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Newton defends actions at Super Bowl: 'I will not conform'
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Cam Newton isn't apologizing for acting like a "sore loser" after the Super Bowl....

Denver Broncos bask in spotlight of loyal fans
DENVER (AP) -- Will Peyton Manning be back? Can Denver keep this top-ranked defense together? Big questions loom over the Super Bowl-champion Broncos. But Tuesday wasn't the time to think about that. Tuesday was parade day - an opportunity to bask in the spotlight of orange-and-blue clad fans after a 24-10 win over Carolina....

AP source: Donaldson, Blue Jays nearing $28.65M, 2-year deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- AL MVP Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays are nearing agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations....

Louisville's Pitino awaits NCAA interview about sex scandal
Coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday morning that he is still waiting to be interviewed by the NCAA about an escort's book allegations that a former Louisville staffer hired her and other dancers for sex parties at the team's dormitory....

Senators get Phaneuf from Maple Leafs in 9-player trade
General manager Lou Lamoriello plans to exhaust the alphabet from A to Z to improve the Toronto Maple Leafs. His latest move was trading the man who has worn the "C'' on his chest for the past six seasons....

NASCAR allows franchise system to give team owners value
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul to its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value and financial stability to team owners after decades of heavy reliance on sponsors....

Jordan Spieth: the target inside and outside the ropes
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Jordan Spieth had to work his way through about 100 people who blocked his path to the first tee at Pebble Beach. They held out tournament tickets, caps, glossy photos and Masters flags for him to sign, and some asked him to stop for pictures....

Kenya planning on track for Rio Olympics; No Zika boycott
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya is preparing as planned for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics while also monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the official in charge of the country's team said Tuesday....

AP source: Latos agrees to $3M, 1-year deal with White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mat Latos has agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, giving manager Robin Ventura another option for the back end of his rotation....

Browns deny lying about Johnny Manziel's concussion
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Browns say Johnny Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion late in the season by an independent neurologist, countering an NFL Network report they lied about the injury to cover up the troubled quarterback showing up intoxicated for practice....

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