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4/27/2013
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NFL

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers signed quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a five-year contract extension through the 2019 season, eight years after they stopped his slide down the draft board and took him with the 24th pick in the first round.

The deal, according to AP sources, is worth as much as $110 million, with $40 million guaranteed. The $22 million annual average of the extension is the highest salary in NFL history, slightly trumping the $120.6 million that the Baltimore Ravens gave quarterback Joe Flacco last month over six years.

The Packers are 53-27 in five years with Rodgers as the starter. He's thrown for 21,661 yards and 171 touchdowns, and he has had a quarterback rating of 101.2 or better in all but one season as a starter.

NASCAR

NASCAR Defends Penalties Against Kenseth

RICHMOND, Va. -- NASCAR is defending the severity of the penalties levied against Joe Gibbs Racing for an illegal part in Matt Kenseth's engine.




NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton says series officials aren't charged with determining intent or if the infraction provided an advantage.

Joe Gibbs Racing was stripped of everything except the trophy from Kenseth's victory Sunday at Kansas because one connecting rod in his engine did not meet the minimum weight requirement. Kenseth was docked 50 points, including the bonus points for the win.

Crew chief Jason Ratcliff was fined $200,000, and Ratcliff and car owner Joe Gibbs were suspended six races.

The engine came from Toyota Racing Development, which took responsibility for the mistake. Pemberton says NASCAR won't punish outside vendors because teams are responsible for their cars.

GOLF

Glover Leads Boo Weekley By 1 at Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. -- Lucas Glover made an 18-foot birdie putt on his final hole Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Boo Weekley after the second round of the Zurich Classic.

Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open winner, shot a 5-under 67 to reach 12 under at TPC Louisiana.

Weekley had a 68. He holed out with a wedge from 105 yards for an eagle on the par-4 10th, his first hole of the round.

D.A. Points was 10 under after a 68. Morgan Hoffmann was three strokes back at 9 under after a 69, and Ernie Els had a 69 to reach 8 under. Els lost a playoff to Jason Dufner last year in the event.

Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old Chinese amateur playing on a sponsor exemption, followed his opening 72 with a 69 finish at 3 under to make the cut. He tied for 58th two weeks ago in the Masters after becoming the youngest player to make the cut at Augusta National, and said Thursday that he will play in a U.S. Open qualifier in two weeks in Dallas.

LEGENDS OF GOLF: In Savannah, Ga., Brad Faxon and Jeff Sluman teamed to shoot a 10-under 62 in better-ball play to take the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's Legends of Golf.

Faxon had seven birdies at the Club at Savannah Harbor.

Champions Tour points leader Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman were second.

Eight-time major champion Tom Watson and Andy North were 8 under along with the teams of Craig Stadler-Kirk Triplett and Tom Kite-Gil Morgan.







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