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Jordan approved as Bobcats owner

Michael Jordan became a basketball star at North Carolina. The NBA's Board of Governors unanimously approved Michael Jordan's $275 million bid to buy the Charlotte Bobcats from Bob Johnson. Jordan will take over the team immediately after serving as a minority investor with the final say on basketball decisions since 2006. Now he'll try to turn around the money-losing NBA team by becoming the first ex-player to be a majority owner in the league.


Coughlin watches Tebow workout

Tim Tebow has completed his first public workout with his new throwing motion, hoping to impress NFL general managers, coaches and scouts in Gainsville, Fla. Tebow threw dozens of passes to former teammates Riley Cooper, Aaron Hernandez and David Nelson. Giants coach Tom Coughlin, Panthers coach John Fox, Browns coach Eric Mangini, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris were in attendance.

Two quarterbacks signed

The Arizona Cardinals have come to terms on a two-year contract with free agent quarterback Derek Anderson. The one-time Pro Bowl quarterback comes to Arizona as the Cardinals look for someone to compete with Matt Leinart, the only quarterback the team has under contract after Kurt Warner's retirement . . . Quarterback Rex Grossman has signed a free-agent contract with the Washington Redskins. Grossman spent last season with the Houston Texans, working with new Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

TENNISSeeds tumble in Indian Wells

Novak Djokovic got bounced out of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, Calif., along with Elena Dementieva. No. 2 Djokovic, the highest seeded men's player remaining, lost 7-5, 6-3 to No. 20 seed Ivan Ljubicic, a day after top-ranked Roger Federer dropped a third-set tiebreaker to Marcos Baghdatis after holding three match points. No. 4 Dementieva lost 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals to Agnieszka Radwanska.


Devils complete sweep of Pens

Patrik Elias scored a breakaway goal and set up another for the host Devils, who beat the sloppy Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 and completed a six-game season sweep of their Atlantic Division rivals. The win vaulted New Jersey into a first-place tie with the Penguins. The Devils have played one fewer game. - AP

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