Vinatieri, 46, signs contract to play another season with Colts
Kicker Adam Vinatieri has signed a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts. General manager Chris Ballard announced Friday the two sides had agreed to terms on a new deal. At age 46, he will again be the league’s oldest active player next season. If he plays beyond his birthday on Dec. 28, he would join George Blanda and Morten Andersen as the only 47-year-olds to appear in an NFL game. Vinatieri has four Super Bowl rings. He begins next season as the NFL’s career scoring leader with 2,600 points and career leader in field goals made with 582.
Rams beat Patriots in “Madden 19” simulation
The Los Angeles Rams are a slight underdog against the New England Patriots in Sunday’s Super Bowl. But EA Sports begs to differ. In the video game maker’s simulation of the NFL’s championship game on “Madden NFL 19,” the Rams defeated the Patriots 30-27. All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald was named the Most Valuable Player for his four-sack performance. Tom Brady led the Patriots to a 17-3 halftime lead, but the Rams rallied in the second half and won the game on Todd Gurley’s 5-yard touchdown run.
NCAA: Miami’s Hernandez must continue to sit out
The NCAA says Miami Hurricanes junior forward Dewan Hernandez must sit out the remainder of this season and 40 percent of next season because of his dealings with an agent. The NCAA said Monday that Hernandez agreed to receive monthly payments from the agent and accepted other benefits from him. The violations could have resulted in permanent ineligibility but the NCAA says there were mitigating circumstances. Hernandez sat out the first 19 games of the season awaiting the ruling. Earlier this month, Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga said Hernandez deserved to be declared eligible because he unwittingly became entangled with the agent when duped by a since-fired Louisville coach.
Top-ranked Justin Rose wins Farmers Insurance Open
No. 1-ranked Justin Rose shot a 3-under 69 and a two-shot victory Sunday over Adam Scott at Torrey Pines. It was his 10th straight year with a victory worldwide, including his gold medal from the 2016 Olympics, and his 10th career PGA Tour victory gave him the most of any player from England, breaking a tie with Nick Faldo. Rose finished at 21-under 267, the lowest 72-hole score at this event in 20 years, and the warm, windless weather had a role in that. Rose became the first winner to post all four rounds in the 60s since Peter Jacobsen in 1995, back when the North and South courses were 700 yards shorter.