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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Monday night football features a face-off in the NFC’s North Division between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions. The Packers have struggled without star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is injured, but remains a game over .500 at 4-3. The Lions, led by quarterback Matt Stafford has won three and lost four. Both teams remain in the playoff hunt.
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has set a Thursday hearing as attorneys for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott seek a longer-lasting injunction to stop his six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday issued an emergency stay of the NFL’s punishment, the third legal reprieve for Elliott. It cleared last year’s league rushing leader to play in Sunday’s game against Kansas City.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are shutting down quarterback Jameis Winston for at least two weeks in hopes the condition of his injured throwing shoulder improves. The third-year quarterback sat out the second half of Sunday’s 30-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints after being sacked late in the second quarter and landing on the shoulder he initially hurt at Arizona on Oct. 15.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and outfielder Lorenzo Cain were among nine free agents who have received $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams. Chicago Cubs pitchers Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis also received the offers today, as did Tampa Bay pitcher Alex Cobb, Colorado closer Greg Holland, St. Louis pitcher Lance Lynn and Cleveland catcher Carlos Santana.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Former stars Steve Garvey, Jack Morris and Tommy John and longtime players’ union chief Marvin Miller are among the 10 names on the ballot for a Hall of Fame election next month. The candidates were announced today. Results will be released on Dec. 10 at the baseball winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.