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  • Former LB Bill Romanowski: Most NFL players likely have CTE

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bill Romanowski sustained 20 documented concussions, and certainly more he doesn’t know about, during his 16-year NFL career as a linebacker. He was hardly surprised to learn this week that late…

  • LPGA Tour-Coates Championship Par Scores

    Friday At Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club Ocala, Fla. Purse: $1.5 million Yardage: 6,541; Par 72 Second Round Note: Third round was suspended with no one completing the round Ha Na Jang 65-72—137 -7…

  • LPGA Tour-Coates Championship Scores

    Friday At Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club Ocala, Fla. Purse: $1.5 million Yardage: 6,541; Par 72 Second Round Note: Third round was suspended with no one completing the round Ha Na Jang 65-72—137 Lydia…

  • NFL Injury Report

    NEW YORK (AP) — The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league: CAROLINA PANTHERS at DENVER BRONCOS — PANTHERS: PROBABLE: DE Jared Allen (foot), LB Thomas Davis (forearm), RB Mike Tolbert…

  • Panthers S Coleman, ex-teammate overcome tragedy, form bond

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — There was a time when Carolina Panthers safety Kurt Coleman wasn’t sure if he should — or even could — play football again. In April 2006, one freak accident in…

  • Sherrod sets record; Yale beats Columbia 86-72

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Brandon Sherrod scored 25 — and set the Division I single-season record for consecutive field goals made — to help Yale beat Columbia 86-72 Friday and take over sole possession…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Many see cause for optimism despite slower US job growth WASHINGTON (AP) — Consider looking past January’s so-so job growth. At first glance, Friday’s government report on U.S. hiring was a downer — 151,000…

  • Props rule the day for Super Bowl at Vegas sports books

    Jay Kornegay still finds it painful to talk about the last time the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl and the first snap of the game went over Peyton Manning’s head for a Seattle…

  • Harold Varner III dons Panthers jersey, dabs way down 16th

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Harold Varner III drew the ire of the rowdy fans on the 16th hole Friday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open when he put on a Carolina Panthers jersey and dabbed…

  • Jang leads by 1 at halfway point of LPGA Tour

    OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko putted on one green and played six holes in a span of 11 hours before ending a long Friday in the same place she started — with a share…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Cincinnati OF Juan Duran 80 games after a positive test for Drostanolone, Stanozolol and Nandrolone, performance-enhancing substrances, in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and…

  • SUPER BOWL: Panthers-Broncos matchups

    Matchups for the Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, California: When the Panthers (17-1) have the ball Go Cam. Stop Cam. No, it’s not that simple…

  • Dave Mirra, who broke barriers on a BMX bike, dies at 41

    Dave Mirra did things few people could on a BMX bike, using a combination of natural ability, fearlessness and innovation to take the sport to places many never thought possible. He was a giant in…

  • SUPER BOWL: Profiles of key players

    Projected starters and key players for the Super Bowl at Santa Clara, California: CAROLINA PANTHERS OFFENSE Cam Newton, QB (1), 6-5, 245, 5th season, Auburn A front-runner for MVP honors, passed for 35 TDs and…

  • PGA Tour Champions Par Scores

    Friday At The Old Course at Broken Sound Boca Raton, Fla. Purse: $1.75 million Yardage: 6,807; Par 72 First Round Corey Pavin 34-32—66 -6 Todd Hamilton 32-34—66 -6 Tom Lehman 33-34—67 -5 Billy Andrade 34-33—67…