Rivera: Cam Newton will not play against Tampa Bay

The Panthers coach confirmed Wednesday that Derek Anderson will start and Joe Webb will be his backup. Rivera joked that Newton would be mad when he finds out he's not playing.

Chiefs backing toward playoffs once again

The Chiefs have lost three straight beginning with a defeat to lowly Oakland, their opponent again on Sunday. What once was a team that was 7-3 and barreling toward the playoffs is now a team that must win at least two of its final three to qualify.

Max Scherzer could be seeking more than Kershaw

Scherzer turned down an offer from Detroit last March that would have paid $144 million from 2015-20. Kershaw has the largest contract for a pitcher in both total dollars has the sport's highest average salary at $30.7 million.

Army-Navy: All about respect, bigger than a game

With the exception of their game against Air Force, the Cadets and Midshipmen usually go up against players who have no idea what it takes to play football for a military academy.

Unassuming Mariota puts up brag-worthy season

Stanford coach David Shaw said after Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks routed the Cardinal 45-16 this season: "He's special."

MLB winter meetings: 5 things to know

Jon Lester agreed Tuesday to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs.

Columbia women's basketball ends 3-game skid with fast start

The Cougars won their first game against a ranked opponent Tuesday and led by as many as 16 points in the first half.

Missouri basketball's Rosburg, Post struggling through early season slumps

Ryan Rosburg and Keanau Post are two of three upperclassmen on Missouri's young basketball team. Both are struggling to help the Tigers on the court.

Tolton boys use 2nd-half run to win

A 10-0 Tolton run to open the second half propelled the Trailblazers to victory.

Tolton shines in second half, beats Sacred Heart

Tolton girls basketball improves to 4-2 this season with its 47-36 win over Sacred Heart on Tuesday.


SEC coaches recognize 6 Missouri football players

Missouri's four captains were named second-team All-SEC. The Tigers play Minnesota on Jan. 1 in the Citrus Bowl.

Missouri volleyball player earns all-region honors

This is the second consecutive season sophomore Carly Kan earned All-Southeast Region honors.

NCAA chief: UAB cutting football is 'troubling'

The University of Alabama-Birmingham dropped its football program, citing rising costs of college athletics and pressure to pay the full cost of attendance for athletes.

UPDATED: Missouri Sports Hall of Fame announces inductees for Class of 2015

Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden is among the 15 honorees.


Rams tight end helping team on/off field

Jared Cook had his most productive game of the season for the St. Louis Rams after being cleared for concussion-like symptoms.

Cooper posts numbers like no other 'Bama receiver

Alabama receiver Amari Cooper, a Heisman trophy finalist, is the biggest, most dangerous weapon in a program known for its tailbacks and defense.


IOC vote clears way for 2024 bidding to take off

The U.S. Olympic Committee will make a decision next week on whether to bid and may even select a city to put forward, making a choice among Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington.

Panthers' Cam Newton suffers back fractures in crash

Newton was in fair condition, had no other internal injuries and would not need surgery, a team spokesman said. It's unclear if Newton will be able to practice or play Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Johnny Time: Browns' Manziel to make first start

After moving up in May's draft to get him and waiting seven months as he learned and watched from the sideline, the Browns are finally setting one of college football's most captivating players loose with three games left in the season.

NHL enforcers — and fights — are slowly vanishing

The role of the enforcer is seemingly going down without a fight as speed and skill on every line have become the norm. In a league that is also facing head injury concerns — and lawsuits — is it finally time to say goodbye to the goon?