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Injured QB Newton Returns To Practice

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th December Sports
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has returned to practice eight days after an automobile accident left him with two fractures in his lower back. Newton, wearing a long sleeve black shirt under his red practice jersey and a helmet, participated in all of the team drills Wednesday and did some throwing during the portion of practice open to the media.Read More »

Kurt Busch: "I Told Her To Leave"

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th December Sports
Kurt Busch has testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims the NASCAR driver assaulted her.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: College Football Coaching Moves, NBA, MLB

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th December Sports
MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Marlins have reportedly come to terms with first baseman Mike Morse. A person familiar with the negotiations has told The Associated Press that the Marlins and Morse have agreed to a two-year contract. HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's Cougars have a new football coach.Read More »

A-Rod Will Assume New Role With Yankees In '15

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th December Sports
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez's days as an everyday fielder are over and he hopes A-Rod will be New York's fulltime designated hitter. Chase Headley will be the Yankees' starting third baseman after agreeing to a $52 million, four-year deal. Cashman said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that "I can't expect Alex to be aRead More »

McCarthy Gets Fresh Start With Dodgers

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th December Sports
Pitcher Brandon McCarthy and the Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized a four-year contract. The deal was agreed to last week at the winter meetings and announced Tuesday. A 31-year-old right-hander, McCarthy was 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA in 18 starts this year for Arizona, which traded him to the Yankees on July 6 for pitcher Vidal Nuno.Read More »

Cardinals Will Turn To Third QB Against Seahawks

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th December Sports
Five weeks removed from the San Diego practice squad, Ryan Lindley will start at quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals against Seattle on Sunday night. Coach Bruce Arians announced the decision Monday following the team's practice, with experience the deciding factor in choosing Lindley over rookie Logan Thomas in what figures to be the biggest game for the Cardinals this season. Read More »

Browns Receiver Defends Wearing Protest T-Shirt

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th December Sports
Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins says he was moved to wear a T-shirt protesting shootings in Ohio out of fear something could one day happen to his son. Hawkins wore the black shirt during pre-game warmups and introductions Sunday.Read More »

Former Douglas High Star Polamalu A Finalist For NFL Sportsmanship Award

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th December Sports
Wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Calvin Johnson are among eight finalists for the NFL's new Sportsmanship Award. The Cardinals and Lions wideouts are joined in the finals by linebackers Thomas Davis of Carolina and Chad Greenway of Minnesota; safety Troy Polamalu of Pittsburgh; defensive end DeMarcus Ware of Denver; quarterback Alex Smith of Kansas City; and special teams ace Matthew Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: College Hoops, Australian PGA, NBA

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th December Sports
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats say starting forward Alex Poythress will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during practice yesterday. Poythress started eight games for the 10-0 Wildcats this season, averaging 5 1/2 points and 3.8 rebounds.Read More »

NFL Legend Brown Weighs In On Social Commentary By Athletes

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th December Sports
Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown says he's encouraged to see athletes taking risks by "intelligently protesting" for social change. The 78-year-old Cleveland Browns great has been an activist for more than 50 years. On Friday, he praised players like NBA superstar LeBron James for speaking out and "bringing attention" to high-profile cases in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York.Read More »

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