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  • Inside story of how stunning firing of Panthers GM Dave Gettleman unfolded

    Inside story of how stunning firing of Panthers GM Dave Gettleman unfolded

    Saturday, July 22 2017 11:51 AM EDT2017-07-22 15:51:11 GMT
    Carolina Panthers team owner Jerry Richardson, left, shown driving general manager Dave Gettleman in a golf cart at a 2015 practice, once saw eye-to-eye with Gettleman on many major decisions. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)Carolina Panthers team owner Jerry Richardson, left, shown driving general manager Dave Gettleman in a golf cart at a 2015 practice, once saw eye-to-eye with Gettleman on many major decisions. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)

    When Dave Gettleman returned to Bank of America Stadium on Monday following his annual summer vacation to Cape Cod, he had a lot on his mind.

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    When Dave Gettleman returned to Bank of America Stadium on Monday following his annual summer vacation to Cape Cod, he had a lot on his mind.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Railraiders Walk Off With Home Win Against Knights Friday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Railraiders Walk Off With Home Win Against Knights Friday

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:58:58 GMT
    RailRiders Walk Off with 2-1 Win Friday Charlotte RHP Reynaldo Lopez Tosses Six Strong Innings (MOOSIC, PA) -- RHP Reynaldo Lopez struck out six batters over six sharp innings, but the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders walked-off with a 2-1 win over the Charlotte Knights on Friday from PNC Field in Moosic, PA in game two of the four-game series. Lopez allowed just one run on two hits over six strong innings on Friday, but did not factor in the decision. The 23-year-old right-hander ...More >>
    RailRiders Walk Off with 2-1 Win Friday Charlotte RHP Reynaldo Lopez Tosses Six Strong Innings (MOOSIC, PA) -- RHP Reynaldo Lopez struck out six batters over six sharp innings, but the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders walked-off with a 2-1 win over the Charlotte Knights on Friday from PNC Field in Moosic, PA in game two of the four-game series. Lopez allowed just one run on two hits over six strong innings on Friday, but did not factor in the decision. The 23-year-old right-hander ...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose 13-2 Thursday in Rochester

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose 13-2 Thursday in Rochester

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:11 PM EDT2017-07-21 21:11:19 GMT
    Knights Fall to RailRiders 13-2 Thursday Outfielder Jacob May Records Two Hits for Charlotte (ROCHESTER, NY) -- The Charlotte Knights opened a four-game series against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Thursday with a 13-2 loss from PNC Field in Moosic, PA. Outfielder Jacob May had two of Charlotte’s six hits. Rymer Liriano recorded his third triple of the year. RHP Lucas Giolito (3-9, 5.38) started for the Knights and was charged with the loss. He allowed five runs on ...More >>
    Knights Fall to RailRiders 13-2 Thursday Outfielder Jacob May Records Two Hits for Charlotte (ROCHESTER, NY) -- The Charlotte Knights opened a four-game series against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Thursday with a 13-2 loss from PNC Field in Moosic, PA. Outfielder Jacob May had two of Charlotte’s six hits. Rymer Liriano recorded his third triple of the year. RHP Lucas Giolito (3-9, 5.38) started for the Knights and was charged with the loss. He allowed five runs on ...More >>
  • Carolina Panthers release offensive tackle Michael Oher

    Carolina Panthers release offensive tackle Michael Oher

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:40 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:40:39 GMT
    Carolina Panthers' Michael Oher (73) stretches before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. The Vikings won 22-10. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)Carolina Panthers' Michael Oher (73) stretches before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. The Vikings won 22-10. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    The announcement came just two days after Oher voiced his opinion on the firing of general manager Dave Gettleman.

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    The announcement came just two days after Oher voiced his opinion on the firing of general manager Dave Gettleman.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Moncada and Goldberg Recalled to Chicago

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Moncada and Goldberg Recalled to Chicago

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:01:07 GMT
    Yoan Moncada & Brad Goldberg Recalled to Chicago Infielder Jake Peter Promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham (ROCHESTER, NY) -- Charlotte Knights second baseman Yoan Moncada and right-handed pitcher Brad Goldberg have both been officially recalled by the Chicago White Sox today. Additionally, infielder Jake Peter has been promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham today. Charlotte’s roster now features 24 active players. Ranked as the number one prospect in Ma...More >>
    Yoan Moncada & Brad Goldberg Recalled to Chicago Infielder Jake Peter Promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham (ROCHESTER, NY) -- Charlotte Knights second baseman Yoan Moncada and right-handed pitcher Brad Goldberg have both been officially recalled by the Chicago White Sox today. Additionally, infielder Jake Peter has been promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham today. Charlotte’s roster now features 24 active players. Ranked as the number one prospect in Ma...More >>
  • Panthers hire former GM Marty Hurney in interim role

    Panthers hire former GM Marty Hurney in interim role

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-07-19 17:06:22 GMT
    (Source: Panthers.com)(Source: Panthers.com)

    Following the shocking firing of Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman on Monday, the team has hired longtime former GM Marty Hurney to fill Gettleman’s place in an interim role through 2017.

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    Following the shocking firing of Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman on Monday, the team has hired longtime former GM Marty Hurney to fill Gettleman’s place in an interim role through 2017.

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  • MLS commissioner feels encouraged during Charlotte visit

    MLS commissioner feels encouraged during Charlotte visit

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 10:28 PM EDT2017-07-19 02:28:44 GMT
    Marcus Smith of Speedway Sports (Devin Futrelle | WBTV)Marcus Smith of Speedway Sports (Devin Futrelle | WBTV)

    First Ward Park was full of fans and entertainment to impress league officials who came to town for a site visit on Tuesday.

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    First Ward Park was full of fans and entertainment to impress league officials who came to town for a site visit on Tuesday. ?

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  • CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Niners Release 2017-18 Men's Basketball Schedule

    CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Niners Release 2017-18 Men's Basketball Schedule

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-07-18 21:23:00 GMT
    Charlotte 49ers Announce 2017-18 Men’s Basketball Schedule Charlotte, NC -- Charlotte 49ers head men’s basketball coach Mark Price announced the 49ers 2017-18 schedule which features 15 home games in Halton Arena. “We are excited about our 2017-18 schedule,” Price said. “It is a challenging schedule with a good mix of tough road games and exciting home games in Halton Arena.” The schedule is highlighted with seven games against teams ...More >>
    Charlotte 49ers Announce 2017-18 Men’s Basketball Schedule Charlotte, NC -- Charlotte 49ers head men’s basketball coach Mark Price announced the 49ers 2017-18 schedule which features 15 home games in Halton Arena. “We are excited about our 2017-18 schedule,” Price said. “It is a challenging schedule with a good mix of tough road games and exciting home games in Halton Arena.” The schedule is highlighted with seven games against teams ...More >>
  • Panthers who played role in Dave Gettleman’s ouster due some karma, Michael Oher says

    Panthers who played role in Dave Gettleman’s ouster due some karma, Michael Oher says

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-07-18 20:11:44 GMT
    Carolina Panthers left tackle Michael Oher responded Tuesday to the firing of general manager Dave Gettleman. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)Carolina Panthers left tackle Michael Oher responded Tuesday to the firing of general manager Dave Gettleman. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)

    Many former players that had been let go by Gettleman, including receiver Steve Smith and corner Josh Norman, publicly rejoiced on Twitter at the news of Gettleman’s firing.

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    Many former players that had been let go by Gettleman, including receiver Steve Smith and corner Josh Norman, publicly rejoiced on Twitter at the news of Gettleman’s firing.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall Short at Rochester Tuesday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall Short at Rochester Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 3:34 PM EDT2017-07-18 19:34:55 GMT
    Knights Fall Short on Tuesday to ‘Wings 3-1 Outfielder Rymer Liriano Finishes a Triple Short of the Cycle (ROCHESTER, NY) -- The Charlotte Knights brought the tying run to the plate in the top of the ninth inning, but fell just short in Tuesday’s 11:05 a.m. game from Rochester, NY by a score of 3-1. With two outs in the top of the ninth and Rymer Liriano on first base, outfielder Tyler Ladendorf flied out to end the game. Liriano led the way offensively for the Knights ...More >>
    Knights Fall Short on Tuesday to ‘Wings 3-1 Outfielder Rymer Liriano Finishes a Triple Short of the Cycle (ROCHESTER, NY) -- The Charlotte Knights brought the tying run to the plate in the top of the ninth inning, but fell just short in Tuesday’s 11:05 a.m. game from Rochester, NY by a score of 3-1. With two outs in the top of the ninth and Rymer Liriano on first base, outfielder Tyler Ladendorf flied out to end the game. Liriano led the way offensively for the Knights ...More >>
  • Ohio State fan in coma responds ‘No’ when doctors ask if he likes Michigan

    Ohio State fan in coma responds ‘No’ when doctors ask if he likes Michigan

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-07-18 19:25:39 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Therapists have been helping him stand on a treadmill and have been using electric stimulation to move messages from his brain to other parts of his body.

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    Therapists have been helping him stand on a treadmill and have been using electric stimulation to move messages from his brain to other parts of his body.

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  • Pro soccer’s leaders visit Charlotte Tuesday, but city cancels its meeting

    Pro soccer’s leaders visit Charlotte Tuesday, but city cancels its meeting

    Monday, July 17 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-07-18 02:35:10 GMT
    Conceptual rendering of Charlotte’s Major League Soccer stadium. MLS officials to visit the city on Tuesday. (Courtesy of MLS4CLT via The Charlotte Observer)Conceptual rendering of Charlotte’s Major League Soccer stadium. MLS officials to visit the city on Tuesday. (Courtesy of MLS4CLT via The Charlotte Observer)

    The city’s corporate communications office said City Manager Marcus Jones will not meet with MLS, nor will any elected officials or city staff. The city did not say why the meeting had been canceled.

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    The city’s corporate communications office said City Manager Marcus Jones will not meet with MLS, nor will any elected officials or city staff. The city did not say why the meeting had been canceled.

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  • BLOG: What is going on with the Carolina Panthers?

    BLOG: What is going on with the Carolina Panthers?

    Monday, July 17 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-07-17 22:09:17 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    After the firing of Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman today, fans have to wonder what is going on with the team?  I know I am. 

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    After the firing of Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman today, fans have to wonder what is going on with the team?  I know I am. 

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Aaron Bummer Promoted to Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Aaron Bummer Promoted to Charlotte

    Monday, July 17 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-07-17 20:19:58 GMT
    Aaron Bummer Promoted to Charlotte Today Left-Handed Pitcher Entered Season Ranked as 21st Prospect in System (ROCHESTER, NY) -- LHP Aaron Bummer, who has compiled a 3.00 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 33.0 innings pitched with the Double-A Birmingham Barons in 17 games this season, was promoted to the Charlotte Knights today. Bummer will take the roster spot of outfielder Jason Bourgeois, who was placed on the team’s disabled list (retroactive to July 15th). Charlotte’s rost...More >>
    Aaron Bummer Promoted to Charlotte Today Left-Handed Pitcher Entered Season Ranked as 21st Prospect in System (ROCHESTER, NY) -- LHP Aaron Bummer, who has compiled a 3.00 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 33.0 innings pitched with the Double-A Birmingham Barons in 17 games this season, was promoted to the Charlotte Knights today. Bummer will take the roster spot of outfielder Jason Bourgeois, who was placed on the team’s disabled list (retroactive to July 15th). Charlotte’s rost...More >>
  • Carolina Panthers fire general manager Dave Gettleman

    Carolina Panthers fire general manager Dave Gettleman

    Monday, July 17 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-07-17 18:40:02 GMT
    (Davie Hinshaw | Charlotte Observer)(Davie Hinshaw | Charlotte Observer)

    Gettleman had been general manager of the Panthers since 2013.

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    Gettleman had been general manager of the Panthers since 2013.

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  • Florida State, Lamar Jackson earn ACC preseason honors

    Florida State, Lamar Jackson earn ACC preseason honors

    Monday, July 17 2017 12:23 PM EDT2017-07-17 16:23:48 GMT

    Florida State is the preseason pick to win the Atlantic Coast Conference and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson of Louisville is the preseason player of the year.

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    Florida State is the preseason pick to win the Atlantic Coast Conference and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson of Louisville is the preseason player of the year.

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  • Hamlin ends Joe Gibbs Racing winless skid at New Hampshire

    Hamlin ends Joe Gibbs Racing winless skid at New Hampshire

    Monday, July 17 2017 11:45 AM EDT2017-07-17 15:45:20 GMT

    Denny Hamlin held off Kyle Larson over the final laps to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and send Joe Gibbs racing to victory lane for the first time this season.

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    Denny Hamlin held off Kyle Larson over the final laps to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and send Joe Gibbs racing to victory lane for the first time this season.

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  • Football tournament goes on despite hot temps

    Football tournament goes on despite hot temps

    Friday, July 14 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-07-14 20:47:31 GMT
    (Ben Williamson | WBTV)(Ben Williamson | WBTV)

    The tournament lasts two days with the championship held on Saturday. The tournament offers elite teams the chance to play other elite talent that they would not be able to normally.

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    The tournament lasts two days with the championship held on Saturday. The tournament offers elite teams the chance to play other elite talent that they would not be able to normally.

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  • Charlotte may be short on cash, but will table MLS

    Charlotte may be short on cash, but will table MLS

    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-07-14 00:21:43 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    The first meeting comes on July 20. If soccer gets the green light from the city's economic development committee, a public hearing will follow, which could lead to a vote by September.

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    The first meeting comes on July 20. If soccer gets the green light from the city's economic development committee, a public hearing will follow, which could lead to a vote by September.

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  • Someone wants Charlotte taxpayers out of talks with Major League Soccer execs. But who?

    Someone wants Charlotte taxpayers out of talks with Major League Soccer execs. But who?

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-07-13 01:11:45 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    MLS officials are scheduled to meet with elected officials next week in Charlotte as the city and county consider a contentious plan to use public funds to finance a $175 million MLS stadium.

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    MLS officials are scheduled to meet with elected officials next week in Charlotte as the city and county consider a contentious plan to use public funds to finance a $175 million MLS stadium.

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  • BLOG: Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. proved he is ready for the Cup Series

    BLOG: Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. proved he is ready for the Cup Series

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 6:31 PM EDT2017-07-12 22:31:11 GMT
    (Source: AP Photo/Matt Slocum)(Source: AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    It was just 4 races, but I believe Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. proved he is ready to get behind the wheel of a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car full time in 2018. 

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    It was just 4 races, but I believe Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. proved he is ready to get behind the wheel of a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car full time in 2018. 

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  • Nation's top football players play in Top Gun football camp in Rock Hill

    Nation's top football players play in Top Gun football camp in Rock Hill

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-07-12 22:00:18 GMT
    (Kristi O'Connor | WBTV)(Kristi O'Connor | WBTV)

    For the next three days, about 600 of some of the country’s best middle school players will be working with NFL coaches. Last week, about 800 high school players participated in the prestigious camp. 

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    For the next three days, about 600 of some of the country’s best middle school players will be working with NFL coaches. Last week, about 800 high school players participated in the prestigious camp. ?

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  • Aric Almirola to Return to No. 43 Smithfield Ford at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

    Aric Almirola to Return to No. 43 Smithfield Ford at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-07-12 16:28:23 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Cleared by Doctors and NASCAR Following a Multi-Step Process

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    Cleared by Doctors and NASCAR Following a Multi-Step Process

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  • One uptown organization not focused on MLB expansion In Charlotte

    One uptown organization not focused on MLB expansion In Charlotte

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-07-11 22:18:25 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Success at BB&T Ballpark fuels the case of MLB coming to the Queen City.?

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    Success at BB&T Ballpark fuels the case of MLB coming to the Queen City.

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  • Joe Gibbs Racing to replace Matt Kenseth with Erik Jones

    Joe Gibbs Racing to replace Matt Kenseth with Erik Jones

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-07-11 20:59:53 GMT

    Matt Kenseth is out at Joe Gibbs Racing, which will replace the oldest fulltime driver in NASCAR's top series with rising star Erik Jones next season.

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    Matt Kenseth is out at Joe Gibbs Racing, which will replace the oldest fulltime driver in NASCAR's top series with rising star Erik Jones next season.

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  • BLOG: NBA Summer League has been great for local stars

    BLOG: NBA Summer League has been great for local stars

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-07-11 19:51:57 GMT

    If you have not had the chance to watch any of the NBA Summer League, you have missed some great performances from some of our local stars. 

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    If you have not had the chance to watch any of the NBA Summer League, you have missed some great performances from some of our local stars. 

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  • Checkers' 2017-18 schedule released

    Checkers' 2017-18 schedule released

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-07-11 19:11:41 GMT

    Team will play 24 prime weekend home dates beginning Oct. 13

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    Team will play 24 prime weekend home dates beginning Oct. 13

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  • Carolina Panthers will charge for Fan Fest tickets for the first time

    Carolina Panthers will charge for Fan Fest tickets for the first time

    Monday, July 10 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-07-10 23:11:38 GMT
    Fans gather outside waiting to enter Bank of America Stadium for Fan Fest Aug. 5, 2016. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)Fans gather outside waiting to enter Bank of America Stadium for Fan Fest Aug. 5, 2016. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)

    The Panthers say they are charging $5 per ticket because of “an increased demand and precautions for fan safety.

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    The Panthers say they are charging $5 per ticket because of “an increased demand and precautions for fan safety.

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  • ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Has 18 Selected to 2017 Bednarik Watch List

    ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Has 18 Selected to 2017 Bednarik Watch List

    Monday, July 10 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-07-10 23:11:26 GMT
    The ACC Has 18 Selected to 2017 Bednarik Watch List Bednarik Watch List Total is the Most of Any Conference League Also Has 11 Tabbed for the Maxwell Award List Greensboro, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference had 18 players selected to the 2017 Preseason Bednarik Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday. That is the highest total of any conference. The Bednarik Award is given annually to the nation’s top defensive player. The AC...More >>
    The ACC Has 18 Selected to 2017 Bednarik Watch List Bednarik Watch List Total is the Most of Any Conference League Also Has 11 Tabbed for the Maxwell Award List Greensboro, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference had 18 players selected to the 2017 Preseason Bednarik Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday. That is the highest total of any conference. The Bednarik Award is given annually to the nation’s top defensive player. The AC...More >>
  • Knights Fall to Bats 5-4 Sunday

    Knights Fall to Bats 5-4 Sunday

    Sunday, July 9 2017 9:13 PM EDT2017-07-10 01:13:20 GMT

    Charlotte Wins Two of Three Games in Series Against Louisville

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    Charlotte Wins Two of Three Games in Series Against Louisville

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  • Here’s a look at Panthers QB Cam Newton’s cringeworthy moment on Sunday game show

    Here’s a look at Panthers QB Cam Newton’s cringeworthy moment on Sunday game show

    Sunday, July 9 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-07-09 15:07:34 GMT
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton poses for a photo with retired New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan at the Cam Newton Foundation’s “Kids Rock!” gala in June. (Source: Alex Kormann | The Charlotte Observer)Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton poses for a photo with retired New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan at the Cam Newton Foundation’s “Kids Rock!” gala in June. (Source: Alex Kormann | The Charlotte Observer)

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will appear on iconic ABC game show “The $100,000 Pyramid” on Sunday at 10 p.m.

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    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will appear on iconic ABC game show “The $100,000 Pyramid” on Sunday at 10 p.m.

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  • Truex makes it look easy in dominant Kentucky Speedway win

    Truex makes it look easy in dominant Kentucky Speedway win

    Saturday, July 8 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-07-09 03:44:15 GMT

    Martin Truex Jr. was dominant throughout and had enough left on a final restart to win the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.

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    Martin Truex Jr. was dominant throughout and had enough left on a final restart to win the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.

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  • Matt Kenseth likely done at Joe Gibbs Racing at end of year

    Matt Kenseth likely done at Joe Gibbs Racing at end of year

    Saturday, July 8 2017 9:12 PM EDT2017-07-09 01:12:52 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Matt Kenseth wants to race next year but says he has no job lined up and likely has no future at Joe Gibbs Racing.

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    Matt Kenseth wants to race next year but says he has no job lined up and likely has no future at Joe Gibbs Racing.

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  • Carolina Panthers pay tribute to "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" with hidden lyrics on Twitter

    Carolina Panthers pay tribute to "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" with hidden lyrics on Twitter

    Saturday, July 8 2017 1:04 PM EDT2017-07-08 17:04:09 GMT

    The Carolina Panthers paid homage to the "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"  this week by lacing the intro of the sitcom's theme song in 40 tweets over the last three days.

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    The Carolina Panthers paid homage to the "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"  this week by lacing the intro of the sitcom's theme song in 40 tweets over the last three days.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Score 9 Runs in the 8th Inning to Beat Bulls Thursday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Score 9 Runs in the 8th Inning to Beat Bulls Thursday

    Thursday, July 6 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-07-07 03:39:12 GMT
    Knights Charge Past the Bulls 11-7 Thursday Tyler Saladino Launches Three-Run Homer in Nine-Run Eighth (DURHAM, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights used a nine-run eighth inning to beat the Durham Bulls by a score of 11-7 on Thursday in the finale of their three-game series from Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. The Bulls battled back in the ninth inning and brought the tying run to the on-deck circle, but the Knights held on for a thrilling come-from-behind victory on Thursday. D...More >>
    Knights Charge Past the Bulls 11-7 Thursday Tyler Saladino Launches Three-Run Homer in Nine-Run Eighth (DURHAM, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights used a nine-run eighth inning to beat the Durham Bulls by a score of 11-7 on Thursday in the finale of their three-game series from Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. The Bulls battled back in the ninth inning and brought the tying run to the on-deck circle, but the Knights held on for a thrilling come-from-behind victory on Thursday. D...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Miguel Gonzales to Begin Rehab With Knights

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Miguel Gonzales to Begin Rehab With Knights

    Thursday, July 6 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-07-06 20:22:39 GMT
    Miguel Gonzalez to Begin Rehab With Charlotte Tonight White Sox Right-Hander Set to Start for Knights Tonight in Durham (DURHAM, NC) – Chicago White Sox right-handed pitcher Miguel Gonzalez, who is currently on the club’s 10-day disabled list with A/C joint inflammation in his right shoulder, will begin a rehab assignment with the Charlotte Knights tonight in Durham, NC. Gonzalez, 33, will get the start for the Knights against the Durham Bulls from the Durham Bulls Athle...More >>
    Miguel Gonzalez to Begin Rehab With Charlotte Tonight White Sox Right-Hander Set to Start for Knights Tonight in Durham (DURHAM, NC) – Chicago White Sox right-handed pitcher Miguel Gonzalez, who is currently on the club’s 10-day disabled list with A/C joint inflammation in his right shoulder, will begin a rehab assignment with the Charlotte Knights tonight in Durham, NC. Gonzalez, 33, will get the start for the Knights against the Durham Bulls from the Durham Bulls Athle...More >>
  • Knights Fall to Bulls 8-4 Wednesday

    Knights Fall to Bulls 8-4 Wednesday

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-07-06 03:46:59 GMT

    Rymer Liriano launched two home runs for the second time in a game this season, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 8-4 on Wednesday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC.

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    Rymer Liriano launched two home runs for the second time in a game this season, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 8-4 on Wednesday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC.

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  • Mavs sign 1st-round pick Dennis Smith Jr. to rookie deal

    Mavs sign 1st-round pick Dennis Smith Jr. to rookie deal

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 11:20 PM EDT2017-07-06 03:20:17 GMT

    The Dallas Mavericks have signed first-round pick Dennis Smith Jr. to his rookie contract.

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    The Dallas Mavericks have signed first-round pick Dennis Smith Jr. to his rookie contract.

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  • Jack Gibbs Joins Minnesota Timberwolves’ Summer League Squad

    Jack Gibbs Joins Minnesota Timberwolves’ Summer League Squad

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-07-05 21:31:58 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Former Davidson men's basketball standout Jack Gibbs '17 will play for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League (July 7-17), as announced by the organization Wednesday.   

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    Former Davidson men's basketball standout Jack Gibbs '17 will play for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League (July 7-17), as announced by the organization Wednesday.   

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  • Hayes to Compete in 2017 Triple-A Home Run Derby

    Hayes to Compete in 2017 Triple-A Home Run Derby

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-07-05 21:29:06 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Charlotte Slugger to Represent The Knights in Tacoma 

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    Charlotte Slugger to Represent The Knights in Tacoma 

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  • Knights Drop Tuesday’s Opener 1-0 to Bulls

    Knights Drop Tuesday’s Opener 1-0 to Bulls

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-07-05 03:53:59 GMT

    RHP Reynaldo Lopez Tossed Six Strong Innings for Charlotte

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    RHP Reynaldo Lopez Tossed Six Strong Innings for Charlotte

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall 4-2 To G-Braves in Rain Shortened Game Monday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall 4-2 To G-Braves in Rain Shortened Game Monday

    Monday, July 3 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-07-04 03:15:38 GMT
    Knights Fall to G-Braves 4-2 Monday Yoan Moncada Launched His 11th Home Run of the Season (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Yoan Moncada launched his 11th home run of the season, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the finale of their four-game series by a score of 4-2 on Monday in a rain-shortened game from BB&T Ballpark. A total of 10,743 fans -- the second largest crowd in BB&T Ballpark history -- were on-hand for the game. With the Knights trailing the G-Braves by a score of 4-2 ...More >>
    Knights Fall to G-Braves 4-2 Monday Yoan Moncada Launched His 11th Home Run of the Season (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Yoan Moncada launched his 11th home run of the season, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the finale of their four-game series by a score of 4-2 on Monday in a rain-shortened game from BB&T Ballpark. A total of 10,743 fans -- the second largest crowd in BB&T Ballpark history -- were on-hand for the game. With the Knights trailing the G-Braves by a score of 4-2 ...More >>
  • Hornets sign top pick Malik Monk; guard has ankle injury

    Hornets sign top pick Malik Monk; guard has ankle injury

    Monday, July 3 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-07-04 01:48:35 GMT

    The Charlotte Hornets have signed first-round draft pick Malik Monk, the 11th choice in the NBA draft.

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    The Charlotte Hornets have signed first-round draft pick Malik Monk, the 11th choice in the NBA draft.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Hayes Selected to IL All Star Squad

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Hayes Selected to IL All Star Squad

    Monday, July 3 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-07-03 20:43:09 GMT
    Danny Hayes Selected to IL All-Star Squad Charlotte Slugger Leads Knights with 15 Home Runs & 49 RBIs (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- First baseman Danny Hayes, who currently leads the Charlotte Knights with 15 home runs and 49 RBIs in 76 games this season, has been selected to the 2017 International League All-Star Team, as announced by the International League of Professional Baseball Clubs Inc. today. The 2017 Triple-A Baseball Game will be played in Tacoma, WA on Wednesday, July 1...More >>
    Danny Hayes Selected to IL All-Star Squad Charlotte Slugger Leads Knights with 15 Home Runs & 49 RBIs (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- First baseman Danny Hayes, who currently leads the Charlotte Knights with 15 home runs and 49 RBIs in 76 games this season, has been selected to the 2017 International League All-Star Team, as announced by the International League of Professional Baseball Clubs Inc. today. The 2017 Triple-A Baseball Game will be played in Tacoma, WA on Wednesday, July 1...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Saladino to Rehab with Knights

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Saladino to Rehab with Knights

    Monday, July 3 2017 4:21 PM EDT2017-07-03 20:21:05 GMT
    Saladino to Rehab with Knights, Infante Recalled Charlotte Set to Host Gwinnett Tonight at 7:05 PM from BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Chicago White Sox infielder Tyler Saladino, who is currently on Chicago’s 10-day disabled list with back spasms, will begin a rehab assignment with the Charlotte Knights tonight when the team hosts the Gwinnett Braves in a 7:05 p.m. game from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. Additionally, RHP Gregory Infante has been rec...More >>
    Saladino to Rehab with Knights, Infante Recalled Charlotte Set to Host Gwinnett Tonight at 7:05 PM from BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Chicago White Sox infielder Tyler Saladino, who is currently on Chicago’s 10-day disabled list with back spasms, will begin a rehab assignment with the Charlotte Knights tonight when the team hosts the Gwinnett Braves in a 7:05 p.m. game from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. Additionally, RHP Gregory Infante has been rec...More >>
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wins crash-filled race at Daytona

    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wins crash-filled race at Daytona

    Monday, July 3 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-07-03 19:23:27 GMT

    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. raced to his second victory of the season - and second on a restrictor-plate track - Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway.

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    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. raced to his second victory of the season - and second on a restrictor-plate track - Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway.

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  • AP Source: Carter-Williams gets 1-year deal with Hornets

    AP Source: Carter-Williams gets 1-year deal with Hornets

    Monday, July 3 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-07-03 19:21:52 GMT

     A person with knowledge of the details says Michael Carter-Williams has agreed to a one-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets.

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     A person with knowledge of the details says Michael Carter-Williams has agreed to a one-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat G-Braves 6-2 Friday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat G-Braves 6-2 Friday

    Saturday, July 1 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-07-01 04:00:29 GMT
    Danish, Knights Beat the G-Braves 6-2 Friday BB&T Ballpark Welcomes 100th Charlotte Knights Game Sell-Out Crowd in History (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- RHP Tyler Danish was sharp over seven innings, while Danny Hayes, Ronald Bueno, and Rymer Liriano all homered to propel the Charlotte Knights to a 6-2 win over the Gwinnett Braves on Friday in the opening game of their four-game series in front of a sell-out crowd of 10,231 fans at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The sell-out...More >>
    Danish, Knights Beat the G-Braves 6-2 Friday BB&T Ballpark Welcomes 100th Charlotte Knights Game Sell-Out Crowd in History (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- RHP Tyler Danish was sharp over seven innings, while Danny Hayes, Ronald Bueno, and Rymer Liriano all homered to propel the Charlotte Knights to a 6-2 win over the Gwinnett Braves on Friday in the opening game of their four-game series in front of a sell-out crowd of 10,231 fans at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The sell-out...More >>
  • Earnhardt lands pole for what could be Cup finale at Daytona

    Earnhardt lands pole for what could be Cup finale at Daytona

    Friday, June 30 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-07-01 01:04:46 GMT

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won his first pole in nearly four years and will lead the field to the green flag in what could be his Cup finale at Daytona International Speedway.

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won his first pole in nearly four years and will lead the field to the green flag in what could be his Cup finale at Daytona International Speedway.

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  • Topgolf puts its plans for a second Charlotte location on hold

    Topgolf puts its plans for a second Charlotte location on hold

    Friday, June 30 2017 6:01 PM EDT2017-06-30 22:01:34 GMT
    Topgolf’s first Charlotte location, in Steele Creeke (Larry Harwell Photography/Tim Culberson via The Charlotte Observer)Topgolf’s first Charlotte location, in Steele Creeke (Larry Harwell Photography/Tim Culberson via The Charlotte Observer)

    The company had planned to build a golf entertainment venue at the interchange of Interstate 85 and West Mallard Creeek Church Road, on a vacant tract of land.

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    The company had planned to build a golf entertainment venue at the interchange of Interstate 85 and West Mallard Creeek Church Road, on a vacant tract of land.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Delmonico Selected to IL All-Star Squad

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Delmonico Selected to IL All-Star Squad

    Friday, June 30 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-06-30 20:59:27 GMT
    Nicky Delmonico Selected to IL All-Star Squad Charlotte Slugger Hit His 11th Home Run of the Season Last Night (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Nicky Delmonico, who is hitting .273 (78-for-286) with 41 runs scored, 16 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs, and 39 RBIs in 73 games this season with the Charlotte Knights, has been selected to the 2017 International League All-Star Team, as announced by the International League of Professional Baseball Clubs Inc. today. The 2017 Triple-A Baseball...More >>
    Nicky Delmonico Selected to IL All-Star Squad Charlotte Slugger Hit His 11th Home Run of the Season Last Night (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Nicky Delmonico, who is hitting .273 (78-for-286) with 41 runs scored, 16 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs, and 39 RBIs in 73 games this season with the Charlotte Knights, has been selected to the 2017 International League All-Star Team, as announced by the International League of Professional Baseball Clubs Inc. today. The 2017 Triple-A Baseball...More >>
  • Weber gets another chance to impress the Hornets

    Weber gets another chance to impress the Hornets

    Friday, June 30 2017 4:21 PM EDT2017-06-30 20:21:08 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    When Briante Weber had a chance to show what he had during the 2016-17 season for the Charlotte Hornets, he impressed.   After 31 games in the G-League, he went thru two 10 day contracts with Charlotte before the team signed him to a multi year deal back on March 19th. He gets another chance to show they made the right decision this next week when he will be the starting point guard for the Hornets in the Mountain Dew Orlando Summer League. 

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    When Briante Weber had a chance to show what he had during the 2016-17 season for the Charlotte Hornets, he impressed.   After 31 games in the G-League, he went thru two 10 day contracts with Charlotte before the team signed him to a multi year deal back on March 19th. He gets another chance to show they made the right decision this next week when he will be the starting point guard for the Hornets in the Mountain Dew Orlando Summer League. 

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  • Gamecocks hire South Florida's Kingston as baseball coach

    Gamecocks hire South Florida's Kingston as baseball coach

    Friday, June 30 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-06-30 18:36:41 GMT

    South Carolina has landed South Florida's Mark Kingston as its new baseball coach.

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    South Carolina has landed South Florida's Mark Kingston as its new baseball coach.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    Thursday, June 29 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-06-29 22:13:40 GMT
    Today’s Roster Moves – June 29, 2017 C Rob Brantly signed by Chicago White Sox organization, assigned to Charlotte RHP Juan Minaya recalled to Chicago Roster 25 active Notes: Catcher Rob Brantly was signed by the Chicago White Sox organization today and assigned to Charlotte. Brantly, 27, hit .298 (50-for-168) with five home runs and 16 RBIs in 46 games for Triple-A Louisville this season. A former member of the White Sox organization, he appeared in 23 games with the Kni...More >>
    Today’s Roster Moves – June 29, 2017 C Rob Brantly signed by Chicago White Sox organization, assigned to Charlotte RHP Juan Minaya recalled to Chicago Roster 25 active Notes: Catcher Rob Brantly was signed by the Chicago White Sox organization today and assigned to Charlotte. Brantly, 27, hit .298 (50-for-168) with five home runs and 16 RBIs in 46 games for Triple-A Louisville this season. A former member of the White Sox organization, he appeared in 23 games with the Kni...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Moncada Elected To IL All-Star Team

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Moncada Elected To IL All-Star Team

    Thursday, June 29 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-06-29 22:11:59 GMT
    Yoan Moncada Elected to IL All-Star Squad Number One Prospect in Baseball Hitting .280 This Season with the Charlotte Knights (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Second baseman Yoan Moncada, who is hitting .280 (72-for-257) with 50 runs scored, nine doubles, three triples, 10 home runs, 29 RBIs, and 15 stolen bases in 65 games with the Charlotte Knights this season, has been elected to the International League All-Star Team, as announced by the International League of Professional Baseball Cl...More >>
    Yoan Moncada Elected to IL All-Star Squad Number One Prospect in Baseball Hitting .280 This Season with the Charlotte Knights (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Second baseman Yoan Moncada, who is hitting .280 (72-for-257) with 50 runs scored, nine doubles, three triples, 10 home runs, 29 RBIs, and 15 stolen bases in 65 games with the Charlotte Knights this season, has been elected to the International League All-Star Team, as announced by the International League of Professional Baseball Cl...More >>
  • On The Go With Stro: Learning to be a catcher

    On The Go With Stro: Learning to be a catcher

    Thursday, June 29 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-06-29 21:24:47 GMT
    (Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)(Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)

    Special thanks to the Charlotte Knights, Tommy Viola, and catcher Carson Blair for this opportunity!

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    Special thanks to the Charlotte Knights, Tommy Viola, and catcher Carson Blair for this opportunity!

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  • NASCAR suspends the interim crew chief for Kyle Busch

    NASCAR suspends the interim crew chief for Kyle Busch

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-06-29 01:10:19 GMT

    NASCAR has suspended yet another crew chief for Kyle Busch.

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    NASCAR has suspended yet another crew chief for Kyle Busch.

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  • BMX World Championships to boost Rock Hill economy

    BMX World Championships to boost Rock Hill economy

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-06-28 21:06:35 GMT
    (Kristi O'Connor | WBTV)(Kristi O'Connor | WBTV)

    Rock Hill City officials are expecting the four-day competition to be an economic driver for the community.

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    Rock Hill City officials are expecting the four-day competition to be an economic driver for the community.

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  • Wake extends baseball coach Tom Walter's deal through 2024

    Wake extends baseball coach Tom Walter's deal through 2024

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-06-28 19:17:34 GMT

    Wake Forest has extended baseball coach Tom Walter's contract through the 2024 season.

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    Wake Forest has extended baseball coach Tom Walter's contract through the 2024 season.

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  • An a-Maye-zing year: Cole Maye wins baseball national title (Florida) after brother Luke (UNC) wins in basketball

    An a-Maye-zing year: Cole Maye wins baseball national title (Florida) after brother Luke (UNC) wins in basketball

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-06-28 16:00:56 GMT
    The Maye Brothers (Source: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey and NCAA)The Maye Brothers (Source: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey and NCAA)

    It’s been a pretty amazing couple of months for the Maye family of Mecklenburg County.

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    It’s been a pretty amazing couple of months for the Maye family of Mecklenburg County.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall Again To Columbus Tuesday 5-0

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall Again To Columbus Tuesday 5-0

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-06-28 03:00:01 GMT
    Knights Fall to Clippers 5-0 on Tuesday Lucas Giolito Fanned Seven Batters Over Seven Innings (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- RHP Lucas Giolito fanned seven batters over seven inning on Tuesday, but the Charlotte Knights fell to the Columbus Clippers by a score of 5-0 in game two of their four-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. Giolito (2-7, 4.86) was charged with the loss after he allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings. Giolito walked just one batter, but...More >>
    Knights Fall to Clippers 5-0 on Tuesday Lucas Giolito Fanned Seven Batters Over Seven Innings (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- RHP Lucas Giolito fanned seven batters over seven inning on Tuesday, but the Charlotte Knights fell to the Columbus Clippers by a score of 5-0 in game two of their four-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. Giolito (2-7, 4.86) was charged with the loss after he allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings. Giolito walked just one batter, but...More >>
  • Chase Elliott signs extension through 2022 with Hendrick

    Chase Elliott signs extension through 2022 with Hendrick

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-06-27 21:08:57 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Chase Elliott has signed a four-year contract extension to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through 2022.

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    Chase Elliott has signed a four-year contract extension to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through 2022.

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  • With no Monk for summer league, Bacon to get more chances to shine

    With no Monk for summer league, Bacon to get more chances to shine

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-06-27 19:51:35 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Hornets 2nd round draft pick Dwayne Bacon stands to get more playing time with Malik Monk doubtful for play in the summer league. And already in just one day of training camp, the guard-forward is already impressing. 

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    Hornets 2nd round draft pick Dwayne Bacon stands to get more playing time with Malik Monk doubtful for play in the summer league. And already in just one day of training camp, the guard-forward is already impressing. 

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  • Monk will miss Hornets Summer League Training Camp

    Monk will miss Hornets Summer League Training Camp

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-06-27 19:03:23 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    For fans wanting to see Charlotte Hornets 1st round draft pick Malik Monk play in the Summer League, you may have to wait until the preseason to see the rookie lace his sneakers. Monk sprained his ankle in the draft process and will miss the team's summer league training camp and is doubtful to play in the summer league in Orlando which starts this Saturday. 

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    For fans wanting to see Charlotte Hornets 1st round draft pick Malik Monk play in the Summer League, you may have to wait until the preseason to see the rookie lace his sneakers. Monk sprained his ankle in the draft process and will miss the team's summer league training camp and is doubtful to play in the summer league in Orlando which starts this Saturday. 

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  • Hurricanes sign minor leaguers Chelios, Brown to 2-way deals

    Hurricanes sign minor leaguers Chelios, Brown to 2-way deals

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-06-27 17:46:20 GMT

    The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with minor leaguers Patrick Brown and Jake Chelios on one-year, two-way contracts.

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    The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with minor leaguers Patrick Brown and Jake Chelios on one-year, two-way contracts.

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  • NC State adds grad transfer guard Sam Hunt to hoop roster

    NC State adds grad transfer guard Sam Hunt to hoop roster

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:57 AM EDT2017-06-27 14:57:49 GMT

    North Carolina State has added graduate transfer Sam Hunt to its basketball roster.

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    North Carolina State has added graduate transfer Sam Hunt to its basketball roster.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose A Close One in Home Series Opener Monday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose A Close One in Home Series Opener Monday

    Monday, June 26 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-06-27 03:21:28 GMT
    Knights Edged by Clippers 7-6 on Monday Jason Bourgeois Launched Two Home Runs, Added Five RBIs (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Jason Bourgeois entered the 2017 season among the Charlotte Knights all-time career leaders in a number offensive categories. On Monday, he took another big step forward. Bourgeois launched two home runs and added five RBIs, but the Charlotte Knights fell short to the Columbus Clippers by a score of 7-6 on Monday in the opening game of their four-game series fro...More >>
    Knights Edged by Clippers 7-6 on Monday Jason Bourgeois Launched Two Home Runs, Added Five RBIs (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Jason Bourgeois entered the 2017 season among the Charlotte Knights all-time career leaders in a number offensive categories. On Monday, he took another big step forward. Bourgeois launched two home runs and added five RBIs, but the Charlotte Knights fell short to the Columbus Clippers by a score of 7-6 on Monday in the opening game of their four-game series fro...More >>
  • A more mature Dwight Howard ready to help the Charlotte Hornets

    A more mature Dwight Howard ready to help the Charlotte Hornets

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:26:41 GMT
    (Source: Nate Wimberly)(Source: Nate Wimberly)

    Dwight Howard had a chance to become a member of the Charlotte Hornets back in 2004, but the then Charlotte Bobcats held the #2 pick behind the Orlando Magic in the NBA Draft and Howard was the first overall pick. 13 years later, the team that just missed out on one of the best big men of all time get an older, more mature Howard. "I'm here now," said Howard.

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    Dwight Howard had a chance to become a member of the Charlotte Hornets back in 2004, but the then Charlotte Bobcats held the #2 pick behind the Orlando Magic in the NBA Draft and Howard was the first overall pick. 13 years later, the team that just missed out on one of the best big men of all time get an older, more mature Howard. "I'm here now," said Howard. 

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  • Panthers' Cam Newton throws for 1st time since March surgery

    Panthers' Cam Newton throws for 1st time since March surgery

    Monday, June 26 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-06-26 20:53:36 GMT

    Cam Newton is throwing again.

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    Cam Newton is throwing again.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Minaya Promoted to Chicago Monday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Minaya Promoted to Chicago Monday

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:16 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:16:04 GMT
    RHP Juan Minaya Promoted to Chicago Today RHP Gregory Infante Optioned to Charlotte from Chicago (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- RHP Juan Minaya, who has compiled a 1-0 record with a 1.42 ERA in 13 games with the Charlotte Knights this season, was recalled by the Chicago White Sox today. Minaya will take the roster spot in Chicago of RHP Gregory Infante, who was optioned to Charlotte today (Report TBD). Charlotte’s roster features 24 active players at this time. Today’s promo...More >>
    RHP Juan Minaya Promoted to Chicago Today RHP Gregory Infante Optioned to Charlotte from Chicago (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- RHP Juan Minaya, who has compiled a 1-0 record with a 1.42 ERA in 13 games with the Charlotte Knights this season, was recalled by the Chicago White Sox today. Minaya will take the roster spot in Chicago of RHP Gregory Infante, who was optioned to Charlotte today (Report TBD). Charlotte’s roster features 24 active players at this time. Today’s promo...More >>
  • Hornets offseason moves, NASCAR, Panthers and more - Take 3, episode 17

    Hornets offseason moves, NASCAR, Panthers and more - Take 3, episode 17

    Monday, June 26 2017 10:08 AM EDT2017-06-26 14:08:42 GMT

    On this week's episode of Take 3, Ashley, Delano and Nate talk about the Hornets offseason moves, including acquiring Dwight Howard and drafting Malik Monk.

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    On this week's episode of Take 3, Ashley, Delano and Nate talk about the Hornets offseason moves, including acquiring Dwight Howard and drafting Malik Monk.

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  • Kevin Harvick wins at Sonona for 1st victory of season

    Kevin Harvick wins at Sonona for 1st victory of season

    Sunday, June 25 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-06-25 22:55:32 GMT

    Kevin Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this season with a dominating run Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway.

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    Kevin Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this season with a dominating run Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway.

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  • William Byron wins in Iowa for first Xfinity victory

    William Byron wins in Iowa for first Xfinity victory

    Sunday, June 25 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-06-25 22:18:42 GMT

    Rookie William Byron grabbed the lead with just over 20 laps and won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night for first series victory.

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    Rookie William Byron grabbed the lead with just over 20 laps and won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night for his first series victory.

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  • Larson and McMurray make it 1-2 for Chip Ganassi at Sonoma

    Larson and McMurray make it 1-2 for Chip Ganassi at Sonoma

    Saturday, June 24 2017 8:56 PM EDT2017-06-25 00:56:04 GMT

    Chip Ganassi likes winners, and his drivers have him in prime position to celebrate another victory.

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    Chip Ganassi likes winners, and his drivers have him in prime position to celebrate another victory.

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  • Former East Carolina football player shot, killed in Raleigh

    Former East Carolina football player shot, killed in Raleigh

    Saturday, June 24 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-06-25 00:53:14 GMT

    Police say a former football player at East Carolina University has been shot to death.

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    Police say a former football player at East Carolina University has been shot to death.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lost Friday's Game at Durham

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lost Friday's Game at Durham

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-06-24 03:42:21 GMT
    Knights Drop Friday’s Game to Bulls 9-4 2B Yoan Moncada Falls a Double Short of the Cycle (DURHAM, NC) -- Charlotte second baseman Yoan Moncada has made headlines throughout the 2017 campaign. On Friday, the talented infielder came within a double of hitting for the cycle. Ranked as Major League Baseball’s top prospect this season, Moncada went 3-5 with a home run and two RBIs as the Charlotte Knights lost to the Durham Bulls by a score of 9-4 on Friday in the opening g...More >>
    Knights Drop Friday’s Game to Bulls 9-4 2B Yoan Moncada Falls a Double Short of the Cycle (DURHAM, NC) -- Charlotte second baseman Yoan Moncada has made headlines throughout the 2017 campaign. On Friday, the talented infielder came within a double of hitting for the cycle. Ranked as Major League Baseball’s top prospect this season, Moncada went 3-5 with a home run and two RBIs as the Charlotte Knights lost to the Durham Bulls by a score of 9-4 on Friday in the opening g...More >>
  • APNewsBreak: NASCAR's Knaus missing race notes after theft

    APNewsBreak: NASCAR's Knaus missing race notes after theft

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-06-24 00:14:26 GMT

    Seven-time championship winning crew chief Chad Knaus had his laptop stolen from a rental car in San Francisco, leaving him without the notes for Jimmie Johnson's NASCAR race this weekend at Sonoma.

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    Seven-time championship winning crew chief Chad Knaus had his laptop stolen from a rental car in San Francisco, leaving him without the notes for Jimmie Johnson's NASCAR race this weekend at Sonoma.

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  • Charlotte Hornets select Malik Monk in the NBA Draft

    Charlotte Hornets select Malik Monk in the NBA Draft

    Thursday, June 22 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-06-23 01:29:06 GMT

    The Charlotte Hornets got the steal of the draft as they picked Kentucky guard Malik Monk with the 11th pick in the NBA Draft.

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    The Charlotte Hornets got the steal of the draft as they picked Kentucky guard Malik Monk with the 11th pick in the NBA Draft.

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  • BLOG: Malik Monk is the pick for the Charlotte Hornets

    BLOG: Malik Monk is the pick for the Charlotte Hornets

    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:33:56 GMT

    In my opinion, the pick tonight for the Charlotte Hornets should be Kentucky guard Malik Monk. Monk is one of the best shooters in this draft and an explosive scorer.  Any questions about that, check the tape from Kentucky's December game with North Carolina when Monk went off for 47 points including the game winning 3 pointer. He finished the season averaging 19 points per game and shot nearly 40% from 3 point land. This team passed on Devin Booker back in 2015.  Booker ...

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    In my opinion, the pick tonight for the Charlotte Hornets should be Kentucky guard Malik Monk. Monk is one of the best shooters in this draft and an explosive scorer.  Any questions about that, check the tape from Kentucky's December game with North Carolina when Monk went off for 47 points including the game winning 3 pointer. He finished the season averaging 19 points per game and shot nearly 40% from 3 point land. This team passed on Devin Booker back in 2015.  Booker ...

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose Doubleheader Game One 6-0 at Gwinnett

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose Doubleheader Game One 6-0 at Gwinnett

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 10:54 PM EDT2017-06-22 02:54:09 GMT
    Knights Drop Game One of Twin Bill to G-Braves 6-0 Game Two of Wednesday’s Doubleheader Set to Start at 9:40 PM (LAWRENCEVILLE, GA) -- In game one of Wednesday’s doubleheader, the G-Braves scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning and three more in the bottom of the fifth inning en route to a 6-0 win over the Knights at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA. Game two was delayed by rain with first pitch scheduled for 9:40 p.m. Charlotte RHP Carson Fulmer (6-4, 4....More >>
    Knights Drop Game One of Twin Bill to G-Braves 6-0 Game Two of Wednesday’s Doubleheader Set to Start at 9:40 PM (LAWRENCEVILLE, GA) -- In game one of Wednesday’s doubleheader, the G-Braves scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning and three more in the bottom of the fifth inning en route to a 6-0 win over the Knights at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA. Game two was delayed by rain with first pitch scheduled for 9:40 p.m. Charlotte RHP Carson Fulmer (6-4, 4....More >>
  • BLOG: I give the Charlotte Hornets trade for Dwight Howard an A++

    BLOG: I give the Charlotte Hornets trade for Dwight Howard an A++

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-06-21 21:32:28 GMT

    I give the Charlotte Hornets trade for Dwight Howard an A++.  I would give it more pluses but you get the picture.  Why would I give it that grade?  The Hornets were able to get rid of the worst contract in the NBA in Miles Plumlee. 

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    I give the Charlotte Hornets trade for Dwight Howard an A++.  I would give it more pluses but you get the picture.  Why would I give it that grade?  The Hornets were able to get rid of the worst contract in the NBA in Miles Plumlee. 

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-06-21 20:28:43 GMT
    Today’s Roster Moves – June 21, 2017 INF/OF Grant Green signed by Chicago White Sox, assigned to CHA INF Max Dutto assigned to Great Falls (Rookie) Roster 25 active Notes: INF/OF Grant Green was signed by the Chicago White Sox and assigned to the Charlotte Knights today. He appeared in 40 games for the Syracuse Chiefs this season and hit .246 (32-for-130) with 11 runs scored, five doubles, and two RBIs. He also appeared in two games this season with the Washington Nationa...More >>
    Today’s Roster Moves – June 21, 2017 INF/OF Grant Green signed by Chicago White Sox, assigned to CHA INF Max Dutto assigned to Great Falls (Rookie) Roster 25 active Notes: INF/OF Grant Green was signed by the Chicago White Sox and assigned to the Charlotte Knights today. He appeared in 40 games for the Syracuse Chiefs this season and hit .246 (32-for-130) with 11 runs scored, five doubles, and two RBIs. He also appeared in two games this season with the Washington Nationa...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Shift Games To Alleviate Congestion

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Shift Games To Alleviate Congestion

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-06-21 20:24:34 GMT
    Knights Shift Two Game Times To Alleviate Congestion Fans Can Now Enjoy Multiple Sporting Events Each Day in Uptown Charlotte (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights will change the times for two games scheduled later this season due to events at neighboring Bank of America Stadium on the same day. On Thursday, August 31st, the Knights were originally scheduled to face the Durham Bulls in a 7:05 p.m. game. With the recent announcement from the National Football League regard...More >>
    Knights Shift Two Game Times To Alleviate Congestion Fans Can Now Enjoy Multiple Sporting Events Each Day in Uptown Charlotte (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights will change the times for two games scheduled later this season due to events at neighboring Bank of America Stadium on the same day. On Thursday, August 31st, the Knights were originally scheduled to face the Durham Bulls in a 7:05 p.m. game. With the recent announcement from the National Football League regard...More >>
  • Ryan Blaney gets first career win in NASCAR cup series, 99th win for Wood Brothers Racing

    Ryan Blaney gets first career win in NASCAR cup series, 99th win for Wood Brothers Racing

    Sunday, June 18 2017 8:59 PM EDT2017-06-19 00:59:05 GMT

    Blaney was able to hold off Kevin Harvick on the final lap and then drove into the victory lane for the first time in his brief 67 race cup series career.

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    Blaney was able to hold off Kevin Harvick on the final lap and then drove into the victory lane for the first time in his brief 67 race cup series career.

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  • For Panthers’ Charles Johnson, a different kind of Father’s Day

    For Panthers’ Charles Johnson, a different kind of Father’s Day

    Saturday, June 17 2017 2:13 PM EDT2017-06-17 18:13:30 GMT
    Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson and his girfriend, Ebony Johnson, are intent on helping their son, Prince, experience a little bit of everything. (Source: The Charlotte Observer courtesy of Charles Johnson)Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson and his girfriend, Ebony Johnson, are intent on helping their son, Prince, experience a little bit of everything. (Source: The Charlotte Observer courtesy of Charles Johnson)

    Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson never celebrated Father’s Day while growing up in Hawkinsville, Ga.

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    Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson never celebrated Father’s Day while growing up in Hawkinsville, Ga.

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  • Golden State Warriors win 2017 NBA Championship, beat Cavs 129-120

    Golden State Warriors win 2017 NBA Championship, beat Cavs 129-120

    Monday, June 12 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-06-12 17:37:36 GMT
    Tuesday, June 13 2017 12:54 AM EDT2017-06-13 04:54:10 GMT

    The Golden State Warriors have defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to become the 2017 NBA Champions.

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    The Golden State Warriors have defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to become the 2017 NBA Champions.

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  • Take 3 Episode 16: Ryan Blaney gets his 1st NASCAR Cup Series win

    Take 3 Episode 16: Ryan Blaney gets his 1st NASCAR Cup Series win

    Monday, June 12 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-06-12 21:05:54 GMT

    Take 3 With WBTV Sports is a weekly sports show with Ashley Stroehlein, Delano Little, and Nate Wimberly.

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    Take 3 With WBTV Sports is a weekly sports show with Ashley Stroehlein, Delano Little, and Nate Wimberly.

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  • Third annual "Kicking It With Cam!" celebrity kickball tournament held

    Third annual "Kicking It With Cam!" celebrity kickball tournament held

    Friday, June 9 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-06-09 23:26:49 GMT
    (Ashley Stroehlein/WBTV)(Ashley Stroehlein/WBTV)

    The Cam Newton Foundation continued its mission to give back on Friday when it hosted their third annual celebrity kickball tournament at American Legion Memorial Stadium.

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    The Cam Newton Foundation continued its mission to give back on Friday when it hosted their third annual celebrity kickball tournament at American Legion Memorial Stadium.

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  • Cam Newton foundation charity weekend

    Cam Newton foundation charity weekend

  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose At Gwinnett 4-1 Thursday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose At Gwinnett 4-1 Thursday

    Thursday, June 8 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-06-09 02:46:57 GMT
    Knights Fall to G-Braves 4-1 in Thursday’s Opener Ronald Bueno Tripled Home Charlotte’s Lone Run (LAWRENCEVILLE, GA) -- Matt Tuiasosospo hit 29 home runs and recorded 84 RBIs over parts of two seasons with the Charlotte Knights from 2014-2015. On Thursday, his two RBIs propelled the Gwinnett Braves to a win over his former team. Tuiasosopo’s two-run double in the sixth inning broke a 1-1 tie and ultimately led the G-Braves to a 4-1 win over Knights on Thursday in ...More >>
    Knights Fall to G-Braves 4-1 in Thursday’s Opener Ronald Bueno Tripled Home Charlotte’s Lone Run (LAWRENCEVILLE, GA) -- Matt Tuiasosospo hit 29 home runs and recorded 84 RBIs over parts of two seasons with the Charlotte Knights from 2014-2015. On Thursday, his two RBIs propelled the Gwinnett Braves to a win over his former team. Tuiasosopo’s two-run double in the sixth inning broke a 1-1 tie and ultimately led the G-Braves to a 4-1 win over Knights on Thursday in ...More >>
  • BLOG: I'm excited to see Darrell Wallace Jr get a chance in the Cup Series and so is NASCAR

    BLOG: I'm excited to see Darrell Wallace Jr get a chance in the Cup Series and so is NASCAR

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-06-07 20:56:59 GMT

    For the first time since 2006, an African America will race in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race when Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr climbs into the #43 for the Pocono 400.  His first ever Cup Series start.  Yes, this will be a HUGE story because the color of his skin, but don't get it twisted, he has earned this shot to drive the iconic car for Richard Petty Motorsports. 

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    For the first time since 2006, an African America will race in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race when Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr climbs into the #43 for the Pocono 400.  His first ever Cup Series start.  Yes, this will be a HUGE story because the color of his skin, but don't get it twisted, he has earned this shot to drive the iconic car for Richard Petty Motorsports. 

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTSL Rodon To Make Rehab Start At Gwinnett Sunday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTSL Rodon To Make Rehab Start At Gwinnett Sunday

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-06-07 20:31:16 GMT
    LHP Carlos Rodon to Make Rehab Start Sunday in Gwinnett RHP James Shields Will Continue Rehab with Knights & Start Thursday in Gwinnett (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Chicago White Sox left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon, who is currently on the club’s 60-day disabled list with left biceps bursitis, will make a rehab start for the Charlotte Knights on Sunday, June 11th on the road in Lawrenceville, GA. Rodon, 24, will get the start Sunday as the Knights conclude a four-game series...More >>
    LHP Carlos Rodon to Make Rehab Start Sunday in Gwinnett RHP James Shields Will Continue Rehab with Knights & Start Thursday in Gwinnett (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Chicago White Sox left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon, who is currently on the club’s 60-day disabled list with left biceps bursitis, will make a rehab start for the Charlotte Knights on Sunday, June 11th on the road in Lawrenceville, GA. Rodon, 24, will get the start Sunday as the Knights conclude a four-game series...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Game Two of Home Series Against Durham 4-3

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Game Two of Home Series Against Durham 4-3

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 10:55 PM EDT2017-06-07 02:55:54 GMT
    Knights Fall to Bulls 4-3 Tuesday Carson Blair Launched His Fourth Home Run of the Season (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- RHP Reynaldo Lopez tossed seven strong innings and Carson Blair launched a ninth-inning home run, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series to Durham Bulls by a score of 4-3 on Tuesday from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The loss was Charlotte’s seventh straight. Down by a score of 4-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Kn...More >>
    Knights Fall to Bulls 4-3 Tuesday Carson Blair Launched His Fourth Home Run of the Season (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- RHP Reynaldo Lopez tossed seven strong innings and Carson Blair launched a ninth-inning home run, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series to Durham Bulls by a score of 4-3 on Tuesday from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The loss was Charlotte’s seventh straight. Down by a score of 4-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Kn...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Series Opener To Durham At Home

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Series Opener To Durham At Home

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 12:25 AM EDT2017-06-06 04:25:34 GMT
    Knights Drop Monday’s Opener to Bulls 6-1 RHP Lucas Giolito Struck Out Season-High 11 Batters (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Charlotte RHP Lucas Giolito struck out a season-high 11 batters over six innings, but the Knights fell to the Durham Bulls by a score of 6-1 on Monday in the opening game of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. Making his 11th start of the season with the Knights -- and second since throwing a seven-inning no-hitter on May 25 -...More >>
    Knights Drop Monday’s Opener to Bulls 6-1 RHP Lucas Giolito Struck Out Season-High 11 Batters (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Charlotte RHP Lucas Giolito struck out a season-high 11 batters over six innings, but the Knights fell to the Durham Bulls by a score of 6-1 on Monday in the opening game of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. Making his 11th start of the season with the Knights -- and second since throwing a seven-inning no-hitter on May 25 -...More >>
  • Charlotte is ready for PGA Championship but will defending champ Jimmy Walker be ready?

    Charlotte is ready for PGA Championship but will defending champ Jimmy Walker be ready?

    Monday, June 5 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-06-05 22:08:46 GMT

    In 66 days, the PGA Championship will tee off at the Quail Hollow Club and the world will be watching the Queen City. "It really is a dream come true," said Quail Hollow Club president Johnny Harris at today's media day.  "We look forward to hosting the world." 

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    In 66 days, the PGA Championship will tee off at the Quail Hollow Club and the world will be watching the Queen City. "It really is a dream come true," said Quail Hollow Club president Johnny Harris at today's media day.  "We look forward to hosting the world." 

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  • High school football coaching changes for 2017

    High school football coaching changes for 2017

    Monday, June 5 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-06-05 22:00:13 GMT

    It has been an interesting off season thus far for some high school football programs as they welcome in new coaches.  Here are the changes thus far with more schools yet to hire a replacement.  WBTV will update this list as jobs get filled. 

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    It has been an interesting off season thus far for some high school football programs as they welcome in new coaches.  Here are the changes thus far with more schools yet to hire a replacement.  WBTV will update this list as jobs get filled. 

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves Monday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves Monday

    Monday, June 5 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-06-05 20:26:19 GMT
    Today’s Roster Move – June 5, 2017 RHP Max Beatty assigned to Winston-Salem (High-A) Roster 23 active Notes: RHP Max Beatty (1-0, 8.10) was assigned back to Winston-Salem (High-A) today. Beatty made his Triple-A debut on Sunday, May 28 and earned the win after 2.2 scoreless innings out of Charlotte’s bullpen. For the season with the Dash, Beatty has appeared in 10 games (seven starts) and is 2-4 with a 4.65 ERA. Beatty, a native of Vancouver, WA, was signed by the C...More >>
    Today’s Roster Move – June 5, 2017 RHP Max Beatty assigned to Winston-Salem (High-A) Roster 23 active Notes: RHP Max Beatty (1-0, 8.10) was assigned back to Winston-Salem (High-A) today. Beatty made his Triple-A debut on Sunday, May 28 and earned the win after 2.2 scoreless innings out of Charlotte’s bullpen. For the season with the Dash, Beatty has appeared in 10 games (seven starts) and is 2-4 with a 4.65 ERA. Beatty, a native of Vancouver, WA, was signed by the C...More >>
  • WBTV's Eric Thomas and Ashley Stroehlein visit NASCAR Hall of Fame

    WBTV's Eric Thomas and Ashley Stroehlein visit NASCAR Hall of Fame

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-06-01 02:11:50 GMT

    The two recently got a tour of the hall, where they learned all sorts of interesting things.

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    The two recently got a tour of the hall, where they learned all sorts of interesting things.

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  • BLOG: NBA Finals better live up to the hype

    BLOG: NBA Finals better live up to the hype

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-05-31 22:30:37 GMT

    The eve of the NBA Finals and we are where we thought we would be.  We expected Cleveland vs Golden State and after 46 days of the boring NBA playoffs, we finally get the main event.  All I have to say is, this thing better be worth the wait.  If it produces no drama, this will be hands down, the worst NBA season of all time.

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    The eve of the NBA Finals and we are where we thought we would be.  We expected Cleveland vs Golden State and after 46 days of the boring NBA playoffs, we finally get the main event.  All I have to say is, this thing better be worth the wait.  If it produces no drama, this will be hands down, the worst NBA season of all time.

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  • Disney·Pixar and NASCAR come together for 'Cars 3' screening at historic Gem Theather

    Disney·Pixar and NASCAR come together for 'Cars 3' screening at historic Gem Theather

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-05-31 21:40:49 GMT
    (Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)(Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)

    Plenty of stars from the NASCAR community came out for the showing, and many of them even voiced characters in the movie.

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    Plenty of stars from the NASCAR community came out for the showing, and many of them even voiced characters in the movie.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Syracuse Game Postponed Sets Up Doubleheader Wednesday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Syracuse Game Postponed Sets Up Doubleheader Wednesday

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 4:21 PM EDT2017-05-30 20:21:59 GMT
    Knights and Chiefs Postponed from Syracuse on Tuesday The Two Teams Will Play a Doubleheader on Wednesday Starting at 5:05 PM (SYRACUSE, NY) -- Tuesday’s game between the Charlotte Knights and Syracuse Chiefs scheduled for 6:35 p.m. from NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY has been postponed due to wet grounds. The two teams will make up the game as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday with first pitch of game one set for 5:05 p.m. from NBT Bank Stadium. The teams will play two se...More >>
    Knights and Chiefs Postponed from Syracuse on Tuesday The Two Teams Will Play a Doubleheader on Wednesday Starting at 5:05 PM (SYRACUSE, NY) -- Tuesday’s game between the Charlotte Knights and Syracuse Chiefs scheduled for 6:35 p.m. from NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY has been postponed due to wet grounds. The two teams will make up the game as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday with first pitch of game one set for 5:05 p.m. from NBT Bank Stadium. The teams will play two se...More >>
  • Ford Tech Center gives NASCAR drivers an edge

    Ford Tech Center gives NASCAR drivers an edge

    Saturday, May 27 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-05-27 23:06:52 GMT
    (Ashley Stroehlein/WBTV)(Ashley Stroehlein/WBTV)

    The simulator gives teams an avenue to test out new theories, as well as a platform to continue developing driving skills.

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    The simulator gives teams an avenue to test out new theories, as well as a platform to continue developing driving skills.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Moncada Activated Off DL

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Moncada Activated Off DL

    Friday, May 26 2017 3:15 PM EDT2017-05-26 19:15:09 GMT
    Moncada Activated off the DL, Raburn Traded Charlotte Second Baseman Hitting .331 on the Season (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Yoan Moncada, who is ranked as the number one prospect in Major League Baseball by MLB.com and Baseball America, has been activated off the team’s disabled list today. Moncada was placed on Charlotte’s seven-day DL on May 18 (retroactive to May 16). In addition, Charlotte outfielder Ryan Raburn has been traded to the Washington Nationals organization....More >>
    Moncada Activated off the DL, Raburn Traded Charlotte Second Baseman Hitting .331 on the Season (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Yoan Moncada, who is ranked as the number one prospect in Major League Baseball by MLB.com and Baseball America, has been activated off the team’s disabled list today. Moncada was placed on Charlotte’s seven-day DL on May 18 (retroactive to May 16). In addition, Charlotte outfielder Ryan Raburn has been traded to the Washington Nationals organization....More >>
  • App State-Georgia Opener Set for 6:15 p.m. Kickoff on ESPN

    App State-Georgia Opener Set for 6:15 p.m. Kickoff on ESPN

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:51:04 GMT

    Kickoff for Appalachian State’s 2017 football season opener on Sept. 2 at Georgia has been set for 6:15 p.m. at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. The game will be televised on ESPN, as the SEC announced its opening weekend TV schedule on Thursday afternoon. 

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    Kickoff for Appalachian State’s 2017 football season opener on Sept. 2 at Georgia has been set for 6:15 p.m. at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. The game will be televised on ESPN, as the SEC announced its opening weekend TV schedule on Thursday afternoon. 

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Giolito Tosses Seven-Inning No-Hitter To Beat Chiefs Thursday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Giolito Tosses Seven-Inning No-Hitter To Beat Chiefs Thursday

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:20 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:20:06 GMT
    Lucas Giolito Tosses Seven-Inning No-Hitter Charlotte Right-Handed Pitcher Tosses First No-Hitter in BB&T Ballpark History (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Charlotte Knights right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito threw a seven-inning no-hitter in game one of Thursday’s doubleheader win over the Syracuse Chiefs at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights hit three home runs and beat the Chiefs by a score of 4-0. Giolito (2-5, 5.44) threw 87 pitches (50 for strikes) and allo...More >>
    Lucas Giolito Tosses Seven-Inning No-Hitter Charlotte Right-Handed Pitcher Tosses First No-Hitter in BB&T Ballpark History (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Charlotte Knights right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito threw a seven-inning no-hitter in game one of Thursday’s doubleheader win over the Syracuse Chiefs at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights hit three home runs and beat the Chiefs by a score of 4-0. Giolito (2-5, 5.44) threw 87 pitches (50 for strikes) and allo...More >>
  • Charlotte to host 2019 NBA All-Star Game

    Charlotte to host 2019 NBA All-Star Game

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:46:04 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    The NBA and Charlotte have finalized a deal to bring the 2019 All-Star Weekend to the Queen City, the Observer has learned.

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    The NBA and Charlotte have finalized a deal to bring the 2019 All-Star Weekend to the Queen City, the Observer has learned.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Postponed Wednesday Due to Wet Grounds

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Postponed Wednesday Due to Wet Grounds

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:03 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:03:23 GMT
    Knights Postponed on Wednesday Due to Wet Grounds Doubleheader Set for Thursday at BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Wednesday’s game between the Charlotte Knights and Syracuse Chiefs originally scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from BB&T Ballpark has been postponed due to wet grounds. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Thursday with first pitch of game one set for 6:05 p.m. Both games will be seven-inning contests and game two will follow approximately 30 minu...More >>
    Knights Postponed on Wednesday Due to Wet Grounds Doubleheader Set for Thursday at BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Wednesday’s game between the Charlotte Knights and Syracuse Chiefs originally scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from BB&T Ballpark has been postponed due to wet grounds. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Thursday with first pitch of game one set for 6:05 p.m. Both games will be seven-inning contests and game two will follow approximately 30 minu...More >>
  • Sun Belt announces divisions for 2018 football season

    Sun Belt announces divisions for 2018 football season

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:06:31 GMT

    The Sun Belt Conference will split into two five-team divisions, broken up simply by east and west, starting in 2018.

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    The Sun Belt Conference will split into two five-team divisions, broken up simply by east and west, starting in 2018.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Tuesday's Opener in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Tuesday's Opener in Charlotte

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:41 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:41:25 GMT
    Knights Drop Tuesday’s Opener to Chiefs 6-2 Nicky Delmonico Hit an Inside-The-Park Home Run in the Ninth (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Nicky Delmonico homered for the third time over his last two games, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series to the Syracuse Chiefs by a score 6-2 on Tuesday at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. On Sunday in Charlotte’s finale from Norfolk, Delmonico launched two home runs, including a 12th inning bl...More >>
    Knights Drop Tuesday’s Opener to Chiefs 6-2 Nicky Delmonico Hit an Inside-The-Park Home Run in the Ninth (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Nicky Delmonico homered for the third time over his last two games, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series to the Syracuse Chiefs by a score 6-2 on Tuesday at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. On Sunday in Charlotte’s finale from Norfolk, Delmonico launched two home runs, including a 12th inning bl...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Tides Sunday 5-3

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Tides Sunday 5-3

    Sunday, May 21 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-05-21 22:50:01 GMT
    Delmonico’s Blast Leads Knights Past Tides 5-3 Sunday Charlotte’s Slugger Launches Two Home Runs in Exciting Finale Win (NORFOLK, VA) -- It was a memorable day at the plate for Nicky Delmonico on Sunday and the Charlotte Knights reaped the benefits. Delmonico launched two home runs -- including a go-ahead, two-run home run in the 12th inning -- to lead the Knights past the Norfolk Tides by a score of 5-3 in 12 innings on Sunday in the finale of their four-game series fr...More >>
    Delmonico’s Blast Leads Knights Past Tides 5-3 Sunday Charlotte’s Slugger Launches Two Home Runs in Exciting Finale Win (NORFOLK, VA) -- It was a memorable day at the plate for Nicky Delmonico on Sunday and the Charlotte Knights reaped the benefits. Delmonico launched two home runs -- including a go-ahead, two-run home run in the 12th inning -- to lead the Knights past the Norfolk Tides by a score of 5-3 in 12 innings on Sunday in the finale of their four-game series fr...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall 4-3 at Norfolk

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall 4-3 at Norfolk

    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:52:14 GMT
    Knights Fall to Tides 4-3 in Opener Adam Engel Homers in Charlotte’s Game One Loss to Norfolk (NORFOLK, VA) -- Norfolk’s Johnny Giavotella singled home Michael Bourn in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and lead the Tides over the Charlotte Knights by a score of 4-3 on Thursday in the opening game of a four-game series from Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. The Knights jumped out to an early lead in the first inning courtesy of outfielder Adam Engel, who lau...More >>
    Knights Fall to Tides 4-3 in Opener Adam Engel Homers in Charlotte’s Game One Loss to Norfolk (NORFOLK, VA) -- Norfolk’s Johnny Giavotella singled home Michael Bourn in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and lead the Tides over the Charlotte Knights by a score of 4-3 on Thursday in the opening game of a four-game series from Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. The Knights jumped out to an early lead in the first inning courtesy of outfielder Adam Engel, who lau...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Bulls Snap Knights Six Game Winning Streak Wednesday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Bulls Snap Knights Six Game Winning Streak Wednesday

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:16 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:16:11 GMT

    Knights Drop Finale to Bulls 9-2 Wednesday Charlotte Wins Two of Three From First Place Bulls at BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Tyler Ladendorf hit a two-run home run, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the finale of their three-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 9-2 on Wednesday from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The loss snapped Charlotte’s six-game winning streak. Ladendorf, an Illinois native -- who grew up a Chicago White Sox fan -- provid...

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    Knights Drop Finale to Bulls 9-2 Wednesday Charlotte Wins Two of Three From First Place Bulls at BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Tyler Ladendorf hit a two-run home run, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the finale of their three-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 9-2 on Wednesday from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The loss snapped Charlotte’s six-game winning streak. Ladendorf, an Illinois native -- who grew up a Chicago White Sox fan -- provid...

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Second Baseman Yoan Moncada Placed on DL

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Second Baseman Yoan Moncada Placed on DL

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:14:49 GMT
    Charlotte Second Baseman Yoan Moncada Placed on DL Number One Prospect in Baseball Hitting .331 This Season with the Knights (NORFOLK, VA) -- Second baseman Yoan Moncada, who is hitting .331 (46-for-139) this season over 34 games with the Charlotte Knights, has officially been placed on the team’s disabled list (retroactive to May 16). In two additional roster moves today, RHP Jake Dunning has been promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham, and infielder/outfielder Cody A...More >>
    Charlotte Second Baseman Yoan Moncada Placed on DL Number One Prospect in Baseball Hitting .331 This Season with the Knights (NORFOLK, VA) -- Second baseman Yoan Moncada, who is hitting .331 (46-for-139) this season over 34 games with the Charlotte Knights, has officially been placed on the team’s disabled list (retroactive to May 16). In two additional roster moves today, RHP Jake Dunning has been promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham, and infielder/outfielder Cody A...More >>
  • On The Go With Stro: Driving A Stock Car

    On The Go With Stro: Driving A Stock Car

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-05-16 21:49:22 GMT
    (Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)(Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)

    In our latest installment of On The Go With Stro, I had a chance to put on the fire suit, get in the car, and put the pedal to the metal!

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    In our latest installment of On The Go With Stro, I had a chance to put on the fire suit, get in the car, and put the pedal to the metal!

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  • Knights 2nd baseman Yoan Moncada is living up to all the hype

    Knights 2nd baseman Yoan Moncada is living up to all the hype

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:47:41 GMT

    The Charlotte Knights have a long list of great players in their history.  Cal Ripken Jr., Eddie Murray, Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez are just a few of the greats in Charlotte baseball history.

    Very soon, you may be able to add the name of Yoan Moncada to that list of greats as he is currently the #1 prospect in all of baseball and is living up to the hype.

    For more on Moncada, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime.

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    The Charlotte Knights have a long list of great players in their history.  Cal Ripken Jr., Eddie Murray, Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez are just a few of the greats in Charlotte baseball history.

    Very soon, you may be able to add the name of Yoan Moncada to that list of greats as he is currently the #1 prospect in all of baseball and is living up to the hype.

    For more on Moncada, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime.

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  • BLOG: If the Charlotte Hornets get a top 3 pick, what should they do with it?

    BLOG: If the Charlotte Hornets get a top 3 pick, what should they do with it?

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 3:42 PM EDT2017-05-16 19:42:53 GMT

    Can the Charlotte Hornets actually catch a break Tuesday night in the NBA Draft Lottery?  More than likely, NO! 

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    Can the Charlotte Hornets actually catch a break Tuesday night in the NBA Draft Lottery?  More than likely, NO! 

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Bulls 6-4 Monday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Bulls 6-4 Monday

    Monday, May 15 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-05-16 02:50:31 GMT
    Knights Charge Past the Bulls 6-4 Monday Red-Hot Charlotte Knights Record Fifth-Straight Victory (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Nicky Delmonico launched a two-run home run in a three-run first inning to help set the tone and lead the red-hot Charlotte Knights to a 6-4 win over the Durham Bulls on Monday in the opening game of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark. With the win, the Knights (19-17) earned their fifth consecutive victory and pulled to within just four games of fir...More >>
    Knights Charge Past the Bulls 6-4 Monday Red-Hot Charlotte Knights Record Fifth-Straight Victory (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Nicky Delmonico launched a two-run home run in a three-run first inning to help set the tone and lead the red-hot Charlotte Knights to a 6-4 win over the Durham Bulls on Monday in the opening game of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark. With the win, the Knights (19-17) earned their fifth consecutive victory and pulled to within just four games of fir...More >>
  • Titans, Panthers to practice together before preseason game

    Titans, Panthers to practice together before preseason game

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-05-16 01:40:12 GMT

    The Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers will practice together for two days before their preseason game Aug. 19.

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    The Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers will practice together for two days before their preseason game Aug. 19.

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  • Take 3, Episode 14: Will new NASCAR rules bring more excitement to Charlotte races?

    Take 3, Episode 14: Will new NASCAR rules bring more excitement to Charlotte races?

    Monday, May 15 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-05-15 14:54:55 GMT
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    On this week's episode of Take 3, Ashley, Delano, and Nate discuss NASCAR & 10 Days of Thunder at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NBA Playoffs, the Players Championship, and the Charlotte Knights. 

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    On this week's episode of Take 3, Ashley, Delano, and Nate discuss NASCAR & 10 Days of Thunder at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NBA Playoffs, the Players Championship, and the Charlotte Knights. 

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  • ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Announces Notre Dame Future Football Match-ups

    ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Announces Notre Dame Future Football Match-ups

    Thursday, May 11 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-05-11 22:12:32 GMT
    Atlantic Coast Conference, Notre Dame Announce Future Football Matchups Fighting Irish will continue to face conference teams an average of five times per season through 2037 GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – As part of the ongoing agreement, Notre Dame and the Atlantic Coast Conference announced the five football games that will be played annually between the Fighting Irish and members of the league from 2026 through 2037. The agreement continues a partnersh...More >>
    Atlantic Coast Conference, Notre Dame Announce Future Football Matchups Fighting Irish will continue to face conference teams an average of five times per season through 2037 GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – As part of the ongoing agreement, Notre Dame and the Atlantic Coast Conference announced the five football games that will be played annually between the Fighting Irish and members of the league from 2026 through 2037. The agreement continues a partnersh...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: NASCAR Driver Ty Dillon To Throw Out First Pitch May 24th

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: NASCAR Driver Ty Dillon To Throw Out First Pitch May 24th

    Thursday, May 11 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-05-11 22:06:37 GMT
    Ty Dillon to Sign Autographs, Throw First Pitch May 24th NASCAR Driver Set to Visit BB&T Ballpark During Team’s Seven-Game Homestand (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- NASCAR driver Ty Dillon, who competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will meet fans and sign pre-game autographs at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte on Wednesday, May 24th. Dillon is the driver of the No. 13 Chevrolet SS for Germain Racing.   Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. on May 24th and...More >>
    Ty Dillon to Sign Autographs, Throw First Pitch May 24th NASCAR Driver Set to Visit BB&T Ballpark During Team’s Seven-Game Homestand (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- NASCAR driver Ty Dillon, who competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will meet fans and sign pre-game autographs at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte on Wednesday, May 24th. Dillon is the driver of the No. 13 Chevrolet SS for Germain Racing.   Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. on May 24th and...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Golf Classic Raises $22,495 for Levine Children's Hospital

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Golf Classic Raises $22,495 for Levine Children's Hospital

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-05-10 22:38:49 GMT
    10th Annual Knights Golf Classic Raises $22,495 for Levine Children’s Hospital Knights Raise Largest Total in 10-Year History (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On Wednesday, May 10th, the Charlotte Knights held their 10th Annual Golf Classic at The Golf Club at Ballantyne. Just like in previous seasons, Wednesday’s annual golf tournament was a big success. Overall, the day’s festivities raised $22,495 for Levine Children’s Hospital. This year’s total was the la...More >>
    10th Annual Knights Golf Classic Raises $22,495 for Levine Children’s Hospital Knights Raise Largest Total in 10-Year History (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On Wednesday, May 10th, the Charlotte Knights held their 10th Annual Golf Classic at The Golf Club at Ballantyne. Just like in previous seasons, Wednesday’s annual golf tournament was a big success. Overall, the day’s festivities raised $22,495 for Levine Children’s Hospital. This year’s total was the la...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose To Indians Wednesday in Series Finale

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose To Indians Wednesday in Series Finale

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-05-10 21:56:11 GMT
    Knights Drop Wednesday’s Finale to Indians 1-0 Indianapolis Scores Only Run of the Game in the 2nd Inning   (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- RHP Chris Volstad allowed just one run over five innings, but it was just enough to propel the Indianapolis Indians to a 1-0 win over the Charlotte Knights on Wednesday in the finale of their three-game series from Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN. The Indians won all three games in the series against the Knights. Making his third start of th...More >>
    Knights Drop Wednesday’s Finale to Indians 1-0 Indianapolis Scores Only Run of the Game in the 2nd Inning   (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- RHP Chris Volstad allowed just one run over five innings, but it was just enough to propel the Indianapolis Indians to a 1-0 win over the Charlotte Knights on Wednesday in the finale of their three-game series from Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN. The Indians won all three games in the series against the Knights. Making his third start of th...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall to Indians 3-2 Tuesday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall to Indians 3-2 Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-05-09 20:11:06 GMT
    Knights Fall to Indians 3-2 Tuesday Jason Bourgeois Launches Solo Homer in Seventh Inning   (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- Jason Bourgeois homered and Tyler Danish was solid over six innings, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series to the Indianapolis Indians by a score of 3-2 on Tuesday at Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN. First pitch of the game was thrown at 11:16 a.m. after rain delayed the start by 11 minutes. The two teams are scheduled to play a sec...More >>
    Knights Fall to Indians 3-2 Tuesday Jason Bourgeois Launches Solo Homer in Seventh Inning   (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- Jason Bourgeois homered and Tyler Danish was solid over six innings, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series to the Indianapolis Indians by a score of 3-2 on Tuesday at Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN. First pitch of the game was thrown at 11:16 a.m. after rain delayed the start by 11 minutes. The two teams are scheduled to play a sec...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Contribute More Than $350,000 To Community in 2016-17

    CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Contribute More Than $350,000 To Community in 2016-17

    Monday, May 8 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-05-09 03:57:44 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MAY 8, 2017 CHECKERS CONTRIBUTE MORE THAN $350,000 TO COMMUNITY IN 2016-17 Team has now donated $4 million to Charlotte area since 2006 CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte Checkers today announced that they contributed $356,570 to nearly 300 different local organizations through cash and in-kind donations during the 2016-17 season. They have now totaled $4 million in community contributions since Michael Kahn took ownership of the team in 2006. In addition to popu...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MAY 8, 2017 CHECKERS CONTRIBUTE MORE THAN $350,000 TO COMMUNITY IN 2016-17 Team has now donated $4 million to Charlotte area since 2006 CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte Checkers today announced that they contributed $356,570 to nearly 300 different local organizations through cash and in-kind donations during the 2016-17 season. They have now totaled $4 million in community contributions since Michael Kahn took ownership of the team in 2006. In addition to popu...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Moncada Named IL Batter of the Week

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Moncada Named IL Batter of the Week

    Monday, May 8 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-05-09 03:22:33 GMT
    Yoan Moncada Named IL Batter of the Week Charlotte Second Baseman Hit .500 Over Six-Games Last Week (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- Charlotte second baseman Yoan Moncada, who hit .500 (11-for-22) with eight runs scored, two home runs, and four RBIs over six games last week, was named as the International League’s Batter of the Week for the period of May 1-7, as announced by the International League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc. earlier this morning. Ranked as the number one pros...More >>
    Yoan Moncada Named IL Batter of the Week Charlotte Second Baseman Hit .500 Over Six-Games Last Week (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- Charlotte second baseman Yoan Moncada, who hit .500 (11-for-22) with eight runs scored, two home runs, and four RBIs over six games last week, was named as the International League’s Batter of the Week for the period of May 1-7, as announced by the International League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc. earlier this morning. Ranked as the number one pros...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Monday's Game at Indianapolis

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Monday's Game at Indianapolis

    Monday, May 8 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-05-09 03:10:42 GMT
    Knights Drop Monday’s Game 5-3 Engel Records Three Hits in Game One Loss to Indians   (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- Outfielder Adam Engel continued his hot hitting, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series to the Indianapolis Indians by a score of 5-3 on Monday from Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Knights. Engel finished Monday’s game 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored. The Ci...More >>
    Knights Drop Monday’s Game 5-3 Engel Records Three Hits in Game One Loss to Indians   (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- Outfielder Adam Engel continued his hot hitting, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series to the Indianapolis Indians by a score of 5-3 on Monday from Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Knights. Engel finished Monday’s game 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored. The Ci...More >>
  • Fueled by redemption, No. 1 ranked Warriors take on rival Mavericks in playoffs

    Fueled by redemption, No. 1 ranked Warriors take on rival Mavericks in playoffs

    Monday, May 8 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-05-09 01:32:16 GMT
    (Sarah Pisciuneri | WBTV)(Sarah Pisciuneri | WBTV)

    Off the field, the North Carolina High School Athletics Association is reporting the team has the highest GPA in the state as well.

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    Off the field, the North Carolina High School Athletics Association is reporting the team has the highest GPA in the state as well.

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  • NC State and South Carolina ready for the 2017 Belk College Kickoff

    NC State and South Carolina ready for the 2017 Belk College Kickoff

    Monday, May 8 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-05-08 22:14:35 GMT
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    Monday at Quail Hollow Club, golf was not the main top of discussion as the Charlotte Sports Foundation had an ACC and a SEC coach in the house to talk about their September match up on the gridiron. The Belk College Kickoff game will take place at Bank of America on September 2nd as NC State will take on South Carolina. 

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    Monday at Quail Hollow Club, golf was not the main top of discussion as the Charlotte Sports Foundation had an ACC and a SEC coach in the house to talk about their September match up on the gridiron. The Belk College Kickoff game will take place at Bank of America on September 2nd as NC State will take on South Carolina. 

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  • Jimmie Johnson Foundation Fit Fest, Panthers mini-camp, Wells Fargo Championship - Take 3, Episode 13

    Jimmie Johnson Foundation Fit Fest, Panthers mini-camp, Wells Fargo Championship - Take 3, Episode 13

    Monday, May 8 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-05-08 13:48:41 GMT
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    Executive Director of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, Amanda Prothero, joins the show to talk about the foundation's upcoming event - the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Fit Fest! 

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    Executive Director of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, Amanda Prothero, joins the show to talk about the foundation's upcoming event - the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Fit Fest! 

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  • 10 rookie camp quotes from Ben Boulware that will make him a Panthers fan-favorite

    10 rookie camp quotes from Ben Boulware that will make him a Panthers fan-favorite

    Saturday, May 6 2017 10:47 AM EDT2017-05-06 14:47:24 GMT
    Carolina Panthers linebacker Ben Boulware lines up for a play during the first session of the team’s rookie camp on Friday. (Source: David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)Carolina Panthers linebacker Ben Boulware lines up for a play during the first session of the team’s rookie camp on Friday. (Source: David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)

    The journey ahead of Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware could be like his signature ginger beard: It’s long, unique to Boulware himself, and will sometimes get a little gnarly.

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    The journey ahead of Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware could be like his signature ginger beard: It’s long, unique to Boulware himself, and will sometimes get a little gnarly.

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  • Boy not allowed on class trip to ballpark gets 4 tickets from stranger

    Boy not allowed on class trip to ballpark gets 4 tickets from stranger

    Friday, May 5 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-05-06 01:23:48 GMT

    We first met the Ranson Middle School student Thursday when Education Reporter Dedrick Russell explained how the 6th grader was not allowed to go on a field trip with classmates.

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    We first met the Ranson Middle School student Thursday when Education Reporter Dedrick Russell explained how the 6th grader was not allowed to go on a field trip with classmates.

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  • Sisters on Sun Valley HS softball team hope to make run at playoffs in last season together

    Sisters on Sun Valley HS softball team hope to make run at playoffs in last season together

    Thursday, May 4 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-05-04 22:57:39 GMT
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    The sisters grew up playing softball and for the last three seasons, they've been Spartans together on the same team for Sun Valley High.

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    The sisters grew up playing softball and for the last three seasons, they've been Spartans together on the same team for Sun Valley High.

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  • Carolina Panthers' Michael Oher accused of assaulting Uber driver

    Carolina Panthers' Michael Oher accused of assaulting Uber driver

    Thursday, May 4 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-05-04 22:54:53 GMT
    Carolina Panthers' Michael Oher (73) stretches before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. The Vikings won 22-10. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)Carolina Panthers' Michael Oher (73) stretches before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. The Vikings won 22-10. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Carolina Panthers player Michael Oher has been cited by police in Tennessee after he is accused of assaulting an Uber driver last month.

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    Carolina Panthers player Michael Oher has been cited by police in Tennessee after he is accused of assaulting an Uber driver last month.

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  • ELEVATION CHEER COMPANY: Local Cheerleading Program Headed to D2 Summit

    ELEVATION CHEER COMPANY: Local Cheerleading Program Headed to D2 Summit

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-05-02 21:01:55 GMT
    Local cheerleading program climbS their way to the D2 Summit Salisbury, NC, May 2, 2017 – Elevation Cheer Co., a local cheerleading training facility, is proud to announce that their teams have been selected to compete at one of the nation’s most prestigious cheerleading competitions for small gyms, The D2 Summit, produced by Varsity All Star. Held at Walt Disney World® Resort’s ESPN Wide World of Sports May 13-14, The D2 Summit, is the season-capping goal for ...More >>
    Local cheerleading program climbS their way to the D2 Summit Salisbury, NC, May 2, 2017 – Elevation Cheer Co., a local cheerleading training facility, is proud to announce that their teams have been selected to compete at one of the nation’s most prestigious cheerleading competitions for small gyms, The D2 Summit, produced by Varsity All Star. Held at Walt Disney World® Resort’s ESPN Wide World of Sports May 13-14, The D2 Summit, is the season-capping goal for ...More >>
  • BLOG: Pressure is now on Panthers offensive coordinator Shula to use the new talent

    BLOG: Pressure is now on Panthers offensive coordinator Shula to use the new talent

    Monday, May 1 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-05-01 23:45:39 GMT

    In my opinion, the Carolina Panthers 2017 draft was OUTSTANDING.   Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman addressed a lot of the Panthers needs-- most of all their lack of speed especially on offense. Now it is up to Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula to tap the potential of all this new talent.

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    In my opinion, the Carolina Panthers 2017 draft was OUTSTANDING.   Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman addressed a lot of the Panthers needs-- most of all their lack of speed especially on offense. Now it is up to Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula to tap the potential of all this new talent. 

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  • Take 3 With WBTV Sports: Episode 12

    Take 3 With WBTV Sports: Episode 12

    Monday, May 1 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-05-01 23:45:12 GMT

    Kelly from Davidson Street Public House joins the show to debut a new cocktail for the month of May.

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    Kelly from Davidson Street Public House joins the show to debut a new cocktail for the month of May.

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  • Panthers add 5 rookie free agents

    Panthers add 5 rookie free agents

    Monday, May 1 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-05-01 20:09:17 GMT

    With the NFL Draft done, the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with 5 rookie free agents.

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    With the NFL Draft done, the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with 5 rookie free agents.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Railraiders Walk Off With Home Win Against Knights Friday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Railraiders Walk Off With Home Win Against Knights Friday

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:58:58 GMT
    RailRiders Walk Off with 2-1 Win Friday Charlotte RHP Reynaldo Lopez Tosses Six Strong Innings (MOOSIC, PA) -- RHP Reynaldo Lopez struck out six batters over six sharp innings, but the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders walked-off with a 2-1 win over the Charlotte Knights on Friday from PNC Field in Moosic, PA in game two of the four-game series. Lopez allowed just one run on two hits over six strong innings on Friday, but did not factor in the decision. The 23-year-old right-hander ...More >>
    RailRiders Walk Off with 2-1 Win Friday Charlotte RHP Reynaldo Lopez Tosses Six Strong Innings (MOOSIC, PA) -- RHP Reynaldo Lopez struck out six batters over six sharp innings, but the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders walked-off with a 2-1 win over the Charlotte Knights on Friday from PNC Field in Moosic, PA in game two of the four-game series. Lopez allowed just one run on two hits over six strong innings on Friday, but did not factor in the decision. The 23-year-old right-hander ...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose 13-2 Thursday in Rochester

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose 13-2 Thursday in Rochester

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:11 PM EDT2017-07-21 21:11:19 GMT
    Knights Fall to RailRiders 13-2 Thursday Outfielder Jacob May Records Two Hits for Charlotte (ROCHESTER, NY) -- The Charlotte Knights opened a four-game series against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Thursday with a 13-2 loss from PNC Field in Moosic, PA. Outfielder Jacob May had two of Charlotte’s six hits. Rymer Liriano recorded his third triple of the year. RHP Lucas Giolito (3-9, 5.38) started for the Knights and was charged with the loss. He allowed five runs on ...More >>
    Knights Fall to RailRiders 13-2 Thursday Outfielder Jacob May Records Two Hits for Charlotte (ROCHESTER, NY) -- The Charlotte Knights opened a four-game series against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Thursday with a 13-2 loss from PNC Field in Moosic, PA. Outfielder Jacob May had two of Charlotte’s six hits. Rymer Liriano recorded his third triple of the year. RHP Lucas Giolito (3-9, 5.38) started for the Knights and was charged with the loss. He allowed five runs on ...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Moncada and Goldberg Recalled to Chicago

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Moncada and Goldberg Recalled to Chicago

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:01:07 GMT
    Yoan Moncada & Brad Goldberg Recalled to Chicago Infielder Jake Peter Promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham (ROCHESTER, NY) -- Charlotte Knights second baseman Yoan Moncada and right-handed pitcher Brad Goldberg have both been officially recalled by the Chicago White Sox today. Additionally, infielder Jake Peter has been promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham today. Charlotte’s roster now features 24 active players. Ranked as the number one prospect in Ma...More >>
    Yoan Moncada & Brad Goldberg Recalled to Chicago Infielder Jake Peter Promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham (ROCHESTER, NY) -- Charlotte Knights second baseman Yoan Moncada and right-handed pitcher Brad Goldberg have both been officially recalled by the Chicago White Sox today. Additionally, infielder Jake Peter has been promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham today. Charlotte’s roster now features 24 active players. Ranked as the number one prospect in Ma...More >>
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