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  1. Elway on Newton: 'Ability to be a great one'

    David Newton

    SALISBURY, N.C. -- John Elway admittedly felt uncomfortable addressing a room of reporters as he introduced ESPN.com's Rick Reilly into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame on Monday night at Catawba College. More often than n...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  2. Memories of Clowney heading into pro day

    David Newton

    The first time I saw Jadeveon Clowney play football in person he was a freshman defensive lineman at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, S.C. That also was the last time I saw my youngest son, then a freshman at Fort Mill High, play quarterback. ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  3. Fox wouldn't call Smith a distraction

    David Newton

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- John Fox was the head coach of the Carolina Panthers for nine of wide receiver Steve Smith's first 10 NFL seasons. He was there when Smith was charged for assault after attacking teammate Anthony Bright during a 2002 film-room meetin...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  4. Support from Carolinas runs deep for Fox

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A silver-haired man with a loud, raspy voice emerged from his backyard just off the 14th fairway at Quail Hollow Club. He walked past a few spectators following Jimmie Johnson in the Pro-Am of this 2010 PGA event, ducked under the ...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  5. Ex-Panther Sione Fua lands in Super Bowl

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Sione Fua felt "lost" when the Carolina Panthers switched him from defensive tackle to offensive guard in early November. A week later, he was cut. Now he's in the Super Bowl as a reserve defensive tackle for the Denver Bronc...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  6. Gross says Rivera 'wants me back for sure'

    David Newton

    Carolina Panthers tackle Jordan Gross says the decision to extend the contract of head coach Ron Rivera through the 2017 season was a "smart move." Now we'll have to wait and see if the Panthers are smart enough to re-sign Gross, who plans to reti...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  7. Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers coach, signs 3-year extension

    David Newton

    The Carolina Panthers on Tuesday signed coach Ron Rivera to a three-year extension through the 2017 season.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  8. A vote for Luke Kuechly as NFL MVP

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- I keep reading how Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is a shoo-in for NFL Player of the Year because he has thrown a record 51 touchdown passes. If not him, then New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who also has t...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  9. Defense finally No. 1, but challenges await

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For months, almost every time a member of the Carolina Panthers' defense has been complimented, the response has been how they won't be satisfied until the unit is ranked No. 1. They might have to come up with a new answer. H...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  10. Coaching can be hard on health

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As Ron Rivera broke down the Carolina Panthers' fourth straight win, the coach he replaced at Bank of America Stadium was in a hospital a few miles away recovering from a Monday morning procedure to replace a valve in his heart. ...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  11. Rivera's take on Manning in NFLN Says

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Peyton Manning has had four seasons in which he's thrown 10 or fewer interceptions, and he's working on another during this record-setting year for the Denver Broncos. Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera was a part of a San Diego...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  12. Further evidence Rivera made right call

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Only one NFL team since 2011 has gambled less on fourth down than the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Observer columnist Scott Fowler noted in a Friday post. That team, ironically, is the Denver Broncos, and the Broncos are led by ...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  13. Cam Newton, Eli Manning pressing

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton apparently has something in common with two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, his counterpart this week at Bank of America Stadium. They're both pressing. OK. Two things. Both are 0-2 ...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  14. Cam Newton says black quarterbacks starting in NFL no cause of ce...

    David Newton

    That nine black quarterbacks started in the NFL's opening weekend isn't cause to celebrate, Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers said Wednesday.q

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013
  15. NASCAR - Joe Gibbs likes what he sees in Tim Tebow

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Tim Tebow doesn't have anything to do with NASCAR or the Sprint Media Tour, but he's made an impression on one team owner. "I love Tebow," said Joe Gibbs, the owner of Joe Gibbs Racing and former head coach of the Washington Redskin...

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2012