BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — New Indiana coach Mike Woodson is bringing a distinctly Hoosiers flavor to his new staff after hiring former star Dane Fife as associate head coach Monday.
ATLANTA (AP) — With little money to spend in free agency, the Atlanta Falcons are looking to make a splash with overachieving players who don't take a big chunk out of the budget.
CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-11)
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DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mercy’s men’s basketball team began the season with three games in five days. A week later, a matchup with Kentucky was canceled. Then on the last weekend of December, there...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers aren't happy about the hit Teddy Bridgewater took from Atlanta defensive end Charles Harris.
Carolina running back Mike Davis described Harris’ hit on the...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey remained on injured reserve and will miss his sixth straight game against the Falcons on Thursday night because of a high...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers miss Christian McCaffrey, particularly in the red zone.
While Mike Davis has been a solid fill-in for McCaffrey and helped the team to three...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater called it a humbling day for the Carolina offense.
The quarterback struggled when the Panthers needed him the most and his teammates did little to...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers running back Mike Davis said the key to his success this season has been that he “runs angry.”
Carolina is 3-0 with Davis as Christian McCaffrey’s temporary...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have managed just fine without Christian McCaffrey.
The Atlanta Falcons are about to start life without Dan Quinn.
ATLANTA (AP) — With Teddy Bridgewater showing promise as a long-term replacement for Cam Newton and Mike Davis flourishing as a short-term substitute for Christian McCaffrey, the Carolina Panthers...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There seemed to be a dark cloud forming over the Carolina Panthers after starting the season 0-2 and losing 2019 All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey to a high ankle...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There were days when running back Mike Davis wanted to quit the NFL, frustrated over his role as a practice squad player with the Seattle Seahawks.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have placed Christian McCaffrey on short-term injured reserve, meaning the All-Pro running back will miss at least three games.
Fantasy football owners who didn’t lose a key player on their rosters in Week 2 were few and far between.
The Giants' Saquon Barkley and Denver's Courtland Sutton were both lost for the...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey said he plans to attack his rehabilitation from a high ankle sprain the same way he does everything else — with a full head of steam.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers waived running back Reggie Bonnafon as part of the several moves to get down to 53 players on Saturday.
Bonnafon ran for 116 yards with a touchdown in 16...
CHICAGO BEARS (12-5)
New faces: Defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, CB Buster Skrine, WR Cordarrelle Patterson, K Eddy Pineiro, RB David Montgomery, RB Mike Davis, WR...
CHICAGO BEARS (12-5)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, Bourbonnais, Illinois
LAST YEAR: In his first year, coach Matt Nagy took Bears to playoffs for first time since 2010 with NFC North title....
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LAST SEASON: Bears made huge jump in first season under coach Matt Nagy, winning NFC North at 12-4 after four straight last-place finishes. Season ended with playoff loss...
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — When Texas Southern and North Carolina Central tipped off on the second night of last year's First Four, the University of Dayton Arena next to Interstate 75 was still filling...
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MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant made 12 of 14 free throws, scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Murray State beat Prairie View A&M 83-67 on Saturday night.
Shaq Buchanan added 14 points for the Racers. Mike Davis scored 12 and Tevin Brown added 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Jaylyn Patterson helped give his old coach Johnny Jones quite a start in his new job at Texas Southern.
Patterson, a graduate transfer from LSU, scored 23 points and made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 21 seconds left as Texas Southern rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half to upset Baylor 72-69 in the season opener for both teams.
"We just kept fighting. We came to win, play hard. Just played the whole 40 minutes," Patterson said.
There are only two teams on byes this week, but both the Lions and Saints have significant starters to replace at a few key positions.
In addition, some notable injuries make the race to the waiver wire as frenetic as usual. The free agent pool doesn't have many appealing options this week, though, so if you need to fill a major need, try first to make a trade.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks got a victory but lost an embittered Earl Thomas with a fractured leg.
The Arizona Cardinals remained winless but had to be encouraged with the performance of rookie quarterback Josh Rosen in his first start.
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mercy has hired basketball coach Mike Davis away from Texas Southern.
The Horizon League school in the Motor City announced the move Thursday, adding a coach with a 352-241 career record in college.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are bringing back running back Mike Davis after a strong conclusion to the 2017 season.
Davis signed his deal with the Seahawks on Thursday, reportedly a one-year contract. Davis was originally a restricted free agent but Seattle did not tender him, making Davis an unrestricted free agent. The 25-year-old chose a return to Seattle over looking for options elsewhere.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Xavier guard Trevon Bluiett has known Texas Southern's leading scorer since middle school and even played against him five or six times.
For his part, Demontrae Jefferson says he might need to see a face to remember Bluiett when asked about their relationship.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are keeping defensive end Dion Jordan after placing an original-round tender on the restricted free agent.
Seattle announced the move Wednesday. Jordan, a former first-round pick with Miami, restarted his career with Seattle last season. He appeared in five games late in the season and had four sacks in his limited action.
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Southern started out 0-13 this season. Didn't win a game until Jan. 1. Never beat a nonconference opponent.
Who cares? The Tigers are going to the NCAA Tournament.
Trayvon Reed had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Demontrae Jefferson added 15 points and Texas Southern downed top-seeded Arkansas-Pine Bluff 84-69 Saturday in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game.
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RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DE Dion Jordan; CB Justin Coleman; RBs Mike Davis and Thomas Rawls.
HOUSTON (AP) — Martaveous McKnight scored five points in the final three seconds to give Arkansas-Pine Bluff a 74-72 win over Texas Southern on Monday night.
The Golden Lions (7-14, 7-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) remained alone atop the SWAC standings and ended Texas Southern's 27-game home winning streak, the second longest in the nation.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Twelve weeks into the regular season, quarterback Russell Wilson remains the leading rusher for the Seattle Seahawks.
Wilson has 401 rushing yards on the season. Eddie Lacy, Thomas Rawls, J.D. McKissic and Mike Davis — the four running backs on the Seahawks' active roster — have combined for 463 yards. Seattle running backs have just one rushing touchdown, a 30-yard run by McKissic in Week 4.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas shot the ball from 3-point range better than it ever has in its illustrious history.
Once the Jayhawks found their rhythm from deep, their offense was virtually impossible to stop. Texas Southern coach Mike Davis was in awe.
"I've never seen a team pass the ball and shoot the basketball as well as they do," Davis said.
SEATTLE (AP) — Left tackle Duane Brown is active for the Seattle Seahawks despite an ankle injury that limited him in practice this week.
Brown went through an extensive pregame workout about two hours before kickoff of Monday's game against Atlanta and appeared to give a thumbs-up as he left the field. Brown was listed as questionable after being injured in the first half of Seattle's win over Arizona on Nov. 9.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Texas Southern coach Mike Davis knew what was coming, but his team couldn't do anything about it.
Tyus Battle picked up two fouls and scored just five first-half points. But just like he did against Iona in the team's previous game, Syracuse's leading man again came up big in the final 20 minutes.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With Texas Southern leading a second-half comeback, Ohio State had to hold off the surging Tigers who chopped their deficit from 18 points to two. But Ohio State had more than enough to stave off Texas Southern.
Keita Bates-Diop, Jae'Sean Tate and Micah Potter scored 17 points apiece to help Ohio State defeat Texas Southern 82-64 Thursday night.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have signed veteran cornerback Byron Maxwell to help make up for the loss of Richard Sherman to a season-ending Achilles tendon injury.
Seattle formally announced Maxwell's signing Tuesday and placed Sherman on injured reserve. Maxwell knows Seattle's system after starting his career with the Seahawks and becoming a starter during the 2013 season.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 seed North Carolina (27-7) vs. No. 16 seed Texas Southern (23-11)
First round, South Region; Greenville, South Carolina; approximately 4 p.m. EDT.
BOTTOM LINE: The Tar Heels have talked all season about getting back to the NCAA title game after losing to Villanova on a last-second 3-pointer in their championship matchup last year. That journey starts Friday as they face the Southwestern Western Athletic Conference champion Tigers.
HOUSTON (AP) — Unlike the rest of the conference tournament championship games across the country, an NCAA Tournament berth wasn't on the line in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
With Alcorn State being ineligible for postseason play, the meeting between the Braves and the Texas Southern was just for the conference tournament title.
Kevin Scott had 15 points and 12 rebounds and top-seeded Texas Southern beat Alcorn State 53-50 on Saturday.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Lauri Markkanen dropped a bounce pass to Dusan Ristic, setting up his fellow big man for an easy basket to open the game. The 7-footer from Finland scored his first points on a dunk , then stepped out and swished a 3-pointer.
In a season of fabulous freshmen, Markkanen is already making a name for himself.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is inactive as expected, but running back Dion Lewis is active for Sunday's game with the San Francisco 49ers.
Gronkowski injured his chest in the second quarter of last week's game against the Seattle Seahawks after taking a hard hit from safety Earl Thomas. He returned to the game, but did not practice all week.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is not on the active roster for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
That news means the Romo-or-Dak Prescott debate will be put off at least one more week. Prescott, a rookie who has led the Cowboys to a 7-1 record so far this season, has played well in Romo's absence, throwing for 2,020 yards, 12 touchdowns and only two interceptions.
Romo has been out since breaking a bone in his back during the preseason, but has been practicing.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers running back Mike Davis' production can only go up after his weight went down entering his second season.
As a rookie, Davis became the sixth running back in 45 years to average fewer than two yards a carry with at least 35 attempts. The fourth-round pick from South Carolina had 58 yards on 35 runs in 2015.