Chiefs Reach Extension With Top Running Back
Kansas City, Mo. — Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs announced the deal Wednesday night.
The two-year extension runs through the 2017 season, a person familiar with the contract said on condition of anonymity because the team didn’t disclose terms of the contract.
The six-year NFL veteran ran for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns last year to help the Chiefs reach the playoffs. He also had 70 catches for 693 yards and seven more TDs as Kansas City went 11-5 before losing to Indianapolis in an AFC wild-card game.
Charles was expected to take part in the first practice scheduled today.
Majka Wins in Mountains
Pla D’Adet, France — Poland’s Rafal Majka captured his second stage victory at the Tour de France on Wednesday, winning the 17th stage with a late breakaway on the last of four tough climbs in the Pyrenees.
Vincenzo Nibali of Italy trailed by about a minute, and gained more seconds on his main rivals, as he retained the leader’s yellow jersey that he’s worn for all but two stages this year.
Majka, who cheekily winked to a French TV camera with about a kilometer left, tapped his chest, thrust his arms skyward and shouted in joy after giving his Tinkoff Saxo-Bank squad its second straight stage victory.
AS Roma 1, Liverpool 0
Boston — Marco Borrilleo scored in the 90th minute to give AS Roma a victory over Liverpool in an exhibition game at Fenway Park.
There were limited chances until Borriello volleyed in a corner kick from in front.
Tottenham 3, Toronto FC 2
Toronto — Andros Townsend scored in the 85th minute to give Tottenham Hotspur a 3-2 victory over Toronto FC, spoiling Toronto striker Jermain Defoe’s first game against his old English team.
Andrew Wiedeman and Canadian teenager Jordan Hamilton had second-half goals to pull Toronto even before a sellout crowd of 22,591. But Lewis Holtby found Townsend for a shot that curled past Quillan Roberts.
Sporting KC Planning National Training Center
Kansas City, Kan. — Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City announced plans to build a $75 million National Training and Coaching Development Center.
Center supporters say they hope the complex will serve as the future home of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Plans call for 16 fields, including one climate-controlled indoor field, 11 outdoor grass fields and four outdoor synthetic fields.
The center is expected to be completed in 2016.