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Panthers’ Newton practicing 8 days after crash

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stretches after throwing some passes during an NFL football practice in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stretches after throwing some passes during an NFL football...

49ers’ McDonald investigated for sexual assault

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California authorities said Wednesday that they are investigating San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault. San Jose Police Department Sgt. Heather Randol said detectives searched McDonald’s San...

49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been released by the San Francisco 49ers amid an investigation by San Jose police into McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault. San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke says he informed McDonald and his...

Painkillers lawsuit against NFL dismissed

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit brought by retired NFL players against the league for routinely mishandling painkillers has been dismissed. Judge William Alsup of the U.S. Northern District in California cited a section of the Labor Management Relations Act in dismissing the...

EWU’s Adams, SDSU’s Zenner lead FCS All-Americans

Vernon Adams only needed to play 10 games for Eastern Washington to become an All-American. Adams was chosen the first-team quarterback for The Associated Press FCS All-America team released Wednesday after a remarkable — yet abbreviated — season. The junior broke...

What’s next in World Cup bid corruption case

GENEVA (AP) — Russia and Qatar appear to be the big winners on the day American prosecutor Michael Garcia lost his appeal against FIFA. Garcia, a former U.S. Attorney, had objected to ethics judge Joachim Eckert’s summary of his World Cup bid investigation into the...
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1998 World Cup winner Thierry Henry retires

FILE – In this Saturday April 3, 2004 file photo Arsenal’s Thierry Henry, second from left, shoots for a goal minutes after he came on in the second half of the FA Cup semi-Final between Manchester United and Arsenal at Villa Park, Birmingham, England. Thierry Henry...
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White Sox announce deal with OF Melky Cabrera

FILE – In this July 27, 2014, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera makes a sliding catch of Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki’s ninth-inning flyout to deep left field in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York. A person with direct knowledge of...
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Kurt Busch’s ex seeks no-contact order at hearing

Patricia Driscoll left, the former girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, arrives at Family Court, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Dover, Del., for a hearing related to a protective order she filed against him. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Jason Minto) NO SALES Patricia...
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2014 AP All-America Team, List

FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2014, file photo, Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper catches the ball and runs in for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The College Football Playoff participants are well...