Victor Cruz, New York Giants resume contract talks

The New York Giants and Victor Cruz have yet to agree on a new contract, but the Pro Bowl wide receiver doesn’t appeared to be too worried about the direction of the negotiations.

Conley warming up?

Grizzlies guard Mike Conley turned in his best performance of the season as he provided a spark during Wednesday’s game against the Celtics. Conley scored a season-high 26 points and dished out nine assists in a 93-83 victory. He went 8 of 15 shooting from the field, including 3 of 6 from downtown, and converted ...

Report: Dez Bryant has no structural damage in back

Dez Bryant left FedEx Field in a wheelchair after the Dallas Cowboys’ season-ending loss to the Washington Redskins. However, tests showed no major damage to the wide receiver’s back.

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Purdue rallies in second half, knocks off No. 11 Illinois

Terone Johnson scored a career-high 25 points and D.J. Byrd spurred a key 19-3 second-half run to send Purdue past No. 11 Illinois 68-61 on Wednesday night.

Proctor to sign with Giants

The Giants agreed to sign reliever Scott Proctor to a minor league deal earlier this week, according to Proctor pitched in Korea last season after spending 2011 with the Braves and Yankees.

Green Bay Packers’ Greg Jennings prefers indoor play

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings is tired of being political correct, so he wants the world to know he doesn’t like playing on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.

NFL examining Sean Payton, Gregg Williams reinstatements

The NFL has begun internally discussing the reinstatements of Saints coach Sean Payton and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams,’s Ian Rapoport reports.

Boeheim passes Knight on all-time wins list with No. 903

Jim Boeheim notched his 903rd career victory, breaking a tie with Bob Knight for second all-time among Division I men’s coaches, and No. 7 Syracuse rolled past Rutgers 78-53 on Wednesday night in the Big East opener for both teams.

Cam ends '12 with ankle sprain

Panthers trainer Ryan Vermillion said Wednesday that quarterback Cam Newton had X-rays on his ribs and left ankle after the season but they came back negative. However, the Charlotte Observer reports an MRI showed Newton did suffer a minor high sprain on his ankle. According to Vermillion, Cam “would be a full go and there ...