Sports Night: Groundbreaking QB Cam Newton missing only Super Bowl ring

Ailene Voisin: Newton has unique style to go with substance as a prototype quarterback

If Cam Newton’s ascension continues – and the sky seems the limit – he can dance and celebrate as much as he likes. He’s big, fast and smart with an outsize personality that complements his 6-foot-5, 245.

Today’s video: Newton answers 9-year-old’s question about his first Super Bowl

Outgoing personality helps Newton land show on Nickelodeon

If you were born in the 1940s, you might find Cam Newton’s celebratory gestures off-putting. If you were born in this century, you probably have a different opinion of the Carolina Panthers quarterback.

Despite its dangers, experts say football is safer than ever

A panel cites proper coaching and playing technique for the game’s increased level of safety, but contact, says former NFL player and coach Herm Edwards, will always be part of the game.


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National signing day updates

Wednesday is national signing day, when high school football players pledge their commitment for a college scholarship. Follow local announcements at and share what’s happening at your school. Share your updates with photos: email to, tweet with #SigningDay #sacpreps.

High school football: Four area players make Cal-High Sports all-state first team

Oak Ridge quarterback Ian Book, Folsom offensive tackle Jonah Williams, Del Oro safety Trey Udoffia and Elk Grove all-purpose standout Ryan Robards were named to the 37th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football first team.

Kings: They’ll face Bulls without Cousins on Wednesday

The Kings will try for a second win in a row Wednesday, and Marco Belinelli hopes to build on his shooting success in Monday’s win over the Bucks when he scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter.

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College football: Sac State to open 2016 season against Western Oregon

Sacramento State will open its 2016 season at home against Division II Western Oregon on Sept. 3. A week later, the Hornets will travel to Fresno State, their only Football Bowl Subdivision opponent.

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