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LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Jason Dufner won the CareerBuilder Challenge with a par on the second hole of a playoff Sunday, taking advantage of David Lingmerth’s shot off the rocks that bounced into the water. Dufner finished with a 2-under 70 on PGA West’s TPC Stadium Course to match Lingmerth at...
Carolina Panthers' Greg Olsen celebrates after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers won 49-15 to advance to the Super Bowl. AP Photo/David J. Phillip
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Superman is bringing his cape and his pen to Super Bowl 50. He’s leaving behind his camera. “Yeah, we are going to the Super Bowl. We are not going just to take pictures,” Cam Newton said Sunday after leading the Carolina Panthers into the big game with a 49-15 rout of...
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning waves to spectators following the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots, Sunday, in Denver. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18 to advance to the Super Bowl. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
DENVER (AP) — When Peyton Manning was watching games from the locker room a few months ago, none of this seemed possible. Manning back on the field, playing the role of the most decorated game manager in history. Manning churning his 39-year-old legs around right end for a 12-yard gain and a...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bruton Smith, the colorful chairman of Speedway Motorsports Inc., delighted the audience with an off-the-cuff speech Saturday while accepting his place in NASCAR’s Hall of Fame, touching on everything from his building of Charlotte Motor Speedway to his unwavering support of...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Boston Celtics jumped on the Philadelphia 76ers early, and never let up. Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points each and the Celtics cruised to a 112-92 victory over the 76ers on Sunday night. Avery Bradley had 19 points and Marcus Smart added 16 off the bench...
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Hanley Ramirez doesn’t expect any setbacks playing another new position with the Boston Red Sox this season. Ramirez, a shortstop for most of his career, struggled to adjust after moving to left field last year, leading the team to relocate him to first base in 2016...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova reached a career milestone on Friday, which came as a nice surprise after a tough match. “Oh, wow. I’ve won 600 matches?” Sharapova said, when an on-court interviewer congratulated her for the achievement earned by winning her third-round match Friday...
BOSTON (AP) — Daniel Sedin was less concerned with making history than he was getting a win. In the Vancouver Canucks’ 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night, Sedin accomplished both. He became the Canucks’ career leader in goals with 348, scoring twice in the third period. “It’s...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Cornerbacks might have the toughest job in the NFL. They are expected to shadow a receiver, who knows where he’s going while the defender doesn’t, and the rules are stacked against them. Few truly excel at the job. This season, Arizona’s Patrick Peterson and Carolina’s Josh...
In this Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, file photo, Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart (28) leaps over the Seattle Seahawks defensive line to score a touchdown during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers haven’t missed a beat since releasing their all-time leading rusher Deangelo Williams in the offseason in large part because of the way Jonathan Stewart has stepped up. AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera likes to refer to Pro Bowl running back Jonathan Stewart as his team’s “tempo setter.” The hard-running Stewart piled up 106 yards rushing and two touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks’ top-ranked run defense in Carolina’s 31-24...

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