hockey Penguins sign Hornqvist

to five-year extension

• The Pittsburgh Penguins signed forward Patric Hornqvist to a five-year contract extension. The deal has an average annual value of $5.3 million and runs through the 2022-23 season.

The 31-year-old Hornqvist has been a vital part of Pittsburgh’s run to two straight Stanley Cups. He scored the series-clinching goal in Game 6 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals against Nashville.

Hornqvist was set to become a free agent this summer. Instead, he’ll remain in Pittsburgh, where he’s become part of a core that includes stars Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and defenseman Kris Letang.

Hornqvist has 17 goals and 15 assists for the Penguins this season entering Tuesday night’s game against New Jersey. He was acquired in a 2014 trade with the Predators.

• The Bruins say leading goal scorer Patrice Bergeron is out with a fractured right foot. General Manager Don Sweeney said a CT scan revealed the injury. Bergeron will be evaluated in two weeks.

The forward originally suffered the injury while blocking a shot during the team’s 4-3 loss at Toronto on Saturday. He was evaluated after that game, but an X-ray was negative.

Bergeron played in the Bruins’ 4-1 loss at Buffalo on Sunday despite arriving at the arena wearing a protective boot.

Bergeron has appeared in 55 games this season and has 27 goals. He also has 27 assists.

tennis

Gibson to be honored with statue at U.S. Open

• The United States Tennis Association will honor Althea Gibson with a statue at the U.S. Open. The first African-American to win the U.S. Nationals singles title in 1957 will be commemorated at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

The U.S. Nationals were the precursor to the U.S. Open. She won both the U.S. Nationals and Wimbledon titles in 1957 and 1958.

In a statement, USTA president Katrina Adams calls Gibson, who also won the 1956 French Open, the “Jackie Robinson of tennis.”

college football

Crouch assistant coach at Midland in Nebraska

• Eric Crouch, the 2001 Heisman Trophy winner at Nebraska, has been hired as an assistant football coach at Midland University in Nebraska.

Midland announced that Crouch will coach running backs and special teams. The 1,400-student school is coached by Jeff Jamrog, a former Nebraska player who was the Cornhuskers’ defensive line coach when Crouch was a player.

The 39-year-old Crouch was quarterback for the Huskers in the 2001 national championship game, and the St. Louis Rams drafted him in the third round in 2002 as a receiver. Crouch never played an NFL regular-season game.

He lives in Omaha and has worked in sales of medical and recreation equipment.

— ABJ/Ohio.com wires