Roethlisberger has shoulder sprain...Bears sign back-up QB...Cubs ink Baker


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (RAWTH'-lihs-bur-gur) has a sprained right shoulder and his status for Sunday's showdown with AFC North rival Baltimore is uncertain. Coach Mike Tomlin says he's waiting for more details on Roethlisberger's condition. He was injured in last night's win over Kansas City.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed veteran quarterback Josh McCown to serve as a back-up to Jason Campbell in Monday's battle with San Francisco. Campbell took over in the second half of Sunday's loss to Houston after starter Jay Cutler went down with a concussion. Cutler's status for the 49ers game is unknown.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he will fight any effort by the Vikings to charge fans extra fees to buy season tickets in the new publicly subsidized football stadium. In a sharply worded letter, Dayton told team owner Zygi Wilf that he is distressed by reports the team may charge seat license fees to help generate money for the stadium. Dayton says he will urge a public authority to block any such move.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with former Minnesota Twins pitcher Scott Baker, who underwent Tommy John ligament replacement surgery in April. The deal guarantees Baker $5.5 million next season and could be worth an additional $1.5 million in performance bonuses.

UNDATED (AP) — Four-time World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn remains hospitalized in Colorado with "severe intestinal pain" that has been affecting her for the past two weeks. Vonn's spokesman, Lewis Kay, tells The Associated Press that the skier will stay in the hospital while she waits for results from diagnostic tests.

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