National Football League
Colts give Mathis 1-year extension
Robert Mathis
Robert Mathis led the NFL last season with 19 1/2 sacks.
Indianapolis, IN ( - The Indianapolis Colts extended the contract of Robert Mathis for an additional season, the team announced Tuesday.

Mathis, 33, is now under contract through 2016.

The star linebacker was suspended for the first four games after violating the league's performance-enhancing substance policy, then suffered a season-ending torn Achilles tendon while working out on his own.  Full Story

Rodgers keeps Green Bay relaxed for now
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA ( - Aaron Rodgers told the Green Bay Packers' fans to relax, not the defense of the Chicago Bears.

And professional football's real-life Valium tablet eased the anxiety of thousands of Cheeseheads on Sunday, while sending Second City residents scurrying for their own diazepam prescriptions by doing what he always does, slicing and dicing through the Bears D like a Ginsu knife coming down on an aluminum can.

Rodgers threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns -- two each to Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb -- and amassed a gaudy 151.2 passer rating as the Packers ran away from the Bears in the second half en route to an easy 38-17 victory, the 700th in the storied history of the franchise.  Full Story