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Bears bench Cutler...2-12 NFL teams meet...Cousins set to return

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 18, 2014 at 3:51 p.m.

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Bears coach Marc Trestman is making a quarterback change, benching the ineffective Jay Cutler in favor of Jimmy Clausen against Detroit this week. Cutler leads the league in interceptions (18) and turnovers (24). Chicago is 5-9 with Cutler at the controls.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The battle for last place in the AFC South takes place tonight in Jacksonville where the Jaguars host Tennessee in a battle of 2-12 teams. Prior to the game, running back Dexter McCluster became the 15th player the Titans have placed on the injured reserve list this season. He's out with a knee injury.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is set to mark his return to the Kings line-up tonight when they host Milwaukee. The Sacramento center been upgraded from questionable to probable after missing 10 games with a bout of viral meningitis.

VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Skiing champ Lindsey Vonn says she may not take part in slalom races to better her chances of returning to No. 1 in the speed races. The four-time overall World Cup champion began her comeback from a career threatening knee injury earlier this month after a year off.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has dismissed a petition that called for one of the Washington Redskins flagship radio stations not to have its license renewed. The petition claimed repeated use of the word "Redskins" violates rules against indecent content.

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