December 05, 2017
CHARLOTTE — Panthers coach Ron Rivera had just one word to describe his team’s tackling in a 31-21 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
“Bad,” Rivera said Monday. “There’s no other word for it.”
Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks counted 12…
December 04, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Saints rookie sensation Alvin Kamara took the brunt of a hard collision near the goal line with Carolina linebacker Shaq Thompson, who is 2 inches taller and 15 pounds heavier than runner he was trying to prevent from scoring on fourth-down.
Kamara bounced backward but remained…
October 12, 2017
CHARLOTTE — Cam Newton is locked in and on target.
Carolina’s quarterback is on a mini-tear entering a Thursday night showdown against the Eagles, completing 77.4 percent of his passes over the last two games for 671 yards with six touchdowns. That’s well above Newton’s…
October 11, 2017
CHARLOTTE — Dwight Howard is hoping a reunion with coach Steve Clifford in Charlotte will rejuvenate his NBA career.
Clifford is hoping the reunion rejuvenates the Hornets’ struggling defense.
Regardless of what happens, Howard’s arrival in Charlotte will go a long way toward…
October 11, 2017
NFL owners will meet next week to consider changes to a game manual that says players “should” stand during the national anthem, a guideline the league has left to the discretion of players who kneeled in large numbers after criticism from President Donald Trump.
October 10, 2017
BOSTON — The Houston Astros poured back onto the field after advancing to their first AL Championship Series, posing for pictures with the Green Monster as a backdrop before a few players bellyflopped in the puddles in the infield dirt.
They were already soaked with celebratory beer and…
October 05, 2017
CHARLOTTE — The more Cam Newton runs, the more the Carolina Panthers seem to win.
The Panthers quarterback has been recovering from offseason rotator cuff surgery, limiting the amount he’s been allowed to carry the football this season. But with Newton on the mend and the Panthers…
September 21, 2017
CHARLOTTE — The Panthers’ defense is doing its part.
Now quarterback Cam Newton and offense hopes to start pulling its weight as Carolina prepares to host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Carolina’s offense has managed just two touchdowns and settled for six field goals in two…
September 06, 2017
CHARLOTTE — If Kelvin Benjamin had a bad game, he always knew where to turn.
If the media got on him about dropped passes, or people on social media were bullying him for being overweight and out of shape, he knew talking to his mother Christine would make him feel just a little better.…