Panthers sale sparks buzz in political, business circles

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The stunning news of the rare opportunity to purchase an NFL team has quickly garnered the attention of sports figures, business investors and politicians alike.

  • Written by By STEVE REED , AP Sports Writer

Gatlin fires coach, 'shocked' by newspaper allegations

LONDON (AP) — World 100-meter champion Justin Gatlin fired coach Dennis Mitchell following an undercover investigation reported Tuesday that appeared to show people linked to the sprinter offering to supply performance-enhancing drugs.


Shooting for 2: Lakers retire Kobe Bryant's 8 and 24 jerseys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Kobe Bryant has been asked many times, he still isn't sure who would win a mystical game of one-on-one between the young Kobe in his No. 8 Lakers jersey and his older self, who wore No. 24.


  • Written by By GREG BEACHAM , AP Sports Writer