1 million, the New York Times reported

Magic will pay Aaron Gordon big money to repeat his career year

Aaron Gordon parlayed a career season into a major payday, giving the Magic the makings of a formidable frontcourt.

Following by far his best year in the league, the skilled combo forward agreed to a four year, $84 million deal with Orlando on Sunday night, Yahoo Sports reported. A restricted free agent, Gordon didn’t wait around to sign an offer sheet.

In his fourth season in the league, Gordon broke out, posting career highs of 17.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists while shooting 33.6 percent from 3 point range.

## ## The Magic, without a winning season since 2010 11, hope to build a contender around a group of talented young big men, led by the 22 year old Gordon, first round draft pick Mohamed Bamba and Jonathan Isaac, their first pick in the previous year’s draft.

The Warriors didn’t have many answers for Rockets center Clint Capela in the Western Conference finals, so naturally they are looking into the possibility of adding the emerging big man. ESPN reported the Warriors were to meet with Capela on Sunday. The Lakers are also interested. But the Rockets can match any deal for the restricted free agent. After losing Ariza, Houston can’t afford to have any more of its core go elsewhere. The Rockets did re sign point guard Chris Paul , bringing him back on a four year, $160 million max contract, as first reported by ESPN.

Three years after spurning the Mavericks to stay with the Clippers after verbally committing to a deal, DeAndre Jordan is finally coming to Dallas. The 6 foot 11 big man agreed to a one year deal worth $24.1 million, the New York Times reported.

Derrick Rose didn’t spend much time in Minnesota last year, appearing in just nine regular season games, but it was enough to impress Timberwolves decision makers. The three time All Star and 2011 MVP was brought back on a one year deal, according to ESPN.

Things were not looking promising for the Royals

## ## Men’s soccer playoff hopes end on senior day

The University’s men’s soccer dropped its match to the Catholic University Cardinals 1 0 Saturday, ultimately dooming its playoff hopes.

The game was a defensive affair on both ends, as there were only five total shots on goal. Still scoreless in the second half, Catholic sophomore Tyler Zimmerman netted the game winning goal with 7:50 played.

Although Scranton outshot the Cardinals in the second half, they were not able to convert on any of them. Senior midfielder Bill McGuiness led the Royals with four shots, including one on goal.

Catholic faced The Merchant Marine Academy Mariners Monday in New Jersey. The Royals needed a Catholic win or draw to earn the fourth and final spot in the playoff race. Scranton was tied with Juniata College for fourth place, but Juniata holds the tiebreaker over Scranton.

Catholic came into Saturday’s match having been undefeated in the Landmark Conference, leaving plenty of hope for the Royals. However, Merchant Marine stuck with the Cardinals all game long, defeating them 2 1 in a double overtime thriller.

The Mariners took a 1 0 lead only 4:54 into the game as Tanner Nestler fired a long shot past Catholic goalkeeper Torsten Meuschke. Things were not looking promising for the Royals until Catholic’s Michael McCurnin scored the tying goal as the first half was nearing its end.

In the second half, both teams played sound defense as no goals were scored. The game was heading for overtime, and the Royals were hoping for a blessing.

The Cardinals outshot the Mariners 3 0 in the first overtime, but none of the shots found the back of the net. The game was now heading into double overtime.

In the second overtime, Catholic committed a crucial penalty that led to an ejection and a penalty kick for the Mariners. Kyle Arestivo got the call, and he answered, handing Catholic its first conference loss of the season.

For the third time in four seasons, the Royals will not participate in the Landmark Conference tournament. With a conference record of 3 3 1, Scranton finishes the season in fifth place overall, which comes as a major disappointment for a program that reached the Elite Eight last season.

Prior to Saturday’s game at Fitzpatrick Field, the Royals honored eight seniors: defender Stephen Kilty, forward Derek Klingman, midfielder Colin McFadden, defender Jared Miranda, forward Nick Paganelli, midfielder Jimmy Peeler, forward John Spadaro and midfielder Paul Trisuzzi.

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