Packers QB has fractured collarbone
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers of the Packers says he has a fractured collarbone and that he's not sure how long he'll be out of action. Rodgers offered details of the injury he suffered in Monday night's loss to the Bears on his weekly radio show on 540-AM ESPN in Green Bay.
Rodgers, who hasn't missed a game due to injury since Dec. 19, 2010, called the injury "significant" and that he is in "some pain."
HOUSTON (AP) — Texans coach Gary Kubiak (KOO'-bee-ak) has been released from a Houston hospital after suffering what the teams says was a mini-stroke during Sunday's loss to the Colts. The Texans report that the 52-year old is expected to make a full recovery, but that they are not sure when he'll be able to resume his coaching duties.
Kubiak collapsed on the field and was rushed to a hospital. An interim coach has not been named.
New pact for Soto
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Catcher Geovany Soto (SOH'-toh) has agreed to a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers. He joined the club in a trade with the Cubs in July 2012.
Soto hit .245 with nine home runs and 22 runs batted in in 54 games this past season. He got a $300,000 raise and will be paid $3.05 million in 2014.
Heat look to get above .500
UNDATED (AP) — League champion Miami takes a 2-2 record to Toronto this evening for a game with the Raptors. After winning the opening game of the season the Heat dropped two straight before beating Washington. The Raptors have lost 11 straight to the Heat.
The season has gotten off on the wrong foot for the new-look Brooklyn Nets. After some big off-season acquisitions the club was hoping for a good start but after three games the Nets are 1-2. Tonight they face the 0-3 Jazz in New York.
Indiana's Pacers are looking to go 4-0 for the first time in nine years tonight when they play the Pistons in Detroit. Strong defense has keyed the way for the Pacers who are facing a club that is 2-1.
Charlotte has dropped 17 straight road games and this evening the Bobcats are in New York to face the Knicks. In fact they have lost 26 of their last 28 games away from home.
Dwight Howard and the Rockets are on the road in Portland tonight. Howard is coming off a poor showing as he had 13 points and 9 rebounds against the Clippers. Following tonight's game Howard returns to Los Angeles for his first game against the Lakers since leaving the club at the end of last season.
The rest of the schedule tonight has Phoenix playing at New Orleans, the Lakers at Dallas, Denver at home to the Spurs and the Hawks in Sacramento against the Kings.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Michael Redd, a former NBA All-Star guard with Milwaukee, will retire on Wednesday. The Bucks, who Redd played most of his career with, made the announcement.
Redd played 12 seasons in the NBA, 11 with Milwaukee. With the Bucks he averaged 20.0 points, 4 rebounds and 2.3 assists a game.
Sens looking for a W
UNDATED (AP) — Nine games are being played on-ice this evening. Ottawa is out to get back in the win column after failing to win in its last five games. The Senators last win came against Detroit on Oct. 23 and since then they are 0-3-2. Tonight the Sens are visiting the Blue Jackets in Columbus.
In the off season the Bruins traded Tyler Seguin, the No. 2 pick in the 2010 draft, to Dallas. Tonight makes his return to Boston ice as the Bruins entertain the Stars. He leads Dallas in goals and points.
Both the Islanders and Capitals have won two straight. Tonight, something has to give as they face-off in Washington. This is the first of four meetings this season for these Metropolitan Division foes.
A pair of teams riding a five-game losing streak meet tonight in Florida as the Panthers play host to Edmonton. This is the first of two meetings this season.
The Flyers and Hurricanes have already met once this season, a 2-1 Carolina victory on Oct.6. Tonight the Metropolitan Division rivals are meeting again with the contest taking place on the 'Canes ice.
Just a point separate the Canucks and Coyotes in the Pacific Division standings. Each team is hot as the Coyotes have won four straight while the Coyotes have won four of five.
The rest of the schedule has Buffalo skating at San Jose, St. Louis at Montreal and Calgary at Minnesota.
TORONTO (AP) — Jason Arnott has retired after 18 seasons of NHL play. He last played in the game at the end of the 2011-'12 season. Arnott was the seventh overall pick of the 1993 draft by Edmonton. He would up playing for six NHL clubs and was on the gold medal-winning Canadian team at the 1994 World Championships.
Patterson heads to Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Steve Patterson is leaving Arizona State as athletic director for the same job at the University of Texas. Patterson is replacing DeLoss Dodds, who is stepping down after 32 years at Texas. Patterson is taking over the country's wealthiest college athletic department with an annual budget of near $170 million.
Nadal gets a win
LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal has won his opening match at the ATP Finals in London. Nadal breezed past fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2. Nadal has all but owned Ferrer, winning 21 of 26 matches.