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CHICAGO -- James Shields is keeping his contract with the Chicago White Sox and will not become a free agent after tying for the big league lead in losses last season.The 32-year-old right-hander was acquired from San Diego on June 4 for pitcher Erik Johnson and shortstop prospect Fernando Tatis Jr.An All-Star in 2011, Shields was 13-7 in his first season with the Padres in 2015, then went 2-7 this year before the trade. He finished 6-19 with a 5.85 ERA, tying Tampa Bays Chris Archer for the most defeats.Shields agreed in February 2015 to a four-year, $75 million deal with the Padres that called for a $10 million salary in the first season and $21 million in each of the next three years. The agreement includes a $16 million club option for 2019, with a $2 million buyout.As part of the trade, San Diego sent Chicago $8,770,492 this year. Because he kept the contract, the Padres must send the White Sox an additional $11 million in each of the next two years, raising the total to $30,770,492.Game notesThe White Sox claimed left-handed reliever Giovanni Soto off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. The 25-year-old Soto spent the 2016 season with Class AAA Iowa in the Chicago Cubs organization, going 1-3 with a 5.14 ERA (28 ER/49.0 IP) and 55 strikeouts over 33 appearances. Derek Barnett Jersey. NBA officials ruled the court unplayable in the Bucks final exhibition game on Oct. 25 because players were slipping, and the game was cancelled midway through the first period. Sidney Jones Jersey. In the lead up - which seemed to begin the moment Mike Geiger blew the whistle in Houston last Thursday night - the Impact rumour mill went into overdrive. The speculation went into meltdown mode, of the golden nugget variety. looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Mack Hollins Womens Jersey. Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. Rasul Douglas Jersey. R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record for consecutive wins with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings.Andy Murray faces David Goffin in the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters, while Novak Djokovic takes on Rafa Nadal at the clay-court event on Friday. The British No 1 will battle the Belgian in a repeat of last years Davis Cup final clash, which saw Murray emerge with a straight-sets win as Britain went on to claim victory. Murray has beaten Goffin in all three of their previous meetings and was only briefly troubled during a 6-0 6-4 win over Jeremy Chardy in his last-16 match on Thursday. Murray defeated David Goffin in last years Davis Cup final But Goffin produced one of the most impressive results of the last round, brushing aside world No 8 Tomas Berdych 6-0 6-0 in a one-sided double-bagel victory. Andy Murray is targeting a place in the semi-finals An exciting schedule in the Italian capital will then see Djokovics latest showdown with Nadal on clay. Both men came through testing matches in the last stage as defending champion Djokovic overcame a sluggish start in a 0-6 6-3 6-2 win over Thomaz Bellucci, while Nadal battled past Nick Kyrgios 6-7 6-2 6-4.Djokovic holds a 25-23 edge over Nadal in their head-to-head record and the world No 1 has won their last six meetings, including matches in Doha and Indian Weells this year.dddddddddddd Djokovic is seeking his third successive title win The pair faced each other in the 2014 Rome final, with Djokovic claiming a three-set win, and the Serb believes he is well prepared for Nadal.The fact I played a left-hander today hopefully will help me, said Djokovic. And Ive played him in Roma before, so I know what to expect.In another of Fridays quarter-finals, sixth seed Kei Nishikori will take on exciting youngster Dominic Thiem, who is fresh from a straight-sets win over Roger Federer. Dominic Thiem toppled Roger Federer in the last round The 22-year-old Thiem has already won a clay tournament in Buenos Aires and was too strong for Federer, while Nishikori cruised to a 6-1 6-4 win over Richard Gasquet.Lucas Pouille has already advanced to the semi-finals after Juan Monaco was forced to pull out of their quarter-final due to injury.Watch Murray against Goffin and Djokovics clash with Nadal at the Rome Masters, with live coverage starting at 11am on Sky Sports 3. Also See: Murray advances in Rome Federer falls to Thiem Del Potro to miss French Open Konta beaten in Rome Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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