Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor will be accompanied by a security guard whenever he goes out, according to a report from ESPN's Chris Broussard.
The Charlotte Hornets announced Monday that center Al Jefferson will miss 2-3 weeks with a strained calf. Jefferson suffered the injury in SundayÃ¢ÂÂs win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson suffered a fractured tibia in Sunday's win over the 49ers, reports Fox Sports' Jay Glazer. Johnson is expected to miss extended time.
Lebanon's prime minister says although negotiations with an al Qaeda affiliate went through 'tough times', Qatar's help was essential in achieving the prisoner swap deal.
The 2-8 Cleveland Browns and the 3-7 Baltimore Ravens may not be playing their best football, but their cities are brewing great beer. So who will win between the two teams on Monday Night Football? Let's let beer decide.
USC named Clay Helton its permanent head coach Monday. The Trojans signed Helton to a three-year contract with a two-year option to extend the deal to five years, reports ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar have been named finalists for the 2015 Ballon d'Or. Meantime, Carli Lloyd has been named a finalist for the 2015 Women's World Player of the Year along with Aya Niyama of Japan and Celia Sasic of Germany.
Free-agent pitcher Johnny Cueto has rejected a six-year, $120 million contract offer from the Arizona Diamondbacks, reports Steve Gilbert of MLB.com.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy to resign after a police officer was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.