Update on the latest in sports:


Associated Press

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 13 at 8:03 PM


Rodgers to sit again

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matt Flynn will be under center again when the Green Bay Packers face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Aaron Rodgers will miss his sixth straight game due to a broken collarbone. Rodgers worked out on a limited basis this week and even took some reps with the first-string offense in drills Wednesday and Thursday.

But after consulting with the team doctor, coach Mike McCarthy decided his franchise quarterback would sit out another week.

Flynn will get his third straight start for the Packers, who are in the thick of the battle for the NFC North title despite a 6-6-1 record.


McCluster questionable

UNDATED (AP) — Kansas City kick return star Dexter McCluster is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Oakland with an infected ankle. Swabs were taken from the affected area, but test results are not back yet. Team trainer Rick Burkholder is concerned McCluster may have MRSA (MUR'-suh), a potentially deadly strain of staph infection that is resistant to antibiotics.

In other NFL news:

— Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has been fined $25,000 by the NFL for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick last Sunday.

— Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was docked $15,000 for wearing non-approved orange cleats during Monday's win over Dallas.

— Cowboys defensive back Orlando Scandrick was fined $21,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Marshall, who was deemed a defenseless player on the play.

— Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger and tight end Zach Miller are both listed as probable for Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Unger has a pectoral injury that limited him earlier in the week, and Miller missed two days of practice with a rib injury. Brandon Browner, K.J. Wright and Percy Harvin have been ruled out for the game.

— Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will miss his third straight game with a shoulder injury when the Giants take on Seattle Sunday.

— Denver rookie cornerback Kayvon Webster fractured his right thumb in the Broncos' loss to San Diego Thursday night. He's scheduled for surgery, but might only miss one game.

— Vikings running back Adrian Peterson returned to practice Friday after being sidelined with a with a sprained right foot, but his status for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles is questionable.

— Chicago linebacker Lance Briggs will miss Sunday's game against Cleveland as he continues to recover from a fractured left shoulder. Briggs has been sidelined since suffering the injury Oct. 22.

— The Jets have placed wide receiver Stephen Hill on season-ending injured reserve with an injured left knee. Hill had just 24 receptions for 342 yards and a touchdown, including one catch for 2 yards in his last four games.


Cardinals Jones sidelined

UNDATED (AP) — Louisville point guard Chris Jones could miss the next two games because of a sprained wrist on his shooting hand.

Cardinals coach Rick Pitino says Jones injured his right wrist about a week ago and hurt it again in practice Thursday. Jones' absence leaves the sixth-ranked Cardinals without their second-leading scorer for Saturday's game against Western Kentucky.

Jones is averaging 14.9 points and 2.6 assists per game.


Howard out 2 to 4 weeks

DETROIT (AP) — Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard is expected to miss two-to-four weeks with a sprained knee. The team says Howard has a sprained MCL suffered in Wednesday's practice.

The injury could affect the 29-year-old Howard's chances at making the U.S. team for next year's Olympics in Russia.


Schenn fined by league

NEW YORK (AP) — Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has been fined over $2,200, the maximum amount allowed for cross-checking Chicago's Kris Veersteeg (vur-STEEG'). The hit happened in Wednesday night's game in Chicago, about midway through the second period of Philadelphia's 7-2 loss. No penalty was called.


QB Golston back in school

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Quarterback Everett Golson has been readmitted to Notre Dame after being suspended for the fall semester for what he termed "poor judgment on a test."

Golson helped the Irish go 12-0 during the regular season last year, regain the No. 1 ranking for the first time in nearly two decades and get to the national title game against Alabama in January. Coach Brian Kelly said last week Golson wouldn't be able to practice with the team until spring practices begin.


DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have signed first baseman Justin Morneau (MOHR'-noh) to a two-year, $12.5 million contract.

Morneau is a four-time All-Star and a lifetime .277 hitter with 221 home runs and 863 RBIs. He won the 2006 American League MVP Award after hitting .321 with 34 homers and 130 RBIs for the Minnesota Twins.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Omar Infante (ihn-FAHN'-tay) appears to have found a new team.

A person close to the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Kansas City Royals and the second baseman Omar Infante are nearing an agreement on a four-year contract.

The 31-year-old Infante hit .318 with 10 homers and 51 RBIs in 118 games for Detroit last season.


Tie at the top

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Defending champions Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair shot an 8-under 64 in modified alternate-shot play for a share of the first-round lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout. The teams of Matt Kuchar-Harris English and Charles Howell III-Justin Leonard also shot 64. The 24 teams will play better ball Saturday and finish with a scramble Sunday.


Marquette AD resigns

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette athletic director Larry Williams says he is resigning to pursue leadership opportunities outside of the university.

Williams has overseen Marquette's athletic department for two years.

Former Marquette AD Bill Cords will serve as athletic director until a replacement is named.


Ganassi hires Briscoe

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chip Ganassi (ghuh-NAS'-ee) and veteran driver Ryan Briscoe have been reunited. Ganassi has announced that Briscoe will fill the final spot on his four-car IndyCar team. Driving for Ganassi earlier this year, Briscoe finished 12th in the Indianapolis 500. Briscoe also began his IndyCar career with Ganassi in 2005 but was replaced after that season.

Briscoe joins a team that includes Scott Dixon, the reigning series champ; Tony Kanaan (kuh-NAHN'), the reigning 500 winner; and Charlie Kimball.