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  1. Panthers mailbag: Newton's Vegas worth

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One set of Las Vegas odds has the Carolina Panthers a 4 1/2-point favorite over Tampa Bay for Sunday's opener if quarterback Cam Newton plays and a 3-point underdog if he doesn't. Now we know. The first pick of the 2011 draft is...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  2. Hardy's return increases with restructures

    David Newton

    The odds that the Carolina Panthers can afford to keep defensive end Greg Hardy continue to improve. The latest sign came when linebacker Thomas Davis restructured his contract for the fourth time in the last three years. The new deal will save Ca...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  3. Still room for respect for Panthers in Vegas

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The quest for respect that motivated the Carolina Panthers much of this past season once again could be their mantra in 2014. Early Las Vegas odds have the reigning NFC South champions (12-5) anywhere from tied for sixth to seve...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  4. Odds still favorable if penalty stood

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Would the outcome of Monday night's game have changed had officials stuck with the initial pass interference call on the final play of the Carolina Panthers' 24-20 win over the New England Patriots? According to statistics accum...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  5. Brad Keselowski not among top five Las Vegas favorites for 2013 S...

    David Newton

    The sports book at the Las Vegas Wynn has Brad Keselowski tied with Jeff Gordon for seventh in odds for winning the 2013 title.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2012
  6. NASCAR- Kyle Busch odds-on favorite in Chase for the Sprint Cup

    David Newton

    The odds are in and the favorite to win the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship is ... Kyle Busch. Hot off the press from sports publicist Jimmy Shapiro are the odds for the 10-race Chase that begins Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch, who begin...

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2011
  7. Danica Patrick announces intentions to go full-time into NASCAR

    David Newton

    Danica Patrick formally announced her intentions to race full-time in NASCAR in 2012 but stopped short of committing to run in the Daytona 500 in February.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2011
  8. While everyone is focused on Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson and Kev...

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- I was catching up on leftover thoughts during the Phoenix-to-Philadelphia-to-Charlotte red-eye home. OK, so there was a nap in between. But there were a lot of side stories that might have been overlooked while the focus was on t...

    Blog | Conversation | November 16, 2010
  9. Aric Almirola says the decision was easy to choose the Nationwide...

    David Newton

    LAS VEGAS -- I'm in the heart of Sin City talking to Aric Almirola about playing the odds. Not at the slot machines or tables in Las Vegas, where Almirola spent Tuesday and Wednesday appearing at the SEMA Show, but in choosing between the Sprint Cup...

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2010
  10. Odds and ends from around the track, including a hot-under-the-co...

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tony Stewart was having one of his be-cute-and-difficult moments with the media Friday at Pocono Raceway when asked if he noticed Jimmie Johnson's qualifying speed didn't mesh with his practice laps. "You got to remember, everythi...

    Blog | Conversation | August 04, 2010
  11. Jimmie Johnson doesn't just want to win the title; he wants to wi...

    David Newton

    Jimmie Johnson's hoping to give NASCAR fans something they've only seen once in the modern era. That's to win the championship and the last race of the season, too.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2009
  12. Mark Martin still has hope that he can win a first title, but the...

    David Newton

    Mark Martin has finished second for the championship before, and he's very likely to finish there again next Sunday. But he can live with that. Besides, there's always hope.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2009
  13. Owner/driver Tony Stewart defies the odds

    David Newton

    Critics thought Tony Stewart was crazy to leave longtime employer Joe Gibbs Racing for a chance to run his own Cup team. Who's crazy now?

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2009
  14. Odds and ends from Homestead

    David Newton

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Tony Stewart looked as though he might go out with a bang on Sunday in his final race for Joe Gibbs Racing. He was only a splash away. The two-time Cup champion gave up the lead with 12 laps remaining to put a few sips of gasolin...

    Blog | Conversation | November 17, 2008
  15. Jimmie Johnson is the Sprint Cup champion, say the Las Vegas odds...

    David Newton

    Jimmie Johnson is the Sprint Cup champion. OK, it hasn't actually happened yet, but Las Vegas oddsmakers are so confident, they've taken the championship proposition off the board, writes David Newton.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2008
  16. Teams outside top 35 facing tougher odds

    David Newton

    Nobody in the Nextel Cup Series wants to experience life outside the top 35 in owner's points these days, David Newton writes.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2007