November 11, 2012 |
ESPN, citing a source familiar with the discussions, reported Sunday that high-powered California political officials have been courting Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson about moving the franchise to Los Angeles. The Panthers are one of four teams that own their own stadium, so they could move without breaking a lease. And the politicians reportedly spoke to Richardson at the recent Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., where L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was chairman of the convention.
October 24, 2012 |
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee needs surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right big toe and will miss the rest of the season. Lee was put on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday morning, according to Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com. The third-year player hurt his toe during the second half of Sunday's 19-14 win over the Carolina Panthers. He initially stayed in the game but eventually left and said later that he was "hurting the team by being out there. " Reports about the extent of Lee's injury started surfacing Tuesday, but it was the Cowboys' day off, so there were no news conferences or open locker room period.
October 22, 2012 |
Marty Hurney is no longer the general manager of the Carolina Panthers, a team that started the season with plenty of promise but fell to 1-5 with a 19-14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Owner Jerry Richardson announced the firing of Hurney on Monday. "This was an extremely difficult decision," Richardson said in a team statement. "Marty made every effort to bring success to the Panthers and took the team to a Super Bowl.... Unfortunately, we have not enjoyed the success we hoped for in recent years.
August 11, 2012 |
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Had he chased the dreams that his late father had for him, Haruki Nakamura might be in London about now, slamming Olympic judo opponents to the mat. Nakamura is at Carolina Panthers training camp instead, securing his role as a special-teams standout and, just maybe, the starting safety. Although he grew up near Cleveland and has never visited Japan, Nakamura embraces his Japanese-American heritage and the teachings of a martial art once thought to be his destiny.
April 26, 2012 |
No. 9 Carolina Panthers: ILB Luke Kuechly, Boston College - - Kuechly (pronounced KEEK-lee) led the nation in tackles in each of the past two seasons, with a career-high 191 last year alone. He finished his Boston College career as the leading tackler in both school and Atlantic Coast Conference history (532 tackles). Comment: The Panthers lost Jon Beason and Thomas Davis for the season in Week 1 last season. Kuechly is phenomenal in pass coverage and never has to come off the field.
December 10, 2011 |
To Cam Newton, NFL history is a little like ancient history -- not terribly relevant to what he's doing in the league right now. Before setting the single-season mark for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback last Sunday with a total of 13, Newton was asked about Steve Grogan, the guy whose record he would break. "Who's that?" Newton asked. Apprised that Grogan was a New England quarterback in the 1970s and that he rushed for 12 touchdowns in 1976, Newton confessed to drawing a blank.