The Houston Texans already have Ken Whisenhunt squarely on the radar for their head coaching vacancy and are expected to interview the San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator at the soonest chance possible, league sources said.
Disillusioned with the way Dan Snyder was running the organization, Mike Shanahan cleaned out his office in advance of January's wild-card playoff game against the Seahawks and expected to leave the team whenever the season ended, according to a source.
After being deactivated last week against the Houston Texans following three straight games with a fumble, New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley is expected to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, a source said.
After their third loss in their last four games, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers called his team out for "pouting" in their 88-82 loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers and said they are not where they need to be "maturity-wise."
No. 10 Michigan State regained the lead on Connor Cook's 9-yard touchdown pass to Josiah Price with 11:41 left and upset No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 to take the Big Ten title and put Auburn back in the national title hunt.
Penguins forward Brooks Orpik was taken off the ice on a stretcher after he was jumped, thrown to the ice and punched twice in the head by the Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton during a TV timeout at 11:06 of the first period Saturday night at TD Garden.