Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Professional Sports
Colin Kaepernick to start vs Jets after benching in Chicago

Colin Kaepernick is keeping his starting job after getting benched during one of the worst performances of his career.

Niners offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said Tuesday that the embattled quarterback will start when San Francisco (1-11) hosts the Jets (3-9) on Sunday. Kaepernick completed just one pass in three quarters in a 26-6 loss to the Bears on Sunday.

DMV, AAA franchise at impasse over licensing services

The Department of Motor Vehicles says it's been unable to reach an agreement with one of Connecticut's two regional automobile clubs to continue providing driver licensing services.

DMV Commissioner Michael Bzdyra (biz-DEER'-ah) announced Tuesday his agency and AAA Northeast, which serves Fairfield and New Haven counties, have reached an impasse.

Arizona Diamondbacks add Haren as pitching strategist

The Arizona Diamondbacks have named former starter Dan Haren as pitching strategist.

Haren will work with the front office, major league staff and analytics, according to a release from the team on Tuesday.

Mourinho's agent: Coach paid $27 million in taxes in Spain

Jose Mourinho's agent says the Manchester United manager paid more than 26 million euros ($27 million) in taxes when he lived in Spain from 2010-13.

The information was made public on Tuesday by Gestifute, a company run by Mourinho's agent, Jorge Mendes.

Djokovic, Becker splitting after 3 seasons, 6 major titles

Novak Djokovic says he and coach Boris Becker are splitting up after three seasons together.

Djokovic posted a statement on Facebook on Tuesday, saying the duo "jointly decided to end our cooperation."

Mathis, Diamondbacks finalize $4 million, 2-year contract

Catcher Jeff Mathis and the Arizona Diamondbacks have finalized a $4 million, two-year contract.

The 33-year-old, a 12-year major league veteran, played the last four seasons as the No. 2 catcher for the Miami Marlins. He hit .238 in 41 games this year with two home runs and 15 RBIs. Mathis could back up or platoon with Chris Herrmann.

Moenchengladbach's Alvaro Dominguez retires at 27

Borussia Moenchengladbach's 27-year-old defender Alvaro Dominguez has been forced to retire from football because of persistent back problems.

The Spaniard made the announcement Tuesday on social media.

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce's rising star keeps climbing

By just about any measure, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had as good of an offseason as anyone.

It began when he reached a five-year, $46 million contract extension that included $20 million in guarantees — a deal signed while he was in Hawaii, no less. It continued with the filming of a reality TV show in which 50 women tried to impress the 27-year-old bachelor enough to win his love.

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