College football • The Rose Bowl has agreed to a 12-year extension with ESPN that will keep the game on the network through 2026.
ESPN President John Skipper, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott and Rose Bowl officials announced the deal Thursday. Skipper called the Rose Bowl "one of sport's most meaningful" events.
ESPN will keep the broadcast rights to the Rose Bowl regardless of the final format developed for college football's new playoff system, which kicks in for the 2014 season.
Penguins, Crosby sign 12-year deal
NHL • The Pittsburgh Penguins and superstar center Sidney Crosby have agreed to a 12-year contract extension Thursday that leaves little doubt Crosby has overcome the concussion-like symptoms that sidelined him for most of the last two seasons.
The deal keeps the 24-year-old in Pittsburgh through 2025 and gives the team some room to play in the free-agent market. Crosby will be paid about $8.7 million a season.
From wire reports