Sources: M's, Figgins on verge of $36M contract

The Mariners are on the verge of signing free-agent infielder Chone Figgins to a four-year contract in the $36 million range, according to a major-league source.

South Africa to play Mexico in World Cup opener

World Cup hosts South Africa will take on Mexico in the opener, while the U.S. will face England in Group C.

VIDEO: Petros calls for Florida repeat

The records are the same. The stakes are the same. But will the results be different?

Panthers' Williams questionable with ankle injury

Carolina running back DeAngelo Williams is questionable for the Panthers' game against Tampa Bay with a sprained ankle. Williams missed his third straight practice Friday.

LIVE World Cup Draw

The U.S. finds itself in Group C with England, Algeria and Slovenia after the World Cup draw in Cape Town.

Social Services working to help military families

SHREVEPORT - The state Department of Social Services is working to get child care assistance for families on military bases. The Shreveport Times reports the agency has announced its plan to create a new child care provider type in the state.

Sources: Pacquiao-Mayweather fight on for March

The highly anticipated Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather mega-fight is on for March 13, sources say.