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Hip-hop mogul Diddy in frame to buy Carolina Panthers

Diddy is a lifelong Carolina Panthers fan. Credit: PA

Hip-hop mogul Diddy wants to buy the Carolina Panthers - and NBA star Steph Curry is keen on getting involved.

Current owner Jerry Richardson announced on Sunday that he will sell the NFL franchise at the end of the season amid allegations made against him of workplace misconduct.

In a video posted on his Instagram account, Diddy, whose real name is Sean Coombs, suggested his first move would be to bring in free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, began sitting or kneeling for the national anthem ahead of games last season, in protest at perceived racial injustice, and the movement spread throughout the league and beyond.

Diddy, 48, also posted a series of tweets confirming his interest in becoming the first majority African American NFL owner.

"I would like to buy the @Panthers. Spread the word. Retweet!" he posted, followed by: "There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let's make history."

Two-time NBA MVP Curry, who is from North Carolina and a huge Panthers fan, responded: "I want in!"

The Panthers are valued at $2.3billion by Forbes, and with Diddy said to be worth $820million, the hip-hop star would certainly need some help.



Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals tie in NFL showpiece at Wembley

Neither NFL side found a way to win at Wembley. Credit: PA

London's NFL fans were treated to a rare spectacle on Sunday as the Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals played to a tie.

Dustin Hopkins missed a 34-yard field goal attempt which would have won the game with 2:09 left in the extra period and the game finished 27-27 - only the fifth tie in the NFL since 2012 but the second in the space of as many weeks.

After Hopkins missed, the Bengals turned the ball over as quarterback Andy Dalton fumbled, but Washington could not take advantage as the clock ran out on the first overtime period to be played in London.

Hopkins was not the only kicker with a costly miss in the game, however, as Cincinnati's Mike Nugent missed a routine point after touchdown kick in the third quarter which would have changed everything.

It was Hopkins who forced overtime at Wembley with a 40-yard field goal late in regulation after Jeremy Hill's one-yard touchdown run put Cincinnati on top, 27-24, with 6:58 to go.

Last weekend, the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks both missed field goals in overtime as they played to a 6-6 tie, but it remains a highly unusual result in the NFL.

Peyton Manning retires from NFL

Peyton Manning. Credit: PA

Peyton Manning has announced the end of his 18-year National Football League career.

The 39-year-old quarterback, a five-time winner of the league's Most Valuable Player award, guided the Denver Broncos to victory in Super Bowl 50 last month when they beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10.

"When you look at everything Peyton has accomplished as a player and person, it's easy to see how fortunate we've been to have him on our team," Broncos executive vice-president of football operations and general manager John Elway told the team's website.

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