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SPORTS
November 4, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors announced Monday they have extended commissioner Larry Scott's contract through the academic year 2017-18. Scott became the league's sixth commissioner in 2009 and has presided over major growth and restructuring. Scott expanded the conference by adding Utah and Colorado and also negotiated a $3-billion television deal with ESPN and Fox. Scott also added a Pac-12 football championship game and launched the Pac-12 Networks.  "I am honored and gratified by the support from the CEO Group of our great institutions," Scott said in a statement.  "We have reached a number of key milestones in the past four years and none of this would have been possible without the vision and commitment of our board.
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SPORTS
December 11, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Kevin Youkilis and the New York Yankees reached a deal Tuesday, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press, returning the hard-nosed All-Star to the American League East and filling the Yankees' immediate need for a third baseman. The one-year contract for $12 million is pending a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. Youkilis is expected to play third base while Alex Rodriguez recovers from hip surgery.
SPORTS
March 14, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Calvin Johnson has lived up to his larger-than-life nickname on the field. Now he's being rewarded with the biggest contract in NFL history. The wide receiver known as Megatron has signed a new eight-year contract worth $132 million, including $60 million guaranteed, to remain with the Detroit Lions through the 2019 season. The former No. 2 overall draft pick was entering the final year of the six-year deal he signed with Detroit as a rookie in 2007. Under the former deal, Johnson's contract would have cost the team more than $20 million against their salary cap. "They were happy to get this thing done with, and I was happy as well,” Johnson said.
BUSINESS
September 12, 2010 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Hollywood actors will seek higher minimum pay rates and larger contributions to their health and pension plans in contract negotiations with the industry's major TV and movie studios, set to begin this month. Those are the highlights from a package of bargaining proposals approved Sunday by the joint board of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, according to sources familiar with the talks. The proposals, culled from weeks of meetings with members of both unions nationwide, will form the framework for contract negotiations with the major studios that are scheduled to start Sept.
SPORTS
January 26, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers have signed guard Manny Harris to a second 10-day contract, the team announced Sunday. Harris was recently called up from the NBA Development League, where he played for the Lakers' affiliate (D-Fenders). Through five games with the Lakers, Harris has averaged 6.4 points and 3.6 rebounds, playing a robust 20.9 minutes a night. Harris will earn $52,017 through the contract, making his total earnings at $104,034 for 20 days with the Lakers. Once his second deal is up, the Lakers will have to either let him go as a free agent or sign him for the remainder of the season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2013 | By Paige St. John
When California corrections officials found what they described as alarming defects in half of the GPS monitors worn by sex offenders and other parolees statewide, they moved immediately to break the contract with the company that supplied them.  A Sacramento judge said their concerns justified refusing to give the company more work, but he also ruled the state should not have given its existing work to a firm without competitive bidding....
SPORTS
September 29, 2011
The Dodgers have four players under contract for 2012 and they will make about $33.75 million. They are: Ted Lilly: $12 million Juan Uribe: $8 million Matt Guerrier: $4.75 Chad Billingsley: $9 million Total: $33.75 million
NATIONAL
February 22, 2010 | By Kathleen Hennessey
Although "tea party" activists and other conservatives claim kinship with the founding fathers and the Spirit of '76, their emerging strategy for the November elections has more in common with the Spirit of '94 -- the year Republicans ended 40 years of Democratic dominance on Capitol Hill. Conservative strategists centered the 1994 Republican campaign on a "Contract with America." This year, GOP leaders in the House have pledged to issue their own, updated version of that agenda, which is widely credited with having helped Republicans focus their message and win a historic victory.
SPORTS
March 29, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
Quarterback Tony Romo signed a six-year, $108-million contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys on Friday. That means the 32-year-old quarterback -- who turns 33 next month -- with only one playoff victory for “America's Team” could be the Cowboys' gun-slinging starter under contract until 2019. “I think it's just exciting more than anything that you know you're going to be here the rest of [your] career,” Romo said in a video interview on the Cowboys' official website . Romo's new deal includes $55 million in guaranteed money.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2011 | By P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times
The grocery workers union and Southern California's three leading supermarkets agreed to extend their main labor contract through the end of the month. The contract previously had been set to expire Sunday night. Labor and grocery officials declined to comment Friday on the specific issues being negotiated, saying only that the discussions included employee wages, healthcare benefits and pensions. A spokeswoman for Ralphs said both sides also agreed to meet several more times over the next few weeks to continue negotiating.
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