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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have extended quarterback Darian Durant's contract — through to 2016. Durant, who played at the University of North Carolina, led the Riders to a Grey Cup championship last year. He was signed to a new multi-year contract. Durant's previous contract was set to expire at the end of the 2014 season.

ESPN is reporting that the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks have worked out former Appalachian State University All-America quarterback Armanti Edwards.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team (39-13), ranked No. 12 in NCAA Division II, was eliminated from the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament Friday after splitting its pair of games.

Lees-McRae senior Katelin Rooney and sophomore Jenah Tracy have been named to the Conference Carolinas Women’s Lacrosse All-Conference Second-Team for their respective performances on the field, the conference office announced Friday afternoon.

The Carolina Panthers have exercised the fifth-year option on quarterback Cam Newton ’s rookie contract. Newton is now under contract through the 2015 season.