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Panthers’ Cam Newton on penalty: ‘I’ve got to be better than that’

Panthers’ Cam Newton on penalty: ‘I’ve got to be better than that’

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LANDOVER, Md. -- Cam Newton was not happy a helmet-to-helmet penalty wasn't called when a Washington Redskins defender hit him, but the Carolina Panthers quarterback said he regrets his reaction after the play, which drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Newton was scrambling on his way out of bounds in the first half of the Panthers' eventual 26-15 victory over the Redskins on Monday night, when he was hit by Washington's Trent Murphy. Newton shot up and tossed the ball at Murphy as the quarterback walked away to draw the penalty. "I've got to be better than that," Newton said. "That just can't happen on my part. I just have to let the referees do their job, and obviously, it was a questionable hit, but I can't throw the ball at a person. That's against the rules too." Panthers ...
EURO BITES: All hail Messi and Sevilla keep pace at the top

EURO BITES: All hail Messi and Sevilla keep pace at the top

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Magical Leo leaves the world purring There are few greater sights in football than watching Lionel Messi slalom through challenges, as if playing at another speed to the rest of the players, and edging ever close to goal. He, alongside his partner in crime Andres Iniesta, were at their very best for a few moments in the second half which made the decision to tune in and watch them certainly worth it. Truth be told it wasn’t anything we hadn’t seen already from the little magician, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t special – because it was. “We should keep enjoying it and make sure we appreciate Leo as something unique,” Luis Enrique said after the game. I don’t care whether you’re a diehard Real Madrid fan or support Espanyol, you can only admire the way Messi is when in full flow. He did

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