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Trump picks Florida Panthers owner as Army secretary

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Panthers owner Vincent Viola has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as Army secretary. Viola was introduced as the nominee Monday. Trump says Viola, a 1977 West Point graduate, is "living proof of the American dream." Viola bought the Panthers in 2013 for about $250 million. If Viola is approved for the civilian post, ownership of the NHL club would remain in his family. Viola would step down from his roles as chairman and governor of the team, and Doug Cifu would assume those duties. Cifu is currently the vice chairman and...

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Tie or no tie? Dress-code flap defines Panthers’ 40-7 loss

SEATTLE (AP) — A missing necktie led to Carolina quarterback Cam Newton getting benched for one series on Sunday night. Ron Rivera didn’t expect it to last just one play. One disastrous play that created a most awkward of beginnings, and defined the Panthers’ 40-7 blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks. “We didn’t lose this game because of a tie,” Newton said. “It was a lot of execution errors. Including a lot of things where we had our opportunities and we failed at it.” The Panthers’ first offensive play ended up being a pass by Derek Anderson that deflected...

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Newton misses 2nd straight day of practice with concussion

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was not at the start of practice for the second straight day while dealing with a concussion. Derek Anderson continues to take first-team reps, with Joe Webb the backup. Anderson is 2-0 as a starter since coming to the Panthers as a free agent in 2011. Both wins came against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, whom the Panthers host Monday night. Newton, the 2015 league MVP, has taken several shots to the head this season, including four in the season opener against the Denver Broncos. But it was a hit Newton took...

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Broncos hurting, Panthers healing in early free agency

(A.P) Brock Osweiler left Denver. Doug Martin remained in Tampa. Alex Mack left Cleveland and DeMarco Murray was traded to Tennessee. Mike Tolbert remained in Carolina. In a flurry of shuffling and staying put, NFL free agency began Wednesday. And the super bowl winner lost its second quarterback in less than a week, while the loser of the big game held on to two key performers. With Peyton Manning retired, his supposed successor Brock Osweiler headed to Houston. Broncos defensive end Malik Jackson went to Jacksonville, and linebacker Danny Trevathan is now in Chicago. Denver clearly has been weakened....

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Rivera: LB Davis has surgery, expected to play in Super Bowl

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — All-Pro linebacker Thomas Davis had surgery Monday morning on his broken right forearm, but is expected to play in the super bowl on Feb. 7. “My understanding is if everything goes well it is something he can mostly certainly play with,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Monday. “So we are excited about that possibility.” Rivera did not know which forearm bone Davis broke. He said the 11-year NFL veteran may need to wear a brace on his arm similar to the one worn by New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Davis broke his arm...

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