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Former Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith unloaded on his former employer Wednesday, criticizing the actions of coach Ron Rivera and general manager Dave Gettleman.

A cast on his foot on Wednesday reinforces there’s no chance he plays Sunday against the Bears.

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski decided to name his captains a few days early. Quinn Cook – the only scholarship senior for Duke – and junior Amile Jefferson will be the captains for the 2014-15 Blue Devils.

Assistant coach Mark Price tore apart, re-assembled Charlotte Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s delivery.

Brothers Sage and Chazz Surratt have helped East Lincoln’s football team off to a 5-0 record.

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