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    === News Summaries from The Sports Network - Saturday, October 25 ===
 
 
                 === Bucs and DT McCoy agree to 7-year deal ===
 
 Tampa,  FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and defensive tackle
 Gerald McCoy agreed to terms on a seven-year contract Saturday.
 
 Financial  terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports indicate it to be
 worth up to $98 million with $51.5 million in guaranteed money.
 
 McCoy,  the third overall  pick of the 2010 draft, has posted two sacks and 17
 tackles this season. He missed two games with a broken hand.
 
 The Oklahoma product missed 13 games in his first two seasons due to injuries,
 but played in all 32 games over 2012 and 2013, garnering Pro Bowl nods in each
 of those seasons.
 
 "We  knew it was vital  for us to keep Gerald in Tampa Bay long term as one of
 the  cornerstones of  our franchise,"  said Buccaneers  general manager  Jason
 Licht  in a  statement Saturday.  "On the  field, Gerald  is one  of the  best
 players in the National Football League, who has been extremely productive and
 will be for years to come. We are happy to reward someone that has a rare work
 ethic,  which not only makes him an elite player, but serves as an example for
 our  entire team. His commitment, character and leadership are attributes that
 make  him a  truly special person, who  will play a pivotal role in our future
 success."
 
 McCoy has totaled 20 1/2 sacks along with 136 tackles during his career.
 
 
                        === Lions suspend DT Mosley ===
 
 London, England (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions suspended defensive
 tackle C.J. Mosley on Saturday.
 
 Detroit suspended Mosley for two weeks for conduct detrimental and violation
 of team rules before sending him home from London as the team gets ready to
 play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
 
 The team placed him on the reserve/suspended by club list, and signed safety
 Jerome Couplin from the practice squad to take Mosley's spot on the roster.
 
 Mosley is a 10-year veteran and had appeared in all 23 games with the team
 after signing him as a free agent in 2013.
 
 
                    === 49ers place Cook, Kilgore on IR ===
 
 Santa   Clara,  CA  (SportsNetwork.com)  -  The  San  Francisco  49ers  placed
 cornerback Chris Cook and center Daniel Kilgore on injured reserve Saturday.
 
 Kilgore  had  surgery earlier  in the week  to repair a  fractured left leg he
 suffered  in last  week's loss to Denver, while Cook suffered a torn hamstring
 in the same game.
 
 The  team signed  safety and special teams player Bubba Ventrone to a one-year
 deal  to fill  one of the roster  spots. He appeared in two games earlier this
 season with San Francisco and played in all 16 last season.
 
 
               === Cavs exercise option on Waiters' contract ===
 
 Cleveland,   OH   (SportsNetwork.com)  -  The  Cleveland  Cavaliers  announced
 Saturday that the club has exercised the fourth-year option on the contract of
 guard Dion Waiters.
 
 The  22-year-old Philadelphia native and Syracuse product finished last season
 with averages of 15.9 points, 3.0 assists and 2.8 rebounds over 70 appearances
 for  the Cavs. Waiters  was taken by Cleveland with the fourth overall pick of
 the 2012 NBA Draft.
 
 In  131  career contests for Cleveland,  Waiters has averaged 15.3 points, 3.0
 assists and 2.6 boards per game.
 
 
                            === Nets waive Ware ===
 
 Brooklyn,  NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Brooklyn Nets have waived guard Casper
 Ware.
 
 The  Nets acquired Ware on Friday in a trade with Philadelphia. He appeared in
 nine games for the 76ers last season and averaged 5.3 points with 1.1 assists.
 
 Brooklyn  sent guard Marquis Teague and a 2019 second-round pick to the Sixers
 in exchange for Ware.
 
 
                          === Raptors cut Hamilton ===
 
 Toronto,  ON  (SportsNetwork.com) -  The Toronto  Raptors have waived swingman
 Jordan Hamilton and guard Will Cherry.
 
 Hamilton was signed in August and averaged 9.5 points with 3.0 rebounds in six
 preseason  games.  He averaged  6.7  points  and  3.2  rebounds in  60  games,
 including 12 starts, last season with Denver and Houston.
 
 The  24-year-old Texas  product, who was chosen 26th overall by Dallas in 2011
 and  shipped to Denver  on draft night, owns career averages of 5.8 points and
 2.8 rebounds in 126 games over three seasons.
 
 Cherry averaged 3.4 points in five preseason games.
 
 
             === Serena-Simona II to decide WTA Finals champion ===
 
 Singapore  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Serena Williams and Simona Halep will battle
 for the title at the season-ending WTA Finals after both won semifinal matches
 on Saturday.
 
 The two met earlier this week in round-robin play, and the 6-0, 6-2 Halep rout
 in 65 minutes equaled the worst loss of Williams' career.
 
 Williams  will now  get the  chance  to avenge  that  defeat and  win a  third
 straight  title at  the  season-ending  event. She  advanced  Saturday with  a
 thrilling  2-6, 6-3,  7-6 (8-6) victory over good friend Caroline Wozniacki in
 the first semifinal.
 
 Halep  then rolled to a 6-2, 6-2 pounding of Agnieszka Radwanska in the second
 semi.
 
 Wozniacki  had lost  three previous matches to Williams this year and took the
 first  set comfortably on Saturday, but the American star bounced back and won
 the  second  before the Dane  grabbed the  lead in the  third with a break and
 served for the match at 5-4.
 
 Williams,  though, broke serve and was on the cusp of winning in the 12th game
 with a break point, but Wozniacki's volley after a lengthy rally saved it. The
 eventual  tiebreaker  produced even more  heroics after Wozniacki opened a 4-1
 lead.  Williams' next shot  hit the tape and fell over, starting a run of five
 straight points.
 
 Facing  two match points against, Wozniacki saved both. Williams then followed
 with an ace and converted the next point with a forehand return that Wozniacki
 could not handle to win the match.
 
 "Caroline  played a  great match,  it was  really difficult  today and  I felt
 really  bad  because she's so  amazing and so nice  and in this tournament she
 really  deserved  to win,"  said Williams  in an  on-court interview after the
 match.  "So just congrats  to her and thank you for playing so well and making
 it such a great match."
 
 Williams,  who clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking on Friday, improved to 10-1
 lifetime  against  Wozniacki, who went 3-0  in group play this week. Williams'
 other   three   wins  against  Wozniacki   this  year  came  in  the  Montreal
 quarterfinals,  the  Cincinnati semifinals and  most recently in the U.S. Open
 final.
 
 "Played  my  heart out  today!" Wozniacki wrote  on Twitter. "Disappointing to
 lose  such a  close and tough battle  but thank you Singapore for the support!
 Congrats to Serena!"
 
 There was no drama in the second semifinal.
 
 Halep  won  five straight  games during  the first set  and captured the first
 three  of the second. She blasted 26 winners and Radwanska managed to win just
 four points against Halep's first serve during the 67-minute match.
 
 "I'm  very  excited to  be in the  finals," said Halep.  "I didn't expect this
 result  here and  I've had to work very  hard to play my best tennis here this
 week."
 
 Now,  the Romanian will  have the daunting task of trying to beat Williams for
 the  second time in the same week. The group win was her first victory in four
 tries against the 18-time Grand Slam champion.
 
 "It's  a new day a new match so who knows what's going to happen there," added
 Halep. "I know she'll be more focused and I just want to enjoy the final."
 
 Halep  won titles in Doha and Bucharest earlier this year. She is 8-5 all-time
 in  finals, including  2-2 this year. Both losses came against Maria Sharapova
 -- first in Madrid and then at the French Open.
 
 Williams will be gunning for her 64th career title and fifth at this event. In
 addition to winning the last two WTA Finals titles, she also claimed the crown
 in 2009 and 2001, while finishing as the runner-up in 2002 and 2004.
 
 
                  === Murray tops Ferrer in Valencia semis ===
 
 Valencia, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) - Andy Murray continued his strong play of
 late  with  a straight-set victory over  David Ferrer in the semifinals of the
 Valencia Open on Saturday.
 
 The third-seeded Murray earned a 6-4, 7-5 win Saturday, beating Ferrer for the
 second  time in  as many weeks. The  Scot won a thrilling three-set final last
 Sunday  to  capture the title in  Vienna, which followed a third-round loss to
 the Spaniard in Shanghai earlier this month.
 
 Ferrer,  the top seed  this week, was trying for his fourth title in Valencia.
 He  previously won the tournament in 2008, 2010 and 2012, while also finishing
 as the runner-up in 2005 and last year.
 
 Murray  was  the 2009  Valencia winner  and will  try for  his second title on
 Sunday  against  Tommy Robredo,  a 7-6  (9-7), 7-6  (7-2) winner Saturday over
 Jeremy Chardy.
 
 Robredo  earned his 500th career match victory Saturday and will try to avenge
 a loss to Murray in the Shenzhen final in September.
 
 Murray  picked up  an early break of serve Saturday when Ferrer double faulted
 twice  in  the opening  game. He  held serve throughout  the opening set, then
 built a 3-0 lead in the second before Ferrer won four straight games.
 
 A  break of  serve  gave  Murray a  6-5  lead in  the  second,  but he  nearly
 squandered  the advantage.  Ferrer failed to convert three break-point chances
 in the next game before Murray finally prevailed.
 
 Murray is 4-2 lifetime against Robredo, who will be trying for his 13th career
 title on Sunday.
 
 The  Spaniard is 12-9  all-time in finals, including 0-2 this year. He fell to
 Pablo Cuevas in Umag back in July before last month's three-set loss to Murray
 in Shenzhen.
 
 Murray  will  carry a lifetime record  of 30-15 in finals into Sunday's match,
 including 2-0 this year.
 
 This year's Valencia champion will collect $500,000.
 
 
             === Federer continues push for another Basel title ===
 
 Basel,  Switzerland (SportsNetwork.com) - Roger Federer will play in the final
 of  his  hometown tournament for the  11th time after a hard-fought, three-set
 win over Ivo Karlovic in Saturday's semifinals at the Swiss Indoors.
 
 Federer  outlasted  the big-serving Croat with  a 7-6 (10-8), 3-6, 6-3 victory
 and  will try  for his sixth title  in Basel on Sunday against Belgium's David
 Goffin.
 
 The  seventh-seeded Goffin  advanced earlier Saturday with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win
 over  Croatian  teenager Borna  Coric, who  took out  Rafael Nadal in Friday's
 quarterfinals.
 
 Goffin  has now won nine straight matches on the ATP Tour and will play in his
 second  straight  final. He won  the Moselle Open  title last month and hasn't
 lost since a third-round setback to Grigor Dimitrov at the U.S. Open.
 
 In addition to last month's title, Goffin also won the tournament in Kitzbuhel
 in August for his maiden ATP Tour triumph.
 
 On  Sunday,  he'll try to  deny Federer his 82nd  career title. The Swiss icon
 will  play  in his  123rd career final  and 10th  of 2014. He  is 4-5 in title
 matches  this  year, winning  previously in Dubai,  Halle, Cincinnati and most
 recently in Shanghai.
 
 Federer,  including the  Davis Cup semifinals, has won 11 straight matches and
 hasn't  tasted defeat  since a semifinal loss to eventual champion Marin Cilic
 at the U.S. Open.
 
 Karlovic  gave  Federer all he could  handle on Saturday, blasting 33 aces. He
 came  up short  in the  first-set tiebreaker,  but broke  Federer late  in the
 second set to even the match.
 
 Federer,  though, regrouped and  broke serve for the first and only time for a
 3-1  lead in the third. He managed to hold the rest of the way and advanced to
 the final for the ninth straight year.
 
 The  hometown  title has eluded  Federer the last  two years, however, as Juan
 Martin  del Potro beat  him in three sets both times. He last won the crown in
 2011 against Kei Nishikori.
 
 Federer, who still has a chance to claim the year-end No. 1 ranking, will play
 Goffin  for  just the second  time. The first meeting  came at the 2012 French
 Open,  when Federer  rallied from a set down to win the fourth-round encounter
 in four sets.
 
 The 2014 Basel champ will claim $450,000.
 
 
                  === Murray tops Ferrer in Valencia semis ===
 
 Valencia, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) - Andy Murray continued his strong play of
 late  with  a straight-set victory over  David Ferrer in the semifinals of the
 Valencia Open on Saturday.
 
 The third-seeded Murray earned a 6-4, 7-5 win Saturday, beating Ferrer for the
 second  time in  as many weeks. The  Scot won a thrilling three-set final last
 Sunday  to  capture the title in  Vienna, which followed a third-round loss to
 the Spaniard in Shanghai earlier this month.
 
 Ferrer,  the top seed  this week, was trying for his fourth title in Valencia.
 He  previously won the tournament in 2008, 2010 and 2012, while also finishing
 as the runner-up in 2005 and last year.
 
 Murray  was  the 2009  Valencia winner  and will  try for  his second title on
 Sunday against either Tommy Robredo or Jeremy Chardy. He will carry a lifetime
 record of 30-15 in finals into Sunday's match, including 2-0 this year.
 
 In  addition  to last  week's victory,  Murray also won  the Shenzhen title in
 September, beating Robredo in the final.
 
 Murray  picked up  an early break of serve Saturday when Ferrer double faulted
 twice  in  the opening  game. He  held serve throughout  the opening set, then
 built a 3-0 lead in the second before Ferrer won four straight games.
 
 A  break of  serve  gave  Murray a  6-5  lead in  the  second,  but he  nearly
 squandered  the advantage.  Ferrer failed to convert three break-point chances
 in the next game before Murray finally prevailed.
 
 Murray is 4-2 lifetime against Robredo and 5-1 against Chardy.
 
 This year's champion will collect $500,000.
 
 
               === Pace joins Korda atop leaderboard in China ===
 
 Hainan  Island, China  (SportsNetwork.com) - After rain delayed the resumption
 of the second round by about three hours on Saturday, Lee-Anne Pace fired a 6-
 under 66  and joined  Jessica Korda  atop the leaderboard  at 11-under-par 133
 heading into the final day at the inaugural Blue Bay LPGA.
 
 The  second  round was suspended due  to inclement weather on Friday, with the
 first  groups  out only making  it through six  holes. The tournament has been
 reduced to a 54-hole event, which will conclude on Sunday.
 
 Korda,  the  first-round leader, carded  a 5-under 67  as she seeks her fourth
 victory on the LPGA Tour. Pace is looking for her first win on tour.
 
 Chella  Choi shot a  66 as well  on Saturday  and is  alone in  third place at
 10-under  134. U.S. Women's Open champion Michelle Wie, 2012 LPGA Championship
 winner Shanshan Feng and Brittany Lang all shot 68s and are tied for fourth at
 9-under 135.
 
 Pace,  beginning  her day  one  shot  behind Korda,  started  her  way up  the
 leaderboard  early. After  two pars  on one  and two,  Pace drained  her first
 birdie  on  No. 3.  She gave that  shot right  back with a  bogey on four, but
 another gain on five had Pace back in red numbers at minus-1.
 
 The 33-year-old South African poured in back-to-back birdies on eight and nine
 to  make  the turn  at 3-under.  Pace was also  solid on  the back nine. After
 making  a pair of pars on 10 and 11, Pace drained three birdies in a four-hole
 stretch  from No. 12, putting her in the lead at minus-11. She finished things
 off with a trio of pars to end there.
 
 "I played pretty decent," said Pace. "I made quite a few putts already (before
 No. 12), and then the putter just started rolling nicely towards the end."
 
 Korda did not get off to an ideal start with a double-bogey on No. 1, dropping
 her  out  of the lead. From  there it was smooth  sailing for Korda as she got
 into red numbers on the day with birdies on three, five and eight.
 
 "I  got a little frazzled there as I was walking to the first tee box and then
 obviously  didn't  hit a good  shot," said Korda about  her start. "I tried to
 forget about it, tried to bring back, you know, it's okay and just think about
 what's ahead and not what just happened."
 
 After  making the turn, Korda made her fourth gain on No. 11. Following a pair
 of  pars,  Korda grabbed  a share of  the lead once  again with three straight
 birdies from No. 14.
 
 Korda  struggled  at the  last when her  drive found a  fairway bunker and her
 subsequent  shot hit the lip of the trap and barely found its way out. She was
 able to scramble and make a big par on the par-5 to finish tied with Pace.
 
 "The  putt  on 18  that I made  to save  par was definitely  good to bring the
 momentum  that I had on the last 17 holes, to bring it in for tomorrow," added
 Korda. "So hopefully I can just feed off of that."
 
 Choi  was bogey-free on her round as she made birdies on three and nine on her
 front  nine. Choi did  not slow down on the back nine as she made back-to-back
 birdies from 13 and again from 17.
 
 NOTES:  Pace's  best finish this  season was a tie  for fourth at the Marathon
 Classic,  while  Korda has already  won twice at the  Pure Silk - Bahamas LPGA
 Classic  and the Airbus LPGA Classic ... Choi has never won on tour ... Wie is
 playing  in just  her second event since withdrawing from her previous two due
 to a hand injury.
 
 
                === Olesen opens up 3-shot lead in Australia ===
 
 Perth,  Australia  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Thorbjorn Olesen  fired a 5-under 67
 in Saturday's third round to take a 3-shot lead into the final day of the ISPS
 Handa Perth International.
 
 Olesen,  who  held the  first-round  lead  along  with Australian  John  Wade,
 finished 54 holes at 16-under-par 200, three shots ahead of Sihwan Kim. Olesen
 has one win on the European Tour, which came at the 2012 Sicilian Open.
 
 "It's been a couple of years since I won, so definitely I'll feel the nerves,"
 said  Olesen.  "I've been in  contention in big tournaments  and I know how it
 feels.  But it'll  be great to get  that victory, so it'll definitely be on my
 mind. I just want to be out there tomorrow, be aggressive and have fun."
 
 Kim,  who needs to finish second or better this week in order to keep his tour
 card,  shot his third straight round in the 60s at Lake Karrinyup Country Club
 with a 3-under 69 and he is alone in second place at 13-under 203.
 
 After eclipsing the course record with a 9-under 63 on Friday, a day after the
 mark  was set when Olesen and Wade shot 64s in the first round, James Morrison
 also carded a 69 and he is in third at 12-under 204.
 
 Peter  Uihlein  (65) is alone in  fourth at minus-11, while Richard Green (70)
 and David Drysdale (71) are tied for fifth at 10-under 206.
 
 Second-round leader Peter Whiteford, who also needs to finish second or better
 to  keep  his card,  struggled on his  way to a  3-over 75  and he is tied for
 seventh at minus-9.
 
 Beginning  the day one shot behind the leader Whiteford, Olesen vaulted up the
 leaderboard with three birdies in his first four holes on one, three and four.
 Olesen  made the turn at minus-3 after making five straight pars to finish off
 his front nine.
 
 It  was more  of the same on the  back nine as Olesen extended his lead to six
 shots  when he  made birdies on 11, 12  and 14. A bogey on No. 15 was Olesen's
 first  and only  blemish on the day. He  closed things out with a trio of pars
 from No. 16 to take a 3-shot lead going into the final round.
 
 "I  tried to go out there and be aggressive like I did the first two days, but
 I  didn't  have the  game today,"  Olesen said. "I  didn't feel  good -- I was
 struggling  out there. I made some great up-and-downs to keep it going. It was
 a  fight all  the way through, but I  still had fun and I was fighting all the
 way. Five-under is a great score today."
 
 Kim  was slow out of the gate with five pars and a bogey on No. 6. He got that
 shot  back  with a birdie  on No. 7,  but another bogey on  No. 9 put Kim back
 above par.
 
 The  back  nine was  where Kim  made his  move as  he rattled off back-to-back
 birdies  on 10  and 11, getting him into  red numbers on the day for the first
 time.  Kim cut  Olesen's lead to two shots  when he made an eagle on the par-4
 14th and a birdie on the par-5 15th.
 
 A  pair of pars on  16 and 17 were followed by Kim's third bogey of the day on
 No. 18, dropping him three behind the leader after 54 holes.
 
 After  going  bogey-free on day  two, Morrison made five  pars in a row before
 making two bogeys in a three-hole stretch from No. 6 to go along with a birdie
 on No. 7.
 
 Making  the  turn at  plus-1, Morrison  ripped off five  birdies in a six-hole
 stretch  from No.  10, with  a bogey  coming on  No. 13.  Morrison made  three
 straight pars from 16 to end his round.
 
 NOTES:  Through  three rounds, there  are only five  players above par for the
 week,  with four more  at even par ... Olesen's best finish of the season came
 at  the  Qatar Masters, where  he ended tied for  third ... Jason Dufner (69),
 playing  in his first event since withdrawing from the PGA Championship with a
 neck  injury, is  tied for 19th at 7-under  209 ... Kim has never won on tour,
 while Morrison has one victory at the 2010 Madeira Islands Open BPI.
 
 10/25 16:51:58 ET