GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has returned to practice on a limited basis but appears highly unlikely to play against the Detroit Lions on Thursday.
DE KALB, Ill. (AP) - Jordan Lynch broke his single-game rushing record for quarterbacks with 321 yards and No. 18 Northern Illinois completed its first unbeaten regular season in 50 years with a 33-14 victory over Western Michigan on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, two-time winner Tom Glavine and two-time AL MVP Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, joining steroid-tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Timberwolves' five starters have logged more minutes than any other starting group in the NBA this year, in part because former No. 2 overall draft pick Derrick Williams couldn't gain the trust of coach Rick Adelman.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Colin Kaepernick looked left, scrambled right, then found Anquan Boldin open in the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is out for the remainder of the season.
EL SEGUNDO (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers signed Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension Monday, securing the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history into his 20th season with the franchise.
OAKLAND (AP) - A woman who jumped from the third level of the Oakland Raiders' stadium survived after a man tried to catch her and broke her fall, authorities said.
ALAMEDA (AP) - As painful as it was to blow a late lead and lose a game that dropped them from sixth place to 12th place in the AFC standings, the Oakland Raiders have no choice but to move ahead.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Titans safety Michael Griffin is appealing his one-game suspension without pay after being labeled by the NFL as a repeat offender of the league's rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - While Jon Bon Jovi is interested in becoming an NFL owner one day, he's not currently pursuing the Buffalo Bills, the New Jersey rocker's publicist told The Associated Press on Monday.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo has now directed decisive fourth-quarter drives in the past two Dallas wins.
SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil's traditional yellow jersey has lost its all-conquering allure.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics acquired left-hander Fernando Abad from Washington on Monday and sent Class A outfielder John Wooten to the Nationals.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics and Oakland Raiders have new lease agreements to remain at the stadium they share in Oakland. Officials overseeing the O.co Coliseum approved short term leases on Monday for both teams.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two Spanish racers were killed in a chain-reaction crash on the first lap of a World Superbike race.
Lionel Messi will be joined by Alex Morgan on the cover of EA Sports' FIFA 16 video game.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday.
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Mark Mulder won the American Century Championship on Sunday, holding off fellow former major league pitcher Eric Gagne by a point.
DEL MAR (AP) - Trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome, winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Horse of the Year, will return to racing next year.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Stuck in a hospital, Kyle Busch could only think about a comeback, not championship contention.
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - Scott Piercy won the Barbasol Championship on Sunday for his third PGA Tour title, closing with a 6-under 65 for a three-stroke victory.
PHOENIX (AP) - The San Francisco Giants put catcher Andrew Susac on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb before Sunday's game against Arizona.
PHOENIX (AP) - Even with his bullpen overworked the previous two days, Giants manager Bruce Bochy decided that there was no point in pushing ace Madison Bumgarner beyond five innings and 93 pitches on Sunday.
OAKLAND (AP) - Jake Smolinski has made a big impression with his bat in less than 24 hours of his first home games for Oakland.
AURORA, Colorado (AP) - A group of scientists checked a decade's worth of data about what causes concussions in U.S. high school soccer. Their conclusion: While a ban on heading would help decrease head injuries, what the game really needs is better enforcement of rules restricting all sorts of player-to-player contact.
BALTIMORE (AP) - When it comes to Cuba's soccer team, you can't even tell the players with a scorecard.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Tickets go on public sale Friday morning for the Oct. 17 NBA preseason game at Rupp Arena between the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings, both of which feature former Kentucky stars.
RODEZ, France (AP) - The fields rolled by, the dark glasses were again on his nose, and he was back riding in France.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - The grand pursuit of Jordan Spieth, redemption for Dustin Johnson, the mystery that has become Tiger Woods. It all came to a momentary halt Friday in the gloaming of St. Andrews when Tom Watson said goodbye to the British Open.