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Panthers QB Newton hospitalized after car accident

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was hospitalized in fair condition with two transverse process fractures in his lower back and no further internal injuries after he was involved in an auto accident on Tuesday afternoon in Charlotte, N.C.

Vegas says Ohio State not a worthy title contender

What if the people who make their living rating teams every day were in charge of seeding the college football playoffs? What if the inaugural playoff season wasn’t decided by a group of people with different agendas that might factor into their judgment? There would be a lot more happy people in Texas, that’s for sure.

Packers strike early, hold on for win against Falcons

The Green Bay Packers produced a near flawless first half before holding on for a 43-37 home win over the Atlanta Falcons to cement their place at the top of the NFC North division on Monday.

Tony Sanchez will be next UNLV football coach

Tony Sanchez took Bishop Gorman to the top of the high school rankings, and now he will start near the bottom of the college football world at UNLV.

Mariota, Cooper and Gordon named Heisman finalists

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and record-breaking Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy.

Chiefs safety diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, a 25-year-old, three-time Pro Bowler, has been diagnosed with “very treatable and potentially curable” Hodgkin’s lymphoma, doctors said Monday.

Arena football coach arrested on domestic battery charge

The head coach of the Orlando Predators arena football team was due to appear in court on Monday on a charge of domestic battery after his girlfriend told an emergency dispatcher that he tried to strangle her, according to the arrest affidavit.

Big 12 likely to take long view after playoff snub

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby talked Sunday about how the playoff selection committee’s treatment of the Big 12’s best would certainly lead to discussions within the conference about bringing back its title game, and maybe even rekindle some expansion talk.

Bills ‘D’ can hang with Denver

It’s a long shot, but for the Buffalo Bills to still have a shot at the playoffs in December is rare. Their odds would become more realistic with an upset of Peyton Manning.

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