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Panthers release concussed Michael Oher after failed physical

Oher, the subject of the movie “The Blind Side,” started 16 regular-season games and three playoff games for the Panthers during their Super Bowl 50 run to Levi’s Stadium in 2015. Tom Gamble, who spent 10 seasons [Read entire story]

Cal basketball to face Wichita State in Maui Invitational

The Cal men’s basketball team will face Wichita State on Nov. 21 in the first round of the Maui Invitational, which announced its bracket Tuesday. The Bears will play either Marquette or VCU in the second round of the [Read entire story]

Rajon Rondo headed to New Orleans

The New Orleans Pelicans reportedly have agreed in principle on a one-year deal with point guard Rajon Rondo. Rondo is a four-time All-Star and won a championship with the Celtics. Rondo averaged 7.8 points, 6.7 [Read entire story]

George says Pacers wanted Thompson; Warriors said no

During his recent appearance on “The Woj Pod” with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, George discussed a trade offer that, if accepted, would have landed the four-time NBA All-Star with Golden State. According to [Read entire story]

WNBA:Connecticut Sun at LA Sparks, 7:30 p.m.

According to multiple reports, Tierney accepted the team’s qualifying offer of $735,000. Tierney, 23, was a 2012 second-round pick by the Sharks and reached the NHL in 2014-15. “We believe Chris has yet to hit his [Read entire story]

Livan Hernandez files for bankruptcy

Former Giants pitcher Livan Hernandez has filed for bankruptcy in Florida, claiming debts of up to $1 million. The next year, he was MVP of the National League Championship Series and the World Series as the Marlins won [Read entire story]

Dave Wojcik steps down as San Jose State head basketball coach

Assistant coach Rodney Tention will be the interim head coach during a national search for a replacement for Wojcik, athletic director Marie Tuite said in the posted release. An independent review of the scoring in [Read entire story]

Xander Schauffele birdies final hole to win Greenbrier Classic

A strong finish in the U.S. Open last month helped prepare Xander Schauffele for the nerve-racking grind of chasing a title on the PGA Tour. The rookie made a 3-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the [Read entire story]

Michael Matoso named St. Mary’s athletic director

Michael Matoso, who spent 13 years at the University of San Diego and the past five at Cal State Stanislaus, was named athletic director at St. Mary’s on Thursday. The World Boxing Organization said it will rescore [Read entire story]

Fox Sports President Jamie Horowitz is fired

Fox Sports President Eric Shanks, in an email to employees announcing Horowitz’s exit, alluded to a question of conduct. “Everyone at Fox Sports, no matter what role we play, or what business, function or show we [Read entire story]

MLB sets record with June home run total

Major-league batters set a record for home runs in a calendar month Friday when Toronto’s Justin Smoak took Boston’s Doug Fister deep for the 1,070th homer in June. Umpire beaned: A ball apparently thrown from the [Read entire story]

Young Germany beats Mexico to reach Confederations Cup final

Just how much Leon Goretzka wanted to seize his opportunity in an experimental Germany squad became clear after only eight minutes against Mexico. With two goals in the space of 109 seconds Thursday, Goretzka put the [Read entire story]

Bartolo Colon designated for assignment by Braves

Bartolo Colon was designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, one day after the 44-year-old dropped to 2-8 and a day before the Braves visit Oakland, where the four-time All-Star resurrected his career [Read entire story]

Quakes get 1st win under new coach

Danny Hoesen scored the decisive goal in the 84th minute as the host Earthquakes, playing their first match for new coach Chris Leitch, advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup with a 2-1 win over the Seattle [Read entire story]

Quakes get 1st win under new coach

Danny Hoesen scored the decisive goal in the 84th minute as the host Earthquakes, playing their first match for new coach Chris Leitch, advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup with a 2-1 win over the Seattle [Read entire story]

San Jose Earthquakes defeat Real Salt Lake

Danny Hoesen scored his second goal of the season and assisted on Marco Ureña’s second goal, lifting the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake in an MLS match at Avaya Stadium on Saturday [Read entire story]

Jordan Spieth maintains lead in Travelers Championship

Jordan Spieth played well enough in the second round of the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship to stay in the lead. Rory McIlroy played just well enough to stay in the tournament. No. 3 McIlroy shot a 73, also closing [Read entire story]

Jordan Spieth maintains lead in Travelers Championship

Jordan Spieth played well enough in the second round of the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship to stay in the lead. Rory McIlroy played just well enough to stay in the tournament. No. 3 McIlroy shot a 73, also closing [Read entire story]

Chiefs sign Andy Reid to extension, part with GM John Dorsey

Andy Reid and John Dorsey arrived with the Kansas City Chiefs within weeks of each other, the coach and general manager given the massive undertaking of turning around a 2-14 franchise. The Chiefs announced Thursday [Read entire story]

NCAA Title IX report: Spending up, gender gaps remain

Spending on men’s and women’s athletic programs has doubled over the past decade across all three NCAA divisions and the greatest gap between the two can be found in Division I, according to a report released [Read entire story]