Quarterback Cam Newton won't put himself or the Carolina Panthers at risk if the fractured ribs suffered two weeks ago prevent him from playing his accustomed style, but he remains confident he'll be ready for Sunday's opener at Tampa Bay.
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman "is not in any danger" of losing his job despite his team's disappointing performance this season, a source with knowledge of the Yankees thinking told ESPNNewYork.com on Thursday.
Starting Baylor wide receiver Levi Norwood will miss at least the next three weeks after undergoing wrist surgery from an injury he suffered in the opener against SMU, Baylor coach Art Briles told the Waco Herald-Tribune on Thursday.
The NFL released its Health and Safety report to The Associated Press on Wednesday and concussions decreased overall during the 2013 season. The league said concussions were down 13 percent from the previous year.
The CFL wasn't an alternative to playing football in the NFL this year, so recently banned Browns receiver Josh Gordon landed a new job -- as the goodwill ambassador for the Sarchione Auto group in Ohio.