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  • Panthers CB likes NFL solidarity he’s seen, but won’t sit during anthem. Here’s why.

    Panthers CB likes NFL solidarity he’s seen, but won’t sit during anthem. Here’s why.

    Sunday, August 20 2017 12:51 PM EDT2017-08-20 16:51:36 GMT
    “Don’t get me wrong. We definitely care,” Munnerlyn said of the protests against racial injustice he’s seen in the NFL. But he has no plans to sit during the national anthem. (David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)“Don’t get me wrong. We definitely care,” Munnerlyn said of the protests against racial injustice he’s seen in the NFL. But he has no plans to sit during the national anthem. (David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)

    Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn appreciated the displays of solidarity he saw during the national anthems before a couple of preseason games this week.

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    Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn appreciated the displays of solidarity he saw during the national anthems before a couple of preseason games this week.

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  • Kyle Busch completes Bristol sweep with 20th win at track

    Kyle Busch completes Bristol sweep with 20th win at track

    Sunday, August 20 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-08-20 04:03:44 GMT

    It's Bristol Motor Speedway and Kyle Busch practically owns the place.

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    It's Bristol Motor Speedway and Kyle Busch practically owns the place.

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  • Myers Park vs Country Day

    Myers Park vs Country Day

    Sunday, August 20 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-08-20 04:03:27 GMT

    Some Saturday high school football at Memorial Stadium.  Here are the highlights of the game matching Myers Park vs Country Day. 

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    Some Saturday high school football at Memorial Stadium.  Here are the highlights of the game matching Myers Park vs Country Day. 

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  • Providence Day vs Olympic

    Providence Day vs Olympic

    Sunday, August 20 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-08-20 04:00:16 GMT

    A little Saturday high school football at Memorial Stadium.  Here are the highlights of the game matching Providence Day vs Olympic. 

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    A little Saturday high school football at Memorial Stadium.  Here are the highlights of the game matching Providence Day vs Olympic. 

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  • Vance vs West Meck

    Vance vs West Meck

    Saturday, August 19 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-08-20 03:59:38 GMT

    A little Saturday high school football today at Memorial Stadium in Charlotte.  Here are the highlights of the game matching Vance and West Meck. 

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    A little Saturday high school football today at Memorial Stadium in Charlotte.  Here are the highlights of the game matching Vance and West Meck. 

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  • Stenson takes 1-stroke lead after 3rd round at Wyndham

    Stenson takes 1-stroke lead after 3rd round at Wyndham

    Saturday, August 19 2017 10:20 PM EDT2017-08-20 02:20:59 GMT

    Henrik Stenson shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Wyndham Championship.

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    Henrik Stenson shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Wyndham Championship.

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  • Mariota, Titans slip past Panthers for 34-27 preseason win

    Mariota, Titans slip past Panthers for 34-27 preseason win

    Saturday, August 19 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-08-20 02:19:35 GMT

    Marcus Mariota threw a touchdown pass and the Tennessee Titans earned a 34-27 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers on Saturday.

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    Marcus Mariota threw a touchdown pass and the Tennessee Titans earned a 34-27 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers on Saturday.

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  • Northwestern at South Pointe

    Northwestern at South Pointe

    Saturday, August 19 2017 1:59 AM EDT2017-08-19 05:59:45 GMT

    Here are the highlights from Northwestern at South Pointe. 

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    Here are the highlights from Northwestern at South Pointe. 

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  • Robinson at Hibriten

    Robinson at Hibriten

    Saturday, August 19 2017 1:11 AM EDT2017-08-19 05:11:13 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Robinson at Hibriten. 

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    Here are the highlights of Robinson at Hibriten. 

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  • East Lincoln at Forestview

    East Lincoln at Forestview

    Saturday, August 19 2017 1:07 AM EDT2017-08-19 05:07:49 GMT

    Here are the highlights of East Lincoln at Forestview.

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    Here are the highlights of East Lincoln at Forestview.

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  • Clover at Ashbrook

    Clover at Ashbrook

    Saturday, August 19 2017 1:04 AM EDT2017-08-19 05:04:07 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Clover at Ashbrook. 

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    Here are the highlights of Clover at Ashbrook. 

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  • Ardrey Kell at Weddington & South Meck at Marvin Ridge

    Ardrey Kell at Weddington & South Meck at Marvin Ridge

    Saturday, August 19 2017 1:00 AM EDT2017-08-19 05:00:11 GMT

    Here are the highlights of a Union County double dip as Ardrey Kell took on Weddington and South Meck took on Marvin Ridge. 

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    Here are the highlights of a Union County double dip as Ardrey Kell took on Weddington and South Meck took on Marvin Ridge. 

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  • Harding at Hough

    Harding at Hough

    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:56 AM EDT2017-08-19 04:56:41 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Harding at Hough. 

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    Here are the highlights of Harding at Hough. 

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  • Dutch Fork at Independence

    Dutch Fork at Independence

    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:50 AM EDT2017-08-19 04:50:56 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Dutch Fork at Independence. 

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    Here are the highlights of Dutch Fork at Independence. 

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  • West Rowan at Mooresville

    West Rowan at Mooresville

    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-08-19 04:48:25 GMT

    Here are the highlights of West Rowan at Mooresville. 

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    Here are the highlights of West Rowan at Mooresville. 

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  • Rocky River at South Iredell

    Rocky River at South Iredell

    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:45 AM EDT2017-08-19 04:45:05 GMT

    Here are highlights from Rocky River at South Iredell. 

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    Here are highlights from Rocky River at South Iredell. 

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  • East Meck at Providence

    East Meck at Providence

    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:41 AM EDT2017-08-19 04:41:48 GMT

    Here are the highlights of East Meck at Providence. 

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    Here are the highlights of East Meck at Providence. 

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  • Jordan at North Meck

    Jordan at North Meck

    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:35 AM EDT2017-08-19 04:35:00 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Jordan at North Meck. 

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    Here are the highlights of Jordan at North Meck. 

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  • A.L. Brown at Hopewell

    A.L. Brown at Hopewell

    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:30 AM EDT2017-08-19 04:30:51 GMT

    Here are the highlights of A.L. Brown at Hopewell. 

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    Here are the highlights of A.L. Brown at Hopewell. 

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  • Charlotte Christian at Charlotte Catholic-- FFN Game of the Week for Week 1 sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield

    Charlotte Christian at Charlotte Catholic-- FFN Game of the Week for Week 1 sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield

    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-08-19 04:27:53 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Charlotte Christian at Charlotte Catholic.

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    Here are the highlights of Charlotte Christian at Charlotte Catholic.

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  • Extreme weather kicking off high school football season

    Extreme weather kicking off high school football season

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-08-18 21:47:27 GMT
    (Coleen Harry | WBTV)(Coleen Harry | WBTV)

    This week's extreme weather has the coaches making some adjustments as high school football season begins.

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    This week's extreme weather has the coaches making some adjustments as high school football season begins.

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  • Mallard Creek at Scotland County

    Mallard Creek at Scotland County

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-08-18 21:12:26 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Mallard Creek at Scotland County. 

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    Here are the highlights of Mallard Creek at Scotland County. 

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  • Cam Newton’s status for Saturday’s game against Tennessee confirmed

    Cam Newton’s status for Saturday’s game against Tennessee confirmed

    Friday, August 18 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-08-18 19:55:25 GMT
    Cam Newton (David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)Cam Newton (David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will not play on Saturday against the Tennessee Titans, a source confirmed to the Observer on Friday.

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    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will not play on Saturday against the Tennessee Titans, a source confirmed to the Observer on Friday.

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  • Clemson basketball player from Shelby safe after attack near hotel in Barcelona

    Clemson basketball player from Shelby safe after attack near hotel in Barcelona

    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:59:44 GMT
    (Courtesy Gaye Devoe)(Courtesy Gaye Devoe)

    His team was set to board a bus for a game less than an hour before the attack happened.?

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    His team was set to board a bus for a game less than an hour before the attack happened.?

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    Thursday, August 17 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-08-17 20:09:17 GMT
    Knights Roster Moves – August 17, 2017 INF Tyler Ladendorf placed on the DL INF Ronald Bueno promoted to CHA from Birmingham (Double-A), active Roster 25 active Tommy Viola Director of PR/Media Relations 324 S Mint St Charlotte, NC 28202 Office: 704-274-8203 tommyv@charlotteknights.com More >>
    Knights Roster Moves – August 17, 2017 INF Tyler Ladendorf placed on the DL INF Ronald Bueno promoted to CHA from Birmingham (Double-A), active Roster 25 active Tommy Viola Director of PR/Media Relations 324 S Mint St Charlotte, NC 28202 Office: 704-274-8203 tommyv@charlotteknights.com More >>
  • Darlington dedicating suite towers to the Earnhardts

    Darlington dedicating suite towers to the Earnhardts

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-08-16 22:34:25 GMT

    Darlington Raceway will debut Earnhardt Towers to honor the late Dale Sr. and his son, Dale Jr., at the Southern 500 next month.

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    Darlington Raceway will debut Earnhardt Towers to honor the late Dale Sr. and his son, Dale Jr., at the Southern 500 next month.

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  • Swinney says Bryant likely to open as Clemson quarterback

    Swinney says Bryant likely to open as Clemson quarterback

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-08-16 22:23:39 GMT

    Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says junior Kelly Bryant will likely start at quarterback in the national champion's season opener against Kent State on Sept. 2.

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    Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says junior Kelly Bryant will likely start at quarterback in the national champion's season opener against Kent State on Sept. 2.

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  • Duke safety McDuffie out with broken thumb

    Duke safety McDuffie out with broken thumb

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-08-16 22:20:15 GMT

    Duke says starting safety Jeremy McDuffie is out indefinitely after having surgery on his broken right thumb.

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    Duke says starting safety Jeremy McDuffie is out indefinitely after having surgery on his broken right thumb.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall in Home Series Opener 5-3 to Mud Hens

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall in Home Series Opener 5-3 to Mud Hens

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-08-16 03:35:29 GMT
    Knights Fall to Mud Hens 5-3 Tuesday Toledo Scores Two Runs in 10th Inning for Game One Win (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – The Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series against the Toledo Mud Hens by a score of 5-3 on Tuesday at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte, NC. The ‘Hens scored two runs the top of the 10th inning en route to the game one victory over the Knights. The Knights and Mud Hens battled to a 3-3 tie after nine full innings. In th...More >>
    Knights Fall to Mud Hens 5-3 Tuesday Toledo Scores Two Runs in 10th Inning for Game One Win (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – The Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series against the Toledo Mud Hens by a score of 5-3 on Tuesday at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte, NC. The ‘Hens scored two runs the top of the 10th inning en route to the game one victory over the Knights. The Knights and Mud Hens battled to a 3-3 tie after nine full innings. In th...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:49:52 GMT
    Knights Roster Moves – August 15, 2017 RHP Chris Volstad placed on the DL (retroactive to 8/13) LHP David Homberg active (outrighted by Chicago on 8/11) Roster 25 active Tommy Viola Director of PR/Media Relations 324 S Mint St Charlotte, NC 28202 Office: 704-274-8203 tommyv@charlotteknights.com More >>
    Knights Roster Moves – August 15, 2017 RHP Chris Volstad placed on the DL (retroactive to 8/13) LHP David Homberg active (outrighted by Chicago on 8/11) Roster 25 active Tommy Viola Director of PR/Media Relations 324 S Mint St Charlotte, NC 28202 Office: 704-274-8203 tommyv@charlotteknights.com More >>
  • CHARLOTTE HORNETS: 2017-18 Regular Season Schedule Highlights

    CHARLOTTE HORNETS: 2017-18 Regular Season Schedule Highlights

    Monday, August 14 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-08-14 23:34:47 GMT
    Hornets 2017-18 Schedule Highlights Season Opener At Detroit on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Home Opener Friday, October 20 vs. Atlanta Hawks at 7 p.m. Big Games at Spectrum Center Cleveland – Defending Eastern Conference Champs (twice): Wed., Nov. 15 and Wed., March 28 Golden State – Defending NBA Champs: Wed., Dec. 6 Houston – James Harden & Chris Paul: Fri., Oct. 27 San Antonio – Thanksgiving Weekend: Sat., Nov. 25 Boston – Post-C...More >>
    Hornets 2017-18 Schedule Highlights Season Opener At Detroit on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Home Opener Friday, October 20 vs. Atlanta Hawks at 7 p.m. Big Games at Spectrum Center Cleveland – Defending Eastern Conference Champs (twice): Wed., Nov. 15 and Wed., March 28 Golden State – Defending NBA Champs: Wed., Dec. 6 Houston – James Harden & Chris Paul: Fri., Oct. 27 San Antonio – Thanksgiving Weekend: Sat., Nov. 25 Boston – Post-C...More >>
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame: 2nd Saturdays

    NASCAR Hall of Fame: 2nd Saturdays

    Monday, August 14 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-08-14 21:01:05 GMT
    (Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)(Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)

    During the second Saturday of each month, the NASCAR Hall of Fame invites guests to explore different elements of NASCAR and also participate in interactive activities.

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    During the second Saturday of each month, the NASCAR Hall of Fame invites guests to explore different elements of NASCAR and also participate in interactive activities.

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  • The Latest: Justin Thomas wins PGA Championship

    The Latest: Justin Thomas wins PGA Championship

    Sunday, August 13 2017 1:36 PM EDT2017-08-13 17:36:44 GMT
    Monday, August 14 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-08-14 04:18:25 GMT
    The Latest: It's becoming pretty clear No. 15 at Quail Hollow is going to be a pivotal swing hole coming down the stretch in the final round of the PGA Championship.More >>
    The Latest: It's becoming pretty clear No. 15 at Quail Hollow is going to be a pivotal swing hole coming down the stretch in the final round of the PGA Championship.More >>
  • Duke coach Krzyzewski undergoes knee replacement surgery

    Duke coach Krzyzewski undergoes knee replacement surgery

    Sunday, August 13 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-08-14 01:43:03 GMT

    Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has undergone knee replacement surgery.

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    Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has undergone knee replacement surgery.

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  • Social media turns as Justin Thomas takes win on wild Sunday at PGA Championship

    Sunday, August 13 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-08-13 23:19:19 GMT
    Fans mill about at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Monday. (John D. Simmons | Charlotte Observer)Fans mill about at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Monday. (John D. Simmons | Charlotte Observer)

    There was a lot of discussion about Sunday’s PGA Championship final round, on social media and elsewhere, about the lack of big names on the leaderboard.

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    There was a lot of discussion about Sunday’s PGA Championship final round, on social media and elsewhere, about the lack of big names on the leaderboard.

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  • Surprise Quail Hollow leader Kevin Kisner has a plan. With it, he can win a major.

    Surprise Quail Hollow leader Kevin Kisner has a plan. With it, he can win a major.

    Sunday, August 13 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-08-13 15:04:19 GMT
    Kevin Kisner looks toward the green prior to hitting his third shot along the seventh fairway during Saturday’s third round of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)Kevin Kisner looks toward the green prior to hitting his third shot along the seventh fairway during Saturday’s third round of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)

    Maintain what he’s done over the first three rounds of the PGA Championship, and Kevin Kisner of Aiken, S.C., will win his first major.

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    Maintain what he’s done over the first three rounds of the PGA Championship, and Kevin Kisner of Aiken, S.C., will win his first major.

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  • A decade of trips to Panthers training camp with his dad led to this emotional visit

    A decade of trips to Panthers training camp with his dad led to this emotional visit

    Saturday, August 12 2017 8:04 PM EDT2017-08-13 00:04:31 GMT
    Austin O’Connor, 13 when pictured here, and his father, at Bank of America Stadium’s practice fields. Kevin passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2015, and Austin has kept his memory alive by continuing their training camp tradition(Austin O'Connor)Austin O’Connor, 13 when pictured here, and his father, at Bank of America Stadium’s practice fields. Kevin passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2015, and Austin has kept his memory alive by continuing their training camp tradition(Austin O'Connor)

    Austin stopped as he drew even with the end zone. He said a few quiet words, and wiped a few quiet tears. He removed a tiny urn from his pocket, and sprinkled Kevin’s ashes into the grass.

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    Austin stopped as he drew even with the end zone. He said a few quiet words, and wiped a few quiet tears. He removed a tiny urn from his pocket, and sprinkled Kevin’s ashes into the grass.

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  • Preseason FFN Top 10-- #1 South Pointe Stallions

    Preseason FFN Top 10-- #1 South Pointe Stallions

    Saturday, August 12 2017 1:36 AM EDT2017-08-12 05:36:21 GMT

    Congrats to the South Pointe Stallions as they crack the FFN Top 10 preseason poll at #1. 

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    Congrats to the South Pointe Stallions as they crack the FFN Top 10 preseason poll at #1. 

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  • Preseason FFN Top 10-- #2 Shelby Golden Lions

    Preseason FFN Top 10-- #2 Shelby Golden Lions

    Saturday, August 12 2017 1:30 AM EDT2017-08-12 05:30:33 GMT

    Congrats to the Shelby Golden Lions as they crack the FFN Top 10 preseason poll at #2. 

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    Congrats to the Shelby Golden Lions as they crack the FFN Top 10 preseason poll at #2. 

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  • Preseason FFN Top 10-- #3 Charlotte Christian Knights

    Preseason FFN Top 10-- #3 Charlotte Christian Knights

    Saturday, August 12 2017 1:25 AM EDT2017-08-12 05:25:00 GMT

    Congrats to the Charlotte Christian Knights as they crack the FFN Top 10 preseason poll at #3. 

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    Congrats to the Charlotte Christian Knights as they crack the FFN Top 10 preseason poll at #3. 

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  • Preseason FFN Top 10-- #4 Charlotte Catholic Cougars

    Preseason FFN Top 10-- #4 Charlotte Catholic Cougars

    Saturday, August 12 2017 1:19 AM EDT2017-08-12 05:19:48 GMT

    Congrats to the Charlotte Catholic Cougars as they crack the FFN Top 10 preseason poll at #4. 

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    Congrats to the Charlotte Catholic Cougars as they crack the FFN Top 10 preseason poll at #4. 

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  • Preseason FFN Top 10-- #5 South Point Red Raiders

    Preseason FFN Top 10-- #5 South Point Red Raiders

    Saturday, August 12 2017 1:14 AM EDT2017-08-12 05:14:58 GMT

    Congrats to the South Point Red Raiders who crack the FFN Top 10 preseason poll at #5. Copyright 2017 WBTV. All rights reserved.

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    Congrats to the South Point Red Raiders who crack the FFN Top 10 preseason poll at #5. 

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  • Preseason FFN Top 10-- #6 Myers Park Mustangs

    Preseason FFN Top 10-- #6 Myers Park Mustangs

    Saturday, August 12 2017 1:09 AM EDT2017-08-12 05:09:25 GMT

    Congrats to the Myers Park Mustangs as they crack the FFN Top 10 preseason poll at #6. 

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    Congrats to the Myers Park Mustangs as they crack the FFN Top 10 preseason poll at #6. 

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  • Preseason FFN Top 10-- #7 Harding Rams

    Preseason FFN Top 10-- #7 Harding Rams

    Saturday, August 12 2017 1:03 AM EDT2017-08-12 05:03:58 GMT

    Congrats to the Harding Rams as they crack the preseason FFN Top 10 at #7. 

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    Congrats to the Harding Rams as they crack the preseason FFN Top 10 at #7. 

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  • Preseason FFN Top 10-- #8 Hough Huskies

    Preseason FFN Top 10-- #8 Hough Huskies

    Saturday, August 12 2017 12:55 AM EDT2017-08-12 04:55:42 GMT

    Congrats to the Hough Huskies as they crack the preseason FFN Top 10 at #8. 

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    Congrats to the Hough Huskies as they crack the preseason FFN Top 10 at #8. 

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  • Preseason FFN Top 10-- #9 West Meck

    Preseason FFN Top 10-- #9 West Meck

    Saturday, August 12 2017 12:49 AM EDT2017-08-12 04:49:40 GMT

    Congrats to the West Meck Hawks as they crack the preseason FFN Top 10 at #9. 

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    Congrats to the West Meck Hawks as they crack the preseason FFN Top 10 at #9. 

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  • Preseason FFN Top 10-- #10 Statesville Christian

    Preseason FFN Top 10-- #10 Statesville Christian

    Saturday, August 12 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-08-12 04:48:51 GMT

    Congrats to the Statesville Christian Lions as they crack the FFN Top 10 preseason poll at #10. Copyright 2017 WBTV. All rights reserved.

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    Congrats to the Statesville Christian Lions as they crack the FFN Top 10 preseason poll at #10. Copyright 2017 WBTV. All rights reserved.

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  • Many fans not deterred by wet weather at PGA Championship Friday

    Many fans not deterred by wet weather at PGA Championship Friday

    Friday, August 11 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-08-12 01:06:23 GMT
    (Ben Williamson | WBTV)(Ben Williamson | WBTV)

    While rain from the sky over the Quail Hollow Club Friday afternoon, many excited golf fans weren’t going to let the wet weather ruin their experience at the golf tournament.

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    While rain from the sky over the Quail Hollow Club Friday afternoon, many excited golf fans weren’t going to let the wet weather ruin their experience at the golf tournament.

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  • Molly's Kids: Look at this boy play golf with his custom-made crutch!

    Molly's Kids: Look at this boy play golf with his custom-made crutch!

    Friday, August 11 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-08-11 23:12:13 GMT
    Molly Grantham/WBTVMolly Grantham/WBTV

    Josh's grandpa, Ricky Bentley, changed one of Josh’s crutches into a golf club.

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    Josh's grandpa, Ricky Bentley, changed one of Josh’s crutches into a golf club.

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  • PGA Championship: What you need to know

    PGA Championship: What you need to know

    Friday, August 11 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-08-11 22:55:17 GMT
    Ben Williamson/WBTVBen Williamson/WBTV

    Tens of thousands of people from all around the world will converge on Charlotte to watch the world's best players.

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    Tens of thousands of people from all around the world will converge on Charlotte to watch the world's best players.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Lehigh Valley 9-8 Thursday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Lehigh Valley 9-8 Thursday

    Thursday, August 10 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-08-11 03:16:34 GMT
    Knights Power Past ‘Pigs 9-8 Thursday Liriano Homers in Third Consecutive Game for Charlotte (ALLENTOWN, PA) -- Rymer Liriano homered for the third consecutive day, Lucas Giolito tossed 6.2 solid innings, and the Charlotte Knights beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs by a score of 9-8 on Thursday in the opening game of a four-game series from Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA. Liriano once again paced the offense with the long ball. The 26-year-old outfielder went 3-for-5 at the pla...More >>
    Knights Power Past ‘Pigs 9-8 Thursday Liriano Homers in Third Consecutive Game for Charlotte (ALLENTOWN, PA) -- Rymer Liriano homered for the third consecutive day, Lucas Giolito tossed 6.2 solid innings, and the Charlotte Knights beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs by a score of 9-8 on Thursday in the opening game of a four-game series from Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA. Liriano once again paced the offense with the long ball. The 26-year-old outfielder went 3-for-5 at the pla...More >>
  • Charlotte Uber drivers benefit from PGA Championship traffic

    Charlotte Uber drivers benefit from PGA Championship traffic

    Thursday, August 10 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-08-11 01:00:04 GMT
    (Alex Giles | WBTV)(Alex Giles | WBTV)

    The lot is a designated pick-up and drop-off location for fans traveling over to the Quail Hollow Club to watch the PGA Championship.

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    The lot is a designated pick-up and drop-off location for fans traveling over to the Quail Hollow Club to watch the PGA Championship.

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  • Quail Hollow Club president talks PGA Championship and Charlotte's future

    Quail Hollow Club president talks PGA Championship and Charlotte's future

    Thursday, August 10 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-08-10 21:43:06 GMT
    (Ben Williamson | WBTV)(Ben Williamson | WBTV)

    Harris, a real estate giant and the President of the Quail Hollow Club, was instrumental in bringing golf's 4th Major to Charlotte.

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    Harris, a real estate giant and the President of the Quail Hollow Club, was instrumental in bringing golf's 4th Major to Charlotte.

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  • PGA pros help fallen and wounded soldiers through Folds of Honor

    PGA pros help fallen and wounded soldiers through Folds of Honor

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-08-10 01:52:27 GMT
    Major Ed Pulido and his family.Major Ed Pulido and his family.

    Major Ed Pulido and his team are now trekking across the greens and raising awareness for the cause.

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    Major Ed Pulido and his team are now trekking across the greens and raising awareness for the cause.

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  • Bargains to be found for PGA ticket buyers

    Bargains to be found for PGA ticket buyers

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-08-09 21:56:34 GMT

    In this case, negotiating may provide access to a desired spot near the fairway at a price that's more than fair.

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    In this case, negotiating may provide access to a desired spot near the fairway at a price that's more than fair.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose to Pawtucket 9-2 Tuesday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose to Pawtucket 9-2 Tuesday

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-08-09 03:39:50 GMT
    Knights Fall to PawSox 9-2 on Tuesday Rymer Liriano Launches 12th Home Run of 2017 Season (PAWTUCKET, RI) – Rymer Liriano launched his 12th home run of the season, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series against the Pawtucket Red Sox on Tuesday night by a score of 9-2 from McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI. Liriano hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning and finished the game 1-for-4. The Knights tallied a total of six hits on the evening...More >>
    Knights Fall to PawSox 9-2 on Tuesday Rymer Liriano Launches 12th Home Run of 2017 Season (PAWTUCKET, RI) – Rymer Liriano launched his 12th home run of the season, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series against the Pawtucket Red Sox on Tuesday night by a score of 9-2 from McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI. Liriano hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning and finished the game 1-for-4. The Knights tallied a total of six hits on the evening...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-08-08 23:34:12 GMT
    Knights Roster Move – August 8, 2017 OF Avisail Garcia completes MLB Rehab Assignment, returned to Chicago Roster 25 active Notes: Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia has completed his rehab stint with the Charlotte Knights and has been activated off Chicago’s 10-day disabled list. He takes the roster spot of 3B Matt Davidson, who was placed on Chicago’s 10-day disabled list (retroactive to August 4). Garcia started for the Knights last night in Pawtucket (0-for-4)....More >>
    Knights Roster Move – August 8, 2017 OF Avisail Garcia completes MLB Rehab Assignment, returned to Chicago Roster 25 active Notes: Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia has completed his rehab stint with the Charlotte Knights and has been activated off Chicago’s 10-day disabled list. He takes the roster spot of 3B Matt Davidson, who was placed on Chicago’s 10-day disabled list (retroactive to August 4). Garcia started for the Knights last night in Pawtucket (0-for-4)....More >>
  • Charlotte Chamber President predicts large economic impact from PGA Championship

    Charlotte Chamber President predicts large economic impact from PGA Championship

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-08-08 23:26:45 GMT
    (Lee Stikeleather | WBTV)(Lee Stikeleather | WBTV)

    While large numbers of visitors during the opening days of the tournament have been strong, golf fans still on their way to town may be caught in the grips of supply and demand.

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    While large numbers of visitors during the opening days of the tournament have been strong, golf fans still on their way to town may be caught in the grips of supply and demand.

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  • Is 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair mellowing? Recent interviews hint of regrets

    Is 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair mellowing? Recent interviews hint of regrets

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-08-08 22:23:47 GMT

    Charlotte’s professional wrestling legend Ric Flair seems to be getting more reflective and, dare we say, mellow as he ages.

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    Charlotte’s professional wrestling legend Ric Flair seems to be getting more reflective and, dare we say, mellow as he ages.

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  • Justin Bieber spotted at PGA Championship in Charlotte

    Justin Bieber spotted at PGA Championship in Charlotte

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-08-08 21:54:23 GMT
    Justin Bieber at the Quail Hollow Club Tuesday ( Courtesy Garrett Tichy via The Charlotte Observer)Justin Bieber at the Quail Hollow Club Tuesday ( Courtesy Garrett Tichy via The Charlotte Observer)

    The 23-year-old “Despacito” singer, clad in a black hoodie and donning thick-rimmed black eyeglasses, posed with fans and event staff at several points throughout the course.

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    The 23-year-old “Despacito” singer, clad in a black hoodie and donning thick-rimmed black eyeglasses, posed with fans and event staff at several points throughout the course.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Series Opener at Pawtucket

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Series Opener at Pawtucket

    Monday, August 7 2017 10:24 PM EDT2017-08-08 02:24:20 GMT
    Knights Drop Opener in Pawtucket 7-0 Casey Gillaspie Records Two Hits for Charlotte (PAWTUCKET, RI) -- The Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series against the Pawtucket Red Sox on Monday by a score of 7-0 from McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI. Pawtucket RHP Hector Velazquez (7-3, 1.93) earned the win after he gave up just two hits over five shutout innings. Velazquez struck-out nine batters on the night. LHP Edgar Olmos notched his third save of the seas...More >>
    Knights Drop Opener in Pawtucket 7-0 Casey Gillaspie Records Two Hits for Charlotte (PAWTUCKET, RI) -- The Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series against the Pawtucket Red Sox on Monday by a score of 7-0 from McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI. Pawtucket RHP Hector Velazquez (7-3, 1.93) earned the win after he gave up just two hits over five shutout innings. Velazquez struck-out nine batters on the night. LHP Edgar Olmos notched his third save of the seas...More >>
  • PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Rory and Sergio Become Astronauts For The Day

    PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Rory and Sergio Become Astronauts For The Day

    Monday, August 7 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-08-08 01:14:09 GMT
    OMEGA Ambassadors Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia Become “Astronauts for the Day” at the 2017 PGA Championship CHARLOTTE, N.C. – (Aug. 7, 2017) OMEGA, Official Patron of the PGA of America, combined their passions for golf and space in a unique on-course activity at the 2017 PGA Championship on Monday.  OMEGA’s Speedmaster timepiece was launched in 1957 and its official space legacy started in 1965, when NASA qualified it for use on its piloted missions....More >>
    OMEGA Ambassadors Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia Become “Astronauts for the Day” at the 2017 PGA Championship CHARLOTTE, N.C. – (Aug. 7, 2017) OMEGA, Official Patron of the PGA of America, combined their passions for golf and space in a unique on-course activity at the 2017 PGA Championship on Monday.  OMEGA’s Speedmaster timepiece was launched in 1957 and its official space legacy started in 1965, when NASA qualified it for use on its piloted missions....More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Roster Moves

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Roster Moves

    Monday, August 7 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-08-08 01:10:19 GMT
    Additional Knights Roster Moves – August 7, 2017 OF Avisail Garcia begin MLB Rehab Assignment RHP Dylan Covey begin MLB Rehab Assignment Roster 25 active Notes: Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia will begin a rehab stint with the Charlotte Knights tonight. Garcia, who is currently on the Chicago’s 10-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb, is in tonight’s lineup for the Knights in Pawtucket, RI. Garcia will bat second and play right field. He was placed on C...More >>
    Additional Knights Roster Moves – August 7, 2017 OF Avisail Garcia begin MLB Rehab Assignment RHP Dylan Covey begin MLB Rehab Assignment Roster 25 active Notes: Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia will begin a rehab stint with the Charlotte Knights tonight. Garcia, who is currently on the Chicago’s 10-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb, is in tonight’s lineup for the Knights in Pawtucket, RI. Garcia will bat second and play right field. He was placed on C...More >>
  • Years of planning paying off for PGA fans at Quail Hollow Club

    Years of planning paying off for PGA fans at Quail Hollow Club

    Monday, August 7 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-08-07 23:48:44 GMT
    Vijay Singh on the driving range at the Quail Hollow Club on Monday. (Steve Crump | WBTV)Vijay Singh on the driving range at the Quail Hollow Club on Monday. (Steve Crump | WBTV)

    By the time the PGA Championship ends this coming Sunday, more than 3,000 volunteers will have had roles to play, according to PGA executive Sandy Cross.

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    By the time the PGA Championship ends this coming Sunday, more than 3,000 volunteers will have had roles to play, according to PGA executive Sandy Cross.

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  • How to eat (and drink) your way through this year’s PGA Championship

    How to eat (and drink) your way through this year’s PGA Championship

    Monday, August 7 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-08-07 21:51:32 GMT
    PGA Championship golf fans chowed down everything from hot dogs to Thai noodle shrimp salad, to barbecued brisket sandwiches and turkey BLT wraps. (John D. Simmons | The Charlotte Observer)PGA Championship golf fans chowed down everything from hot dogs to Thai noodle shrimp salad, to barbecued brisket sandwiches and turkey BLT wraps. (John D. Simmons | The Charlotte Observer)

    The course this year boasts 10 PGA-branded concession areas, eight beverage “oases,” four draft beer locations and three other areas serving beer and cocktails, according to Matt Dicker of Levy Restaurants.

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    The course this year boasts 10 PGA-branded concession areas, eight beverage “oases,” four draft beer locations and three other areas serving beer and cocktails, according to Matt Dicker of Levy Restaurants.

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  • Here’s what to do if you’re caught in the rain at the PGA Championship

    Here’s what to do if you’re caught in the rain at the PGA Championship

    Monday, August 7 2017 4:52 PM EDT2017-08-07 20:52:38 GMT
    (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)(Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)

    With rain in the forecast for every day of the PGA Championship, you’ll want to prepare for all possibilities before heading to Quail Hollow.

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    With rain in the forecast for every day of the PGA Championship, you’ll want to prepare for all possibilities before heading to Quail Hollow.

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  • CPCC students helping keep Quail Hollow's grounds green for PGA Championship

    CPCC students helping keep Quail Hollow's grounds green for PGA Championship

    Monday, August 7 2017 1:08 PM EDT2017-08-07 17:08:17 GMT

    Quail Hollow has hosted major tournaments in the past, but nothing like this.

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    Quail Hollow has hosted major tournaments in the past, but nothing like this.

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  • Hendrick Motorsports, Kasey Kahne to split after 6 years

    Hendrick Motorsports, Kasey Kahne to split after 6 years

    Monday, August 7 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-08-07 16:28:09 GMT
    FILE - In this July 23, 2017, file photo, Kasey Kahne (5) celebrates with car owner Rick Hendrick after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)FILE - In this July 23, 2017, file photo, Kasey Kahne (5) celebrates with car owner Rick Hendrick after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

    Kasey Kahne is out at Hendrick Motorsports at the end of the season.

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    Kasey Kahne is out at Hendrick Motorsports at the end of the season.

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  • Carolina Panthers sign pint-sized new player

    Saturday, August 5 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-08-05 23:42:21 GMT

    The podium was set in the press room at Bank of America Stadium as reporters waited eagerly for the his entrance. Dom Fuller was greeted with applause at he walked up to the mic. He's the newest edition the Carolina Panthers roster. Fuller signed with the Panthers as a secret weapon of sorts. His bonus one of the highest in franchise history. “It was a big box of candy,” Dom told reporters.  A real-life press conference was just a warm up for Fuller as he spent the...

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    The podium was set in the press room at Bank of America Stadium as reporters waited eagerly for the his entrance. Dom Fuller was greeted with applause at he walked up to the mic. He's the newest edition the Carolina Panthers roster. Fuller signed with the Panthers as a secret weapon of sorts. His bonus one of the highest in franchise history. “It was a big box of candy,” Dom told reporters.  A real-life press conference was just a warm up for Fuller as he spent the...

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat G-Braves 7-5 Friday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat G-Braves 7-5 Friday

    Friday, August 4 2017 11:24 PM EDT2017-08-05 03:24:00 GMT
    Knights Battle Back to Beat the G-Braves 7-5 Friday Eddy Alvarez Rips Two-Run Single in Three-Run Seventh Inning (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Eddy Alvarez roped a go-ahead, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to propel the Charlotte Knights to a come-from-behind 7-5 win over the Gwinnett Braves on Friday in a rain-shortened game from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. Down by a score of 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Knights battled back against G...More >>
    Knights Battle Back to Beat the G-Braves 7-5 Friday Eddy Alvarez Rips Two-Run Single in Three-Run Seventh Inning (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Eddy Alvarez roped a go-ahead, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to propel the Charlotte Knights to a come-from-behind 7-5 win over the Gwinnett Braves on Friday in a rain-shortened game from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. Down by a score of 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Knights battled back against G...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall to Bulls in Durham Thursday 4-1

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall to Bulls in Durham Thursday 4-1

    Thursday, August 3 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-08-04 02:29:11 GMT
    Knights Drop Finale to Bulls 4-1 Thursday Cody Asche Launches Solo Homer for Charlotte (DURHAM, NC) -- Cody Asche hit his ninth home run of the season, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the finale of their three-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 4-1 on Thursday from Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. Down by a score of 4-1, the Knights battled back in the top of the ninth inning. Catcher Rob Brantly began the inning with a leadoff single. Two batters later, after...More >>
    Knights Drop Finale to Bulls 4-1 Thursday Cody Asche Launches Solo Homer for Charlotte (DURHAM, NC) -- Cody Asche hit his ninth home run of the season, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the finale of their three-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 4-1 on Thursday from Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. Down by a score of 4-1, the Knights battled back in the top of the ninth inning. Catcher Rob Brantly began the inning with a leadoff single. Two batters later, after...More >>
  • Charlotte faced with new options for Major League Soccer

    Charlotte faced with new options for Major League Soccer

    Thursday, August 3 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-08-03 22:04:35 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Mecklenburg County voted Tuesday night to wash their hands of the project. They approved giving Memorial Stadium to the City of Charlotte  and let council members make the MLS decision.

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    Mecklenburg County voted Tuesday night to wash their hands of the project. They approved giving Memorial Stadium to the City of Charlotte  and let council members make the MLS decision.

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  • A look at Bank of America Stadium upgrades before start of season

    A look at Bank of America Stadium upgrades before start of season

    Thursday, August 3 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-08-03 21:13:34 GMT
    (Ben Williamson | WBTV)(Ben Williamson | WBTV)

    The fourth year of renovations at Bank of America Stadium are almost complete just a week before the start of pre-season games. This year, the organization focused on re-doing the 100 level,

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    This year, the organization focused on redoing the 100 level as well as 300 club and suite levels.

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  • JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY: JCSU Football Set to Open 2017 Fall Camp

    JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY: JCSU Football Set to Open 2017 Fall Camp

    Thursday, August 3 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-08-03 20:42:06 GMT
    JCSU Football Set To Open 2017 Fall Camp Charlotte, N.C. (Aug. 3, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University football team will begin preparations for the 2017 season on Tuesday, August 8. Under the helm of third-year head coach Kermit Blount, the Golden Bulls are slated for check-in on Sunday August 6. On Monday, August 7, a full day of team meetings will begin, as the Golden Bulls are set to receive information from the JCSU sports medicine staff, compliance office, and sports ...More >>
    JCSU Football Set To Open 2017 Fall Camp Charlotte, N.C. (Aug. 3, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University football team will begin preparations for the 2017 season on Tuesday, August 8. Under the helm of third-year head coach Kermit Blount, the Golden Bulls are slated for check-in on Sunday August 6. On Monday, August 7, a full day of team meetings will begin, as the Golden Bulls are set to receive information from the JCSU sports medicine staff, compliance office, and sports ...More >>
  • JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY: Hasty and Julius-Williams NCAA Women of the Year Award Nominees

    JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY: Hasty and Julius-Williams NCAA Women of the Year Award Nominees

    Thursday, August 3 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-08-03 20:05:24 GMT
    Morgan Hasty and Domenique Julius-Williams Earn CIAA’s Nominations for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award Indianapolis, Ind. (Aug. 3, 2017) – Two recent Johnson C. Smith University graduates have been nominated by the CIAA for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year Award. JCSU softball standout Morgan Hasty (Salem, Ind.) and track and field star Domenique Julius-Williams (Oshawa, Ontario) earned the honors after 543 individuals were nominated at the school level. Of the or...More >>
    Morgan Hasty and Domenique Julius-Williams Earn CIAA’s Nominations for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award Indianapolis, Ind. (Aug. 3, 2017) – Two recent Johnson C. Smith University graduates have been nominated by the CIAA for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year Award. JCSU softball standout Morgan Hasty (Salem, Ind.) and track and field star Domenique Julius-Williams (Oshawa, Ontario) earned the honors after 543 individuals were nominated at the school level. Of the or...More >>
  • South Carolina, Coastal Carolina announce 3-game series

    South Carolina, Coastal Carolina announce 3-game series

    Thursday, August 3 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-08-03 17:16:28 GMT

    South Carolina and Coastal Carolina will play for the first time in nearly a quarter century as part of a three-game series starting this December.

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    South Carolina and Coastal Carolina will play for the first time in nearly a quarter century as part of a three-game series starting this December.

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  • Hornets sign Paige, Mathiang to 2-way contract

    Hornets sign Paige, Mathiang to 2-way contract

    Thursday, August 3 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-08-03 17:14:13 GMT

    The Hornets have signed guard Marcus Paige and forward/center Mangok Mathiang to two-way contracts.

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    The Hornets have signed guard Marcus Paige and forward/center Mangok Mathiang to two-way contracts.

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  • Heated debate, confusion as Meck commissioners vote to pass MLS decision to City Council

    Heated debate, confusion as Meck commissioners vote to pass MLS decision to City Council

    Thursday, August 3 2017 6:42 AM EDT2017-08-03 10:42:56 GMT
    (Sarah-Blake Morgan | WBTV)(Sarah-Blake Morgan | WBTV)

    Wednesday evening, the board voted in favor of handing Memorial Stadium's deed over to the City of Charlotte. But not without more than an hour of lively interactions from the dais. 

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    Wednesday evening, the board voted in favor of handing Memorial Stadium's deed over to the City of Charlotte. But not without more than an hour of lively interactions from the dais. 

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  • On The Go With Stro: A Lesson In Ice Skating

    On The Go With Stro: A Lesson In Ice Skating

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-08-02 21:09:59 GMT

    Special thanks to Danielle Logano and Extreme Ice for allowing us to come out and shoot this On The Go With Stro!

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    Special thanks to Danielle Logano and Extreme Ice for allowing us to come out and shoot this On The Go With Stro! ?

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  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY: Tyrell Maxwell named to 2017 Payton Award Watch List

    GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY: Tyrell Maxwell named to 2017 Payton Award Watch List

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-08-02 20:09:45 GMT
    BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb senior Tyrell Maxwell was named to the 2017 Walter Payton Award Watch List Wednesday afternoon, his second appearance in two seasons on that prestigious list. The award, administered by STATS FCS, is given each season to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Orangeburg, S.C., native finished 24th in the voting last season for the award. The 6-foot-2, 231-pound quarterback enters his senior season in fine shape...More >>
    BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb senior Tyrell Maxwell was named to the 2017 Walter Payton Award Watch List Wednesday afternoon, his second appearance in two seasons on that prestigious list. The award, administered by STATS FCS, is given each season to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Orangeburg, S.C., native finished 24th in the voting last season for the award. The 6-foot-2, 231-pound quarterback enters his senior season in fine shape...More >>
  • HICKORY MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Watson Continues Hot Streak at Hickory Motor Speedway

    HICKORY MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Watson Continues Hot Streak at Hickory Motor Speedway

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 11:11 PM EDT2017-08-02 03:11:32 GMT
    “Watsons Hot Streak Continues” July 31st, 2017. For Immediate Release:   The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series roared to life Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway with Sam's Club Night at the Races.  The One Design Super Trucks would lead off the evening's festivities with their 35 lap feature. Sheflon Clay in the #15 would lead the field to the green flag with Tyler Dayton in the #36 to his outside. Clay would take the early lead and hold the top spot unti...More >>
    “Watsons Hot Streak Continues” July 31st, 2017. For Immediate Release:   The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series roared to life Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway with Sam's Club Night at the Races.  The One Design Super Trucks would lead off the evening's festivities with their 35 lap feature. Sheflon Clay in the #15 would lead the field to the green flag with Tyler Dayton in the #36 to his outside. Clay would take the early lead and hold the top spot unti...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose Series Opener at Durham 6-0 Tuesday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose Series Opener at Durham 6-0 Tuesday

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 10:55 PM EDT2017-08-02 02:55:52 GMT
    Knights Drop Opener in Durham 6-0 Tuesday Jason Bourgeois Inches Closer to 400th Knights Hit (DURHAM, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series against the Durham Bulls by a score of 6-0 on Tuesday from Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. Charlotte outfielder Jason Bourgeois tallied the team’s lone hit. RHP Reynaldo Lopez (6-6, 3.65) started for the Knights and was solid -- especially over the first three innings. Lopez held the Bu...More >>
    Knights Drop Opener in Durham 6-0 Tuesday Jason Bourgeois Inches Closer to 400th Knights Hit (DURHAM, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series against the Durham Bulls by a score of 6-0 on Tuesday from Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. Charlotte outfielder Jason Bourgeois tallied the team’s lone hit. RHP Reynaldo Lopez (6-6, 3.65) started for the Knights and was solid -- especially over the first three innings. Lopez held the Bu...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 3:45 PM EDT2017-08-01 19:45:39 GMT
    Knights Roster Moves – August 1, 2017 OF Jacob May activated off the Temporary Inactive List OF Jason Bourgeois activated off the Temporary Inactive List Roster 25 active Tommy Viola Director of PR/Media Relations 324 S Mint St Charlotte, NC 28202 Office: 704-274-8203 tommyv@charlotteknights.com More >>
    Knights Roster Moves – August 1, 2017 OF Jacob May activated off the Temporary Inactive List OF Jason Bourgeois activated off the Temporary Inactive List Roster 25 active Tommy Viola Director of PR/Media Relations 324 S Mint St Charlotte, NC 28202 Office: 704-274-8203 tommyv@charlotteknights.com More >>
  • No vintage pinstripes yet, but Hornets throwbacks could still make a comeback this season

    No vintage pinstripes yet, but Hornets throwbacks could still make a comeback this season

    Monday, July 31 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-08-01 02:38:28 GMT
    (Courtesy the Charlotte Hornets via The Charlotte Observer)(Courtesy the Charlotte Hornets via The Charlotte Observer)

    The Hornets unveiled new white and teal uniform designs that differ little cosmetically from the look they introduced for the 2014-15, after the NBA approved a name change from “Bobcats” to “Hornets.”

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    The Hornets unveiled new white and teal uniform designs that differ little cosmetically from the look they introduced for the 2014-15, after the NBA approved a name change from “Bobcats” to “Hornets.”

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  • Amy Earnhardt talks about the Dale Jr. Foundation and giving back to the community

    Amy Earnhardt talks about the Dale Jr. Foundation and giving back to the community

    Sunday, July 30 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-07-31 00:07:18 GMT
    (WBTV)(WBTV)

    Since the opening of the Dale Jr. Foundation in 2007, the chairt has raised over $4 million to benefit charity.

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    Since the opening of the Dale Jr. Foundation in 2007, the chairt has raised over $4 million to benefit charity.

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  • 10 things we learned from a grueling Panthers Sunday practice

    10 things we learned from a grueling Panthers Sunday practice

    Sunday, July 30 2017 4:54 PM EDT2017-07-30 20:54:09 GMT
    Veteran safety Mike Adams is quickly becoming a fan-favorite in camp. (Scott Fowler | The Charlotte Observer)Veteran safety Mike Adams is quickly becoming a fan-favorite in camp. (Scott Fowler | The Charlotte Observer)

    Newton did stay after practice to do extra conditioning work and drills.

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    Newton did stay after practice to do extra conditioning work and drills.

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    • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Series Opener Hosting Scranton 15-8

      CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Series Opener Hosting Scranton 15-8

      Friday, July 28 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-07-29 03:38:39 GMT
      Knights Drop Friday’s Slugfest 15-8 to RailRiders Catcher Rob Brantly Launched His Second Career Grand Slam (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) –Rob Brantly launched his second career grand slam, and Jake Peter remained red-hot, but the Charlotte Knights fell to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders by a score of 15-8 on Friday in the opening game of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights welcomed 10,215 fans through the gates for their 17th se...More >>
      Knights Drop Friday’s Slugfest 15-8 to RailRiders Catcher Rob Brantly Launched His Second Career Grand Slam (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) –Rob Brantly launched his second career grand slam, and Jake Peter remained red-hot, but the Charlotte Knights fell to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders by a score of 15-8 on Friday in the opening game of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights welcomed 10,215 fans through the gates for their 17th se...More >>
    • Coastal Carolina football coach taking medical leave

      Coastal Carolina football coach taking medical leave

      Friday, July 28 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-07-28 22:51:36 GMT

      Coastal Carolina football coach Joe Moglia is taking a leave of absence because of a continuing medical problem.

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      Coastal Carolina football coach Joe Moglia is taking a leave of absence because of a continuing medical problem.

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    • BMX World Championships in Rock Hill showcase a sport for all ages

      BMX World Championships in Rock Hill showcase a sport for all ages

      Friday, July 28 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-07-28 22:33:29 GMT
      (Kristi O'Connor | WBTV)(Kristi O'Connor | WBTV)

      The World Championships are a chance for the younger riders to meet and learn from the elite and experienced racers, but little do they know that even the pros are learning from the kids.

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      The World Championships are a chance for the younger riders to meet and learn from the elite and experienced racers, but little do they know that even the pros are learning from the kids.?

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    • JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY: JCSU Track and Field Earns USTFCCCA Academic Honors

      JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY: JCSU Track and Field Earns USTFCCCA Academic Honors

      Friday, July 28 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-07-28 21:16:29 GMT
      JCSU Track and Field Earns USTFCCCA Academic Honors New Orleans, La. (July 28, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University track and field program has had nine individuals earn All-Academic awards from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The JCSU women’s team, headlined by eight individual winners, compiled a 3.56 cumulative grade point average to also earn a team award. On the men’s side, the Golden Bulls returned a 3...More >>
      JCSU Track and Field Earns USTFCCCA Academic Honors New Orleans, La. (July 28, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University track and field program has had nine individuals earn All-Academic awards from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The JCSU women’s team, headlined by eight individual winners, compiled a 3.56 cumulative grade point average to also earn a team award. On the men’s side, the Golden Bulls returned a 3...More >>
    • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

      CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

      Friday, July 28 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-07-28 21:14:06 GMT
      Knights Roster Moves – July 28, 2017 SS Eddy Alvarez promoted to Charlotte from Birmingham (Double-A) OF Jeff Gelalich promoted to Charlotte from Birmingham (Double-A) RHP Connor Walsh promoted to Charlotte from Birmingham (Double-A) 1B Casey Gillaspie placed on the DL (retroactive to July 27) INF/OF Tyler Ladendorf placed on the DL OF Jason Bourgeois placed on Temporary Inactive List Roster 24 active Tommy Viola Director of PR/Media Relations 324 S Mint St Charlotte, NC 28202 ...More >>
      Knights Roster Moves – July 28, 2017 SS Eddy Alvarez promoted to Charlotte from Birmingham (Double-A) OF Jeff Gelalich promoted to Charlotte from Birmingham (Double-A) RHP Connor Walsh promoted to Charlotte from Birmingham (Double-A) 1B Casey Gillaspie placed on the DL (retroactive to July 27) INF/OF Tyler Ladendorf placed on the DL OF Jason Bourgeois placed on Temporary Inactive List Roster 24 active Tommy Viola Director of PR/Media Relations 324 S Mint St Charlotte, NC 28202 ...More >>
    • Here’s what will be different when the PGA Championship comes to Charlotte

      Here’s what will be different when the PGA Championship comes to Charlotte

      Friday, July 28 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-07-28 20:46:15 GMT
      (Alex Kormann | The Charlotte Observer)(Alex Kormann | The Charlotte Observer)

      With the tournament just two weeks away, here’s a look at what to expect at the PGA Championship.

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      With the tournament just two weeks away, here’s a look at what to expect at the PGA Championship.

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    • Panthers QB Cam Newton says he won’t give up his edge, no matter how offense evolves

      Panthers QB Cam Newton says he won’t give up his edge, no matter how offense evolves

      Thursday, July 27 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-07-27 21:56:24 GMT
      Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will be asked to run on designed plays less often in 2017 – but that doesn’t mean he won’t run when the opportunity presents itself. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will be asked to run on designed plays less often in 2017 – but that doesn’t mean he won’t run when the opportunity presents itself. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)

      Newton showed more self-awareness Thursday than he’s displayed at times in the past, especially when he discussed not over-doing it in his return from shoulder surgery.

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      Newton showed more self-awareness Thursday than he’s displayed at times in the past, especially when he discussed not over-doing it in his return from shoulder surgery.

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    • Dale Earnhardt Jr. keepsake salutes his final Charlotte race: Here’s how to get it

      Dale Earnhardt Jr. keepsake salutes his final Charlotte race: Here’s how to get it

      Thursday, July 27 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-07-27 20:22:55 GMT
      With Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring as a driver at the end of this season, Charlotte Motor Speedway has created a Dale Jr. bobblehead as a promotion for the October Bank of America 500.With Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring as a driver at the end of this season, Charlotte Motor Speedway has created a Dale Jr. bobblehead as a promotion for the October Bank of America 500.

      Earnhardt has been voted by fans NASCAR’s most popular driver at the conclusion of 14 seasons, including 2016, when he missed about half the schedule with concussion symptoms.

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      Earnhardt has been voted by fans NASCAR’s most popular driver at the conclusion of 14 seasons, including 2016, when he missed about half the schedule with concussion symptoms.

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    • Davidson to Face New Mexico State in Opening Round of Diamond Head Classic

      Davidson to Face New Mexico State in Opening Round of Diamond Head Classic

      Thursday, July 27 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-07-27 18:41:01 GMT

      ESPN Events unveiled matchups for the 2017 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic and Davidson will play New Mexico State in the opening round at 6 p.m. (HT) / 11 p.m. (ET), December 22 on ESPNU. 

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      ESPN Events unveiled matchups for the 2017 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic and Davidson will play New Mexico State in the opening round at 6 p.m. (HT) / 11 p.m. (ET), December 22 on ESPNU. 

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    • Appalachian State Men’s Hoops to Participate in 2017 Puerto Rico Tip-Off

      Appalachian State Men’s Hoops to Participate in 2017 Puerto Rico Tip-Off

      Thursday, July 27 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-07-27 18:22:07 GMT

      Appalachian State University men’s basketball, in coordination with ESPN Events, will participate in the 2017 Puerto Rico Tip-Off in Fajardo, Puerto Rico on Thursday, Friday and Sunday Nov. 16, 17 and 19 at the Coliseo Municipal Tomás Dones. Other schools joining App State will be Boise State, Illinois State, Iowa State, South Carolina, Tulsa, UTEP and Western Michigan. 

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      Appalachian State University men’s basketball, in coordination with ESPN Events, will participate in the 2017 Puerto Rico Tip-Off in Fajardo, Puerto Rico on Thursday, Friday and Sunday Nov. 16, 17 and 19 at the Coliseo Municipal Tomás Dones. Other schools joining App State will be Boise State, Illinois State, Iowa State, South Carolina, Tulsa, UTEP and Western Michigan. 

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    • Team Penske brings Blaney back in 2018 from Wood Brothers

      Team Penske brings Blaney back in 2018 from Wood Brothers

      Thursday, July 27 2017 2:14 PM EDT2017-07-27 18:14:13 GMT
      (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

      Ryan Blaney will make the move to Team Penske and drive a third entry for the team in 2018.

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      Ryan Blaney will make the move to Team Penske and drive a third entry for the team in 2018.

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    • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Walk Off with 5-4 Victory

      CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Walk Off with 5-4 Victory

      Wednesday, July 26 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-07-27 03:40:47 GMT
      Knights Walk Off With 5-4 Win in 11 Innings Wednesday Charlotte Remains Red-Hot, Wins Fifth Straight-Game (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Tyler Ladendorf singled home Jacob May in the bottom of the 11th inning to lead the Charlotte Knights to a 5-4 walk-off win over the Columbus Clippers on Wednesday in game three of their four-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The win was Charlotte’s fifth straight. Tied by a score of 4-4, May led the bottom of the 11th innin...More >>
      Knights Walk Off With 5-4 Win in 11 Innings Wednesday Charlotte Remains Red-Hot, Wins Fifth Straight-Game (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Tyler Ladendorf singled home Jacob May in the bottom of the 11th inning to lead the Charlotte Knights to a 5-4 walk-off win over the Columbus Clippers on Wednesday in game three of their four-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The win was Charlotte’s fifth straight. Tied by a score of 4-4, May led the bottom of the 11th innin...More >>
    • 13 things we saw, including Cam Newton’s first throws, at Carolina Panthers camp

      13 things we saw, including Cam Newton’s first throws, at Carolina Panthers camp

      Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-07-27 02:46:28 GMT
      Carolina Panthers cornerback James Bradberry arrives for the team’s first training camp practice of the 2017 season at Wofford College in Spartanburg on Wednesday. (Jourdan Rodrigue | The Charlotte Observer)Carolina Panthers cornerback James Bradberry arrives for the team’s first training camp practice of the 2017 season at Wofford College in Spartanburg on Wednesday. (Jourdan Rodrigue | The Charlotte Observer)
      SPARTANBURG, SC (Joseph Person, Jourdan Rodrigue, and Scott Fowler/The Charlotte Observer) - 13 things we learned at the Carolina Panthers’ first practice of training camp for the 2017 season, at Wofford College on Wednesday night. Quarterback Cam Newton made his first public throws in weeks as he warmed up with backup quarterback Derek Anderson. Newton is leaner than he was last season, and head coach Ron Rivera confirmed Newton was “around 246 pounds,” the close...More >>
      SPARTANBURG, SC (Joseph Person, Jourdan Rodrigue, and Scott Fowler/The Charlotte Observer) - 13 things we learned at the Carolina Panthers’ first practice of training camp for the 2017 season, at Wofford College on Wednesday night. Quarterback Cam Newton made his first public throws in weeks as he warmed up with backup quarterback Derek Anderson. Newton is leaner than he was last season, and head coach Ron Rivera confirmed Newton was “around 246 pounds,” the close...More >>
    • Panthers' Olsen: Holding out 'wasn't the right thing to do'

      Panthers' Olsen: Holding out 'wasn't the right thing to do'

      Tuesday, July 25 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-07-25 20:19:49 GMT

      Panthers star tight end Greg Olsen reported to training camp on time, saying he didn't want to hold out and be a distraction to the organization.

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      Panthers star tight end Greg Olsen reported to training camp on time, saying he didn't want to hold out and be a distraction to the organization.

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    • Racing begins at BMX World Championship in Rock Hill

      Racing begins at BMX World Championship in Rock Hill

      Tuesday, July 25 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-07-25 21:46:38 GMT
      (Kristi O'Connor | WBTV)(Kristi O'Connor | WBTV)

      According to the City of Rock Hill, more than 3,300 riders from 40 different countries will be competing. Some are as young as 5 years old, and even athletes in their 70s will be racing.

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      According to the City of Rock Hill, more than 3,300 riders from 40 different countries will be competing. Some are as young as 5 years old, and even athletes in their 70s will be racing.

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    • Penske inks NASCAR's Brad Keselowski to multiyear extension

      Penske inks NASCAR's Brad Keselowski to multiyear extension

      Tuesday, July 25 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-07-25 20:18:19 GMT

      Team Penske has reached an agreement with 2012 NASCAR Cup champion Brad Keselowski on a multiyear extension.

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      Team Penske has reached an agreement with 2012 NASCAR Cup champion Brad Keselowski on a multiyear extension.

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    • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Announce Winners for Six 2017 Scholarships

      CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Announce Winners for Six 2017 Scholarships

      Tuesday, July 25 2017 4:41 PM EDT2017-07-25 20:41:46 GMT
      Knights Announce Winners for Six 2017 Scholarships Team Continues Partnership with Carolinas HealthCare System and Piedmont Natural Gas (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights, along with Carolinas HealthCare System and Piedmont Natural Gas, are pleased to announce the names of six recipients of two unique 2017 scholarships for high school students. The Knights once again partnered with two of their founding partners to provide educational funding through the Charlotte Knigh...More >>
      Knights Announce Winners for Six 2017 Scholarships Team Continues Partnership with Carolinas HealthCare System and Piedmont Natural Gas (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights, along with Carolinas HealthCare System and Piedmont Natural Gas, are pleased to announce the names of six recipients of two unique 2017 scholarships for high school students. The Knights once again partnered with two of their founding partners to provide educational funding through the Charlotte Knigh...More >>
    • Lots of Love: Davis Love III, son Dru to play Wyndham

      Lots of Love: Davis Love III, son Dru to play Wyndham

      Tuesday, July 25 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-07-25 20:16:47 GMT

      There's going to be a whole lot of Love at the Wyndham Championship.

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      There's going to be a whole lot of Love at the Wyndham Championship.

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    • UNC scheduled for August hearing in NCAA academic case

      UNC scheduled for August hearing in NCAA academic case

      Tuesday, July 25 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-07-25 20:03:16 GMT

      North Carolina is scheduled to appear before an NCAA infractions committee panel next month in its multiyear and oft-delayed academic case.

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      North Carolina is scheduled to appear before an NCAA infractions committee panel next month in its multiyear and oft-delayed academic case.

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    • 81-year-old man battles cancer while breaking shot put records

      81-year-old man battles cancer while breaking shot put records

      Tuesday, July 25 2017 3:38 PM EDT2017-07-25 19:38:45 GMT
      (Kristen Hampton | WBTV)(Kristen Hampton | WBTV)

      With arms that look like cannons, his 6’3"-tall body can hurl a six-pound shot put farther than most people his age can throw a baseball.

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      With arms that look like cannons, his 6’3"-tall body can hurl a six-pound shot put farther than most people his age can throw a baseball.

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    • Panthers rookie dropped off at training camp by his mom

      Panthers rookie dropped off at training camp by his mom

      Tuesday, July 25 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-07-25 18:22:51 GMT

      Rookie wide receiver Curtis Samuel showed up Tuesday morning with his mother in tow and the internet imploded.

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      Rookie wide receiver Curtis Samuel showed up Tuesday morning with his mother in tow and the internet imploded.

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    • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Power Past Clippers 10-4 Monday

      CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Power Past Clippers 10-4 Monday

      Monday, July 24 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-07-25 03:19:59 GMT
      Peter, Garcia Power Knights Past Clippers 10-4 Monday Knights Return Home & Earn Third Consecutive Win (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Jake Peter and Willy Garcia both homered, Carson Fulmer tossed five good innings, and the Charlotte Knights beat the Columbus Clippers by a score of 10-4 on Monday in the opening game of their four-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The win was Charlotte’s third consecutive. Appearing in his fifth game with the Knights ...More >>
      Peter, Garcia Power Knights Past Clippers 10-4 Monday Knights Return Home & Earn Third Consecutive Win (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Jake Peter and Willy Garcia both homered, Carson Fulmer tossed five good innings, and the Charlotte Knights beat the Columbus Clippers by a score of 10-4 on Monday in the opening game of their four-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The win was Charlotte’s third consecutive. Appearing in his fifth game with the Knights ...More >>
    • BLOG: Early predictions throw shade toward the Carolina Panthers but is it really providing motivation

      BLOG: Early predictions throw shade toward the Carolina Panthers but is it really providing motivation

      Monday, July 24 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-07-24 21:34:32 GMT

      In today's USA Today, the publications predicted the final records for every team in the NFL and the Carolina Panthers were picked to finish 7-9.   I'm not too upset about that.  I think they will win between 6 to 10 games.  BUT to say they will finish last in the NFC South is a little LOCO!  

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      In today's USA Today, the publications predicted the final records for every team in the NFL and the Carolina Panthers were picked to finish 7-9.   I'm not too upset about that.  I think they will win between 6 to 10 games.  BUT to say they will finish last in the NFC South is a little LOCO!  

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    • JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY: Mens' Basketball Playes Davis and Mitchell Named to NABC Honors Court

      JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY: Mens' Basketball Playes Davis and Mitchell Named to NABC Honors Court

      Monday, July 24 2017 4:41 PM EDT2017-07-24 20:41:17 GMT
      JCSU Men’s Basketball Players Robert Davis and Marquen Mitchell Named to NABC Honors Court Charlotte, N.C. (July 24, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University men’s basketball team has had two members named to the 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, recognizing those men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. In order to be named to the NABC Honors Court, an athlete must mee...More >>
      JCSU Men’s Basketball Players Robert Davis and Marquen Mitchell Named to NABC Honors Court Charlotte, N.C. (July 24, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University men’s basketball team has had two members named to the 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, recognizing those men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. In order to be named to the NABC Honors Court, an athlete must mee...More >>
    • Charlotte Knights to Become Charlotte Caballeros During August Series

      Charlotte Knights to Become Charlotte Caballeros During August Series

      Monday, July 24 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-07-24 19:50:22 GMT
      (Source: Charlotte Knights)(Source: Charlotte Knights)

      Franchise Set to Pay Tribute to Growing Hispanic Population in Charlotte from August 18-20

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      Franchise Set to Pay Tribute to Growing Hispanic Population in Charlotte from August 18-20

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    • NASCAR's Earnhardt Jr. headed to NBC broadcast booth in 2018

      NASCAR's Earnhardt Jr. headed to NBC broadcast booth in 2018

      Monday, July 24 2017 3:43 PM EDT2017-07-24 19:43:01 GMT
      (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

      Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join NBC Sports Group's coverage of stock car racing next year.

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      Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join NBC Sports Group's coverage of stock car racing next year.

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    • Kasey Kahne ends victory drought at marathon Brickyard 400

      Kasey Kahne ends victory drought at marathon Brickyard 400

      Monday, July 24 2017 3:41 PM EDT2017-07-24 19:41:14 GMT

      Kasey Kahne survived a crash-marred Brickyard 400 on Sunday for his first NASCAR Cup victory in three years.

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      Kasey Kahne survived a crash-marred Brickyard 400 on Sunday for his first NASCAR Cup victory in three years.

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    • Byron holds off Menard to win Xfinity Series race at Indy

      Byron holds off Menard to win Xfinity Series race at Indy

      Monday, July 24 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-07-24 19:39:46 GMT

      Rookie William Byron bobbed and weaved through the final two laps Saturday and held off Paul Menard to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis.

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      Rookie William Byron bobbed and weaved through the final two laps Saturday and held off Paul Menard to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis.

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    • Junior Johnson: Born a legend

      Junior Johnson: Born a legend

      Monday, July 24 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-07-24 17:40:52 GMT
      WBTVWBTV

      When asked if anyone ever beat him, his answer was simple, "No! That’s one thing I was pretty gangbuster on, was fast cars and driving."  

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      When asked if anyone ever beat him, his answer was simple, "No! That’s one thing I was pretty gangbuster on, was fast cars and driving."  

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    • Here are the favorites for the 2017 PGA Championship, Quail Hollow Club’s first major

      Here are the favorites for the 2017 PGA Championship, Quail Hollow Club’s first major

      Monday, July 24 2017 7:08 AM EDT2017-07-24 11:08:52 GMT
      Rory McIlroy, seen above at Quail Hollow Club’s 18th green during last year’s Wells Fargo Championship, and British Open winner Jordan Spieth are co-favorites for the 2017 PGA Championship next month, the AP reports. (Jeff Siner | Charlotte Observer)Rory McIlroy, seen above at Quail Hollow Club’s 18th green during last year’s Wells Fargo Championship, and British Open winner Jordan Spieth are co-favorites for the 2017 PGA Championship next month, the AP reports. (Jeff Siner | Charlotte Observer)

      Spieth captured the third leg of the career Grand Slam at Royal Birkdale on Sunday.

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      Spieth captured the third leg of the career Grand Slam at Royal Birkdale on Sunday.

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    • Junior Johnson: The past and present of the family's moonshine business

      Junior Johnson: The past and present of the family's moonshine business

      Sunday, July 23 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-07-24 00:25:06 GMT
      WBTVWBTV

      Junior Johnson partnered with Piedmont Distillers in 2007, but his career in moonshining started decades ago when his father started bootlegging.  

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      Junior Johnson partnered with Piedmont Distillers in 2007, but his career in moonshining started decades ago when his father started bootlegging.  

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    • NASCAR Hall of Fame: Petty building a family legacy

      NASCAR Hall of Fame: Petty building a family legacy

      Sunday, July 23 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-07-23 20:05:59 GMT

      The exhibit features everything from a stock car engine, to pictures of the Petty boys in their high school yearbooks and so much more! 

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      The exhibit features everything from a stock car engine, to pictures of the Petty boys in their high school yearbooks and so much more! 

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    • Uber driver sobs that ex-Panther Michael Oher ‘bit me;’ distress wouldn’t end there

      Uber driver sobs that ex-Panther Michael Oher ‘bit me;’ distress wouldn’t end there

      Saturday, July 22 2017 3:24 PM EDT2017-07-22 19:24:53 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)

      Berkessa, a Nashville Uber driver, filed a lawsuit against Oher on Friday, according to the Associated Press.

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      Berkessa, a Nashville Uber driver, filed a lawsuit against Oher on Friday, according to the Associated Press.

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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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    • 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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    • 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 >>
    • 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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    • 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 >>
    • 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 >>
    • 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 >>
    • 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 >>
    • 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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