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Follow live: Seahawks in control vs. Panthers

Seattle opened the second half with a 75-yard touchdown from Tyler Lockett, increasing its lead over Carolina. Earl Thomas was forced to leave the game early with an injury.

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Cam's non-start due to dress code violation

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was held out of the opening series of Sunday night's game against the Seattle Seahawks, a decision made by coach Ron Rivera.

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Biggest NFL injuries of Week 13

Seahawks safety Earl Thomas was carted to the locker room with a left leg injury. Here are some other big names who got nicked up this week.

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Players recall how the biggest plays of Week 13 went down

Antonio Brown rewards Big Ben's trust; the Chiefs find creative ways to get in the end zone; Tom Brady hits a career milestone; the Bears and 49ers struggle with the forward pass. Listen to the stars describe the big moments.

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How will Arena utilize USMNT prospects?

How will the new man in charge of the U.S. men's team approach the batch of talented young players differently than his predecessor?

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis had an X-ray taken after the game in Oklahoma City, according to league sources. Davis denied the account, but the Pelicans forward received treatment and a black wrap on his right foot at his locker before speaking to the media. Davis, who finished with 37 points and 15 rebounds in 43 minutes, appeared to be walking without a hobble in the locker room.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Just before Seattle took a 30-7 lead on the first play of the second half NBC reported Cam Newton's discipline was for a dress code violation. This season has come to that.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs-Cowboys game for Week 15 has been flexed to Sunday night, NBC just announced. That means a rare national audience for the Bucs.

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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals-Steelers game has been flexed out of primetime in favor of Cowboys-Buccaneers

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

The Seahawks went into halftime with a 23-7 lead over the Panthers, but an injury to Earl Thomas will dampen their excitement. Thomas was carted off the field with a lower leg injury in the second quarter after a collision with Kam Chancellor. Running back Thomas Rawls, meanwhile, had a monster first half with 103 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. But he also exited the game after taking a hit to the head with 6:11 left in the second quarter and is undergoing concussion protocol.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys Dec. 18 meeting against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been flexed to Sunday night. As a result the Cowboys will play on primetime in four straight games. They played last Thursday night and will meet the New York Giants on Dec. 11 on Sunday night. They play the Detroit Lions on ESPN's "Monday Night Football," on Dec. 26.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The game began with NFL MVP Cam Newton being benched for the opening series and went downhill from there for the Panthers. Derek Anderson was intercepted on the first play and the Seahawks were up 10-0 before it was perfectly clear Newton was benched for disciplinary reasons. Outside of a 55-yard touchdown pass from Newton to Ted Ginn Jr. this was all Seattle. Carolina's 23-7 halftime deficit is three more what it was in the third quarter last season when the Panthers staged a second-half comeback here. Such a rally seems unlikely with this team.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks 106, Kings 98: New York nearly blew a 20-point third-quarter lead but hung on late thanks to a few big shots from Carmelo Anthony (20 points). Derrick Rose had another strong floor game (20 points on 16 shots). He and Brandon Jennings carried the Knicks for long stretches. The club is two games over .509 this late in the season for the first time since 2012-13.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Kings are playing Hack-a-Noah and it's worked. Joakim Noah has missed all four of his free throws, giving Sacramento a chance to eat into a 5-point lead. Fortunately for the Knicks and Noah, the Kings have come up empty on both trips, one of which ended with a Kristaps Porzingis block.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Tiger Woods made $107,000 today, his first on-course paycheck since he made $129,600 on August 23, 2015

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is questionable to return after suffering a lower leg injury with 10:40 left in the second quarter. Thomas collided with teammate Kam Chancellor on the play. He was carried off the field by members of the Seahawks' medical staff and later carted off.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook finishes with 28 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists (and 10 turnovers, but who's counting, except the scorekeeper, apparently) as the Thunder pick up their fifth straight win, 101-92, over the Pelicans. Not coincidentally, Westbrook has triple-doubled in five straight games.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

We're not even at halftime in this game and Thomas Rawls has already matched his second-best single-game fantasy point total (22, also 2015 Week 5).

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Teammates have been adamant that LB K.J. Wright deserves to make his first Pro Bowl this year. He had the forced fumble there, the Seahawks' second takeaway on four defensive possessions.

Westbrook notches fifth straight triple-double
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Russell Westbrook records his 10th assist against the Pelicans, giving him a fifth straight triple-double, the most in the NBA since Michael Jordan had seven in a row in 1989.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

According to NBC broadcast Cam Newton broke a minor team rule, resulting in being benched for the opening series.

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After missing a 3-pointer, Kristaps Porzingis gets another chance and this time drives the baseline to throw down the one-handed reverse slam.

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Rose's slick moves fake out Cousins
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Derrick Rose slides into the lane and then puts on a pump fake that gets DeMarcus Cousins in the air, allowing Rose to score the basket.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Good cut/vision from Thomas Rawls on the split-zone scheme for the Seahawks TD. Zone blocking to the front side with the F/H-Back coming across the formation to kick-out the edge defender. That created a natural cut-back lane for Rawls to push the ball up the field into the end zone. Seahawks lead 10-0 over the Panthers in the first quarter.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Thomas Rawls' touchdown marked the first time the Seahawks' offense has reached the end zone in its last 17 drives. Pete Carroll insisted after last week's loss to the Bucs that the offensive performance was a hiccup and not a trend. Early on, it looks like that could be the case.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook picks up his fifth straight triple-double, and 10th of the season: 21-13-10 with two minutes left in the third quarter. This is the longest triple-double streak of Westbrook's career and longest since MJ had seven straight in 1989.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

The Seahawks' defense has now gone 11 straight possessions without allowing a point. Kam Chancellor is playing at a high level. He had a pass breakup on the Panthers' last third down. In the previous three games, Chancellor had 24 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Am told it was a coach's decision for the Panthers not to start Cam Newton. No injury involved.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

NFL teams are supposed to note all intended changes to the starting lineup prior to the game. It's not clear why Carolina QB Cam Newton didn't start, or if the reason is something the Panthers planned or came up shortly before kickoff. An official explanation should be forthcoming.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"It's an exciting time. It's an exciting time in Oakland...we've come a long way so we're enjoying it. But we have yet to do anything." - Derek Carr