Rivera wants Newton protected

Sep 10, 2016

Rivera wants Newton protected

Panthers coach Ron Rivera wants Cam Newton to receive the same protection on helmet-to-helmet hits as other quarterbacks in the NFL. Rivera said because of the 193-cm, 111-kg Newton’s size and the Panthers’ style of play, Newton often doesn’t draw the flags on hard ...

Broncos beat Panthers in rematch of Super Bowl 50

Sep 9, 2016

Broncos beat Panthers in rematch of Super Bowl 50

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 in the NFL season opener. Newton was sacked ...

Broncos, Panthers ready for rematch

Sep 7, 2016

Broncos, Panthers ready for rematch

Cam Newton and Von Miller won’t be watching much film of Super Bowl 50 as they prepare for Thursday night’s NFL kickoff between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. The Panthers don’t really want to relive the nightmare, and the Broncos don’t want to ...

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, ...

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 ...

Newton plays down significance of race in Super Bowl

Feb 3, 2016

Newton plays down significance of race in Super Bowl

Cam Newton wants any discussion of black quarterbacks in a Super Bowl put away. For good. Newton on Tuesday emphatically tried to lay to rest any relevance of an African-American quarterback appearing in the NFL’s championship game. During a series of questions by a ...

Panthers, Broncos attend 'Opening Night'

Feb 2, 2016

Panthers, Broncos attend 'Opening Night'

What happens when you put Peyton Manning, Miss Universe, an orange-and-blue leprechaun and 200 TV cameras into the same room? Answer: Super Bowl Opening Night. The NFL took a good idea gone surreal — what used to be known as “Media Day” — gave ...

Title contenders arrive in Bay Area

Feb 1, 2016

Title contenders arrive in Bay Area

They’re here. The Denver Broncos arrived in the Bay Area on Sunday for Northern California’s first Super Bowl since 1985, followed soon after by the Carolina Panthers. Denver’s flight into San Jose, California, was delayed by an hour. The team flew in a customized ...

Newton believes race a factor in criticism

Jan 28, 2016

Newton believes race a factor in criticism

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suggested for the first time Wednesday that race may play a factor in why he’s become a lightning rod for public criticism heading toward his appearance in the Super Bowl. “I’m an African-American quarterback that scares people because they ...

Panthers rout Cardinals to claim NFC title

Jan 25, 2016

Panthers rout Cardinals to claim NFC title

Superman is bringing his cape and his pen to Super Bowl 50. He’s leaving behind his camera. “Yeah, we are going to the Super Bowl. We are not going just to take pictures,” Cam Newton said Sunday after leading the Carolina Panthers into the ...