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March 5, 2015 - 11:41am
8 min 26 sec ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NFL says Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner's exempt list.

League spokesman Greg Aiello said Thursday in an email, "There's nothing to prevent a player on the Exempt list without a contract from signing a new one."

NFL free agency begins Tuesday.

Hardy's playing status remains in limbo. He isn't...

March 5, 2015 - 11:04am
8 min 26 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has denied spitting at Papiss Cisse during a Premier League game, while the Newcastle striker has issued an apology for his role in the incident.

Television replays showed the pair spitting at each other Wednesday during United's 2-0 win after Cisse had reacted angrily to a tackle by Evans.

Cisse says "I have apologies to make to a lot of people today. Firstly to my teammates and to our supporters...

March 5, 2015 - 10:58am
8 min 26 sec ago

WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) — Martins Dukurs of Latvia took a narrow lead over Olympic gold medalist Alexander Tretiakov of Russia at the halfway stage of the skeleton world championship.

Dukurs was .17 seconds ahead of defending world champion Tretiakov after Thursday's two runs. Dukurs is the silver medalist from the 2010 and 2014 Olympics.

Dukurs' brother Tomass was in third place, .69 seconds behind the pace.

The final two runs...

March 5, 2015 - 10:34am
8 min 26 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers that will keep him in the NFC West after playing all of his 10 NFL seasons with Arizona.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the deal. He also posted a photo of him standing with Dockett on Twitter that read, "Congrats to the newest Niner!" with signing papers on the table.

The 33-year-old Dockett sat out all of 2014 with a season-ending knee...

March 5, 2015 - 10:34am
8 min 26 sec ago

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Andreas Seppi will face Andrei Golubev in the first round of the Davis Cup when Italy takes on Kazakhstan.

With Fabio Fognini slated to play only in the doubles, Seppi will play Goubev in the second singles match. Simone Bolelli will play Mikhail Kukushkin in the opening match.

In Saturday's doubles, Fognini and Paolo Lorenzi will take on Golubev and Alexander Nedovesov. Reverse singles are scheduled for Sunday....

March 5, 2015 - 10:33am
8 min 26 sec ago
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No. 5 Arizona vs. California, 9 p.m.

No. 6 Wisconsin at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

No. 13 Utah at Washington State, 11 p.m.

No. 18 Arkansas at South Carolina, 7 p.m.


No. 12 Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt at...

March 5, 2015 - 10:16am
8 min 26 sec ago

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch following allegations of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend.

NASCAR officials indefinitely suspended Busch last month after a Delaware Family Court judge said the former champion almost surely choked and beat Patricia Driscoll inside his motorhome at Dover International Speedway last fall.

But the Delaware attorney general's office...

March 5, 2015 - 10:14am
8 min 26 sec ago

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Prosecutors: No criminal charges against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch in domestic violence case.

March 5, 2015 - 10:05am
8 min 26 sec ago

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has gone after a Massachusetts state trooper who testified that a tire track made at the scene of the crime matched a tire on a car that ex-New England Patriots player was driving the night of the killing.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.

Massachusetts State Police Trooper Todd Girouard...

March 5, 2015 - 10:01am
8 min 25 sec ago
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