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Knicks welcome back Smith, Amar'e, Martin

Knicks welcome back Smith, Amar'e, Martin

ESPN.com Updated Oct 25, 2013
J.R. Smith, Amar'e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin made their preseason debuts for the New York Knicks in Friday night's 85-83 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.
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  • Armed with winning record, Carolina Panthers’ schedule gets tou…

    Armed with winning record, Carolina Panthers’ schedule gets tougher

    charlotteobserver.com Oct 25, 2013
    Before they dive into what quarterback Cam Newton called ?the meat of our schedule,? the Carolina Panthers first had to finish off the appetizers.Click to Continue »
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  • Panthers Notebook: Johnson’s groin injury not believed to be se…

    Panthers Notebook: Johnson’s groin injury not believed to be serious

    charlotteobserver.com Oct 25, 2013
    Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson has 10 days to let his injured groin heal in the hopes he can play against his home-state team.Click to Continue »
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  • NFL fines two Carolina Panthers, three St. Louis Rams

    NFL fines two Carolina Panthers, three St. Louis Rams

    charlotteobserver.com Oct 25, 2013
    The NFL fined five players a total of $47,250 for their roles in the fights, shoving matches and chippy play during the Carolina Panthers? 30-15 win over St. Louis last…Click to Continue »
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  • For Carolina Panthers, the ‘P’ word is now a real possibility

    For Carolina Panthers, the ‘P’ word is now a real possibility

    A three-game winning streak and inspired play from quarterback Cam Newton and the defense has the Carolina Panthers thinking big.Click to Continue »
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  • Rams-Panthers game draws $47,250 in fines

    Rams-Panthers game draws $47,250 in fines

    The St. Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers drew a total of $47,250 in fines from the NFL for their chippy game last Sunday.
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  • Cam Newton's stock has to be on the rise

    Cam Newton's stock has to be on the rise

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- First Cam Newton wasn't winning games. Then he lacked leadership. Then he lacked consistency. For a quarterback who passed for more yards in his first two seasons than any in the history of the NFL, the Carolina Panthers' first pick o…
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  • Panthers update: MRI on Johnson negative

    Panthers update: MRI on Johnson negative

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An MRI on the groin injury suffered by Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson in the final minutes of Thursday night's 31-13 victory over Tampa Bay came up negative. Coach Ron Rivera said the team's sack leader this year and …
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  • Upon Further Review: Buccaneers Week 8

    Upon Further Review: Buccaneers Week 8

    An examination of four hot issues from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 31-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Greg Schiano’s status. Although fans have been calling for his firing for several weeks and the noise is getting louder, Schiano still has a job -- at …
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  • Media Roundtable: Assessing ESPN, TNT, more hot NBA topics

    Media Roundtable: Assessing ESPN, TNT, more hot NBA topics

    CNNSI.com Oct 25, 2013
    Richard Deitsch convened a panel of writers to assess the best and worst elements of television coverage of the NBA.
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  • Bucs' Cannon Scares The Shit Out Of Cam Newton And Steve Mariuc…

    Bucs' Cannon Scares The Shit Out Of Cam Newton And Steve Mariucci

    deadspin.com Oct 25, 2013
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got trounced by the Carolina Panthers last night, but they did succeed at making Cam Newton and Steve Mariucci nearly die of fright. Read more...
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  • Bucs getting worse instead of better

    Bucs getting worse instead of better

    ESPN.com Oct 25, 2013
    . TAMPA, Fla. – “Fire Schiano’’ isn’t just for billboards anymore. Those two words became a chant Thursday night. In the waning moments of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 31-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers, a large chunk of the remaining crowd at Raymond Jam…
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  • Panthers WR Ted Ginn Jr. does what he does best – and worst

    Panthers WR Ted Ginn Jr. does what he does best – and worst

    charlotteobserver.com Oct 25, 2013
    Both of Ted Ginn Jr.?s most well-known attributes were on display in Thursday night?s 31-13 win against the Buccaneers.Click to Continue »
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  • Video - Bobcats Spoil Knicks' Return 01:25

    Bobcats Spoil Knicks' Return

    Oct 25
    J.R. Smith and Amare Stoudemire played their first preseason minutes, but the Bobcats edged the Knicks 85-83 in the Knicks' return to Madison Square Garden.
  • Video - Rams, Panthers Fined For Chippy Game 02:35

    Rams, Panthers Fined For Chippy Game

    Oct 25
    ESPN.com Rams team reporter Nick Wagoner discusses the $47,250 in fines racked up by Rams and Panthers players following a confrontational game on Sunday.
  • Video - Are the Carolina Panthers legit? 01:15

    Are the Carolina Panthers legit?

    Oct 25
    Is it time to start putting the Carolina Panthers in the group of teams that could be playoff contenders. Charley Casserly offers his thoughts on Cam Newton's squad.
  • Video - How will Carolina Panthers win the NFC South? 02:39

    How will Carolina Panthers win the NFC South?

    Oct 25
    The Carolina Panthers still have 5 division games to play, giving them room to catch-up. Steve Wyche and Jeff Garcia discuss what it will take for them to win the NFC South.

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  • Washington Wizards reach deal for Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown, Kendall Ma…

    Oct 25
    The Washington Wizards, trying to strengthen their hand for a playoff push in the Eastern Conference, have reached a deal for center Marcin Gortat from the Phoenix Suns.
  • Adande: Remembering Bill Sharman

    Oct 25
    People wanted to be around Bill Sharman not so much for his achievements, but for his kindness.
  • Finally, Just Football for Super Mario

    Oct 25
    Mario Williams has 20.5 sacks in less than two seasons as a Bill, after having 22.5 sacks in his last three seasons in Houston. (Rick Stewart/Getty Images) There’s always been a “yes, but” associated with Mario Williams’ eight-year NFL career. Let me ta…
  • Bill Simmons on the Week 8 picks

    Oct 25
    The Sports Guy sets his sights on redeeming himself while delivering some reader emails and the Week 8 picks.