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SportShorts for Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

NBA

Bulls make pair of moves at deadline

The Detroit Pistons have acquired guard Jameer Nelson from the Chicago Bulls for center Willie Reed.

The Bulls also received the right to swap second-round draft picks with Detroit in 2022. Chicago immediately waived Reed.

The Pistons acquired Reed last week as part of the trade that sent Blake Griffin to Detroit. Reed was suspended six games Tuesday
after the NBA looked into the circumstances
surrounding his arrest last August on a domestic
violence charge.

The Portland Trail Blazers traded forward Noah Vonleh to the Bulls in exchange for Milovan Rakovic.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Tucker back in
Madison in new role

Wisconsin all-time leading scorer Alando Tucker has returned to the school as the director of student-
athlete engagement.

It’s a new role in the
athletic department.

Tucker returns to Madison 11 years after his final game with Badgers. He’s the
program’s career scoring leader with 2,217 points.

NFL

49ers ink Garoppolo to 5-year deal

San Francisco 49ers fans can exhale. Their team has locked up Jimmy Garoppolo with a long-term deal.

The NFL Network reported the 5-year deal Thursday, and a news conference is being planned for Friday. According to the network, Garoppolo’s new contract is worth as much as $137.5 million. That averages $27.5 million a year, making it the richest in NFL history.

To put that in perspective,
Detroit quarterback
Matthew Stafford’s deal – which he signed in August and which previously had been the NFL’s biggest – averages $27 million a year. Garoppolo’s former teammate, Tom Brady, has a salary that averages $20.5 million a year.

Eagles fans celebrate with parade

Philadelphia’s first Super Bowl parade provided catharsis Thursday for hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans, deliriously joyful after decades without a title and relishing the national spotlight on a team that few outside the city thought could win it all.

Fans clad in Eagles green jammed the streets from dawn near the stadium to an afternoon rally at the city’s famed “Rocky” steps, lining up 20 deep in spots to catch a glimpse of the champs.

MLB

Wisconsinites get dibs on Brewers tix

The Milwaukee Brewers are giving Wisconsin residents first crack at tickets for home games against the Chicago Cubs.

The Brewers hope to draw more of their own fans when they face their NL Central rivals.

The Brewers say fans with a valid Wisconsin address can buy up to eight tickets starting Friday for any of the 10 games at Miller Park against the Cubs. The presale for Wisconsin residents ends on Feb. 15.

Cubs fans tend to fill Miller Park when Chicago visits Milwaukee.

The Brewers hope to challenge the Cubs this year after finishing second in the division in 2017.

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