Trout, Angels near 12-year, $432M deal

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(AP) -- Mike Trout is on the verge of becoming baseball's first half-billion dollar man.

Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The deal was disclosed Tuesday by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been finalized. The contract was likely to be announced by the end of this week, the person said.

Patriots owner Kraft offered plea deal

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged with paying for illicit sex at a massage parlor.

The Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office confirmed Tuesday it has offered Kraft and 24 other men charged with soliciting prostitution the standard diversion program offered to first-time offenders. The men must concede they would be found guilty, perform 100 hours community service and attend a class on prostitution's dangers and how it perpetuates human trafficking, spokesman Mike Edmondson said. They must also be tested for sexually transmitted diseases and pay a court fee of $5,000 per count. Kraft, 77, was charged with two counts last month. (MORE)

Prairie View, FDU open NCAA Tournament

Streaking Prairie View stares down FDU, wants 'big dogs' next

Prairie View A&M has turned the page since the calendar flipped to 2019, answering an 11-game losing skid by capping a scintillating 21-1 run, capped with its first tournament title in 21 years. (MORE)

Belmont, Temple face off in First Four

No. 11 seeds Belmont, Temple collide in First Four

In a sense, Belmont might have Loyola (Ill.) to thank for its berth in the First Four on Tuesday night. (MORE)

Kentucky F Washington in walking boot

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky says scoring and rebounding leader PJ Washington is wearing a walking boot "as a precaution" before the No. 2 seed Wildcats open Midwest Region play in the NCAA Tournament.

Kentucky basketball spokesman Eric Lindsey said in a text Tuesday that Washington has worn the boot since Sunday. He did not specify the injury or which foot the sophomore forward is wearing the boot, but added that an update on Washington's condition will be provided on Wednesday in Jacksonville, Florida, as the Wildcats (27-6) prepare for Thursday's first-round game against No. 15 seed Abilene Christian (27-6). (MORE)

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