Packers sign defensive tackle Kenny Clark to four-year contract extension

The Green Bay Packers signed 24-year-old nose tackle Kenny Clark to a contract extension, a deal Clark’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, confirmed was a four-year pact worth $70 million, with a $25 million signing bonus.

Clark, a first-round pick out of UCLA in 2016, has emerged as the Packers’ top defensive lineman. He recorded six sacks for the second straight season last year and was named to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement.

Golf: Si Woo Kim had a hole-in-one on the way to 62 and a two-shot lead at 18-under par after 54 holes of the Wyndham Championship at Greensboro, N.C., the PGA Tour’s final event before the playoffs. Doc Redman (63) and Rob Oppenheim (62) were tied for second place. Kim made his ace on the 161-yard third hole.

• Jerry Kelly bogeyed two of the last four holes for another even-par 70 on Firestone’s South Course, leaving him at 2-under, good for a one-stroke lead over three players in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship in Akron, Ohio.

• Azahara Muñoz birdied the 18th hole for a 2-under 69 to take a one-shot lead over American Stacy Lewis (70) at 7-under 206 after the third round of the LPGA Tour’s Ladies Scottish Open at North Berwick.

• Tyler Strafaci and Charles Osborne advanced to the U.S. Amateur final at Bandon Dunes in Oregon to earn spots next year in the Masters and U.S. Open. Strafaci, a Georgia Tech senior, beat Oklahoma State’s Aman Gupta 1-up; Osborne, an SMU junior from Reno, topped UNC-Charlotte’s Matthew Sharpstene 4 and 2.

• Connor Syme carded an 8-under 63 for a one-shot lead at 15-under at the Celtic Classic in Newport, Wales.

Motor sports: Marco Andretti led a Honda rout on the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying — a session dominated by Andretti Autosport and Honda as Team Penske was shut out of pole contention.

Andretti posted a four-lap average of 231.351 mph to top the speed chart ahead of teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe. The fastest nine advanced to a Sunday shootout that determines the first three rows for next Sunday’s Indy 500.

• Austin Cindric won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on the road course at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, passing leader Brandon Jones shortly after taking the green flag on a restart with five laps to go on the 14-turn, 3.61-mile layout for his fifth victory in the past six events.

• Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton secured a record-extending 92nd pole position for Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix in Montmelo.

Tennis: Jennifer Brady reached the first WTA final of her career by using a power-based game to beat 16-year-old Coco Gauff 6-2, 6-4 at the Top Seed Open in Lexington, Ky., the first tennis tournament in the U.S. since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Brady, 25, will face Jil Teichmann, 23, a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Shelby Rogers, in Sunday’s title match.

• Top-seeded Simona Halep and third-seeded Elise Mertens won their semifinals in straight sets to advance to Sunday’s title match at the Prague Open.

WNBA: In Bradenton, Fla., Jackie Young had 16 points to lead five Las Vegas players scoring in double figures and the Aces beat the Washington Mystics 88-73 for their seventh consecutive win. … Riquna Williams hit seven 3-pointers and finished with 21 points, former Stanford forward Nneka Ogwumike scored 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 90-76 for their fourth win in a row. … Napheesa Collier had 26 points and 13 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 94-64.

Soccer: Lyon stunned Manchester City to reach the Champions League semifinals for the first time in a decade, with Moussa Dembele scoring twice for the French underdogs to seal a 3-1 win in Lisbon, Portugal.

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