Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, the redshirt freshman phenom who led the Seminoles to the No. 1 ranking and a berth in the BCS National Championship Game, was named Monday as one of six finalists for the Heisman Trophy.
For the record 11th year in a row, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won the vote as NASCAR's most popular driver by the fans.
The New England Patriots placed All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve Monday.
The Chicago White Sox and right- hander Felipe Paulino agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.75 million contract Monday.
Needing to clear a roster spot to facilitate their big trade with the Sacramento Kings, the Toronto Raptors placed veteran guard D.J. Augustin on waivers Monday.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik was placed on injured reserve after being taken off on a stretcher in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Boston Bruins.