5:15 PM: The Empire State Building in New York City will be lit up in Oregon's & Ohio State's colors for tonight's College Football Playoff title game, and will later switch to the colors of the winning team.
4:45 PM: The Phoenix Suns plan to honor player Gerald Green by handing out foam fingers with the top of the ring finger missing.
4:30 PM: Banvit Turkish basketball club player E.J. Rowland was fined 30,001 Euros for clotheslining a fan who ran onto the court during last week's game against Montenegrin club Buducnost. The fan had shoved Banvit player Sammy Mejia, who was fined 30,000 Euros and suspended for three games for punching the fan in retaliation.
4:00 PM: ESPN radio host Mike Golic says he "doesn't get" the Buffalo Bills hiring Rex Ryan: "Players are going to love him in Buffalo. But what is he known for not doing? Developing offenses, and that's what he's going to have to do."
3:45 PM: NBC DFW reports on Rio Cantu, a 19-year-old cancer patient from Glen Rose, Texas, who got to attend last week's Dallas Cowboys home playoff game and was given pre-game field passes. Cantu has undergone six surgeries over the past three years to treat his cancer.
3:30 PM: Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still said recent tests revealed that his 4-year-old daughter Leah still has cancer: "I honestly just wanted to shut down from every one. But I understand that blessing don't happen when I want them to, they happen when they're suppose to."
3:15 PM: Cristiano Ronaldo won his second Ballon d'Or award as FIFA's male soccer player of the year. Germany's Nadine Kessler was named FIFA's female player of the year and Germany's Joachim Low was named coach of the year.
2:30 PM: The AP's John Zenor reports that the new contract for UAB basketball coach Jerod Haase includes such language as "keep public statements complimentary to the administrators".
2:15 PM: In a radio interview at the North American International Auto Show on Monday, Detroit Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. said he doesn't think he'll ever get over last week's playoff lossto the Dallas Cowboys.
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