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Rodgers says he has fractured toe

UNDATED (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has provided more clarity on his toe injury.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback describes the injury as a fracture but doesn’t expect to miss any games. Rodgers has been playing with the toe injury each of the past two games since missing a 13-7 loss at Kansas City because of a positive COVID-19 test.

The reigning MVP said the injury occurred while working out at home during his quarantine.

In other NFL news:

— The Vikings sent psychologists to the home of defensive end Everson Griffen on Wednesday to work with police on guiding him through another alarming mental health situation. The team was relieved when Griffen emerged from his home without incident hours after he called 911 in a frenzy believing people were trying to kill him. Griffen also posted a video depicting him with a gun that he said was purchased legally.

— The Titans have placed backup quarterback Logan Woodside on the reserve/COVID-19 list. This leaves starter Ryan Tannehill as the only quarterback on the roster as the Titans prepare to visit New England on Sunday.

— Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson says he’s feeling better and he fully expects to play Sunday night. Jackson missed last Sunday’s win at Chicago after an illness limited him during the week.

— The Browns could have two key offensive players back for Sunday’s AFC North showdown against Baltimore. Dynamic running back Kareem Hunt and two-time All-Pro starting right tackle Jack Conklin practiced Tuesday after being designated for return from injured reserve and could play against the division-leading Ravens.

— The NFL and Rams owner Stan Kroenke (KRAHN’-kee) will pay $790 million to settle a lawsuit filed in 2017 by St. Louis interests over the team’s relocation to Los Angeles. The lawsuit claimed the team’s 2016 move cost the St. Louis region millions of dollars in revenue. The case had been scheduled to go to trial Jan. 10.


Huskies top Tigers in 2OT

UNDATED (AP) — The Connecticut men’s basketball team was able to win a matchup of top-25 teams despite blowing a sizeable lead.

Tyler Polley scored a career-high 24 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:58 left in the second overtime to help the 22nd-ranked Huskies knock off No. 19 Auburn, 115-109. Adama Sanogo finished with a career-best 30 points for UConn, which blew a 15-point advantage in regulation and squandered a lead late in the first overtime before winning its first-round game in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

In Wednesday’s other top-25 men’s basketball action:

— Fabian White Jr. scored 15 points and Marcus Sasser added 14 to send 12th-ranked Houston to a 78-49 rout of Oregon in the Maui Invitational third-place game. The Cougars built a 10-point lead in the first 4 1/2 minutes and bullied the Ducks in the paint to lead 41-19 at halftime.

— Jared Rhoden had 21 points and No. 21 Seton Hall took the third-place game at the Fort Myers Tip-Off by nipping California, 62-59.


Minnesota RB to return in 2022 after injury

UNDATED (AP) — Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim will return for a sixth year in 2022. He suffered a season-ending lower leg injury in the first game this year.

Ibrahim was picked as a preseason Associated Press second team All-American for 2021.

In other college football news:

— Liberty and football coach Hugh Freeze have agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the Flames through 2028. The Flames are 25-10 since Freeze took over three years ago and were 10-1 last season, capping the year with a victory against No. 9 Coastal Carolina in the Cure Bowl.

— A statue on the University of Michigan campus of legendary football coach Glenn “Bo” Schembechler (SHEM’-bek-lur) has been vandalized. A message supporting sexual assault victims of a former sports doctor was scrawled on the steps beneath it. A report by a law firm hired by the university found that officials including Schembechler failed to stop the late Dr. Robert Anderson, despite reports in the 1970s that he sexually assaulted student athletes.


Reliever Wade Davis retires

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Free agent pitcher Wade Davis is retiring at age 36 after 13 major league seasons.

The three-time All-Star played for the Kansas City Royals this year and helped them win the 2015 World Series title.

Davis was 63-55 with a 3.94 ERA and 141 saves in 161 chances for the Rays, Royals, Cubs and Rockies.

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