Amos fined by NFL for hit on Ertz
The NFL socked Bears safety Adrian Amos with a $26,739 fine Saturday for his unnecessaryroughness penalty in the playoff loss to the Eagles last Sunday.
Amos hit tight end Zach Ertz, who was deemed a defenseless receiver, in the third quarter of the Eagles’ 16-15 victory.
Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett was docked $10,026, also for unnecessary roughness, for an open-handed punch to the face of Bears right guard Kyle Long in the second quarter.
♦ The Steelers are believed to be seeking a second-round pick and more for disgruntled wide receiver Antonio Brown, and the Broncos could top the list of potential suitors, according to NFL Network.
Teams that might be interested according to their salary-cap space are the Colts, Jets and 49ers. But NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the Broncos might make a run at Brown, who had 104 catches for 1,297 yards and a league-high 15 touchdown catches.
♦ Cowboys coach Jason Garrett likely will receive a contract extension this offseason, according to NFL Network. Garrett, in his ninth season with the Cowboys, is under contract through next season. In 2015, he signed a fiveyear, $30 million deal.
Kuchar up by two in Honolulu
Matt Kuchar kept another clean card and shot a 4-under 66 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Sony Open in Honolulu as he goes for his second victory this season on the PGA Tour.
He has made one bogey through 54 holes at Waialae Country Club. His 18-under 192 was the lowest 54hole score of his career. Andrew Putnam is second after a 67.
Wolves stumble on road
Tomas Hyka and Brooks Macek scored for the Wolves (2213-3-1) in a 3-2 road loss to the Tucson Roadrunners. Zach Fucale (0-1-0) stopped 27 shots in his Wolves debut.
♦ Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova topped Ashleigh Barty 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the women’s singles final at the Sydney International in Australia. Barty led the deciding set 3-0 before Kvitova began a comeback to win her 26th WTA title.
♦ American Sofia Kenin, 20, won her first WTA title at the Hobart International in Australia by beating Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-4, 6-0.
Adrian Amos intercepts a pass against the Eagles. He also had an unnecessary-roughness penalty for a hit on Zach Ertz that drew a $26,739 fine from the NFL.