MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Teams from the Sun Belt and Mid-American Conference will meet in a new bowl game in Alabama's state capital, and both leagues are still hoping to reach another postseason deal.
ESPN announced its latest postseason game, the Camellia Bowl, Monday at Montgomery's City Hall. It will debut in December 2014 under a six-year contract.
The game will be held at recently renovated 25,000-seat Cramton Bowl, formerly host to the Blue-Gray game, before Christmas day.
The two leagues might not be done in finding new bowl deals.
Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson said his conference is hoping to sign a contract for a fourth game before the current bowl cycle ends, possibly in Little Rock, Ark., or Orlando.
MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher expects to add a fifth bowl, but declined to mention specific cities.
"It's part of the package we were putting together and we're pleased with it," Steinbrecher said. "I am really, really excited about the possibilities here."
Browns renovation: The Browns have given a behind-the-scenes look at their remodeled headquarters and training facility, which was given a $5 million face lift during the offseason.
CEO Joe Banner took media members through the team's building on Monday. With open working spaces and a modern decor, the Browns are hoping the changes can not only build chemistry among their current employees but entice others to work for them in the future.
Jones' trial delayed: A trial has been delayed for Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones, who was charged with assault after police said he hit a woman at a nightclub.
The trial had been scheduled to start Monday, but a judge delayed it until Oct. 7 at a defense attorney's request.
Reds pizza promo: There likely will soon be some 20-game winners at the Cincinnati Reds' ballpark: pizza-loving fans.
A local restaurant chain's promotion tied to opponent strikeouts has seen Reds pitchers hitting the winning total of 11 whiffs in 19 home games. LaRosa's Pizzerias has redeemed game tickets for 190,000 free small pizzas, with nearly two dozen home games left. The company says that roughly amounts to between a half-million and $1 million worth of pizza.
Nationals-Cubs trade: The Washington Nationals have acquired outfielder David DeJesus in a trade with the Chicago Cubs.
The deal bolsters Washington's bench as it tries to make an improbable late run for a playoff spot.
The Cubs receive a player to be named. They also save about $2.5 million, including $1.5 million to buy out a 2014 option for $6.5 million.
Texas beats Australia: Jared Cruz and Jacob Garza hit back-to-back home runs to key a five-run third-inning in leading Corpus Christi, Texas, to a 5-2 win over Perth, Australia, in a consolation game at the Little League World Series on Monday.
Cruz hit a three-run shot to give Corpus Christi a 4-2 lead, and Garza followed with a solo home run to center.
Washington edges Iowa: Jacob Dahlstrom drove in two runs on four singles and Sammamish, Wash., hung on for a 6-5 win over Urbandale, Iowa, in a Little League World Series elimination game Monday night.
Urbandale made it close in its final at-bat. Brook Heinen had a two-out, two-run double and scored on a wild pitch. Reliever Will Armbruester then ended the game by striking out Grant Garwood.
Tennessee earns rout: Zane Denton hit a grand slam to lead Nashville, Tenn., to a 10-0 win over Newark, Del., in an elimination game at the Little League World Series on Monday.
Knox Preston ended the game with a two-run homer to center field in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Southeast champions (2-1) broke the game open with a six-run second to stay in contention in the U.S. side of the loser's bracket.