LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Quarterback Jay Cutler is returning to the Chicago Bears' lineup and will start the final game of the season after Jimmy Clausen suffered a concussion.
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons have waived forward Josh Smith, less than two years after signing him to a lucrative free-agent contract.
Kentucky leaves no doubt about its standing atop the AP Top 25 poll.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says there's a sense of relief after quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared of any student code of conduct violations.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pirates have won the rights to negotiate with South Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- The murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to take six to 10 weeks, prosecutors said Monday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Phil Hughes finished his first season in Minnesota one out shy of a $500,000 bonus. His new deal with the Twins more than takes care of that.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Seattle's defense was stifling as usual and its offense had a record-breaking eruption against a defense that's supposed to be one of the NFL's best.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Tony Romo helped dump a bucket on Jason Garrett and playfully shoved him the same way the Dallas coach often does to his players.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs.