December 17, 2017

Matt Kemp is returning to the place where he began his major league career, reacquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday as part of a five-player trade with the Atlanta Braves that creates more financial flexibility for the reigning NL champions.

The Dodgers sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez,…

N.C. A&T wins 2nd Celebration Bowl in 3 years

December 17, 2017

ATLANTA — North Carolina A&T won its fourth Historically Black College and University national title Saturday and did it while going unbeaten for the first time.

Lamar Raynard scored on a 1-yard sneak with 38 seconds left and the Aggies won their second Celebration Bowl in three years,…

N.C. State drops game to UNC Greensboro

December 17, 2017

RALEIGH — First, UNC Greensboro erased a big lead. Then the Spartans held on to one of their own for a milestone victory.

Francis Alonso scored 17 points to help UNCG beat N.C. State 81-76 on Saturday for the first time in school history.

Marvin Smith Jr. added 16 points and 10 rebounds for…

Packers activate Rodgers to face Panthers

December 17, 2017

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers activated quarterback Aaron Rodgers from injured reserve Saturday, a day before he starts Sunday in a must-win game at Carolina.

Rodgers broke his right collarbone at Minnesota on Oct. 15, had surgery and was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 20. He…