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With Ron Rivera gone, Panthers must focus on Cam Newton’s future

[ad_1] CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper set the stage two weeks ago for Tuesday's firing of coach Ron Rivera when he said long-range mediocrity would not be tolerated.Despite Rivera being a two-time NFL Coach of the Year and taking the Panthers to the Super Bowl in 2015, his overall track record in nine seasons was mediocre.He had three winning seasons.1 RelatedHe never had consecutive winning seasons.He was
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Deep dive into the world of underwater hockey

[ad_1] SINGAPORE -- Underwater hockey? It's a sport that prompts many questions when players try to explain it to those who have never seen the game. Fans are familiar with the ice and field versions, but now imagine it under 13 feet of water. The Singapore national team offered ESPN an under-the-waves look at this unique sport, which debuted at the Southeast Asian Games this week in the Philippines.How is
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Blue Jackets fall to Coyotes, 4-2

[ad_1] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Darcy Kuemper stopped 33 shots and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Tuesday night. Arizona got another fine performance from Kuemper and goals from Clayton Keller, Christian Fischer and Lawson Crouse to snap a two-game losing streak and moved within a point of first-place Edmonton in the Pacific Division. Carl Soderberg had an empty-net goal and assisted on two of the
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Panthers owner David Tepper on Ron Rivera firing — ‘I thought it was time’

[ad_1] CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper began to contemplate firing coach Ron Rivera a few weeks ago, after a home loss to a two-win Atlanta team followed by a meeting with reporters in which he said long-term mediocrity wouldn't be tolerated.On Tuesday, two days after a 29-21 home loss to a two-win Washington team extended Carolina's losing streak to four, he pulled the trigger."There is a point
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How coach Ed Orgeron’s redemption led to LSU football’s transformation

[ad_1] BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU coach Ed Orgeron has had the better part of two days to watch the game tape over and over again, to play back all the missed tackles and botched assignments against Ole Miss.Coming off a momentous victory against Alabama, his defense looked hung over as it went on the road to Oxford. Defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence called what happened there an "embarrassing effort," giving
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Minnesota Wild 4, Florida Panthers 2

[ad_1] SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Carson Soucy scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Luke Kunin, Mats Zuccarello and Jason Zucker also scored as the Wild won their fourth straight game and earned a point for the 10th straight game (7-0-3). Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 44 shots in his second NHL start. Aleksander
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New York Jets put C.J. Mosley on IR; linebacker to have surgery

[ad_1] New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley, who signed a record-setting free-agent contract last offseason, is done for the season after playing in only two games.Mosley, who suffered a severe groin injury in Week 1, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. He will have surgery to repair what he described as a groin/abdominal issue."It gives us a chance to get him back in the spring and get him going in
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Panthers owner David Tepper on Ron Rivera firing — ‘I thought it was time’

[ad_1] CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper began to contemplate firing coach Ron Rivera a few weeks ago after a home loss to a two-win Atlanta team followed by a meeting with reporters in which he said long-term mediocrity wouldn't be tolerated.On Tuesday, two days after a 29-21 home loss to a two-win Washington team extended Carolina's losing streak to four, he pulled the trigger."There is a point
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Source — Arizona Cardinals’ Josh Shaw appeals suspension for gambling

[ad_1] Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw has appealed his suspension for violating the NFL gambling policy, a source familiar with the matter told ESPN on Tuesday.Pending the appeal, Shaw is suspended through the 2020 season after the NFL found he had bet on league games on multiple occasions this fall.The appeal had to be filed by 5 p.m. ET Tuesday. If his appeal is denied, Shaw may petition for
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Family, finances at forefront as Tua Tagovailoa ponders NFL draft

[ad_1] Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who is recovering from hip surgery, said that whether he'll enter the upcoming NFL draft will be a "business decision" that he plans to make with the help of his family.The junior has not made use of a redshirt season and has a year of eligibility remaining, should he decide to return to school."You think of risk-reward on coming back. You think of