Penn St. gives Franklin 6 years, $34.4M

(Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

(TSX / STATS) -- Penn State approved a six-year contract extension for head coach James Franklin through at least the 2022 season, the school announced Friday.

The new contract for the football coach will average $5.73 million per year for six years, according to Sports Illustrated and confirmed by ESPN. Franklin was scheduled to make $4.7 million this year under his previous deal.

Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour announced the agreement after the university board unanimously approved Franklin's extension.

Cubs' Lester to DL, expected back soon

(TSX / STATS) -- The Chicago Cubs placed left-hander Jon Lester on the 10-day disabled list Friday with left lat tightness and shoulder fatigue, but the injury is not expected to be season-ending.

Lester was pulled in the second inning of Thursday afternoon's game against the Cincinnati Reds due to the injury and saw a team doctor after the game. He allowed nine runs (seven earned) in 1 2/3 innings as the Reds outlasted the Chicago Cubs 13-10. (MORE)

Marrone: Jaguars have QB competition

(TSX / STATS) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars' starting quarterback job is now open for competition after Blake Bortles' second consecutive mediocre preseason outing.

Head coach Doug Marrone told reporters after the Jaguars' 12-8 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at EverBank Field on Thursday night that Bortles and Chad Henne will share first-team reps before making a decision for the Sept. 10 season opener against the Houston Texans. (MORE)

Pats fear rookie DE Rivers out for year

(TSX / STATS) -- New England Patriots defensive end Derek Rivers' rookie season may be over due to a knee injury.

The Patriots fear they have lost their top pick (third round, 83rd overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Youngstown State for the entire season, league sources told ESPN on Friday. (MORE)

Stosur out of US Open with hand injury

(TSX / STATS) -- Former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur pulled out of this year's tournament due to an injured right hand, the U.S. Tennis Association announced Friday.

Stosur hasn't competed since the French Open in June due to the injury. The Australian said the injury is hampering her serves and forehands. (MORE)

 Ex-Vandy player gets 15 years for rape

 Georgia Tech dismisses star RB Mills

 Dealt in March, C Zuttah rejoins Ravens

 Dodgers get 1B Gonzalez off 60-day DL

 Cards place struggling Wainwright on DL