Stories by Steve Reed

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

NBA says returning the All-Star Game to Charlotte in 2019 is "a high priority"

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that returning the All-Star Game to Charlotte in 2019 is "a high priority," provided there's a resolution to a North Carolina law that ...
By Steve Reed

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

Newton returns to practice, status still unclear

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers quarterback Cam Newton returned to practice Wednesday, although it remains unclear if the league's MVP will play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
By Steve Reed

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

Panthers coach still has playoff hopes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Super Bowl is beginning to seem like a distant memory for the Carolina Panthers.
By Steve Reed

Aguayo comes through; Panthers fall to 1-4

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Roberto Aguayo made up for missing two earlier field goals by converting a 38-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Carolina Panthers 17-14 on ...
By Steve Reed

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Newton still sitting out practice with concussion

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers quarterback Cam Newton missed a third consecutive day of practice while in the NFL's concussion protocol. Derek Anderson is expected to start at quarterback on Monday ...
By Steve Reed

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Newton's status for Monday's game is uncertain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -Panthers quarterback Cam Newton missed practice on Wednesday with a concussion, raising concerns about his availability for Monday night's division game against the Tampa Bay ...
By Steve Reed

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Vikings shut down Newton, end Panthers home streak

Sam Bradford threw a touchdown pass to Kyle Rudolph, Marcus Sherels returned a punt for a score and the Vikings snapped the Carolina Panthers' 14-game home winning streak 22-10 on Sunday.
By Steve Reed

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Panthers are in favor of game in Charlotte going on

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Thomas Davis said the Carolina Panthers' game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings should "absolutely" be played as scheduled, even with the city being under a state of emergency ...
By Steve Reed

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Newton calls for accountability after latest police shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - While Cam Newton called the latest police shooting in Charlotte "embarrassing," the Carolina Panthers quarterback says he's not rushing to any judgments until he has more ...
By Steve Reed

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016

Newton has four TD passes in Panthers' victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton threw for 353 yards and four touchdowns, and the Panthers overcame four turnovers to beat the San Francisco 49ers 46-27 in their home opener.
By Steve Reed

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Newton brushes off hits to his head

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said he's not worried about the long-term effects of repeated hits to his head.
By Steve Reed

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

Panthers players reflect on victims of Charleston shooting

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - NFL Most Valuable Player Cam Newton and some of his Carolina Panthers teammates took a break from training camp to remember the victims of last year's Charleston church shootings.
By Steve Reed

Sunday, Aug 7, 2016

Johnson happy to be back with Panthers

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - It took only one free agent visit to NFC South rival Tampa Bay to convince defensive end Charles Johnson of what he'd known all along - he only wanted to play for the Carolina ...
By Steve Reed

Friday, Aug 5, 2016

Panthers' popularity has skyrocketed

Behind NFL MVP Cam Newton, the Panthers have become a hot ticket in the Carolinas and neighboring states.
By Steve Reed

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

Stewart hopes throwback car will help him win at Darlington

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart is hoping that going old school will change his luck at Darlington Raceway for his final Southern 500 on Sept. 4.
By Steve Reed

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Panthers' Short won't hold out for new contract

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short said he won't hold out while awaiting a new contract from the Carolina Panthers.
By Steve Reed

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Newton stays busy, tries to shak off Super Bowl loss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton might not be over the sting of losing the Super Bowl quite yet, but he's getting there. At least the familiar smile has returned to the Carolina quarterback's face.
By Steve Reed

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Logano looks to continue dominance at Charlotte track

CONCORD, N.C. - Joey Logano has shown he has a pretty good feel for the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Now the question is whether he can go the distance - 600 miles, that is.
By Steve Reed

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Truex Jr. takes Coca-Cola 600 pole

CONCORD, N.C. - Martin Truex Jr. put himself in good position for another strong showing at the Coca-Cola 600, a race he thought he should have won last year.
By Steve Reed

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Parsons, Martin head NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drivers Benny Parsons and Mark Martin and car owners Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress and Raymond Parks were inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
By Steve Reed
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