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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Contract talks between the Carolina Panthers and quarterback Cam Newton on a multi-year contract extension are continuing and the sides are close to getting a deal done, said a person close to the negotiations. A deal could be completed within the next two...
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Former South African President Thabo Mbeki denied his government paid bribes to secure the 2010 World Cup as the bid scandal began to encroach on the very top of the country's leadership. Mbeki's statement came as South African soccer head and...
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Adam Scott has split with his new caddie and for now is going back to his old one — Steve Williams. Scott says he persuaded Williams to join him for the U.S. Open, British Open, Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship. Scott tied for fourth at Doral...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American Pharoah shook off morning showers at Churchill Downs in his final workout before the Belmont Stakes and his shot at the Triple Crown. Trainer Bob Baffert said Monday that "everything went really well" after his colt ran five furlongs in 1:00.20...
HOUSTON (AP) — Leon Byrd hit an RBI double down the right-field line, giving Rice a 3-2 victory over Houston in 20 innings early Monday, the fourth-longest game in NCAA Tournament history. Rice (37-21) advanced to play Louisiana-Lafayette in the regional championship on Monday...
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Welcome to the Rubber Capital, where car tires first rolled, the Goodyear Blimp took flight and two bouncing baby basketball prodigies were born less than four years apart in the 1980s. LeBron James and Stephen Curry, the NBA's two biggest stars set to square...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The idea is simple: get as many as 80,000 people into MetLife Stadium as quickly and efficiently as possible in the most secure manner. Beginning this week, the home of the New York Giants and Jets and site of dozens of other mega-events will use...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva criticized the NCAA for postponing the Tigers' tournament game against UNC Wilmington on Sunday night, calling it a "ridiculous decision." LSU, the top seed in the Baton Rouge Regional and the NCAA Tournament's No. 2...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva criticized the NCAA for postponing the Tigers' tournament game against UNC Wilmington on Sunday night, calling it a "ridiculous decision." LSU, the top seed in the Baton Rouge regional and the NCAA Tournament's No. 2...