Sports News Sports News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2016 EarthLink Networks Inc. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:35:12 EST Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:53:00 EST 5 Rivera not worried about losing team after benching Newton CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is not worried about losing the faith of his players in the locker room after his decision to bench Cam Newton for the start of Sunday night's game against the Seattle Seahawks. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:35:12 EST 20161205/1eeaa745-cd08-4185-9141-2bda7f2f836e By STEVE REED Associated Press HEISMAN 2016: The spotlight isn't always easy for Jackson LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Lamar Jackson's breakout into a Heisman Trophy favorite on the field has also required coming out of his shell when he's away from it. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:26:16 EST 20161205/7ad22208-ba48-47a6-a161-d0de7f106d60 By GARY B. GRAVES Associated Press Westbrook streak of triple-doubles now at 6 straight games ATLANTA (AP) — Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook has extended his streak of triple-doubles to six straight games in Atlanta. Westbrook's streak is the NBA's longest since 1989, when Michael Jordan reached double figures in points, rebounds and assists in seven straight games. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:23:08 EST 20161205/87ff5de0-87c3-45b3-ba8a-c1611c0530a4 Associated Press Heisman finalists: Jackson, Watson, Peppers, 2 Sooners NEW YORK (AP) — After putting on a show in Death Valley back in October, Clemson's Deshaun Watson and Louisville's Lamar Jackson will face off again. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:18:44 EST 20161205/afcba14b-32f7-484e-a6ad-6aea46cfe29a By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press LeBron, Cavs teammates not staying at Trump New York hotel CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have made other arrangements for players who do not want to stay at a New York hotel branded by President-elect Donald Trump. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:08:35 EST 20161205/664546d5-3eaa-4879-8c56-e5e049fd815a By TOM WITHERS Associated Press