Braves trade Heyward to Cardinals

...contract."This is a business," said Heyward, who grew up in the Atlanta area and was one of the team's most popular players. "I was definitely open to long term, but that conversation never took place."The deal signals a long-term...

Gamecocks starJadeveon Clowney plays final home game

...season for the heralded defensive end.Clowney was a Heisman Trophy favorite when the year began and one of the most popular players in college football after his helmet-popping hit on Michigan's Vincent Smith in the Outback Bowl last New Year's...

Michaux: Playing for Cowboys is a 'blessing' for former Silver Bluff star

...done."Lawrence grew up admiring and trying to emulate Ware, and now he has the task of replacing one of the most popular players in Dallas the past decade."I know it's some big shoes to fill, but I'm going to work my butt off and give it my...

Panthers' coach Rivera vague on star WR Smith's future role with the team

...behind Peters and Co.BROWNS: Released veteran linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, cutting ties with one of their most popular players.He made 96 starts in eight seasons with the Browns. Jackson was due a $4.1 million roster bonus next month...

Clemson's Tajh Boyd is a popular player of the week choice

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd has been named national player of the week by the Maxwell Football Club for his performance against Georgia.

Kansas State, Oregon had to settle for Fiesta Bowl

...Golden Arm Award.Whatever happens Thursday night, Klein will leave the Little Apple as one of the greatest and most popular players in Kansas State history."He's very good, he runs that offense efficiently, he's a poised guy, appears to...

Clemson AD Dan Radakovich wants more upgrades

...program violations to the NCAA.Radakovich fired women's basketball coach Itoro Coleman, one of the school's most popular players during her time with the Lady Tigers in the late 1990s, when her teams went just 25-68 over the past three years...

Brian McCann among the eight Braves to file for free agency

...bringing back reliever Flaherty, who is expected to draw plenty of interest.McCann is one of the team's most popular players, but the Braves have a mid-level payroll and could go with younger (and much cheaper) options at catcher.The...

Marcus Lattimore's draft status uncertain

...Lattimore's character will go a long way to overcoming doubts about his durability. Spurrier has called Lattimore the most popular player in Gamecocks history. "He's going to be a success at whatever he does because of the kind of person he is...

Investigators search home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez

...Gonzalez had one of his best seasons at age 36 as the Falcons went 13-3 and won the NFC South. One of the NFL's most popular players, Gonzalez caught a team-high 93 passes for 930 yards and eight touchdowns, earning his 13th Pro Bowl appearance...