The Pittsburgh Steelers and two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger agreed to terms on a contract extension Wednesday that will keep Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh through the 2021 season.
Roethlisberger had been set to enter the final year of a contract he signed in 2015. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Roethlisberger figures to get a significant pay bump over the $12 million he was due (with a $23 million cap hit) in 2019.
“It has always been a goal to play my entire career in Pittsburgh,” Roethlisberger said in a statement. “This is home for me and my family, and we love this city.”
Roethlisberger, 37, is coming off the finest statistical season of his 15-year career. His 5,129 yards passing led the NFL and his 34 touchdown passes broke his franchise mark.
• A Kansas prosecutor declined to charge Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill with a crime in a domestic incident that involved his fiancee and their 3-year-old child.
Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe acknowledged that “we believe a crime has occurred, however, the evidence in this case does not conclusively establish who committed this crime.”
• The Baltimore Ravens signed kicker Justin Tucker and guard Marshal Yanda to contract extensions.
Tucker, the most accurate field-goal kicker in NFL history (90.1%), signed a four-year extension through 2023, and Yanda added a year to a contract set to expire after the coming season.
• Tony Bergstrom, a former Raiders offensive lineman, re-signed with Washington. Terms were not disclosed.
College golf: Stanford rallied in the final round to win the Pac-12 men’s championship in Eugene, Ore. The Cardinal finished at 7-under-par, seven strokes ahead of UCLA and eight clear of Cal. Bears senior Collin Morikawa shot 1-under 71 to earn the individual title. Stanford’s Isaiah Salinda took fifth.
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Tennis: Rafael Nadal recovered from a slow start to defeat Leonard Mayer 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-2 and advance to the third round of the Barcelona Open.
Soccer: Manchester City won 2-0 at fierce rival Manchester United to move closer to retaining the English Premier League title, a feat no team has achieved in a decade.
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