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Utley staying with Dodgers...NCAA boss says bowls need to be trimmed

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Second baseman Chase Utley and the Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized a one-year contract. The 36-year-old was obtained from Philadelphia on Aug. 19 and hit .202 with three homers and nine RBIs in 34 games with the Dodgers.

NEW YORK (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert, says the nation's schools need to take a look at the current bowl system to determine the purpose of some postseason games. No less than three teams with a losing record will be among the 80 teams playing in the 40 bowl games this season.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Offensive lineman Earl Watford has been lost to the Arizona Cardinals for the rest of the season. Watford, who has ligament damage in one of his hands, started the first two games at left guard while Mike Iupati recovered from knee surgery.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny (PAHZ'-loos-nee) had surgery today to repair a broken right hand, but hasn't been ruled out against Indianapolis. Jags Coach Gus Bradley said it's possible that Posluszny could play with his hand in a cast and heavily wrapped.

SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (AP) — Recently crowned heavyweight champ Tyson Fury has lost his IBF portion of the championship belts he has. The International Boxing Federation has stripped Fury of its world heavyweight belt because he's not fighting the federations top-ranked contender before a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko (VLAD'-uh-meer KLICH'-koh).

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