Quintero joins Phils on minors deal

The Phillies signed catcher Humberto Quintero to a minor league deal Tuesday. He appeared in 43 games with the Royals in 2012, batting .232 with one home run and 19 RBI. Source: MLB Player Updates

Colin Kaepernick starting for San Francisco 49ers at Rams

Colin Kaepernick will start at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, coach Jim Harbaugh announced Wednesday. Source: NFL Player Updates 2

Tate on track to return Week 13

Texans coach Gary Kubiak said running back Ben Tate, who has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury, practiced Wednesday. Kubiak said Tate took offensive and special teams reps. He is anticipating Tate return to action Week 13 at Tennessee. Source: NFL Player Updates

RG3 hopes he, Luck become best comparison of all time

Robert Griffin III isn’t worried about the Rookie of the Year award. He wouldn’t even vote for himself — but would he vote for Andrew Luck? Source: NFL Player Updates 2

Chapman not a lock for rotation

At the end of the 2012 season, the Reds’ organization asked closer Aroldis Chapman to prepare to be a starter, and with Wednesday’s re-signing of reliever Jonathan Broxton, it would appear that the team is committed to moving Chapman to the rotation. Though Broxton’s three-year deal could signal that he will be the Reds’ new ...

Phils adding Lopez to bullpen

CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports that the Phillies have an agreement to acquire reliever Wilton Lopez from the Astros. In return, Houston will receive minor league players, but they have not been identified yet. Lopez finished the 2012 season as the Astros’ closer, and he converted 10 saves to go along with a 6-3 ...

Young returns to work for Lions

Lions wide receiver Titus Young returned to practice Wednesday, which comes a day after coach Jim Schwartz said Young, who was deactivated Week 12 because of behavioral issues, could “potentially” be held out the rest of the season. Detroit hosts Indianapolis Week 13. Source: NFL Player Updates

Report: Billy Cundiff, Nate Kaeding work out for 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers reportedly spent Tuesday looking at a pair of veteran kickers to potentially replace the struggling David Akers. Source: NFL Player Updates 2

Howell signs with Colts

The Colts announced Wednesday they signed safety Delano Howell off Buffalo’s practice squad. Source: NFL Player Updates

Reds finalize deal with Broxton

The Reds signed reliever Jonathan Broxton to a three-year deal worth $21 million Wednesday, according to FOXSports.com. The deal also includes a $9 million option for the 2016 season. Broxton is expected to take over the closer’s role, which will allow the team to move incumbent closer Aroldis Chapman into the starting rotation next season. ...