Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been fined $25,000 for roughing the passer in Pittsburgh's 19-16 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills. Harrison made helmet contact to the chest of Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was in a defenseless position at the time the contact was made. That brings Harrison's total fines this season to four for at total of $125,000.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is wearing a protective boot on his sprained right foot but is expected to play Sunday when the Steelers take on the Ravens for first place in the AFC North. Head coach Mike Tomlin says Roethlisberger could be limited in practice this week but is optimistic he will play despite some pain and discomfort.
Troy Tulowitzki and the Colorado Rockies are looking ahead with 2020 vision. The sides agreed Tuesday to a new contract that pays Tulowitzki an additional $134 million over seven seasons through 2020, a deal that means Colorado has guaranteed the All-Star shortstop $157.75 million in the next decade.
The Yankees believe they will hear from the agent for Derek Jeter by the end of the week as the two sides try to find common ground in their thus far cantankerous negotiations, according to a baseball official with knowledge of the talks. The most likely scenario is a counter-offer to the $45 million, three-year contract the Yankees have placed in front of Jeter. Originally, Jeter was seeking around $23 million per season for four or five years. Ideally, the Yankees would like to wrap up Jeter's contract prior to Monday's winter meetings so they could then finish Mariano Rivera's deal and focus fully on their pursuit of Cliff Lee.
San Francisco running back Frank Gore is expected to miss the rest of the season with a broken right hip, suffered Monday night in the 49ers' win over Arizona. Gore was hurt on San Francisco's first series. He tried to return to the field before going out for good in the second quarter. Gore ends his season with 203 carries for 853 yards, both team highs, and three rushing touchdowns. He also has 46 catches for 452 receiving yards and two TD receptions.
When the NBA announced before the season it planned to crack down on complaining by players toward officials, Charlotte Bobcats guard Stephen Jackson played a starring role in a video sent to teams showing behavior that would no longer be tolerated. Now the volatile Jackson is serving as a costly example of just how serious the NBA is on the matter. The league suspended Jackson for one game without pay on Tuesday for verbally abusing referee Eli Roe and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection from Saturday's loss to Milwaukee.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.