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Panthers QB Newton fined for abusive conduct

Panthers QB Newton fined for abusive conduct

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 27, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A person familiar with the penalty says the NFL has fined Panthers quarterback Cam Newton $21,000 for abusive conduct toward a game official.
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  • Falcons TE Gonzalez still considering retirement

    Falcons TE Gonzalez still considering retirement

    CNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Tony Gonzalez is still 95 percent sure he will retire at the end of the season.
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  • Chat wrap: Good San Diego fit

    Chat wrap: Good San Diego fit

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Here are some highlights from our AFC West chat, which was held earlier Thursday: Denver John from Neb.: With the way he's played, do you see Knowshon Moreno back in Denver next season? Bill Williamson: Why not? Now that he is finally producing, you hav…
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  • Jamaal Charles gaining ground at a rate unseen in NFL history

    Jamaal Charles gaining ground at a rate unseen in NFL history

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Chiefs are completing a miserable season that may cost everyone in the front office and coaching staff their jobs, but there’s one very valuable asset that whoever takes over the Chiefs next season will inherit: A running back who has blown away the
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  • Was Richard Seymour era a success?

    Was Richard Seymour era a success?

    Richard Seymour -- who will be remembered as one of Al Davis’ last, wild shots at greatness for his franchise -- is likely done with the Silver and Black. The Oakland Raiders put the defensive tackle on the injured reserve Thursday because of a hamstrin
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  • Chris Kuper makes progress

    Chris Kuper makes progress

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Denver guard Chris Kuper was limited in practice Thursday. He didn’t practice Wednesday and he has missed the past three games with an ankle injury. I could see a scenario where Kuper is rested through the regular season. Manny Ramirez has been playing
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  • Jets will start Sanchez

    Jets will start Sanchez

    CNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets' wacky quarterback situation took yet another twist.
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  • Romeo Crennel hits the injured list

    Romeo Crennel hits the injured list

    Through all of the things that have gone wrong for the Chiefs over the last 15 games, coach Romeo Crennel could always fall back on an old chestnut to find the bright side. “At least you have your health,” he might have imagined to himself after anoth
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  • Denver's defensive dominance

    Denver's defensive dominance

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    It is clear Peyton Manning has made a huge impact during Denver’s 12-3 season. However, it has not been all Manning. He’s had help, especially on defense. That unit has been brilliant during the Broncos' 10-game winning streak. Check out these statist
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  • Big return nets Micheal Spurlock special teams honors

    Big return nets Micheal Spurlock special teams honors

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    There hasn’t been much to celebrate during this Chargers season, but punt returner Micheal Spurlock provided them with a highlight last Sunday. Spurlock took a punt back 63 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, giving them their first punt return
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  • AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012
    Defensive Ends Made it: J.J. Watt, Houston Texans/Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins/Elvis Dumervil, Denver Broncos Should have made it: Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets/Corey Liuget, San Diego Chargers We won't quibble with positions on defense -- with so m…
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  • AFC West wrap: What was and will be

    AFC West wrap: What was and will be

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Five things to know and my all-division team. Division MVP: This is not difficult: Denver quarterback Peyton Manning. There is a strong chance Manning will win his fifth NFL MVP award in his first season with Denver. His biggest competition is likely Mi…
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  • Black Monday Is Coming

    Black Monday Is Coming

    CNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012
    The first Monday after the regular season is usually ripe for coaching changes, and this year will be particularly active. Don Banks breaks down who's likely out, and who's safe.
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  • Let's chat: Please join me for our AFC West chat, which begin……

    Let's chat: Please join me for our AFC West chat, which begin…

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Please join me for our AFC West chat, which begins at 2 p.m. ET. I look forward to chatting with you.
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  • Next year's Pro Bowl picks

    Next year's Pro Bowl picks

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Pro Bowl team was announced Wednesday. The following is a look at one player from each AFC West team who could make their first Pro Bowl in the 2013 season: Denver, receiver Demaryius Thomas: The third-year player should have made it this year. He h…
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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 - Countdown Daily Prediction: Raiders-Chargers 00:28

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Raiders-Chargers

    Dec 27
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Oakland at San Diego
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Chiefs-Broncos 00:39

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Chiefs-Broncos

    Dec 27
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Kansas City at Denver
  • Video - Preview: Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers 02:18

    Preview: Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers

    Dec 27
    NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers.
  • Video - Preview: Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers 02:18

    Preview: Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers

    Dec 27
    NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers.

Sports Columnists

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    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…
  • Day of rest? - John Clayton's First & 10

    Dec 27
    Few teams have the luxury of sitting their starters in this season finale.
  • NFL - Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team

    Dec 27
    Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team, which includes clear choices at the skill positions and tough calls elsewhere.