The Boston Red Sox and ace pitcher David Price agreed to a deal worth $217 million over seven years, an average of $31 million per year.

Price has a 3.09 ERA in eight major league seasons with 1,372 strikeouts and 104 wins. The lefthander was traded from Detroit to Toronto last season as the Blue Jays made a playoff push in the AL East. One year earlier, he was traded to Detroit from Tampa Bay, where he spent the early part of his career. He went 18-5 with a 2.45 ERA in 2015, striking out 225.


Woods glum over prospects

Tiger Woods painted a bleak picture on when he can return to golf or even get back to doing anything more than just walking.

Woods had two back surgeries in a span of 18 months followed by what he described only as another "procedure" in the same area last month. He has not started rehabilitation and does not know when his back will allow for that.

"The hardest part for me is there's really nothing I can look forward to, nothing I can build toward," Woods said.

Woods has not competed since Aug. 23. He had another microdiscectomy Sept. 16 and then he revealed Oct. 30 another "procedure," which he said was in the same spot. Asked the degree to which he can function, Woods said, "I walk. I walk and I walk some more."

And now he doesn't know when he might play again. "I have no answer for that, and neither does my surgeon or my physios," he said.

college football

Frost takes Central Florida job

Central Florida went west to find its next football coach. The school hired Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost to take over a program that just finished a winless season. The former Nebraska quarterback has been an assistant with the Ducks since 2009 and offensive coordinator since 2013. This will be his first time as a head coach.

•Barring a last-minute snag in negotiations, Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart will become Georgia's new coach.


Browns' McCown out for season

Browns starting quarterback Josh McCown is done for the season after breaking his collarbone in Monday night's loss to Baltimore.

•Arizona placed running back Chris Johnson on the injured reserve/designated to return list. Johnson chipped or fractured his tibia where it meets his left knee. By being on the list, Johnson can't resume practice for six weeks and can't play in a game for eight weeks.

Rob Gronkowski suffered a bone bruise and sprain of his right knee during the Patriots' 30-24 overtime loss to the Broncos on Sunday night. There is no timetable for the tight end's return.... The Bills placed defensive tackle Kyle Williams (knee) on season-ending injured reserve. ... QB Ben Roethlisberger will remain under the concussion protocol this week as the Steelers prepare to face Indianapolis. ... Former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor agreed to join the Browns as a receiver.