SAINT-DENIS, France -- Ecstatic Portugal supporters drove around central Paris throwing fire crackers from cars and chanting Campeones! (Champions!) into the early hours of Monday morning after their countrys 1-0 extra-time victory over host France delivered its first ever major football title.Others rushed to the Champs-Elysees avenue to celebrate, waving flags and dancing to the sound of an accordion player wearing a lime-green Portugal shirt.It wasnt all celebrations. A row of white police vans kept fans away from the landmark Arc de Triomphe as fireworks let off nearby lit up the night sky and riot police brandishing batons and shields broke up some scuffles among fans.Those who managed to get tickets for the final at the Stade de France celebrated in the stadium long after the final whistle as captain Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portugal flag wrapped around his waist and a broad smile on his face, hobbled around the ground on his injured left knee hugging and repeatedly kissing the trophy. On the streets around the stadium, the sound of car honking horns mingled with police sirens and singing supporters.Dejected French fans, meanwhile, quickly headed for the exits as the month-long tournament ended in heartbreak.In downtown Paris, France supporter Nicolas Floch could barely accept his teams defeat.The Portuguese didnt deserve this, he said.But, you know, thats sport. Its like that, he added. Its life. There you go. Until the next one. It wont be in France, sadly, but thats the way it is.For Portugal fan Nicolas Gonclaves, the hard-fought victory ended years of bitter disappointment.We took our time but we won, he said. For once, luck came our way and we were able to get it (the trophy). Now this one is ours.Back home in the capital, Lisbon, tens of thousands of fans packed into a central square to dance, sing, light flares and wave flags in jubilation.Earlier in Paris, scenes of crowd trouble that marred the start of the tournament when English, Russian and French hooligans were involved in three days of violence in Marseille, came back to haunt the final night of action.As the game began at 9 p.m., a small group of young troublemakers and riot police clashed in downtown Paris under the Eiffel Tower, a few hundred meters (yards) from a huge fan zone and giant screen relaying the game.Police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the youths, pushing them away from the Eiffel Tower and the crowd of about 80,000 people watching the game. The youngsters appeared to want to break into the fan zone, which was surrounded by fences. Some garbage and scooters were set alight in the street near the massive tower, which dominates the Paris skyline.Police said later that about 40 arrests were made during the incidents around the Eiffel Tower and also near the Stade de France.The clashes were a marked contrast to the pre-match buildup, when French and Portuguese fans mingled peacefully outside the stadium amid tight security in a city still on high terror alert in the aftermath of Nov. 13 attacks by Islamic extremists that left 130 people dead and hundreds injured. That night of bloodshed started when three suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the Stade de France.Mathias Vicherat, the Paris mayors chief of staff, said Saturday some 1,900 police and other security officers would patrol the 92,000-capacity fan zone in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. 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NEW YORK -- Major league teams spent a record $267.95 million on signing bonuses for players drafted last month, a 7.4 percent increase from last years final total of $249.38 million.Spending initially declined when restraints were put in place ahead of the 2012 draft, but has gradually risen under the five-year labor contract with the players association.Teams spent $234 million in the 2011 draft on amateurs residing in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The total dropped to $209 million in the first year of restraints, went up to $220 million the following year, then rose to $224 million in 2014 and $249 million in 2015, according to figures compiled by Major League Baseball.The amateur draft has been a principle reason for the level of competitive balance that youve seen in the game in recent years, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week.It re-established the original purpose of the draft, which was to get the clubs that played the worst the year before access to the best talent.The pseudo-slotting system has done away with this nonsense that used go on where the best player would get picked 21st because he had demands that clubs didnt think theyd be able to meet, and I think thats been a really, really important change.TTeams draft in the reverse order of their record the previous year.ddddddddddddBaseballs labor contract that began in 2012 assigned each club a bonus pool -- the sum of the recommended draft bonuses for a teams selections in the first 10 rounds.For players selected in the 11th round and beyond, portions of signing bonuses above $100,000 count against the signing bonus pool. 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