Baseball: Curt Schilling agreeds contract extension with Philadelphia Phillies

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The Independent Online
Pitcher Curt Schilling yesterday agreed a contract extension with the Philadelphia Phillies which includes three guaranteed years at $15.45m (pounds 9.7m) plus an option for 2001 worth $6.5m.

The US Treasury Department yesterday denied a request by the Baltimore Orioles to play exhibition games in Cuba this autumn. Orioles had a similar application refused last year. US "trading with the enemy" law bars Americans from spending money in Cuba without permission from the Treasury Department.

AMERICAN LEAGUE: Baltimore 4 Kansas City 2; Toronto 6 Chicago White Sox 1; Minnesota 7 Detroit 6; Boston 6 Anaheim 5; Cleveland 9 Oakland 7; New York Yankees 16 Seattle 2.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Montreal 4 St Louis 1; Cincinnati 5 Colorado 3; Florida 4 Chicago Cubs 3; Los Angeles 5 Philadelphia 1; Houston 4 Atlanta 3; San Diego 6 New York Mets 5 (12 innings).

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