Corey Crawford is having one great summer. First, the netminder led the Chicago Blackhawks to their second NHL title in four seasons, disposing of the Bruins in six games. Then he welcomed the Stanley Cup to his hometown of Montreal Monday, and joined the team for the announcement of a six-year contract extension that officially stamps his arrival as one of the league’s top goaltenders. Crawford, 28, went 16-7 with an NHL-best 1.84 goals-against average while starting every playoff game for Chicago this year. The extension is reportedly worth $36 million and runs through the 2019-20 season.
Winston shines in Florida State’s rout
Quarterback Jameis Winston made the most of his first career start for Florida State. The redshirt freshman threw for 356 yards and four TDs while completing 25 of 27 passes in the Seminoles’ 41-13 drubbing of host Pittsburgh. Winston also ran for a score. Junior tight end Nick O’Leary had three TD receptions for Florida St. A bright spot for the Panthers, who made their ACC debut, was senior receiver Devin Street, who snagged six passes for 141 yards . . . The NCAA’s new penalties for targeting the head resulted in at least a half dozen ejections, including one that was overturned by video replay, during the first weekend of the college football season . . . J.W. Walsh was picked to start at quarterback for Oklahoma State Saturday against Texas-San Antonio after Clint Chelf started the opener against Mississippi State . . . Tenth-ranked Florida will have starting running back Matt Jones back against Miami after he missed the last month and last Saturday’s win over Toledo while recovering from a viral infection . . . Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell has a concussion and is doubtful for Saturday’s game against Alcorn State . . . West Alabama freshman cornerback Anthony Robinson was killed in a car accident. A school spokesman said Robinson died in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Marengo County (Ala.) near his hometown of Linden.
Arsenal breaks its record to snag Ozil
Arsenal broke its transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid after leaving its spending until the last day of the summer transfer window. The 24-year old joined for 50 million euros ($66 million) as American owner Stan Kroenke produced an emphatic response to the demands of fans . . . The US women’s national team will face Mexico in a friendly Tuesday at RFK Stadium in Washington . . . Michael Parkhurst has been added to the United States roster ahead of two World Cup qualifiers later this month, adding insurance after midfielder Brad Evans was hurt playing for Seattle . . . The Columbus Crew fired Robert Warzycha after five years as head coach. Technical director and former Crew defender Brian Bliss will fill in as interim coach . . . Kaka agreed to terms with AC Milan, reportedly accepting a cut to his salary to rejoin his former club.
Former boxing champ Morrison dies
Boxer Tommy Morrison, who beat George Foreman in 1993 to become heavyweight champion, died Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital. He was 44. Morrison’s family did not disclose the cause of death. Three years after beating Foreman, Morrison tested positive for HIV. Morrison and his wife, Trisha, continued to deny that the former champion ever had HIV during the final years of his life. Obituary, B10 . . . Chicago police say two men who allegedly broke into Wrigley Field on Sunday morning to try and take ivy are facing misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass . . . The Cincinnati Reds called up outfielder Billy Hamilton . Hamilton stole 75 bases with Triple A Louisville this season . . . In WNBA action, Erika de Souza scored a season-high 27 points and the host Atlanta Dream beat the Los Angeles Sparks, 92-82, to snap a four-game losing streak . . . Christopher Horner of the United States won the 10th stage of the Tour of Spain in Alto Hazallanas to take the overall lead. He won in 4 hours, 30 minutes, 22 seconds. Organizers said he became the oldest rider to earn a stage victory . . . A disciplinary panel in Jamaica started a hearing into a positive drug test by three-time Olympic gold medalist sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown . . . Strong Mandate drew away to an 8-length victory in the $300,000 Hopeful Stakes for 2-year-olds at Saratoga. The Labor Day card concluded the 150th season of racing at Saratoga.