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NFL defends decision to not put Cam Newton in concussion protocol after hits to head
Panthers QB took four hits to the head, but league said 'no indication of concussion'         
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Broncos’ QB battle was no farce — Trevor Siemian can play
Trevor Siemian is undefeated as an NFL quarterback. The former seventh-round draft pick out of Northwestern, whose senior season saw him throw for 7 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, led the defending Denver Broncos to an impressive 21-20 win over the Carolina Panthers in a rematch of Super Bowl 50 Thursday night, opening the 2016 NFL...
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Broncos' Marshall kneels during national anthem
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall opted to kneel for the National Anthem        
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Broncos linebacker kneels during national anthem in season opener
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, following the lead of his college teammate, kneeled during the national anthem before the NFL’s kickoff opener Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers. Marshall went to the University of Nevada where he was a teammate of Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco...
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Broncos’ Marshall takes knee during anthem, backs Kaepernick
Add Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall to the growing list of Colin Kaepernick supporters in the NFL.
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Lawmaker plans bill to ensure fantasy sports leagues are legal in Texas
State Rep. Richard Pena Raymond, D-Laredo, announced hours before the kickoff of this season's first NFL football game that he plans to file a bill clarifying that fantasy sports leagues are legal despite an attorney general's opinion that likens the games to illegal gambling.
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Exclusive: Inside Sheldon Adelson’s plan to build an NFL stadium in Las Vegas
A new NFL season begins today, with a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. But as the season kicks off, a different team is ...
272 points by Las Vegas Sun | Oakland Raiders National Football League Denver Broncos San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl American Football League Carolina Panthers Indianapolis Colts
TV tonight: Football kicks off, 'Better Things'
What's worth watching, and what might not be, in prime time         
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1 killed; 1 hurt after car stuck on tracks is hit by train
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died after a car broke down on train tracks in North Carolina and was hit by an oncoming train.
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Oakland Raiders reward Jack Del Rio with new contract
The Sports Xchange Jack Del Rio is getting a new contract after leading the Oakland Raiders to the playoffs this past season.
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Raiders reward coach Jack Del Rio with new 4-year contract
The Oakland Raiders rewarded coach Jack Del Rio with a new four-year contract Friday, replacing the original four-year deal he received when he took the job in January 2015.
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Stingrays come back to beat Monarchs in OT
The Manchester Monarchs lost for the fourth time in five games, 3-2 in overtime against the South Carolina Stingrays at SNHU Arena in Manchester.Rihards Bukarts and Joey Diamond scored for the Monarchs (27-12-3), who take on the Stingrays again tonight.Domenic Monardo potted the game-winning goal fo...
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Colin Kaepernick plans to opt out of final year of 49ers deal
The most polarizing quarterback in the NFL will reportedly be looking for a new home in March.
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Company to bring distribution plant, 315 jobs to Kansas
EDGERTON, Kan. (AP) - A Wisconsin-based hardware and home improvement company plans to consolidate two distribution plants into a single facility in Edgerton. The Kansas Commerce Department says the move by Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement will bring 315 jobs to Kansas. The department said Friday that Spectrum will ...
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Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly in concussion protocol
The Sports Xchange Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said linebacker Luke Kuechly is under the NFL's head injury protocol.
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Panthers hold on to beat Saints in injury-marred game
When Luke Kuechly was carted off the field with a concussion, it appeared the Carolina Panthers might be ready for another collapse. Instead, the Panthers did just enough to hold on and beat the New Orleans Saints 23-20 on Thursday night in a game marred by injuries to key players.
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Raiders' Marquette King punts, dances, has fun
Raiders' Marquette King is a special-teams weapon who punts, dances and has fun.         
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Vegas Play of the Day: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
The shortness of the football season lends its way to crazy results. ...
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Here’s how you can watch Saints-Panthers ‘TNF’ in Las Vegas
Week 11 of the NFL regular season kicks off tonight with the New Orleans Saints visiting the Carolina Panthers for Thursday Night Football.
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Newton: There needs to be accountability in police shooting
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - While Cam Newton called the latest police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina "embarrassing," the Carolina Panthers quarterback says he's not rushing to any judgments until he has more information. Speaking at his weekly press conference Wednesday, the league MVP said, "My big thing is holding people ...
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Kelvin Benjamin, Cam Newton propel Carolina Panthers past San Francisco 49ers
The Sports Xchange CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Remembering what wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin can do was something the Carolina Panthers could appreciate Sunday afternoon.
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Panthers’ coach: Cam Newton’s head is fine, he’ll play vs. 49ers
Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Cam Newton's body is sore but his head is fine, and he fully expects the league's reigning MVP to play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.
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NFL to investigate if concussion protocol followed after hits on Cam Newton

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NFL, union to investigate handling of hit on Newton
Both will look into whether the Panthers were right to not put him in concussion protocol.         
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North Carolina pulls away from Illinois for 48-23 victory
Less than an hour before Illinois kicked off, its fans had something to cheer about. As the end of rival Northwestern's loss to Illinois State was shown on the big screen at Memorial Stadium, the few fans trickling into the stands applauded. Things turned even brighter for Illinois as the sun set...
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Former NFL coach Sam Wyche awaits heart transplant
The Sports Xchange Former NFL coach Sam Wyche is awaiting a heart transplant in a Charlotte, N.C., hospital.
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Carolina Panthers' Ron Rivera: Officials not giving Cam Newton star treatment
The Sports Xchange Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is the reigning MVP of the NFL, but coach Ron Rivera says he isn't being treated like someone of that stature.
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NFL: LB should have been flagged for Newton hit
Brandon Marshall made helmet to helmet contact with Cam Newton in third quarter.         
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NFL review: Broncos should have been flagged for Newton hit
Brandon Marshall made helmet to helmet contact with Cam Newton in third quarter.         
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NFL defends choice to not put Newton in concussion protocol
Panthers QB took four hits to the head, but league said 'no indication of concussion'         
464 points by Arizona Republic | Roger Goodell National Football League Foul Penalty Carolina Panthers Player Draft Focal and diffuse brain injury