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Stones To Play Super Bowl Halftime

The Rolling Stones will take a brief break from touring to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. The rock 'n' roll greats will go on stage during the game Feb. 5 at Ford Field, the NFL said Tuesday.

"We are thrilled to perform for millions of fans at one of the most exciting and highly anticipated sporting events of the year," the band, which earlier in the day announced its European tour dates, said in a statement.

The Rolling Stones are currently touring North America to promote their latest album, "A Bigger Bang."

The NFL has a history of getting top acts for its halftime show.


Big Ben Expected For Indy

The Pittsburgh Steelers expect to have Ben Roethlisberger back at quarterback Monday night at Indianapolis.

Roethlisberger has missed three games after having knee surgery Nov. 3 but is listed as probable for the Steelers' third Monday night game in eight weeks. That means there's a 75 percent chance he will play. With Roethlisberger out, the Steelers beat Green Bay and Cleveland with Charlie Batch at quarterback. But when Batch broke a bone in his hand, Tommy Maddox stepped in and was ineffective in a 16-13 overtime loss Sunday in Baltimore.

The Steelers are 7-3, but are 0-2 when Maddox starts.

Pittsburgh's first loss in five weeks left the Steelers three games behind the unbeaten Colts in the race for home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. The Steelers and Bengalsare tied for the AFC North lead, with the Bengals playing Baltimore this weekend.


Stokley And Sanders Expected To Play In Big Cincinnati Test

Safety Bob Sanders and receiver Brandon Stokley are expected to play for the Colts on Sunday against Cincinnati after missing practice time this week because of injuries.

The Colts' defense and kick coverage squads could get another boost if linebacker Rob Morris is able to play after going through his first regular practice Friday. He missed two games with an inner-ear infection.

Sanders was sidelined Wednesday and Thursday because of a bruised knee, but coach Tony Dungy said Friday that Sanders looked ready to play when the Colts (9-0) face the Bengals (7-2).

"He ran around well and was very active," Dungy said. "He says that he feels pretty good."

Via AP

Wayne And Doss Cleared For Houston

Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne and safety Mike Doss practiced Saturday and were cleared to play against Houston.

Wayne, who has caught 46 passes for a team-leading 563 yards and three touchdowns, is expected to start after being held out of Friday's workout because of an unspecified foot injury.

Doss injured a shoulder in Monday's game with New England. He returned to practice Friday and will play Sunday, although Joseph Jefferson is expected to start.

The Colts (8-0) are the league's only unbeaten team and will be facing a Texans team that is 1-7.

Middle linebacker Rob Morris did not practice Saturday and his availability will be a game-time decision, as will that of outside linebacker Keith O'Neil, the team said.


Wayne Held Out Of Practice, Expected To Play On Sunday

Receiver Reggie Wayne was held out of practice Friday to rest an unspecified foot injury. He is expected to play Sunday, however, when the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts play the Houston Texans at the RCA Dome.

"He's got a little bit of a sore foot. He made it through [Thursday's] practice OK, but we just wanted to rest him," Colts coach Tony Dungy said after Friday's workout. "It's just precautionary. ... It was just to really keep him off his feet."

Wayne leads the Colts (8-0) with 561 yards receiving and is tied with Marvin Harrison with 46 catches, fourth in the AFC.


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