In American football, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wins his third MVP award, making him the sixth player to do so after Jim Brown, Brett Favre, Johnny Unitas, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady.
Israeli Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn signs an extradition order to Australia for accused child sex abuser Malka Leifer, after she was convicted of faking mental illness to avoid extradition earlier this year.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is formally charged with murder in the US state of Massachusetts more than a week after the body of former semi-professional American football player Odin Lloyd is found near his home.
Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is transferred to State Correctional Institution – Greene in Franklin Township, Pennsylvania, to serve his 30-to-60-year sentence on child sexual abuse charges.
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh's report into the Penn State sex abuse scandal is released, alleging that late head football coach Joe Paterno and other school officials covered up child sexual abuse by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
Bishop of Waterford and Lismore William Lee apologises for his two-year delay in failing to alert authorities to child sexual abuse allegations in his parish in the mid-1990s, describing as "seriously inadequate" his handling of the matter.