UNC's McDonald reinstated; Hairston still out
North Carolina senior Leslie McDonald was cleared to play by the NCAA on Wednesday, and the Tar Heels guard returned to the lineup against Texas after missing the first nine games of the regular season for receiving impermissible benefits.
Rodgers has idea of status, but not saying
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers believes he knows whether or not he will make his long-awaited return from a broken collarbone on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. But he's not saying.
Harbaugh: 'Absolutely' want to be with 49ers
Amid separate reports that the University of Texas is interested in Jim Harbaugh and that friction exists between him and general manager Trent Baalke, the San Francisco 49ers coach said Thursday he is happy in the Bay Area.
Sources: Rockets can't make Asik deal now
The Houston Rockets have abruptly ceased trade talks involving Omer Asik and now face the complicated task of trying to reintegrate the unhappy center into their frontcourt rotation, according to sources close to the process.
Colts punter: Defenseless label a setback
Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee says he considers the statement by the NFL's head of officials this week that punters are defenseless players throughout the down during a play a setback for players at his position.
Figure skating champ Boitano says he's gay
Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out Thursday, two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi along with openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow.
Bush says lack of discipline hurting Lions
Reggie Bush said Wednesday that the Detroit Lions' lack of discipline is hurting the team during a span when it has lost four out of five games, losing control of its playoff destiny in the NFC North.