NCAA President Mark Emmert has received a three-year contract extension that runs through October 2020.

The NCAA board of governors approved an extension last month and announced Monday that it had voted unanimously to make it a three-year deal with a one-year option.

"Mark has done an incredible job leading the Association through an unprecedented period of change and transformation," said Kansas State President Kirk Schulz, who is the board's chairman. "I and the board feel strongly that Mark is integral in leading the Association forward as we navigate the complex and challenging way ahead, while better supporting student-athletes."

Emmert has led the NCAA since 2010. He was previously the president of the University of Washington.

"I appreciate the Board of Governors' unwavering support and partnership during this transformative time in college sports," Emmert said in a statement.

Emmert's tenure at the NCAA has been marked by dramatic changes in the way the association does business, including granting the five wealthiest conferences the ability to create rules without the approval of the other Division I conferences. With autonomy, schools voted to increase the value of an athletic scholarship to include the full cost of attendance.


Messi will miss Olympics

Lionel Messi will skip the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in six months because his coach, Gerardo Martino, says he needs some rest.

Martino said Messi will play in the Centennial Copa America tournament in the United States but not the Olympics in Brazil.

Martino said it was "too much" for the Barcelona star to play in both events and also World Cup qualifiers.

Messi is 28 and could have been picked to the Olympic team as one of three over-23 age players. He led Argentina to the gold medal in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics.

Man City lands decorated coach Guardiola

Pep Guardiola will take over as manager of Manchester City, the English Premier League club finally capturing soccer's most sought-after coach. He'll replace Manuel Pellegrini, who said Monday he'll step down. Guardiola is one of the world's most decorated and admired coaches, having won 14 trophies in four seasons at Barcelona and continuing his success at current club Bayern Munich.


Yankees lose first-base prospect

New York Yankees first-base prospect Greg Bird will have right shoulder surgery Tuesday and will miss the 2016 season.

Bird's labrum will be repaired by Dr. David Altchek.

Bird, 23, made his big league debut on Aug. 13 and took over at first base when Mark Teixeira got hurt. Bird hit .261 with 11 homers, 31 RBI and nine doubles in 157 at-bats and had been viewed as protection against injuries to the oft-hurt Teixeira.


WNBA: The New York Liberty bolstered its backcourt, signing free-agent guard Shavonte Zellous to a multiyear contract. Zellous, a WNBA All-Star in 2013, spent the previous five years with the Indiana Fever.

College hockey: Robbie Baillargeon and Charlie McAvoy scored first-period goals and defending Beanpot champion Boston University beat Northeastern 3-1 to set up a tournament championship game against Boston College. BC beat Harvard 3-2 in the first game. BU is 15-7-4, BC 18-4-4.

Olympics: Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committe, visited proposed venues in Los Angeles for the 2024 Games but didn't indicate whether he has a favorite among the four cities competing to host.