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Cam Newton Celebrates Panthers Return with 2 TDs

He’s back. Cam Newton made his triumphant return to the Panthers late last week, but limited opportunity for preparation didn’t hold back the former MVP. Newton was brought into Sunday’s game against the injury-depleted Cardinals for goalline situations, and ran for a touchdown and threw for one more as Carolina blew out Arizona 34-10. 

Premier League, Panini Broker Extension

Trading card and collectibles giant Panini will continue its partnership with the Premier League, the two parties announced on Monday. The multi-year deal will extend the relationship that began in 2019. Panini will maintain the exclusive sticker and trading card license for the league.

Paige Bueckers Drops 34 as No. 2 UConn Tops Arkansas

Number two ranked UConn made their season debut at home on Sunday against Arkansas. Paige Bueckers looked like she was in midseason form, scoring n a career-high 34 points as the Huskies held off a scrappy Razorbacks team 95-80. 

Lewis Hamilton Races to Victory in Brazil

The F1 season standings got a little closer on Sunday as Lewis Hamilton took home his sixth win of the season at the Brazil Grand Prix, pulling within 14 points of rival Max Verstappen who finished second on the day. The Mercedes driver won the race despite having the 10th position on the grid to begin and cited the event as “one of the best weekends” of his career.

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Chicago Red Stars and Washington Spirit Bound for NWSL Finals

It was a packed day of NWSL semifinals action on Sunday. The Chicago Red Stars beat the Portland Thorns 2-0 and the Washington Spirit came back to defeat the OL Reign 2-1. The two teams will square off in the final next Saturday in Louisville.

Harden and Durant Win Big in OKC Return

A hum of boos did not derail Kevin Durant and James Harden as the two returned to Oklahoma City together for the first time since they were teammates there. KD put up 33 points en route to Brooklyn’s 120-96 win. Patty Mills also had a big day with 29 points, including a career-high nine three-pointers. 

Alabama Reclaims No. 2 Spot in AP Poll

Georgia was a unanimous pick for the No. 1 position, but the Crimson Tide leaped to No. 2, following a convincing 59-3 win over New Mexico State on Saturday. Unbeaten Cincinnati dropped to No. 3 despite their Friday night win over South Florida. Oregon and Ohio State round out the top five. 

Man in the Arena: Tom Brady Premieres Tomorrow on ESPN+

The countdown is on to the premiere of the docuseries “Man in the Arena: Tom Brady” which is set to debut on Tuesday on ESPN+. The show follows the illustrious career of the seven-time Super Bowl champ, featuring key commentary from a wide range of important figures in his life from his wife, Gisele Bündchen, to former favorite targets, Julian Edelman and Randy Moss. It is directed by Gotham Chopra, who also was the man behind the 2015 documentary “Kobe Bryant’s Muse.”

Drone Racing League Moves to Mobile with First Game Release

The Drone Racing League launched its first mobile game, Drone Racing Arcade, the organization announced Monday. As with the real thing, players will compete against the clock, racing DRL drones through neon-lit courses filled with obstacles and gates. There will be additions of coins and boosts to score the most points. The game is available for free download on iOS and Android devices. 

Connor McDavid Reaches 600 Points in Oilers’ Win Over the Blues

Edmonton sealed their 11th win of the season, as Kailer Yamamoto scored the game-winner with 28 seconds left on the clock. However, a major story of the night came on the stick of Connor McDavid who notched a goal and an assist to reach 600 points on his career in just his 421st game, making him the sixth-fastest player in NHL history to achieve the milestone.

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