According to a Dolphins source, Incognito paid in the ballpark of $30,000 to quietly settle a case with the woman whom he was accused of sexually harassing and molesting (with a golf club) at a 2012 team charity event. As ESPN's Adam Schefter has noted, Incognito was summoned to the league office before the 2012 season to discuss two off-field incidents. One was the golf event and the other involved misbehavior that was the result of drinking, according to a Dolphins source not authorized to give other details. (Miami Herald) Comment
Somewhat logically, the Tigers' trade of Prince Fielder was interpreted as a move to create room to re-sign righty Max Scherzer. The theory assumes that Scherzer's agent, Scott Boras, is eager to negotiate an extension with the pitcher entering his free-agent year. In reality, Boras always prefers elite talents such as Scherzer to determine their values on the open market. The Tigers, meanwhile, also might be pondering an extension for Miguel Cabrera. ... So, why should the chances of them trading Scherzer be any less than they were before? The Tigers are in the same place with their rotation that they were prior to trading Fielder. They've got six starters for five spots, a desire to stick left-hander Drew Smyly in the rotation and a willingness to move a righty -- Scherzer, Rick Porcello or Doug Fister. (FOX Sports) Comment
Derrick Rose's injury isn't merely dispiriting news for the present, but it clearly affects the future, too. While Rose's absence will add drama to the sputtering start the Bulls have experienced, particularly on top of the week-to-week loss of Jimmy Butler, it should avoid the career- and franchise-altering event of a second torn ACL. Knowing Rose would return, management kept the 2013-14 Bulls intact for one, final championship run. Whether the reshaping of the roster, widely assumed to transpire next summer, will be accelerated could depend on for how long Rose is sidelined. If Rose misses the remainder of the season, attempts to trade Luol Deng, who can walk as an unrestricted free agent next summer, could be accelerated. This much is certain: The Bulls aren't a championship-caliber team without Rose. (Chicago Tribune) Comment
Julian Edelman scores in the third quarter to start the Patriots' 24-point comeback in their 34-31 overtime win over the Broncos. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
With their win over the Giants on Sunday, the Cowboys moved into a tie for the division lead.