DETROIT (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens still have control of the final AFC wild-card berth at 8-6 following an 18-16 win over the Lions in Detroit. Justin Tucker hit six field goals, including a go-ahead, 61-yard kick with 38 seconds left before Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam sealed the victory with an interception. Matthew Stafford was picked off three times as the Lions dropped to 7-7, one game behind Chicago for first place in the NFC North.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says he has no plans to resign with one season left on his five-year, $35 million contract. Shanahan says it’s “accurate” that he doesn’t plan to quit after what will be his third losing season in four years. The 3-11 Redskins have lost six straight.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Bears cornerback Charles Tillman will miss the remainder of the season because of a torn right triceps. He was injured against Detroit on Nov. 10 and had been hoping to come back to the club. Coach Marc Trestman says that won’t happen.
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have finalized a new posting system that caps the fee for players at $20 million and allows negotiating rights to any team willing to meet the posting. The three-year agreement may lead to star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (mah-shah-HEE’-roh tah-NAH’-kah) going on the market. Under the rules, a Japanese club may make players available between Nov. 1 and Feb. 1 and may set a price of up to $20 million.
NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona is spending a second straight week atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll, receiving 63 of 65 first-place votes after winning two games last week. Second-ranked Syracuse picked up the other two first-place votes and is followed in the poll by Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State. The second five this week consists of Louisville, Oklahoma State, Duke, Villanova and Connecticut, with the Blue Devils and Wildcats tied for eighth.