Lions' Stafford done for '09, needs knee surgery

The season is over for Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who has been placed on injured reserve ahead of what the team calls minor right knee surgery.

USC RB McKnight rejoins team, still not cleared to play

Southern California tailback Joe McKnight has rejoined the Trojans for practice after missing their early preparations for the Emerald Bowl.

Legendary sports broadcaster George Michael dead at 70

George Michael, a mainstay on the Washington, D.C., sports television scene for decades who reached a national audience with "The George Michael Sports Machine" highlights show, has died.

Census Bureau: Texas, Wyoming post big population increases

Americans, it seems, still have a love affair with the West. Texas and Wyoming were the big winners in the Census Bureau's annual population estimates, which were released on Wednesday.

Delhomme done for rest of '09; future in Carolina unclear

The Carolina Panthers placed quarterback Jake Delhomme on injured reserve Thursday with a broken finger on his throwing hand, ending his worst season as a pro.

Source: Uribe close to deal with Giants

Juan Uribe is close to returning to the Giants on a one-year contract with a club option for 2011, according to a major-league source.

Celtics say Pierce's knee infection 'serious'

The Boston Celtics don't expect Paul Pierce back any time soon.

Capps takes 1-year, $3.5M deal to be Nats' closer

Reliever Matt Capps reached a preliminary agreement early Thursday on a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals.

Buckeyes' Small, Rose suspended for Rose Bowl

The Buckeyes will be missing two more players for the Rose Bowl. Coach Jim Tressell says Ray Small and Rob Rose are both suspended.

No. 23 Utah tops Cal in Poinsettia Bowl

Jordan Wynn threw for a career-high 338 yards and three touchdowns to rally No.