans last night in Papillion. Yordano Ventura took the loss in his second rehab start from the Kansas City Royals. The Storm Chasers’ Francisco Pena & Brett Eibner had two hits each. They drop to 42-38 on the season and trail Oklahoma City by ten games in the Pacific League North Division. In other Storm Chaser news, pitchers John Lamb and Louis Coleman are among the 30 players who will represent the Pacific Coast League in the July 15 Triple-A All-Star Game at Werner Park, the league announced yesterday.
Local Schedule: Nfk Golden Girls 18’s vs. Midwest Thunder-6:00; vs. Lady Dominators-9:00 PM (Lincoln SB League); Nfk Seniors at Albion (Bsbl-8:00); New Orleans at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).
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An explosion and fire in West Point left seven people injured, two of them critically. The explosion happened Wednesday at Sapp Brothers Petroleum in West Point. General Manager Tim Kaup says the company doesn't yet know what caused the explosion. St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point reported that seven people were taken to the facility. Two of the people were in critical condition and later taken to a hospital in Omaha. Five others had minor injuries and were treated either in the emergency room or a nearby medical clinic.
Supporters of the death penalty are opening an office in Norfolk tomorrow to provide a place for citizens to sign petitions to put the issue on the November 2016 ballot. Ron Stauffer says the office is located at 1120 South 13th Street. The office will be open tomorrow and Saturday from noon until 6 p.m. After that, the office will be open Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays if enough volunteers are available.
As Madison County’s fiscal year winds down – some transfers are being made between funds to balance the books. At Tuesday’s meeting, Clerk Nancy Scheer said the current fiscal year contains 27 pay periods instead of the usual 26 – and that means seven general fund functions will be over their budgets. The total needed is $40,171.69, and the commissioners voted unanimously to allow additional budget authority to cover payroll.
The Nebraska State Patrol will be putting in extra hours on the road over the July 4th holiday in an effort to reduce the potential for serious injury and fatality crashes. Beginning tomorrow and running through Sunday, troopers and communications specialists will put in overtime hours thanks in part to a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety. Patrol Troop B Captain Paul Hattan says along with the extra patrolling, a special enforcement is planned Saturday night with vehicle checks and high visibility patrols during the evening and early morning hours.
Your calendar may tell you that Saturday is July 4th – but the official Independence Day Holiday is being noted tomorrow, July 3rd. County courthouses and the Norfolk city office will be closed tomorrow for the holiday, and many businesses will also be closed for the day. Residents are urged to call ahead to make sure the business or office they are planning to visit on Friday will be open. The Norfolk Public Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday for the holiday.
The second of this year’s Music in the Park events is tonight, and the featured band is High Heel with Lisa Larsen. Music in the Park is sponsored by the Norfolk Rotary, and Rotarian Stan Christensen says this band performed in Norfolk two years ago. He says Larsen was anxious to come back, especially after seeing pictures of the new stage in Skyview Park. Music in the Park runs from 6 until 9:30 tonight.
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