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Cam Newton keeps playing after three hits to head during Panthers-Broncos game
Carolina quarterback Cam Newton took three hits to the head from Denver Broncos defenders Thursday night, including one from safety Darian Stewart with 36 seconds left. Those watching on TV must have been thinking there was no way Newton could continue to play after a helmet-to-helmet hit like...
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NFL Week 1 preview: Predictions, key matchups on all games
The Sports Xchange NFL Week 1 preview: Predictions, facts, player spotlights and key matchups on all games
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NFL season begins with same issues, hits to the head
The start of a new season rekindled some old — and troubling — issues for the NFL.
154 points by The Denver Post | American football National Football League Denver Broncos Super Bowl Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning John Elway Washington Redskins
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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Cam Newton after NFL’s season opener: ‘It’s not fun getting hit in the head’
The start of a new season rekindled some old _ and troubling _ issues for the NFL
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MSU football recruit recalls journey from war-torn Iraq
Growing up in Iraq, senior lineman knew soccer and war. Now, after only two years of football, he’s heading to MSU        
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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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Stevie Sunshine finds the good in some bad Cubs play
Stevie Sunshine is here for you this morning. Stevie Sunshine is finding something good amid something bad. No, this isn’t about the White Sox. They appear indecipherable and unsalvageable. Instead, this is about the Cubs. You might not have realized it at the time and might not have thought about...
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Carolina Panthers support Graham Gano despite clutch loss to Denver Broncos
By Dennis Georgatos, The Sports Xchange The game hanging in the balance, Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano had every confidence his last-second field-goal try would sail through the uprights. He was wrong.
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Chicago Bears at Houston Texans: Week 1 preview
By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange Brock Osweiler cannot predict exactly how his first game with the Houston Texans will transpire when he takes on the Chicago Bears this Sunday.
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Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers: Week 1 preview
By Marc Lillibridge, The Sports Xchange When the Los Angeles Rams visit the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, there will be so many major narratives surrounding this game that the key one is often lost in translation.
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Amid national anthem controversy, Biden to join first responders in 9/11 tribute at NFL game in Philadelphia
Vice President Joe Biden will mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Sunday by taking part in a tribute to first responders before a Philadelphia Eagles game. According to a White House official, Biden will join 120 police officers, firefighters and emergency responders on the sidelines...
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Friday sports on TV/radio
A complete listing of today's sports on TV/radio       
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Broncos edge Panthers in NFL curtain-raiser
Denver opens its title defense with win after Graham Gano misses last-second field goal.         
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Denver Broncos player joins Colin Kaepernick's protest on NFL opening night
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall knelt during the national anthem on the NFL's opening night.
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Broncos batter Cam Newton, but did helmet hits cross line?
Cam Newton appeared to take multiple shots to the head but did not complain about calls.         
4729 points by Arizona Republic | American football Super Bowl Denver Broncos Oakland Raiders National Football League Cleveland Browns San Francisco 49ers Washington Redskins
NFL betting insanity just beginning
The first game of the NFL season was far better than the final game of last season. The underdog Denver Broncos beat Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers both times.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Cleveland Browns Super Bowl American football National Football League Quarterback Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts Mountain West Conference
General manager of Lagasse’s Stadium is a team player
Jerry Rodriguez combines his love for sports with his hardworking ethos.
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C.J. Anderson stars in season-opening win, climbs Broncos’ record books
The eyes were on the quarterback, and later on the defense. But it was C.J. Anderson who starred for the Broncos in a thrilling season-opening win over the Panthers on Thursday.
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Sam Farmer's Week 1 NFL picks
Lines and over/unders as of Thursday evening. BEARS (6-10 in 2015) AT TEXANS (9-7) Noon Sunday, FOX-32 Texans by 6 (O/U 44) The biggest question mark for the Texans is their offensive line. Brock Osweiler isn't incredibly mobile, but he's loaded with talented targets. It could be a long season...
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Broncos best Panthers in Super Bowl rematch, 21-20
Denver’s dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining.
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Denver Broncos survive late FG miss to beat Carolina Panthers
By Dennis Georgatos, The Sports Xchange DENVER -- The Denver Broncos began the new season the same way they ended last season, by beating the Carolina Panthers.
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Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton breaks two records
The Sports Xchange Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton wasted little time etching his name into the NFL record book on Thursday.
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Kiszla: Brandon Marshall’s national anthem kneel doesn’t matter if Broncos beat Panthers
There will be complaints from flag-waving patriots that Marshall showed disrespect to the military by taking a knee during the anthem. There would be far more grousing in Broncos Country, however, if Marshall and the defense did not make a stand to beat Newton and the Panthers.
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Pittsburgh Steelers sign G David DeCastro to 6-year extension
The Sports Xchange Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro signed a six-year contract extension through the 2021 season on Thursday.
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Marshawn Lynch contemplates return to NFL
The Sports Xchange Former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is kicking the tires on a possible return to the NFL.
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Cam Newton on loss to Broncos: “We came in and had opportunities to put them away and we didn’t”
Carolina quarterback Cam Newton looked nothing like the Super Bowl quarterback who struggled against the Broncos early Thursday evening. At least in the first half, when he led the Panthers to a 17-7 lead, seven more points than Carolina scored in the Super Bowl, and twice as many third-down conversions.
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Seattle Seahawks RG Germain Ifedi to miss at least 3 games
The Sports Xchange Seattle Seahawks rookie right guard Germain Ifedi is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks due to a high ankle sprain.
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San Diego Chargers DE Joey Bosa unlkely to play in opener
The Sports Xchange San Diego Chargers top draft pick Joey Bosa is not expected to play in Sunday's season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Broncos defense comes up clutch to earn hard fought victory
When the bravado wore away, the Broncos' defense was left looking around for answers in an early fight. Just as they did time and time again last season, they punched back and finally delivered the knockout blow.
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Broncos win Super Bowl rematch over Panthers
Denver’s dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again        
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Broncos win Super Bowl rematch over Panthers 21-20
Denver's dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed ...
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Trevor Siemian, through the boos, helps Broncos rally past Cam Newton and the Panthers
It took about 38 minutes of game time, two hours into the night, before Denver fans started booing Trevor Siemian. The Broncos' newest quarterback walked into a rude NFL welcome Thursday.
3864 points by The Denver Post | Denver Broncos National Football League Brian Griese Jake Plummer Gary Kubiak Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl John Elway
Jets’ running game hinges on one pressing question
Football has evolved immensely in recent years with the emergence of the spread offense and the gaudy numbers that can be produced by a prolific passing game. But there are some basic ingredients to winning on a consistent basis and they include the need for a productive running game. The first indication of whether the...
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Patriots’ Gronkowski a game-time decision for opener
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught reporters by surprise Thursday when he said after practice that he’s still week-to-week with a two-week-old hamstring injury.A source told Pro Football Talk that Gronkowski will be a game-time decision for Sunday night’s season opener against Ariz...
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Concussion video given to every player as NFL season begins
HealthDay News Before the NFL season starts this week, all players were given a concussion education and training video.
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Defense’s big plays key Broncos victory in season opener vs. Panthers
With a new quarterback, Trevor Siemian, and new faces on both sides of the ball, the Broncos held off Carolina, 21-20, in the Super Bowl rematch at Sports Authority Field. The Panthers' Graham Gano was wide left on a 50-yard field goal in the final seconds.
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Panthers fall to Broncos again after kicker’s miss in final ticks
DENVER — Denver’s dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with four seconds remaining. Newton was sacked three times and clobbered all night long but appeared to have done just enough...
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Denver Broncos' LB kneels during national anthem
Brandon Marshall the latest to join Colin Kaepernick in protest of 'racism and police brutality.'         
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Champion Broncos edge Panthers in NFL curtain-raiser
Denver opens its title defense with win after Graham Gano misses last-second field goal.         
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Northwestern's Trevor Siemian, Broncos win season opener over Panthers
Denver's dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with four seconds remaining. Newton was sacked three times and clobbered all night long but appeared...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | National Football League American football Super Bowl New York Giants Indianapolis Colts Vince Lombardi Trophy Super Bowl XLI Denver Broncos
Seahawks plan a 9/11 honor
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin tweeted Thursday that the team “will honor the country and flag” in a “demonstration of unity” prior to Sunday’s season opener against Miami.  When approached in the locker room by reporters, Baldwin declined to elaborate further saying, “you’ll see on...
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Broncos win Super Bowl 50 rematch with Panthers, 21-20
In their quest to avenge their loss in Super Bowl 50, the Carolina Panthers missed from 50. Kicker Graham Gano was wide left on a 50-yard field goal in the waning seconds Thursday as the Denver Broncos held on for a 21-20 victory at Sports Authority Field. The game was a rematch of the Super Bowl...
101 points by Los Angeles Times | American football National Football League Super Bowl Denver Broncos San Francisco 49ers Indianapolis Colts John Elway Green Bay Packers
In Super Bowl rematch, late missed FG lifts Denver over Carolina
In a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl, it was a missed 50-yard field goal by Graham Gano that secured a 21-20 win for the Denver Broncos over the Carolina Panthers in the NFL season opener Thursday.A hands-to-the-face penalty on Denver’s Chris Harris on a fourth-and-long allowed Carolina to pick up...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | American football National Football League Indianapolis Colts Denver Broncos Pro Bowl New York Giants Super Bowl XLI New Orleans Saints
Thursday's roundup: Stars Brady, Bell among several out Week 1
Tom Brady isn’t the only star player suspended by the NFL when the season began.        
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‘Tebow to the Mets? Good luck’: Former Jets teammates react
When word began to circulate Thursday the Mets had signed Tim Tebow to their minor league system to give him a chance to carve out a professional baseball career after his NFL career fell short of his hopes, Tebow’s former teammates showed immediate support. “I believe Tim’s got a big heart and he’s a good...
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum excited about his first NFL opening-game start
It was only the other day that Case Keenum finally checked out the Hollywood sign. The Rams quarterback has yet to visit many Southern California landmarks and said he laments his delay in sampling eateries such as Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles. He simply hasn’t had time. Keenum spent the...
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Pressure’s on Peterson again, story of his Vikings career
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Whether Sam Bradford or Shaun Hill takes the snaps in Minnesota’s season opener, Adrian Peterson will line up behind yet another starting quarterback.The count will reach a dozen Sunday at Tennessee, the dawn of his 10th year in the league, and Peterson didn’t hesitate to ackno...
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Andy Janovich is 3rd Broncos rookie to score on first career rushing attempt
Andy Janovich was the smartest dummy on the field. The Broncos' rookie fullback lined up as a lead blocker for three consecutive plays in the second quarter of the season opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. But just as the Carolina Panthers grew to expect his shoulder in their chests, Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian sneaked a quick hand-off to him.
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Headlines from around the NFL
VikingsBridgewater done with knee surgeryEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater underwent surgery on his severely injured left knee, the first step toward what will undoubtedly be a long, arduous recovery.Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed the operation took place Thu...
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