Bad news, Chicago Bears fans: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is back in the lineup Sunday. Photograph by Tom Hauck/AP Photo
Bad news, Chicago Bears fans: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is back in the lineup Sunday. Photograph by Tom Hauck/AP Photo

Here’s what you missed last night in sports:

Bad News for Bears
Yesterday’s announcement that Aaron Rodgers will play in Sunday’s season finale doesn’t bode well for the Chicago Bears, but it makes the Green Bay Packers a formidable opponent in the playoffs -- if they can make it there.

Let the Bidding Begin
Now that the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles have officially posted Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka, it might be a good idea to revisit the highly touted pitcher (and his agent), who could command big bucks from teams like the Yankees and Dodgers.

No More for Nnamdi
Nnamdi Asomugha will announce today that he is retiring after 11 seasons in the National Football League, less than three years after signing a five-year, $60 million contract.

Fashion Police Cry Foul
The verdict is in: Pretty much everybody hated those hideous sleeved Christmas Day jerseys, from National Basketball Association fans to owners to the players themselves.

‘F’ Is for ‘Fastball’
Spend a day in the life of this million-dollar pitcher, who works as a substitute teacher for $63 a day in his hometown in Indiana.

‘The Suarez Conundrum’
After Liverpool lost to Manchester City, falling from first to fourth in the Premier League, it gave Arsenal the opportunity to claim the top spot and soccer fans the opportunity to learn more about embattled Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez.

In Good Company
Add Norman Mailer to the list of such literary greats as Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson who shared a passion for sports and sportswriting.