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Detroit, Mich.: All-star pitcher Justin Verlander became the highest paid pitcher in MLB history last Friday when he signed a seven-year, $180 million contract for the Detroit Tigers.

Atlanta, Ga.: After weeks of messed up brackets, Cinderella teams and general chaos, the season known as March Madness will come to an end this Monday night. Tomorrow, April 6, Louisville will play Wichita State, and Michigan will play Syracuse in the Final Four.

Pittsburgh, Pa.: Playing in the upcoming playoffs is looking unlikely for Pittsburgh Penguins team captain Sidney Crosby, whose jaw was broken in a tough hockey play last Saturday. The Penguins have been doing well recently, winning their last 15 games, but chances of their streak continuing broke when Crosby’s jaw did.

England: Manchester United has locked the Premier League standings after their 1-0 win over Sunderland last Saturday, March 30. Manchester City was last year’s Premier League title winner, but Manchester United is expected to be a strong contender in this year’s championship pursuit.