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Golden State Warriors fail in contract talks with Harrison Barnes

Harrison Barnes will become a restricted free agent next summer after failing to agree terms on a contract extension with the Golden State Warriors.

The Golden State Warriors have been forced to cancel contract negotiations with forward Harrison Barnes.

NBA teams have until a November 2 deadline to come to an agreement on an extension for players currently on a rookie scale contract, and Golden State's failure to reach a deal means that Barnes will become a restricted free agent next summer.

The 23-year-old is believed to have rejected an offer in the early stages of negotiations, and while his decision not to sign a new contract will allow other teams to open talks with him at the end of the season, the Warriors will be able to match any offer sheet.

"He wanted to have some resolution to his extension discussions before the start of the season, which we completely understand," Warriors general manager Bob Myers told reporters. "I think he just wants to focus on the games as they stand now. We've completed discussions, and we're not going to be able to reach a deal.

"We still can match any offer. We can do five years. It puts us in a maybe stronger position."

Barnes averaged 10.1 points and 5.5 rebounds in 82 regular-season games as a starter for the champions last year.

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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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