CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers say they have signed veteran cornerback Cortland Finnegan and released long snapper Danny Aiken.
The 31-year-old Finnegan spent his first six seasons with the Tennessee Titans and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2008. He spent two seasons playing for the St. Louis Rams before joining the Miami Dolphins in 2014.
Finnegan has started 111 games with 18 interceptions and 86 passes defensed and 645 tackles....
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A top South African appeals court says it will rule this week on whether to overturn a manslaughter conviction against Oscar Pistorius and find the double-amputee Olympian guilty of murder for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The registrar's office of the Supreme Court of Appeal said in an email to journalists on Tuesday that the judgment will be announced on Thursday morning.
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo city government has agreed to foot a quarter of the 158 billion yen ($1.3 billion) cost for the new stadium for the 2020 Olympics.
The decision was announced Tuesday by the Cabinet office.
The Tokyo government will pay 39.5 billion yen ($320.8 million) of the total cost. The national government will pay half, or 79.1 billion yen ($640 million), and proceeds from a national sports lottery will cover the remaining 39.5 billion...
PARIS (AP) — French Prime minister Manuel Valls has threatened Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema with the loss of his spot on the national squad due to his involvement in a sex-tape case.
Facing charges of conspiracy to blackmail relating to an extortion scam, Benzema is suspected of having played an active role in the plot and to have pressured teammate Mathieu Valbuena to deal directly with the blackmailers.