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November 13, 2017

LONDON — One break of serve, and a mini-break, was all Roger Federer needed to win his opening match at the season-ending ATP Finals on Sunday.

The 19-time Grand Slam champion broke Jack Sock at the start of his 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory at the O2 Arena. Both then held serve the rest of the way,…

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November 13, 2017

ATLANTA — Adrian Clayborn set an Atlanta record with six sacks, Matt Ryan threw a pair of short touchdown passes and the Falcons romped to a 27-7 victory Sunday over the Dallas Cowboys, who looked anemic offensively in their first game without suspended running back Ezekiel Elliott.


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November 13, 2017

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Matt Kenseth may be going away, but he’s not going quietly.

Kenseth won for the first time this season in what might have been the second-to-last Cup race of his NASCAR career. Kenseth does not have a job lined up for next year and said he’ll take a break at the…

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November 07, 2017

CHARLOTTE — Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula knew exactly what Cam Newton was going to do as soon as he broke the pocket and started running toward the end zone.

From there, it was just a matter of Shula holding his breath.

Newton completed a 9-yard touchdown run on Sunday with a…

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November 07, 2017

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Be it clothes or memories, whatever personal items newly acquired Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin left behind in Carolina after being traded by the Panthers are going to stay there.

Benjamin said he split Charlotte, North Carolina, for western New York so fast he had…

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November 07, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The instant a running back stops, turns and tosses the ball back to a quarterback, someone yells: “Flea flicker!”

It’s that moment of trickery when a coach tries to catch an opponent by surprise, whether it’s the quarterback suddenly turned wide…

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November 07, 2017

CHARLOTTE — Matt Kenseth, a future Hall of Famer, likely has two races left in his life as a famous NASCAR driver.

The final seat in the carousel of job options will be filled Wednesday when Stewart-Haas Racing is expected to announce Aric Almirola as its new driver.

Yes, a two-time Daytona…

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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…

Panthers Lions Football

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…

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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.

Commissioner Roger…

Anthens Protests NFL
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