Cueto rejects $120M offer from Arizona

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PHOENIX (AP) Johnny Cueto has rejected a six-year, $120 million offer from the Arizona Diamondbacks, a person with knowledge of the situation said Monday.

Arizona wants a front-line starter and would have made the right-hander by far the highest-paid player in the organization.

The Diamondbacks met with Cueto and his representative last week, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the offer had not been made public.

Belichick mum on details of Gronk injury

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) At least New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn't have to answer - or, more precisely, not answer - questions about an undefeated season anymore.

The Patriots' quest for a second perfect regular season came to an end Sunday night with a 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos. What's worse, tight end Rob Gronkowski was injured late in the game, putting a scare into a team that had already lost many of Tom Brady's offensive weapons. (MORE)

USC names Helton permanent coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) Clay Helton has twice taken charge of the Southern California football program in moments of crisis and steadied the Trojans with calm leadership.

Athletic director Pat Haden decided Helton has earned the chance to be much more than his backup plan. (MORE)

Eagles' Kelly denies meeting with USC

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly denied reports that the University of Southern California met with him to discuss its coaching vacancy before the school hired interim coach Clay Helton on Monday.

Kelly, in his third year with the Eagles after a very successful run in the Pac-12 with Oregon, addressed the issue at his regularly scheduled news conference. (MORE)

Browns QB Manziel active against Ravens

CLEVELAND (AP) Johnny Manziel gets to put on his uniform after all.

Stripped of his starting job last week for not keeping a promise to Cleveland's coaches, Manziel is surprisingly active for Monday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens and is the No. 3 quarterback behind starter Josh McCown and backup Austin Davis. (MORE)

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