Former Penn State quarterback Steven Bench announced via Twitter that he has decided to transfer to South Florida. Bench announced his intention to transfer last month after being told he would be behind junior-college transfer Tyler Ferguson and incoming freshman Christian Hackenberg.
SOCCER: Rio Ferdinand has signed a new one-year contract to stay at Manchester United for a 12th season.
Ferdinand, 34, has made 432 appearances for Manchester United, winning the Premier League six times and the Champions League in 2008.
Keeping Ferdinand amounts to the first piece of business new manager David Moyes has done since his appointment to replace the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson.
David Beckham might bid adieu to soccer Sunday from the bench. The 38-year-old Beckham, who said last week he will retire after the season, will be with French champion Paris Saint-Germain when the team travels to Lorient for the season finale. But PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti said it is unlikely Beckham will play.
PRO FOOTBALL: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III ran some drills Thursday with a large brace on his reconstructed right knee. It's the latest step toward his goal of playing in the season opener Sept. 9.
Starting fullback Henry Hynoski of the New York Giants will have surgery Friday to repair his medial collateral ligament and a chip fracture in his left knee. The three-year veteran was hurt Wednesday in an organized team activity. The Giants also re-signed veteran wide receiver Ramses Barden.
COLLEGES: Pat Kraft, who served on the senior athletic staffs at Indiana University and Loyola University Chicago, has been named deputy director of athletics at Temple.
- Staff and wire reports