Injured Washington has lost running back Deontae Cooper to another torn anterior cruciate ligament, the third time he has had the injury since becoming a member of the Huskies.
Signed The Carolina Hurricanes signed forward Jeff Skinner to a six-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through 2018-19. The team announced the deal Wednesday. Skinner – who won the Calder Trophy in 2011 as the NHL’s rookie of the year – will make $4.35 million in 2013-14 and $6 million each season after that.
• The Chicago Bulls signed first-round draft pick Marquis Teague. Teague was taken with the 29th selection out of Kentucky and is expected to fill a backup role at guard.
• West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen will earn $2.3 million this season under a new six-year contract, athletic director Oliver Luck said. The deal includes $250,000 in base pay and the remainder in supplemental pay from athletic department revenue or private sources.
Married Dallas Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki has put bachelorhood behind him. The 34-year-old married Jessica Olsson, a 31-year-old Kenyan-born associate director of the Goss-Michael Foundation art gallery in Dallas.
Announced The University of Connecticut says sophomore quarterback Mike Nebrich decided to transfer. Nebrich, who was a highly touted recruit out of Burke, Va., spent his freshman season as a backup, seeing limited action. He had 69 yards passing, 60 in a Sept. 3 win over Fordham.
Withdrew Tennis star Maria Sharapova withdrew from the Rogers Cup because of a stomach ailment. The second- ranked Sharapova told organizers she picked up the bug at the London Olympics, where she lost the final to Serena Williams.
Filed A Nashville, Tenn., radio personality is suing the NHL’s Predators over an injury from the “human hockey puck” stunt. The suit by Adam Davis of WRVW-FM was filed this week in Davidson County Circuit Court and seeks $25,000 for medical bills.