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1:01 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

NFL Quarterback Cam Newton Injures Back In Car Crash

A truck driven by Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton sits near Bank of America Stadium after the quarterback was involved in an accident Tuesday.
Skip Foreman AP

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 3:39 pm

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered two fractured in his back Tuesday but escaped without other injury, after a vehicle he was driving crashed around 12:30 p.m. ET. The truck reportedly flipped several times on a bridge in central Charlotte, where Church Street passes over Interstate 277.

"The severity of Newton's injuries was not immediately available but witnesses told Channel 9 that Newton's truck flipped four times," WSOC Channel 9 TV reports.

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4:25 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Jets Coach Promises No Tanking In Game Against Equally Awful Titans

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 11:27 am

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4:24 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Perry Wallace, Who Broke Basketball Barriers, Didn't Set Out To Be A Pioneer

Perry Wallace, playing for Vanderbilt University, blocks the shot of 'Pistol' Pete Maravich, circa 1970.
Frank Empson The Tennessean

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 5:49 pm

Language advisory: Quotes in this story contain language some find offensive.


Many people are familiar with the big stories of racial integration in sports — Jackie Robinson with the Dodgers, Althea Gibson at Wimbledon. But after the 1964 Civil Rights Act, many lesser-known African American athletes became "firsts" — whether they liked that distinction or not.

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3:39 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

College Football Playoffs Won't Please Everyone

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 9:49 am

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The Two-Way
10:31 am
Mon December 8, 2014

IOC Unveils Changes Including Lower Bidding Costs, More Sports At Olympics

A reduced cost of bidding, a new Olympic channel and a more flexible program that could see the inclusion of new sports — those are among the recommendation approved unanimously today by the International Olympic Committee at its meeting in Monaco.

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4:45 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Russell Athletic Bowl and Cactus Bowl For Oklahoma Teams

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Clemson and Oklahoma will meet in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29 in the matchup of Atlantic Coast Conference and Big 12 foes.

The game will be played in the renovated Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium. It is the silver anniversary of game.

No. 18 Clemson (9-4) is making its sixth appearance in Orlando, its last coming in the 2005 Champs Sports Bowl when it earned a victory over Colorado. The Tigers finished second in the ACC's Atlantic Division behind unbeaten Florida State.

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4:07 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Buffalo Bills Flag Officials For Excessive Celebration On Losing Play

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 6:44 am

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3:57 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Texas Teams (Correctly) Shut Out Of New College Football Playoffs

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 8:35 am

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3:57 pm
Sun December 7, 2014

Why Do The College Playoffs Only Have 4 Teams?

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 12:31 pm

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4:36 pm
Sat December 6, 2014

After A 5-Year Struggle, Soccer Player Gets A Second Chance

New England Revolution's Charlie Davies celebrates his goal against the New York Red Bulls last week to secure a spot in the MLS Cup.
Elise Amendola AP

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 11:28 pm

The New England Revolution plays the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday for the Major League Soccer championship. For one player on the field — sporting one leg shorter than the other, metal plates in his face and an ear-to-ear scar — the MLS cup caps an excruciating journey back to the top of his game.

That player, Charlie Davies, barely survived a devastating car accident five years ago.

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