CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton threw his first touchdown pass as a pro in Charlotte's 33-17 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday night. After the game Charlotte coach Ron Rivera made it official: Newton will start the season opener at Arizona.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - With most of the Super Bowl champions' marquee players on the sideline, outside linebacker Vic So'oto likely sealed up his roster spot in the Green Bay Packers' 20-19 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Thursday night's preseason finale.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Rookie Da'Rel Scott ran a fake punt 65 yards for a touchdown and Derrick Martin returned a fumble 11 yards for a score as the New York Giants rallied for 15 points in the fourth quarter and beat New England 18-17 on Thursday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
DETROIT (AP) - Danny Duffy overthrew his catcher on an intentional walk, and Alcides Escobar struck out on a pitch that hit him in the shoulder.
College football's most debated team has another referendum game.
NEW YORK (AP) - Venus Williams' smile was tinged with a bit of sadness when she said goodbye to the U.S. Open for 2011 - certainly not on her terms and certainly not the way most people expected.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is going against the grain on defense this season.
LAWRENCE - Bradley McDougald and Toben Opurum went from hunted to hunters. For wide receiver Kale Pick, last year's opening day quarterback, the adjustment has been fling to cling.
The Philadelphia Eagles' offseason overhaul hasn't gone unnoticed in Green Bay. Neither has the hype that's come along with it.
HOUSTON (AP) - The official Texas A&M fight song includes a line that bids farewell to Texas, "so long to the orange and white." By this time next year, Texas A&M may have said goodbye to a lot more than its storied, century-old rivalry with Texas.
The Steelers were a team in flux a year ago, their star quarterback about to sit out a four-game suspension.
The Big Ten and the Pac-12 now have conference title games. The Big 12, for the first time, will not play a league championship game.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs were working on special teams Tuesday morning, specifically the field goal units, when Todd Haley's voice cut through the air like a foghorn.
LAWRENCE - The quarterbacks at Kansas have been hit throughout spring, from the front and from behind, hard and not so hard, in the pocket and while scrambling during their practices.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins needed a strong outing from a starter and Kyle Gibson delivered.
WHITE SOX 7, INDIANS 3
NEW YORK - Michael Pineda won while pitching with some noticeable substance on his hand, and Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single off old roommate Clay Buchholz in his first game against the Red Sox as the New York Yankees beat Boston 4-1 Thursday night.
DALLAS - Patty Mills scored 26 points starting in place of Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs moved to the brink of the top seed in the Western Conference with a 109-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.
MIAMI - Three NFL players are named in a police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there, though no one has been charged with a crime, authorities said Thursday.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas freshman Joel Embiid is entering the NBA draft after a breakthrough season that ended with a stress fracture in his back that kept the 7-footer out of the NCAA tournament.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals' Alex Gordon knew he put a good swing on the pitch, and he knew that his high fly ball had a chance to clear the outfield wall the way the wind was gusting out.
Many schools already have had their spring football games, those glorified scrimmages that are usually just for show. Kansas State is just getting into the meat of its practice schedule.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.