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Panthers begin to turn page after deflating Super Bowl loss

Dave Gettleman has been on both ends of the spectrum when it comes to the Super Bowl — winning two with the New York Giants as a front office assistant and losing on Sunday as general manager of the Carolina Panthers. “This side stinks,” Gettleman said Tuesday. But Gettleman said ...

Feb 9, 2016

Favre biography set for November release

Brett Favre, selected last weekend for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will be the subject of a biography coming out in November. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Monday that it had acquired Jeff Pearlman’s “Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre.” According ...

Agent confirms Lynch plans to retire from NFL at 29

Feb 9, 2016

Agent confirms Lynch plans to retire from NFL at 29

When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back. What he ended up providing was an attitude and style that became the foundation for bringing the first Super Bowl title ...

Newton falls short on biggest stage

Feb 8, 2016

Newton falls short on biggest stage

A dejected Cam Newton sat slouching behind the podium on Sunday night, wearing a black Panthers hoodie and a frown. The league’s top player this season didn’t feel much like answering questions, doing so mostly in delayed, two-word answers. Some questions he just let ...

Broncos defense smothers Panthers in Super Bowl 50

Feb 8, 2016

Broncos defense smothers Panthers in Super Bowl 50

A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning into retirement with a Super ending to his career. Von Miller and the impenetrable Denver defense harassed Panthers quarterback Cam Newton all game Sunday, and the Broncos made enough big plays for a 24-10 victory, ...

Quarterbacks Favre, Stabler highlight 2016 HOF class

Feb 7, 2016

Quarterbacks Favre, Stabler highlight 2016 HOF class

Brett Favre and the late Ken Stabler, a pair of kindred-spirit quarterbacks who each won a Super Bowl, were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Also voted in for the class of 2016, a day before the Super Bowl, were ...

Newton named NFL MVP

Feb 7, 2016

Newton named NFL MVP

Cam Newton is now a Super Bowl quarterback with an MVP award. Offensive Player of the Year, too. And his coach, Ron Rivera, owns a second NFL honor as well. Newton, the Carolina Panthers star, won The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player and ...

Manziel's world falling apart

Feb 6, 2016

Manziel's world falling apart

With Johnny Manziel’s professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for his safety. The troubled quarterback was under investigation by two police departments following allegations that he hit his former girlfriend last weekend in Texas. Manziel was dropped by ...

Haden retiring as USC athletic director

Feb 6, 2016

Haden retiring as USC athletic director

The University of Southern California hired Pat Haden to guide its storied athletic department through the toughest time in its history. With that job largely done, USC’s athletic director and dedicated Trojan decided he was ready for another role. Haden will retire on June ...

Feb 6, 2016

Romanowski says to fight CTE

Bill Romanowski sustained 20 documented concussions, and certainly more he doesn’t know about, during his 16-year NFL career as a linebacker. He was hardly surprised to learn this week that late Raiders quarterback and Hall of Fame finalist Ken Stabler had been diagnosed with ...

Goodell backs Chargers, Raiders

Feb 6, 2016

Goodell backs Chargers, Raiders

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell pledged Friday “to do everything possible” to help teams in Oakland and San Diego work to get new stadiums in their current markets. “The league supports both of these teams, but we are working very hard with not only the ...

Broncos, Panthers have full participation in practice

Feb 5, 2016

Broncos, Panthers have full participation in practice

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers had full participation at practice from all 53 players on their respective rosters on Thursday. Broncos starting safeties T.J. Ward (ankle) and Darian Stewart (knee) and guard Louis Vasquez (knee) had been limited in practice on Wednesday. “We ...

Feb 4, 2016

Sharper negotiates plea deal with feds

Federal court papers state that former NFL star Darren Sharper has renewed plea negotiations with federal prosecutors and is preparing a trial defense — which could indicate that his plea agreement in a drug and sexual assault case is off. Wednesday’s motions, filed jointly ...