Car 0 0 0 7 7
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Date of game: 8/22/2014

Recap: New England vs. Carolina

Foxboro, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes to Shane Vereen as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers, 30-7, in preseason action.

Brady completed 17-of-21 passes for 204 yards while playing into the third quarter. He connected with Vereen for scores of 40 and six yards.

Second-round draft pick Jimmy Garoppolo, who is competing with Ryan Mallett for the backup quarterback job, hooked up with Taylor McCuller for an 11-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Stephen Gostkowski made three field goals, including a 60-yarder in the waning seconds of the first half.

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton remained in the game until the third quarter and finished 8-of-12 for 88 yards.

Joe Webb spoiled New England's shutout bid with a late TD pass.

Game Notes

Leinart, Crouch headline 2016 College HOF ballot

Former Heisman Trophy winners Matt Leinart, Eric Crouch and Rashaan Salaam are among 76 Football Bowl Subdivision players on the ballot for election into the 2016 class of the College Football Hall of Fame.

NASCAR News
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The regular season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has reached its midpoint, with 13 races completed and 13 to go before the championship Chase begins.

Blue Jays activate Navarro from DL

The Toronto Blue Jays activated catcher Dioner Navarro from the 15-day disabled list following a 2-0 loss to the Washington Nationals in the opener of Tuesday's doubleheader.

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