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Last Update on September 29, 2014 07:40 GMT
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Steve Smith punished his former team with seven catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns, and the Baltimore Ravens beat the Carolina Panthers 38-10 on Sunday.
Smith spent 13 seasons with Carolina before he was released in a cost-cutting move during the offseason. The 35-year-old receiver showed the Panthers he can still make the big play, scoring twice in the second quarter to help put Baltimore (3-1) in front 21-7 at halftime.
The first touchdown came when Smith grabbed a pass that deflected off the right hand of teammate Owen Daniels. He caught the ball in stride and took it into the end zone to complete a 61-yard play.
Smith also scored from 21 yards out with a diving reception.
Joe Flacco went 22 of 31 for 327 yards and three touchdowns, the other a 24-yarder to Torrey Smith.
Carolina (2-2) has lost two straight, both in lopsided fashion against AFC North foes.
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Jeff Gordon has won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and is part of a 12-driver field that advanced to the next round.
Gordon was in control in the closing laps Sunday at Dover International Speedway and joined Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano as the three drivers who were guaranteed a berth in the next Chase round with victories.
Kurt Busch, AJ Allmendinger, Greg Biffle and Aric Almirola were eliminated from championship contention. Four more drivers will be eliminated in the next three-race segment that starts next week at Kansas Speedway.
Kasey Kahne was the last driver to make the Chase cut. Kevin Harvick also advanced along with Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards and Ryan Newman.
BIG BREAK-MYRTLE BEACH
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- When PGA Tour winner Tommy Gainey learned that Golf Channel's "Big Break" series was being filmed along the Grand Strand this year, he wondered why it took so long.
The series will debut next month set against the seaside resort known for its golf courses. The group competed over three courses at Barefoot Resort, one each designed by Pete Dye, Tom Fazio and Davis Love III. An episode also was filmed at Pawley's Plantation.
Gainey competed twice on the series, winning his second appearance in 2007. The showing went a long way to proving Gainey could play pro golf and he eventually won the PGA Tour's McGladrey Classic in 2012.
Gainey is among 40 past series' members competing in a four-round tournament, Big Break Invitational Reynolds Planation, starting Tuesday.