In the NFL, Cam Newton threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Ted Ginn Jr. with 59 seconds left and the Carolina Panthers held off the New England Patriots 24-20 last night for their sixth straight victory when officials picked up a penalty flag on the final play. Stephen Gostkowski's 26-yard field goal put the Patriots up 20-17 before Newton drove Carolina 83 yards on 13 plays for the go-ahead touchdown.
Elsewhere, the Miami Dolphins have requested a delay for suspended guard Richie Incognito’s non-football injury grievance against the team while the franchise cooperates with an independent investigation of the alleged violations that led to his suspension.
In the NBA, the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-98. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and Wesley Matthews added 24.
Chicago knocked off Charlotte 86-81. Oklahoma City won against Denver 115-113. Kevin Durant finished with a game-high 38 points. Dallas beat Philadelphia 97-94. Golden State defeated Utah 98-87 and the Clippers fell to Memphis 106-102.
Checking news on the ice, the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins both won to move closer to the NHL's Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning. Boston knocked off Carolina 4-1 while the Penguins topped Anaheim 3-1.
Meanwhile, Calgary edged Winnipeg 5-4 in a shootout.
In college basketball, No. 9 Syracuse defeated St. Francis 56-50. No. 1 Michigan St. passed Portland 82-67. No. 6 Duke won against UNC Asheville 91-55. No. 16 Florida bested Southern U. 67-53 and No. 22 UCLA topped Sacramento St. 86-50.
In other sports news, Miami Heat superstar LeBron James confirmed Monday he's in discussions with soccer icon David Beckham to potentially bring a MLS team back to South Florida.
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