Cowboys’ owner objects to Goodell contract extension...Washington takes on Stanford tonight... Braves beef up Snitker’s staff
UNDATED (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says his objection to a contract extension for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is not because of star running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence. Jones said on his radio show Friday he wants all 32 owners to have a chance to approve the deal being negotiated between Goodell and the compensation committee that includes six owners. Jones is not on the committee.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — No. 9 Washington visits Stanford in the only Top 25 college football game on the today’s schedule. Stanford wants to bounce back from a late loss at Washington State that dealt a blow to its hope of winning a conference title. That could be tough against the Huskies, who have the best defense in the country in terms of yards allowed per game. They’re allowing just 240.9 yards per game and 11.1 points.
UNDATED (AP) — In Top 25 college basketball, Cane Broome scored 17 points during his debut as Cincinnati’s point guard, and the 12th-ranked Bearcats pulled away to a 107-77 victory over Savannah State today. Also, the No. 24 Baylor Bears opened the season with a 107-66 win over Central Arkansas. Manu Lecomte scored 22 points, including six of Baylor’s 12 3-pointers, leading six players in double figures.
UNDATED (AP) — Former Colorado manager Walt Weiss, who completed his playing career with Atlanta in 2000, is returning to the Braves as a bench coach. Weiss led the Rockies to a 283-365 record as manager from 2013-16. Atlanta also is adding Eric Young Sr. as first base and outfield coach and Sal Fasano as catching coach on manager Brian Snitker’s staff. Former bench coach Terry Pendleton and first base coach Eddie Perez have been offered other positions.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State has paid out an additional $16 million to people with claims they were sexually abused by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, raising the total amount of payouts to more than $100 million. The school previously said it settled with 33 people for $93 million. The new payouts bring the total to $109 million. Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence for sexual abuse of boys.