Rivera unsure if he'll shut down Newton

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers coach Ron Rivera hasn't ruled out shutting down quarterback Cam Newton for the season because of a sore right throwing shoulder.

Rivera said Tuesday he plans to meet with Newton later in the week and figure out where he is "in terms of his physical state and mental state" before deciding if he will start Sunday against Atlanta.

"It's a tough situation right now," Rivera added. "Until I get a chance to visit with him I'm not going to speculate."

Gamecocks extend Muschamp through 2024

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Will Muschamp and three assistants received contract extensions on Tuesday.

Muschamp got a one-year extension that ties him to the school through 2024. Offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon received a two-year extension, while defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson and quarterbacks coach Dan Werner got one-year extensions. (MORE)

Mourinho fired by Manchester United

Wanted: A coach to restore Manchester United to its former status as a major force in European soccer.

It was a task that proved beyond even Jose Mourinho. (MORE)

Redskins' Nicholson charged with assault

WASHINGTON (AP) Redskins safety Montae Nicholson was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with assault and battery and being drunk in public stemming from a fight at a restaurant and retail complex near the team's practice facility in Ashburn, Virginia.

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kraig Troxell confirmed Nicholson's arrest. He says Tuesday afternoon the 23-year-old had been recently released on $2,500 bond. (MORE)

Packers RB Jones done for rest of season

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will miss the final two games of the season after being placed on injured reserve.

The team's leading rusher left the 24-17 loss to Chicago on Sunday in the first quarter with a knee injury. The defeat helped eliminate the Packers from playoff contention. (MORE)

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