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NFL fines Cam Newton $21,000, source says

NFL fines Cam Newton $21,000, source says

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been fined $21,000 by the NFL for abusive conduct toward a game official during Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, a league source told the…Click to Continue »
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  • Wade banned 1 game for contact with Sessions

    Wade banned 1 game for contact with Sessions

    Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for flailing his leg and making contact with the groin of Charlotte Bobcats' Ramon Sessions.
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  • Week 17: Savor the season

    Week 17: Savor the season

    charlotteobserver.com Dec 27, 2012
    Well, here we are at the end of another NFL season. Like a last look at the Christmas tree before trying to unwrap the lights to pack them away, let’s…Click to Continue »
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  • Nets GM expects D-Will, Humphries vs. Bobcats

    Nets GM expects D-Will, Humphries vs. Bobcats

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King sounded optimistic that point guard Deron Williams and power forward Kris Humphries will be back in the lineup for Friday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
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  • Dunlap preaches patience amid 16-game losing skid

    Dunlap preaches patience amid 16-game losing skid

    nba.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    It would be easy for Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap to tear up the blueprint amid a 16-game losing streak and come up with an entirely new plan.
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  • Panthers TE Greg Olsen has more class than flash

    Panthers TE Greg Olsen has more class than flash

    charlotteobserver.com Dec 27, 2012
    Former Panthers tight end Wesley Walls used to celebrate touchdowns by pretending to shoot the ball as though it were a duck or a clay pigeon.Click to Continue »
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  • Blogger Blitz: Luke Kuechly

    Blogger Blitz: Luke Kuechly

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas thinks Luke Kuechly has secured his spot as the Panthers' middle linebacker.
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  • Ian Thomsen: LeBron doesn't need a second act in Cleveland

    Ian Thomsen: LeBron doesn't need a second act in Cleveland

    CNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012
    This has been the year of LeBron James, who earned the NBA championship, the Olympic gold medal and Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year. And as his outstanding 2012 ends, one persistent rumor has taken hold.
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  • Cam Newton turns season around as Panthers QB

    Cam Newton turns season around as Panthers QB

    charlotteobserver.com Dec 27, 2012
    In the past six weeks, Cam Newton has become everything Ron Rivera thought he could be.Click to Continue »
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  • Panthers place Amini Silatolu on injured reserve

    Panthers place Amini Silatolu on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Carolina Panthers placed left guard Amini Silatolu on injured reserve Wednesday due to the injury to his left wrist suffered in the team’s victory over the Oakland Raiders last Sunday. The Panthers second round pick out of Division II Midwestern Sta
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  • Video - Preview: Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints 02:12

    Preview: Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints

    Dec 27
    NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints.
  • Video - Preview: Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints 02:12

    Preview: Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints

    Dec 27
    NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints.
  • Video - Dwyane Wade Suspended For Shot To Groin 00:12

    Dwyane Wade Suspended For Shot To Groin

    Dec 27
    Dwyane Wade suspended one game for shot to the groin on Bobcats G Ramon Sessions.

Sports Columnists

  • Brooklyn Nets establish Phil Jackson as top coaching target, sources say

    Dec 27
    Undaunted by Phil Jackson's reported reluctance to coach their team, Brooklyn Nets officials have established Jackson as their top target in the wake of Avery Johnson's dismissal, according to NBA coaching sources.
  • Daily Dime: Fifteen straight for Clippers

    Dec 27
    The Clippers' 15th straight win was another blowout. The Clippers will need challenges to sharpen their playoff form, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Peter King: NFL Week 17 Picks

    Dec 27
    Peter King: NFL Week 17 Picks
  • Don Banks: Black Monday Primer: Definitive guide to 2013 coaching carousel

    Dec 27
    The only constant in the NFL these days is change, and all indications point to another active firing/hiring season commencing on Black Monday -- the day after the league's regular season concludes. While there were no midseason coaching dismissals in 2…