Gold for White...Darvish, Cubs finalize pact...Birds, Gausman settle...Chiefs dropping Derrick Johnson

February 14, 2018 - 5:05 am

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Shaun White set a U.S. Winter Olympics record and allowed his country to reach a milestone by capturing the men's halfpipe at Pyeongchang. White was second heading into his final run before becoming the first American male to win a gold medal in three Olympics. It was the 100th gold medal all-time for the United States in the Winter Games.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Shaun White has dismissed the sexual misconduct allegations made against him in a 2016 lawsuit as "gossip." White has been criticized on social media and questioned in a press conference about allegations made in a lawsuit by a former drummer in White's rock band. The woman says White sexually harassed and refused to pay her. The lawsuit was settled last May.

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs have finalized their six-year, $126 million contract, putting him in a rotation that includes Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jose Quintana and Tyler Chatwood, who agreed to a three-year, $38 million package in December. Darvish split last season before the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers, going 10-12 with a 3.86 ERA. The four-time All-Star earned a victory for the Dodgers in the National League division and championship series, but he was just 0-2 with a 21.60 ERA over 3 1/3 innings in two starts during the World Series.

PHOENIX (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles and pitcher Kevin Gausman have avoided an arbitration hearing by working out a $5.6 million contract for this season. Gausman went 11-12 with a 4.68 ERA last season, making a career-high 34 starts with a personal-best 179 strikeouts. Gausman and the Birds were scheduled to go to arbitration Wednesday.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that linebacker Derrick Johnson will not be back with the club next season. The team's all-time leader in tackles will become a free agent when his contract expires at the start of the new NFL year March 14. Johnson has been selected to four Pro Bowls over his 13 seasons and plans to continue playing.

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