Sports Archive

Panthers LB Kuechly says stats don’t matter, victories do

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly easily could have had an interception to add to his personal stats. Gardner Minshew’s heave toward the end zone on the game’s final play

Panthers turning up the pressure during 2-game win streak

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen walked down the corridor to the locker room after Sunday’s 16-10 win against the Houston Texans, he sought out linebacker Shaq Thompson and

Panthers rule QB Newton out for Week 4 game against Texans

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Allen will make his second straight start Sunday when the Panthers visit the Houston Texans. Carolina coach Ron Rivera wasted no time Monday ruling out quarterback Cam

Is Cam Newton running out of time as Carolina’s quarterback?

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton has lost his last eight starts, and it’s becoming increasingly obvious the Carolina Panthers’ hopes of turning him into a pocket passer are failing. That raises

NFL At 100: the shadow of domestic violence over league

By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer The NFL got tougher on players charged with domestic violence after mishandling Ray Rice’s case five years ago. Still, some don’t think the league is tough enough considering a disturbing

Rivera has no doubt Cam Newton will play in Panthers’ opener

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says “there’s no doubt in my mind” that Cam Newton will play in the team’s regular season opener against the Rams. Rivera says the 30-year-old quarterback has made “good strides”

Rivera says Cam’s backup in Carolina still uncertain

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While Cam Newton remains the clear-cut starting quarterback in Carolina, his primary backup remains largely uncertain. Kyle Allen started the first two preseason games and appears to have

Rookie Slye kicks Panthers past Bears in preseason opener

By GENE CHAMBERLAIN, Associated Press CHICAGO — With Elliott Fry and Eddy Pineiro battling for the Chicago Bears kicking job, the best kicking effort in Thursday’s preseason opener came instead from Carolina Panthers rookie Joey Slye. Slye

Jets’ Ryan Kalil needed to scratch ‘the itch’ to play again

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Ryan Kalil thought he was done playing football. His body said so, and so did his mind. His heart told him otherwise. The five-time Pro

McCoy anxious to show off talent, bulk to Panthers defense

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Panthers defense last year was fair, ranked 15th in total defense in the NFL last season. There are some new faces on board this season and for Gerald McCoy, a vegan