Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers has broken collarbone

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers has broken collarbone
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked by Chicago's Shea McClellin, right, and Isaiah Frey during the Bears' win Monday. (Jeffrey Phelps / Associated Press)

The Green Bay Packers' franchise quarterback is taking a seat.

Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday he has a fractured left collarbone and has no idea yet how long he will be out.


The 2011 NFL most valuable player offered details of the injury on his weekly radio show. He was injured after being sacked by the Chicago Bears' Shea McClellin on a third-down play during the Packers' first series Monday while he was scrambling outside the pocket. He hurt his left, non-throwing shoulder.

"I do have a fractured collarbone. That's a significant injury," Rodgers said.

"We'll know more about the severity and the timetable later this week."


The NFL Players Assn. said it will insist on a fair investigation for all involved in the Miami Dolphins harassment case, including suspended guard Richie Incognito.

The league is investigating the relationship Incognito had with teammate Jonathan Martin, who left the team last week because of emotional issues. Incognito was suspended indefinitely by Coach Joe Philbin for his treatment of Martin.

"As the representative organization of all players, the NFLPA will insist on a fair investigation for all involved," the union said in a statement that included no condemnation of Incognito's conduct.


Kershaw finalist for Cy Young Award

Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers is one of three finalists for the National League Cy Young Award, along with Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals and rookie Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins.

However, Kershaw isn't a finalist for NL most valuable player, for which the candidates are Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Yadier Molina of the Cardinals.

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is a finalist for NL rookie of the year and Don Mattingly for NL manager of the year.

Angels outfielder Mike Trout is a finalist for American League most valuable player. His competitors are Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles.

The awards were voted on by members of the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America. The two leagues' rookies of the year will be announced Monday, the managers of the year on Tuesday, the Cy Young Award winners on Nov.13 and the most valuable players on Nov. 14.


Dylan Hernandez

The Angels hired former shortstop Gary DiSarcina as their third base coach, and they are expected to add Rick Eckstein, the former Washington Nationals hitting coach and brother of former Angels shortstop David Eckstein, to their staff this week.

DiSarcina spent 2006-10 in the Boston Red Sox organization as an infield coordinator and Class-A manager. He spent 2011 and 2012 with the Angels as a special assistant to the general manager and field coordinator, and he returned to the Red Sox in 2013 to manage their triple-A team to an 80-63 record.

Eckstein, who was fired by the Nationals in July, is expected to fill a new hybrid position, serving as a pregame coach, advance scout and liaison to the minor leagues.

Mike DiGiovanna

The Seattle Mariners hired Detroit Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon to be their next manager.


Defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated six-time winner Roger Federer, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-2, in the ATP World Tour Finals at London, improving his chances of overtaking Rafael Nadal in the race for the year-end No. 1 spot.


The first-round Davis Cup match between Britain and the U.S. will be played on a clay court in left field at Petco Park in San Diego from Jan. 31-Feb. 2.


Arizona State Athletic Director Steve Patterson will be the new athletic director at the University of Texas.

Patterson emerged late as a favorite for the job after West Virginia's Oliver Luck appeared most likely to succeed DeLoss Dodds.