GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers hounded Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler in a 23-10 rout of the Bears at Lambeau Field last night. Cutler completed just 11 of 27 passes for 127 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions while being sacked seven times. Clay Matthews finished with 3 1/2 sacks and Tramon Williams picked up two passes as the Packers rebounded from Sunday’s loss to San Francisco.
NEW YORK (AP) – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL’) will reportedly meet with Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma on Monday to discuss Vilma’s suspension that was temporarily lifted last week. Vilma was suspended for the 2012 season for his role in the Saints’ bounties program that ran from 2009-2011. But an appeals panel ruled last Friday that Goodell must clarify his earlier rulings to ensure no part of his decisions was based on salary cap violations.
UNDATED (AP) – The New York Yankees shut out Boston last night to keep a share of the AL East lead. Phil Hughes pitched into the eighth inning and Derek Jeter poked an RBI single as the Yanks downed the Red Sox 2-0. Baltimore remains tied with the Yankees after Manny Machado’s bloop single in the bottom of the 14th gave the Birds a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) – Jim Calhoun has retired after 26 seasons and three NCAA championships as men’s basketball coach at Connecticut. Calhoun has been slowed by health problems in recent years, including a fractured hip last month. He is being replaced by assistant coach Kevin Ollie, a former player for Calhoun.
NEW YORK (AP) – NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman insists the league will lock out players Sunday if a new labor deal isn’t reached by then. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby isn’t optimistic the season will start on time and says he and others will consider playing overseas if part or all of the NHL season is canceled. The two sides met separately today with both sides far apart on major issues.