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Wizards sign John Wall to lucrative 4-year extension


John Wall is staying in Washington.

Friday the Wizards signed the All-Star point guard to a lucrative four-year contract extension worth $170 million, ESPN reported on Friday. The team officially announced the signing Wednesday.

Wall, who has two years and $37 million left on his current contract, confirmed the deal later Friday night in a video tweeted by the UNINTERRUPTED and assured fans you know I wasn’t going anywhere.

I just had to think it out with my family and friends and make a decision, Wall said. Y’all know where I wanted to be at. I’m happy I’m coming back another four years to be a Washington Wizard. Y’all know what I’m going for. Definitely gonna bring y’all the championship, that’s my ultimate goal, and I won’t stop till I get it.

An avid golfer, Curry will compete against tour pros in an official event for the first time after previously participating in the last five American Century Championship celebrity events. He finished fourth at the most recent AACC in Lake Tahoe last month. While the odds of him winning aren’t exactly favorable at 3,000-1, Curry is just thrilled to be invited to play and will give the tournament all he’s got.

I’m staying realistic, Curry said. First goal is just to get off the first tee on Thursday. If I can do that, I’ll be off and running.

These guys dedicate their life to the game and are grinding every week to make it to the PGA Tour, so I understand how hard it is out here. Myself as a casual professional golfer in my head, not in real life, I just want to have fun, make some birdies. The cut would be if I can just give myself a chance, like go into Friday with a realistic chance to make it that would be amazing. I want to know what that adrenaline rush is like, because for me, that would be like winning the tourney.

Curry is scheduled to tee off Thursday at 11:55 a.m. ET and will be paired with Sam Ryder and defending champion Stephan Jaeger in each of the first two rounds.

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