White announces that McGregor has signed a new six-fight deal with the UFC. The deal will also position McGregor’s new liquor brand, Proper Whiskey, as a sponsor in every UFC event in which the latter competes. Terms were not disclosed, but White says the deal could make McGregor the most money in the sport, especially given his pay-per-view appeal. The six fights include the matchup with Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on Oct. 6. When asked if the logo of his product will have a presence in the Octagon, McGregor responded:
You bet your bollocks it is. On the canvas. On the canvas. Like [Nurmagomedov’s] blood will be on the canvas.
Rossi signs a two-year extension with Movistar Yamaha, continuing with the team for 2017 and 2018 seasons.
I am very satisfied with this decision. It has always been my plan to compete in motorsport for as long as I can be competitive and find it enjoyable at the same time.
Greece reaches a preliminary bailout agreement with its European creditors. The terms of the agreement include sales tax increases, reforms to pensions, and making the labor market more flexible. The country will have to open up competition to industries that have long been protected, such as the energy sector. These and other terms of the agreement will have to be passed into law by Wednesday as a first step to receive 85 billion euros in bailout loans.
Lesnar announces on SportsCenter that he has re-signed with the WWE and that he has retired from the MMA.
I’m officially closing the door on MMA. It was a very hard decision at this stage of my career. The fighter inside me wants to compete. The father and husband — I’m an older caveman now. I make wiser caveman decisions. So, I’m here to say my legacy in the Octagon is over.
It was a hard decision to make. It took me a year. I’ve thought about this for a year. At the end of the day, it’s all about me wanting to have fun. The last two-and-a-half months I’ve been training to get back into the Octagon. I felt physically great, but something lacked mentally — and that’s not good.
The Giants announce that Coughlin has agreed to a one-year extension of his contract. This deal was done because the Giants have a policy of not letting their coaches operate with only one year left on their contracts.
McCourty re-signs with the Patriots. The deal is for five years and $47.5 million, with $28.5 million guaranteed.
I’m blessed to say we had other teams that were interested, but I said all along that I knew in my heart that I wanted to be back in New England. But I also knew the business side of football, and I had to do what I had to do. I’m back, but I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t possibilities over the last two days that I was going to be somewhere else. I’m happy it all worked out.
Manning agrees to a new $15 million contract with the Broncos which cuts his salary by $4 million. The contract also requires Manning to pass a physical.
I don’t talk about my contract. I never have in 18 years and I’m not going to start now. I’ve been working real hard and I’m excited to be back with the Denver Broncos. Can’t wait for April 13 to get here when the team can finally come together. I’m excited to get to work and get to know the new coaches and looking forward to trying to make 2015 a special year.
The Cowboys sign Beasley to a four-year deal worth around $14 million. $7 million is guaranteed. The Cowboys could have used the second-round tender on Beasley, but they decided to sign him to a multiyear deal in order to keep the salary-cap numbers lower over the next two seasons. Dez Bryant, Beasley’s teammate on the Cowboys:
CBS renews Sheindlin’s contract through 2020. The contract includes a production deal with Sheindlin’s company.
I’m thrilled to be working with my CBS family for five more years and very excited about this new adventure in production.
Armando Nunez, president and CEO of the CBS Global Distribution Group:
She is a true television icon who entertains and inspires millions of fans each day on Judge Judy. We look forward to continuing to provide our station partners with her highly successful show and to working with her to create the next generation of hits.
Brady signs a, salary-cap-friendly, $27 million three year extension designed to help the Patriots put together another championship run. The $43.6 million Brady would be owed over the next two years benefits the Patriots, giving flexibility within the cap.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies signs a deal with the developers of Quay Valley in central California to construct a five mile Hyperloop line in an area along Interstate 5 at a cost of over $100 million. Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of the JumpStartFund, which created Hyperloop Transportation Technologies:
This is big step. It’s time to take the Hyperloop from concept and design and build the first one. This is a phased process. We’ve done feasibility studies and now we will be able test all aspects of the Hyperloop.
Kris Jenner signs a $100 million deal with E! that will secure herself, Kourtney, Khloe, Kim, Kendall and Kylie spots on Keeping Up With the Kardashians on the network for the next four years. Source:
You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Kardashian family. This is a huge deal, which will see their involvement with the network and its digital properties expand well into the future.
Arians gets a four-year contract to remain with the Cardinals through the 2018 NFL season.
Goalkeeper Hart signs a contract, which will have him defending the net for Manchester City through the 2018-2019 season. The England international is pleased to be extending his stay at the Etihad Stadium.
I’m really happy, I’ve been here a long time now and I want to keep that going.