By Tom Foreman Jr. Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures to his lower back in a two-car crash Tuesday and will spend the night in the hospital, a team spokesman said Tuesday. Newton was in fair condition, had no other internal injuries and would not need surgery, team spokesman Charlie […]

By Terez A. Paylor The Kansas City Star (TNS) The test results for Chiefs safety Eric Berry have officially come back, and they revealed what the team originally feared two weeks ago: The 25-year old has lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system. More specifically, however, the team announced that Berry has Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which […]

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK – Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, the players’ union said Friday. NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press in an email that “I can only confirm the suspension has been vacated, effective immediately.” The appeal […]


ASHBURN, Va. (AP) – Ex-NFL defensive back Fred Smoot has been charged with misdemeanor domestic assault after a woman called police to say he grabbed her during a fight at a Virginia home. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office says Smoot was arrested Sunday in Ashburn. Smoot, a former Mississippi State standout, played a total of […]

By Steven Wine AP Sports Writer MIAMI – The Marlins are no longer pinching pennies, and Giancarlo Stanton won’t be, either. Stanton agreed to terms with the team Monday on a $325 million, 13-year contract, Miami owner Jeffrey Loria said. It’s the most lucrative deal for an American athlete and averages $25 million per season, […]

By Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves dealt outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday for pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor-leaguer. The deal ends Heyward’s tenure with his hometown team and lands a young pitcher to bolster Atlanta’s rotation. John Hart, the Braves’ […]

EASLEY, S.C. (AP) – Alvin Dark, a player and manager on World Series champions who sparked perhaps the most famous rally in baseball history, died Thursday. He was 92. The Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, South Carolina, said Dark died at his home. Dark was the 1948 Rookie of the Year and a three-time All-Star […]

By Janie McCauley AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis will miss the remainder of the season and require surgery for a strained muscle in his left big toe. Willis, a former Ole Miss standout, was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list Tuesday for the injury suffered in the […]

Nick Taylor hoists the trophy after winning the PGA's Sanderson Farms Championship on Sunday in Jackson. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

JACKSON Forty-seven years ago, a few Hattiesburg businessmen got together and hosted an experimental PGA Tour satellite tournament. They called it the Magnolia Classic. The total purse was $20,000. Those Hattiesburg folks never could have imagined what happened here the past few days. Here on a cool, breezy, sun-splashed Sunday at Country Club of Jackson, […]