T25 SCHEDULE Boilermakers edge Penn State UNDATED (AP)-- Ryan Cline scored six of his 11 points in overtime to lift No. 14 Purdue to a 74-70 victory over Penn State. Cline hit consecutive 3-pointers to secure his team's sixth straight win in a game the Boilermakers led for just over nine minutes. Vincent Edwards added 14 points, Isaac Haas chipped in 13 and Dakota Mathias scored 12 for the Boilermakers.
MLB could make unilateral changes in 2018...Missing Brady jersey valued highly...Panthers waive Tolbert
PHOENIX (AP) -- Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball could give the players union a required one-year notice to unilaterally make some changes for the 2018 season. Among them are changing the strike zone, installing pitch clocks and limiting trips to the pitcher's mound starting in 2018. By giving the players association one year's notice, baseball can make the changes without getting approval of the players. SARASOTA, Fla.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers began restructuring their roster on Tuesday, releasing three-time Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert and backup defensive tackle Paul Soliai. The versatile Tolbert was utilized as a blocker, runner and receiver during his five seasons with the Panthers, but the 31-year-old's production tailed off last season. Tolbert carried 35 times for 114 yards with no touchdowns with 10 receptions for 72 yards and one touchdown in 2016.
PRO BASKETBALL NEW YORK (AP) -- Charles Oakley maintains he did nothing wrong before he was surrounded by Madison Square Garden security officials. Something has happened, though, to turn him from popular player to persona non grata within his former franchise.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers president Danny Morrison announced Thursday he has resigned to pursue other career opportunities at the college level. Morrison has served as Panthers team president since 2009. He was hired after Panthers owner and founder Jerry Richardson abruptly let go of his sons Mark and Jon Richardson when the brothers couldn't get along at work.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers have re-signed backup linebacker and versatile special teams player Ben Jacobs to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not released Wednesday. Jacobs, 28, would have been a restricted free agent had he not re-signed. He returned to Carolina late last season to play the final four games after being released with an injury settlement on Sept. 4.
HOUSTON (AP) -- With a record five Super Bowl rings, Tom Brady certainly has established himself as the measuring stick for quarterbacks, NFL players and, just maybe, for all team-sport athletes. The difference in the Patriots being 5-2 or even 0-7 in the big game is infinitesimal. That difference is the guy wearing No. 12.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers have promoted Curtis Fuller to secondary coach and hired Lance Taylor as wide receivers coach and Jeff Imamura as assistant defensive backs/nickels coach. The moves were announced Thursday. Fuller has spent the previous four seasons with Carolina serving as the assistant defensive backs/nickels coach under Steve Wilks, who was recently promoted to defensive coordinator after the Bills hired Sean McDermott as their head coach.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Carolina Panthers fans who would like to decorate a wall or entire room have an opportunity to pick up items at a rummage sale sponsored by Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2j6uDBe) the sale is scheduled for Saturday at 8 a.m. at Goodwill's outlet store at 5301 Wilkinson Blvd. The items are donated by the team from suites at Bank of America Stadium.
by Sharon Thorsland A pair of Heisman trophy winners and top draft picks face off Sunday when the Panthers take on the Bucs in Tampa Bay. After winning five straight, the Bucs have lost their last two games and are 8-7 on the year, with the playoffs possible but highly unlikely. The Panthers' season will…
by Sharon Thorsland It's another prime time matchup for the Panthers, who travel to the nation's capital to take on the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football. The Redskins are still fighting for a playoff berth - they're 7-5-1 on the season after a 27-22 win over the Eagles last week. Of course there’s been…
by Sharon Thorsland The Panthers face one of the NFL's highest scoring offenses Sunday when they host the San Diego Chargers. (WBT will have the game starting with the pre- game show at 10:00am). The Chargers are posting nearly 370 yards of offense and almost 28 points per game, that’s 4th in the NFL. But…
by Sharon Thorsland The Panthers face a daunting task this weekend - taking on the Seattle Seahawks at Century Link Field. (Kick-off is set for 8:30 Sunday night, WBT’s coverage starts with the pre game show at 5:30). “The Link” is one of the toughest venues in the NFL, and making things even more difficult…