NEW YORK (AP) – Fourth-ranked Duke and No. 2 Kentucky opened their college basketball seasons by winning at Madison Square Garden. Tre Jones scored 15 points and Cassius Stanley added 11 of his 13 points in the second half of the Blue Devils’ 68-66 victory over No. 3 Kansas. Tyrese Maxey scored 26 points in his college debut to lead the Wildcats to a 69-62 victory over No. 1 Michigan State.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will miss the rest of the regular season after being placed on injured reserve with a foot injury. Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said in a statement Tuesday that Newton is still experiencing pain in his foot and needs to continue to rehab from the injury. Newton could be back for the playoffs, but the Panthers have gone 5-1 under backup Kyle Allen.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has been given a new three-year contract through the 2022 season. Shildt was hired as interim manager in 2018, replacing Mike Matheny. He just led the Cardinals to the NL Central title with a 91-71 record and is 132-99 as their bench boss. The Redbirds also announced extensions for president of baseball operations John Mozeliak and general manager Mike Girsch.
ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins has been suspended for 25 games without pay for a violation of the NBA’s Anti-Drug Program after testing positive for a growth hormone. Collins is the team’s No. 2 scorer and top rebounder, averaging 17 points and 8.8 boards. He apologized in a statement but added that he planned to appeal the punishment.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – No. 13 Minnesota and football coach P.J. Fleck have agreed on a seven-year contract extension that will keep him with the Golden Gophers through the 2026 season. The Gophers are off to an 8-0 start and on pace for just their second 10-win season since 1905. The extension is pending approval from the Board of Regents.