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Knights Rodon looks good in rehab assignment but gets hit in the head Video included

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White Sox pitcher and former N.C. State star Carlos Rodon would make a rehab assignment on the mound pitching for the Knights, and he was impressive.

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JCSU hosts Division Two Track and Field Championships Banquet

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The action starts Thursday and runs through Saturday at the Irwin Belk Complex on campus.

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BLOG: That's a wrap from the NFL Spring Meetings

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It was a historic spring meeting for the NFL down in Atlanta for a bunch of reasons. 

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BLOG: 3 take aways from David Tepper's first press conference as the new Carolina Panthers owner

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With David Tepper now the owner of the Carolina Panthers, let the many questions begin about the future of the team. His press conference shed a little light on his immediate plan and at first glance, it should be a positive one for fans. Here are 3 take aways from Tuesday's press conference. 

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NFL owners approve sale of Carolina Panthers to hedge fund manager David Tepper Video included

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The 32 NFL owners have submitted their approval of the new owner of the Carolina Panthers, David Tepper Tuesday at the NFL meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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Panthers hit the field for OTAs as David Tepper awaits confirmation

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There were a lot of new faces on the field, most notably offensive coordinator Norv Turner. But, there was no amount of new players or coaches that could take the spotlight away from what could be one of the most important days in Panther history.?

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New Carolina Panthers owner not the only thing on the NFL owners agenda Video included

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From a Carolinas stand point, the NFL Spring meeting is all about new Panthers owner David Tepper, but the other owners have a few more things to iron out on Tuesday and Wednesday as the 2018 season approaches.

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Women's Charlotte Rugby Club headed to national championship

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Charlotte will face the St. Louis Sabres in Glendale, Colorado June 2-3 for the national championship.

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Plenty of baseball to watch at BB&T Ballpark

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If you haven’t gotten the chance to catch a minor league baseball game at BB&T Ballpark now’s your chance.

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Charlotte Knights adjusting schedule, shifting three games

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These changes will help alleviate congestion in and around the uptown Charlotte area.

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Rodon to pitch Thursday in Charlotte

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Rodon made a rehab assignment Saturday at Single-A Kannapolis and gave up only one run striking out six on 75 pitches against Hickory.

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Aaron Wise wins first PGA tour tournament

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Two weeks ago, he finished tied for second at the Wells Fargo Championship, two shots behind Jason Day.

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Knights lost Saturday in Columbus 8-4

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It looked as if the Knights would win this one after taking a 4-3 lead after scoring two runs in the top of the 9th inning.

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Kevin Harvick picks up $1 million check with All-Star win

Nothing can stop Kevin Harvick these days, and the hottest driver in NASCAR picked up a $1 million payday with yet another victory.

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Great racing in Monster Energy Open

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They all have a shot at winning the All Star Race. Results to come later.

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Lake Norman slips by Middle Creek 13-11 on a late four-goal run

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In a see-saw contest, it was Lake Norman that snatched a late lead on four goals in the final four minutes, blitzing past the defending champions, Middle Creek, 13-11 to win the school’s second Men’s Lacrosse State Championships. 

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Cardinal Gibbons claims their third straight title with a 14-8 victory over Charlotte Catholic

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In a game that started out very tightly, Cardinal Gibbons used a 6-1 run late in the first half that extended into the opening minutes of the second half to stretch out a lead and outpace Charlotte Catholic 14-8. 

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Three things to watch for, and one unknown, in Saturday's NASCAR All-Star Race

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Due to rain showers in the area, NASCAR drivers spent most of their time at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday doing anything but driving

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Rodon pitching Saturday night in Kannapolis

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The former N.C. State star is getting ready to start a patient set of rehab assignments coming back from shoulder surgery almost eight months ago.

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Johnny Sauter Wins Truck Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Sauter was overcome with emotion yelling to his crew over the radio saying how this was the best win in his career after he took the checkered flag.

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Kenseth kicks NASCAR comeback into high gear

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Three laps and a pit stop that had no speed limits entering the pits was wild and crazy.

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Weddington sprints to their second straight title with 20-6 victory over East Chapel Hill Video included

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The Weddington Warriors claimed the program’s second straight NCHSAA 1A/2A/3A Men’s Lacrosse State Championships with a dominating 20-6 victory over East Chapel Hill at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. 

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Kopech, Knights Shut Out the Clippers 1-0 Friday Video included

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For the second time in less than two weeks, the Charlotte Knights shut out the Columbus Clippers from Columbus, OH.   

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Second round of Symetra Classic suspended, tournament shortened to 36 holes

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Another day filled with rain at River Run Country Club caused second round play in the Symetra Classic to be suspended at 3:53 p.m., and rule officials deciding to trim the tournament to a 36-hole competition.  

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Ardina leads headed to second round of Symetra Classic Video included

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The leader after the first 18 holes is Dottie Ardina from the Phillipines. She shot a three under 69 to grab the lead.

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Rick Hendrick talks humble beginnings, his hall of fame career, and what's next Video included

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A Martinsville win allowed Hendrick to keep going, and over the years find success with drivers like Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and current driver Jimmie Johnson, who is seeking his 8th Cup Series Championship, which would be the most by any driver.

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WBTV Sports Overtime: Johnson C. Smith prepares to host the NCAA Division II track & field National Championships Video included

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Only one HBCU in the nation has ever hosted the NCAA track and field National Championships and that program is Johnson C. Smith. Next week from May 24-26, they will once again play host for the 3rd time. The Golden Bulls have 3 student-athletes who have qualified for the meet. 

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Clemson early enrollee DT Belk leaving school after 4 months

Clemson is losing one of its highly regarded defensive line prospects in freshman tackle Josh Belk, who is transferring after just four months.

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Catwalk for a Cause and a major charitable announcement Video included

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NASCAR Driver Martin Truex Jr. and his partner Sherry Pollex always put on a great show for the kids battling cancer giving them a chance to model on the runway.

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BLOG: Can the Charlotte Hornets finally catch a break in the NBA Draft Lottery?

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The NBA Draft Lottery is tonight right before game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals and once again the question has to be asked, will the Charlotte Hornets finally catch a break and move up via the lottery? 

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Big Wheels rolling Thursday in Concord

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But there will be lots of activity before that happens, starting at 5 p.m. with activities for the family including food and drinks, race car simulators, show cars, games, mascots and celebrity question and answer sessions.

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WBTV Sports Overtime: Games announced for the Football City USA Kickoff on August 10th Video included

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We are 94 days away from the first games of high school football on August 17th, but a week before that, some big time match ups in Rock Hill to get us all ready for the main event. 

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Golden Bulls earn 13 All-Region Honors Video included

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All of the winners should get selections to the upcoming 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships to take place at JCSU’s home track on May 24 through 26.?

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WBTV Sports Overtime: 2 local players look to win Symetra Classic this weekend Video included

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The road to the LPGA goes thru Davidson this weekend as the Symetra Classic will be played at River Run Country Club from Thursday to Saturday. Two local players will be looking to hoist the trophy on Saturday.  One has already won once on the Symetra Tour and the other is still in high school. 

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Carolina Panthers release Russell Shepard

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The Carolina Panthers continue to change their wide receiver corp as they release Russell Shepard on Monday. 

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Tough Friday night for the Knights in game one of their home series with Durham

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The Knights opened a three-game weekend series against the Durham Bulls with a 12-2 loss Friday.

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Checkers looking for big fan support in Game Five of playoff series Saturday

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The Checkers are coming off a heartbreaking loss in game four Wednesday night into Thursday morning when they lost 2-1 in quintuple overtime in the longest game in AHL history.

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Team USA vs. Japan baseball game at BB&T Ballpark July 3

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Team USA will be taking on Japan in a baseball game Tuesday, July 3 at beautiful BB&T Ballpark, home of the Charlotte Knights.

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DJ Moore impresses on first day of Panthers rookie mini camp

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Panthers first round draft pick DJ Moore admitted that the southern heat was a bit to handle today, but he pushed thru and impressed coaches on day one of the team's rookie mini camp. 

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BLOG: After Friday's presser, new Hornets coach James Borrego has won me over

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I must admit, after hearing that the Hornets hired James Borrego as their new head coach, I was a little disappointed in the selection.  But after Friday's press conference, I think he may be just what this team needs in the situation they are in. 

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Panthers sign running back Kenjon Barner to a one year deal

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With running back Fozzy Whittaker being put on IR on Thursday, the Carolina Panthers have signed RB Kenjon Barner to fill that spot. 

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WBTV Sports Overtime: Nation Ford prepares for AAAAA soccer state title game Video included

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For the first time in program history, Nation Ford will play for the AAAAA soccer state title in the state of South Carolina. 

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Panthers sign five draft choices

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The team signed second-round draft choice cornerback Donte Jackson, fourth-round draft choices tight end Ian Thomas and defensive end Marquis Haynes, fifth-round draft choice linebacker Jermaine Carter and seventh-round draft choice defensive tackle Kendrick Norton.

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Panthers place Fozzy Whittaker on injured reserve

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Whittaker joined the Panthers in 2014 after playing for San Diego and Cleveland in 2013.

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Hornets name Borrego new head coach

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He’s the 11th head coach in Charlotte’s pro basketball history.

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Sanchez adds 49ers standout Byron Dinkins to the men’s hoops staff

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Charlotte 49ers head men's basketball coach Ron Sanchez has announced the hiring of former 49ers standout Byron Dinkins as Director of Player Development. 

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Steelers sign 5th round pick, RB Jaylen Samuels

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed rookie running back Jaylen Samuels to a four-year contract.

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Queens men’s basketball adds Georgia high school standout Chris Parks to roster

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The Queens University of Charlotte men's basketball team announces the addition of Chris Parks to its roster for the 2018-2019 season. 

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NASCAR hits Dillon, Bowyer, Suarez teams with penalties

The teams for drivers Austin Dillon, Clint Bowyer and Daniel Suarez have been penalized by NASCAR after the race at Dover.

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South Pointe High School hosting U.S. National Team Charlotte Regional this weekend

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The event will give high school and middle school athletes from the region a chance to gain skill development and be evaluated by U.S. National Teams in their age division.

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Knights beat Gwinnett in game three of their four-game series Wednesday Video included

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The Knights picked up a 4-1 victory Wednesday in the first of two morning games to wrap up the series.

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Camping World Truck Series to be renamed Gander Outdoors

NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series will be known as Gander Outdoors next season.

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Clemson adds size in 6-foot-10 UNC Asheville transfer Baehre

Clemson has added its second 6-foot-10 transfer this offseason in UNC Asheville forward Jonathan Baehre.

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Queens men’s basketball signs JUCO All-American Brandon Faison

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The Queens University of Charlotte men's basketball team announces the addition of Charlotte native Brandon Faison to its roster for the 2018-2019 season. Faison, a 6-2 guard who attended Mallard Creek High School, will enroll at Queens as a junior after spending two seasons at Pitt Community College (N.C.).   

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Panthers claim Charlotte-native Elijah Hood

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The team claimed Hood off waivers after he was cut by the Oakland Raiders Monday.

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Queens men’s basketball adds Jachai Taylor

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The Queens University of Charlotte men's basketball team announces the addition of Jachai Taylor to its roster for the 2018-2019 season. 

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WBTV Sports Overtime: Charlotte Checkers get ready for game 3 with Lehigh Valley Video included

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After splitting the first 2 games of their 2nd round series with Lehigh Valley, the Charlotte Checkers will play the next 3 at Bojangles' Coliseum with a chance to wrap up the series on Saturday. 

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Four local rugby players sign to play in college

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Rugby is a growing sport in America.  So much so, that some universities are starting up teams and offering scholarships even though it is not an official NCAA sport.  

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Wake Forest adds Rice transfer Miles Lester to hoop program

Wake Forest has added Rice transfer Miles Lester to its men's basketball program.

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Special Olympics Athlete Of the Month: May Video included

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This month we are doing things a little differently. 

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Sports Weekly Look Ahead Blog for May 7 Video included

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Each week we will be bringing you a Sunday night update on what you can expect from our local sports teams, as well as what the WBTV sports team will be covering! 

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Jason Day wins the Wells Fargo Championship

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Even without his best game today, Jason Day won the Wells Fargo Championship picking up his 12th career PGA Tour win. 

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Charlotte Hounds improve to 4-0 for first time in franchise history

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Charlotte's road swing continues on May 19 against the Denver Outlaws.

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CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose at Columbus Friday 7-5

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Knights Fall to the Clippers 7-5 on Friday Charlotte Slugs Three Home Runs in Game Two Loss (COLUMBUS, OH) -- The Charlotte Knights slugged three home runs on Friday, but dropped game two of their four-game series against the Columbus Clippers by a score of 7-5 from Huntington Park in Columbus, OH. The Clippers broke a 5-5 tie in the sixth inning and tacked on an insurance run in the seventh inning to win for the second consecutive day. Catcher Kevan Smith continued his red-hot hit... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Drop Game One of Atlantic Division Finals

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MAY 4, 2018 CHECKERS DROP GAME 1 ON LATE POWER-PLAY WINNER Nedeljkovic makes 30 saves in 2-1 loss LEHIGH VALLEY, PA - Game 1 of the Atlantic Division Finals went down to the wire, but the Checkers found themselves on the wrong end of a late winner and fell to the Phantoms 2-1. With less than two minutes left in regulation, Valentin Zykov was called for a tripping penalty. The Phantoms, who had been held scoreless on thei... More>>

John Peterson leads after one round of the Wells Fargo Championship

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John Peterson has never won on the PGA Tour, but finds himself leading the Wells Fargo Championship after the first round.

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Harman ready to defend his title at a course he hasn't won at... YET

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Things are a little different for the defending champ of the Wells Fargo Championship Brian Harman.  He won the title last year at Eagle Point down in Wilmington, but finds himself back at Quail Hollow where he has never won. 

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Tiger Woods gets in early work at the Wells Fargo Championship Video included

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In years past at the Wells Fargo Championship, guys like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson would skip Tuesday's practice round and make Wednesday's Pro Am their first day at the Quail Hollow Club, but boy did we get a surprise this time around. 

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Michael Kopech named White Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month for April

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Kopech, who has already started four games for the Knights this season, is currently 0-1 with a 2.14 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 21.0 innings pitched so far this season.

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CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose to Gwinnett To Open Three Game Set

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Knights Fall to Stripers 5-0 in Monday’s Opener Charlie Tilson Recorded a Team-High Two Hits in the Loss   (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series against the Gwinnett Stripers (Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves) by a score of 5-0 on Monday at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. RHP Tyler Danish started for the Knights and allowed just three hits over three shutout innings pitched, but the Stripers tall... More>>

Sports Weekly Look Ahead Blog Video included

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Each week we will be bringing you a Sunday night update on what you can expect from our local sports teams, as well as what the WBTV sports team will be covering! 

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Richard Childress talks his start in the wine business, special moments at Childress Vineyards, and more Video included

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It was through racing that Childress was exposed to the wine business even more.

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Davidson golf claims first conference crown in 50 Years; Blasey wins individual title

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The 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships selections announcement will take place next Wednesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. ET

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Charlotte Checkers announce second-round Calder Cup Playoff Series

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Bojangles’ Coliseum will host Game 3, Game 4 and, if necessary, Game 5 of the best-of-seven series.

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2018 NFL Draft: Carolina Panthers wrap up with flock of new faces

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The Panthers have pick #55 in second round and picks #85 and #88 in the third round.

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Panthers introduce Donte Jackson, Rashann Gaulden to the media

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In the midst of all that, the Panthers had their second round pick cornerback Donte Jackson and their third round pick safety Rashaan Gaulden in town to introduce to the media.

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CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Walk Off Victory at Home

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Knights Walk Off With Thrilling 5-4 Win in 10 Innings Friday Jacob May’s Game-Winning Hit Seals Charlotte’s Win in Front of Sell-Out Crowd (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Jacob May’s game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th inning led the Charlotte Knights to a thrilling 5-4 walk-off win over the Norfolk Tides on Friday night in front of a sell-out crowd of 10,368 fans at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights earned their second walk-off victory of the... More>>

Kelsey hires Jayson Gee as associate head coach

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Winthrop head men’s basketball coach Pat Kelsey announced the addition of veteran coach Jayson Gee as the new associate head coach for the men’s basketball program. 

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Carolina Panthers select DJ Moore in the first round of the NFL Draft

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There are a lot of holes to fill on the roster after several veteran departures, but the Panthers are also looking to the future.

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Former Rocky River star Jaire Alexander picked by Green Bay in the first round of the NFL Draft

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Former Rocky River star Jaire Alexander will start his NFL career in Green Bay as the Packers selected the former Louisville cornerback with the 18th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. 

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CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Sweep Penguins and Advance

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 26, 2018 CHECKERS SWEEP PENGUINS TO ADVANCE TO SECOND ROUND Six different Checkers record multi-point efforts in 7-3 Game 3 win WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA - Hitting the road didn’t seem to faze Charlotte as the Checkers flew by the Penguins 7-3 to secure a sweep of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and advance to the second round for the first time since 2011. As they did in each of the first two games, the Checkers ceded... More>>

Checkers sweep Penguins to advance to second round

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Hitting the road didn’t seem to faze Charlotte as the Checkers flew by the Penguins 7-3 to secure a sweep of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and advance to the second round for the first time since 2011. 

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WBTV Sports Overtime: BJ Hill about to put Oakboro on the map Video included

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BJ Hill is a big defensive tackle from the little town of Oakboro in Stanly County.   If you blink on your drive to Albemarle, you might miss his high school of West Stanly. But the rise of big BJ Hill as a potential high draft pick in the NFL Draft, is about to put little Oakboro on the map. For more on BJ, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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Ronshad Shabazz Declares for NBA Draft

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Appalachian State junior guard Ronshad Shabazz (Raleigh, N.C./Huntington Prep School) has announced that he will declare for the NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent.   ..

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CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

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Knights Roster Move – April 26, 2018 LHP Colton Turner promoted to the Charlotte Knights from Double-A Birmingham (Report TBD) Roster 25 active Notes: LHP Colton Turner has appeared in six games with the Double-A Birmingham Barons this season and has compiled a 2-1 record with one save and a 0.00 ERA in 9.0 innings pitched. He was originally selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 21st round of the 2012 draft. He was acquired by the Chicago White Sox from the Blue Jays on Augu... More>>

Economic Development Committee will recommend spending city money on Memorial Stadium

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The city will help pay for an artificial turf while the county covers the remaining costs of renovations.

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CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose on the Road against Louisville

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Knights Fall to Bats 2-1 in 10 Innings on Wednesday RHP Michael Kopech Fans Eight Batters Over Six Strong Innings (LOUISVILLE, KY) -- The Charlotte Knights concluded their three-game series against the Louisville Bats on Wednesday with a 2-1 loss in 10 innings from Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY. RHP Michael Kopech, the number two prospect in the Chicago White Sox system, made his fourth start of the season and was sharp for the Knights, but did not factor in the decisio... More>>

WBTV Sports Overtime: Multi talented Jaylen Samuels can provide options for a NFL team Video included

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Jaylen Samuels has taken the saying "jack of all trades, master of none" all the way to the cusp of being selected in the NFL Draft.  He has a lot of skills and might not be the master of them all, but because he can do so much, he is on the edge of making his dreams come true.

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CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE: Soccer Doubleheader Saturday, May 12th

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Local Soccer Clubs Team Up for Double Header Charlotte, N.C. — Charlotte Independence, a United Soccer League (USL) professional soccer team, is pleased to announce a doubleheader match up at the Sportsplex at Matthews featuring the local soccer partners Charlotte Eagles vs Myrtle Beach Mutiny at 2:00PM ET followed by the Charlotte Independence vs FC Cincinnati at 7:30PM ET on Saturday, May 12th. The Charlotte Independence and Charlotte Eagles shared a gameday during on Au... More>>

UNC, Minnesota agree to football series for 2023, 2024

North Carolina and Minnesota have agreed to a home-and-home football series for 2023 and 2024.

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KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS: Intimidators Beat Delmarva in rain shortened game

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Kannapolis holds off Delmarva in rain-shortened game In a rain-shortened game at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, the Intimidators held on to beat the Shorebirds 3-2 in seven innings, extending their win streak to six games. The Intimidators (13-6) got the scoring going in the second inning off Shorebirds’ Michael Baumann with one out, as Anthony Villa legged out an infield single to third baseman Trevor Craport. On a swinging strikeout to Evan Skoug, Villa stole second base to get... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Collegiate Series Game Cancelled

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Tonight’s College Baseball Game Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather Davidson & Duke Game Will Not Be Made Up at BB&T Ballpark This Season (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Tuesday’s Sunbelt Rentals Collegiate Baseball Series matchup between Davidson College and Duke University originally scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from BB&T Ballpark has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The two teams will not make up the game in Uptown Charlotte this season. Tickets from Tuesday&... More>>

Former A.L. Brown star Brandon Parker goes from unknown to potential high draft pick Video included

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The NFL is full of guys who come from no where to become major players in the league. Former A.L. Brown star Brandon Parker could be the next in that long line of players. 

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Panthers pick up 5th year of LB Shaq Thompson's contract

The Panthers have exercised the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Shaq Thompson's contract.

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Cam Newton, Dick's Sporting Goods give back to Special Olympics with shopping spree Video included

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Each child received a $200 gift card to shop at Dick's with Cam as their very own personal shopping consultant.

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CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

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Knights Roster Moves – April 24, 2018 OF Daniel Palka recalled by the Chicago White Sox OF Ryan Brett promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham Roster 25 active Notes: OF Daniel Palka was recalled by the Chicago White Sox today to take the place of OF Avisaíl García, who was placed on Chicago’s 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Palka becomes the fifth Knights player promoted to the majors already this season (RHP Chris Volstad, RHP B... More>>

Former North Stanly star Antonio Williams is coming home

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Former North Stanly running back Antonio Williams is coming home.  The former Comet is transferring from Ohio State to North Carolina. He will have 2 years remaining after sitting out this season per NCAA transfer rules. 

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UNC's Luke Maye declaring for NBA draft without hiring agent

North Carolina junior Luke Maye has declared for the NBA draft but isn't hiring an agent.

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Source: Hornets to interview Spurs assistant for head coach as early as next week

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A source familiar the situation said Messina will interview as early as the middle of next week, if the Spurs are eliminated by the Golden State Warriors by then.

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Carolina coach Bill Peters resigns after 4 seasons with club

Bill Peters has resigned as the Carolina Hurricanes' coach after four seasons and no playoff berths.

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Charlotte prepares for the return of the International Champions Cup

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After a year away, an International Champions Cup match will once again be played in Charlotte as Liverpool vs Borussia Dortmund will meet at Bank of America Stadium on July 22nd. 

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Prep standout Brandon Younger signs with the 49ers

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Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball coach Ron Sanchez announced his first signee as the 49ers head coach, Marietta, Georgia’s Wheeler High School standout Brandon Younger, a 6-foot-7 guard, who has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the 49ers. 

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WBTV Sports Overtime: Charlotte Checkers enter the AHL playoffs red hot Video included

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The Charlotte Checkers enter the first round of the Calder Cup playoffs as the hottest team in the AHL as they have won 7 in a row. 

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UNC guard Cameron Johnson has arthroscopic hip procedure

North Carolina says guard Cameron Johnson has had an arthroscopic procedure on his hip.

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WBTV Sports Overtime: 49ers get ready for their spring football game Video included

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It's the final week of spring football at Charlotte as Saturday, the 49ers will hold their spring game. While a lot of eyes will be on the QB battle, there are a few other areas to look at on offense as they show off their new offense under new coordinator Shane Montgomery. For more on what to watch for at the Green-White Spring Game, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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NASCAR's Ricky Stenhouse Jr inks deals with 3 sponsors

Roush Fenway Racing has reached contract extensions with three of Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s primary sponsors through 2021.

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With 'Monday Night Football' in play, why Greg Olsen wants clarity on future with Panthers

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Olsen, the three-time Pro Bowler, had incentives added to his deal last summer after first telling the Observer he wanted to be paid among the highest-paid players at his position.

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CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Honor Negro Leagues and Jackie Robinson April 17th

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Knights to Honor Former Negro League Players & Celebrate Jackie Robinson’s Legacy on April 17th Former Negro League Players, Jackie Robinson’s Daughter Sharon, a Traveling Museum, & #42 Jerseys Highlight Historic Night (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On Tuesday, April 17th at BB&T Ballpark, the Charlotte Knights will once again showcase the rich tradition of the Negro Leagues and welcome four former players, as well as Negro League historians, and a customized hist... More>>

Duke's Wendell Carter leaving school for NBA after 1 season

Duke forward Wendell Carter Jr. is leaving for the NBA Draft after one season in college.

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Wildcats and Tar Heels to Meet in Chapel Hill Next Season

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Davidson’s 2018-19 non-conference schedule continues to take shape, as the Wildcats will travel to Chapel Hill for a Dec. 29 contest against North Carolina. 

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Valentin Zykov wins AHL goal scoring title

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Forward captures Willie Marshall Award with 33 goals this season

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Checkers roll into playoffs with win steak intact

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Checkers top Sound Tiger 4-1 to clinch 3rd seed in Atlantic Division

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Knights fall to RailRiders 4-3 in rain shortened game Sunday

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The Charlotte Knights dropped the finale of their four-game series against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders by a score of 4-3 on Sunday in a rain-shortened game from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. 

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Carolina Energy beat the High Country Grizzlies to go to 3-1 Video included

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The Carolina Energy are off to a great start as they upped their record to 3-1 after a win over the High Country Grizzlies on Saturday night at Bojangles' Coliseum. Here are the highlights from Saturday's win. Copyright 2018 WBTV. All rights reserved.

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Checkers announce home playoff dates

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The Charlotte Checkers today announced dates and times for their first-round Calder Cup Playoff home games at Bojangles’ Coliseum. 

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CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Walk Off With 6-5 Win

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Knights Walk Off with Thrilling 6-5 Win in 10 Innings on Friday Charlotte Scored Two in the Bottom of the 10th for First Home Win of 2018 (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- In front of a sell-out crowd of 10,442 fans, the Charlotte Knights notched their first home win of the season at BB&T Ballpark as they walked-off with a 6-5 victory in 10 innings over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Friday night. With the new extra-inning rule in full effect -- a runner on second base to star... More>>

Charlotte Hornets fire coach Steve Clifford after 5 seasons Video included

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Clifford was let go following a meeting with new general manager Mitch Kupchak, who made the announcement. 

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Baseball team's stolen equipment left them with nothing - until kindness stepped in Video included

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The equipment that kept the team afloat was stolen, leaving the boys with high hopes, but nothing to get there with.

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More than 1,100 athletes compete in the 47th annual Special Olympics in Rock Hill

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The athletes could be as young as 3-years-old, the oldest competitor was 78-years-old.

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3 takeaways from a disappointing 2017-18 season for the Charlotte Hornets

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With the NBA regular season officially done and the playoffs beginning on Saturday, time to take a look back at the season it was for the Charlotte Hornets and it is disappointing.  They finished 36-46 for the 2nd straight season, but oh what could have been says head coach Steve Clifford who thinks this was his most talented team in his 5 years with the Hornets.

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NASCAR, Charlotte Motor Speedway announce rules package, format for Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race

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Package mirrors dynamic model of 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Indianapolis race

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Clemson forward Skara to give up senior year to go pro

Clemson forward David Skara will not return to the Tigers next season, giving up his senior season to pursue playing pro basketball.

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NASCAR docks Chase Elliott, suspends crew chief for 2 races

NASCAR has suspended Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Alan Gustafson for two races after Chase Elliott's car was found to have an illegal rear window during the Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway last weekend.

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Panthers announce 2018 preseason schedule Video included

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For the fifth consecutive preseason, all four of Carolina’s opponents are from the AFC. 

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Rival high school football teams help one another for a good cause Video included

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The rivalry between Bandys High School from Catawba County and Lincolnton High School from Lincoln County is one of the best in the state. So imagine a student from Lincolnton helping raise money for Bandys. 

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On The Go With Stro: Aerial Silks Video included

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What I can tell you from my experience is that this workout is extremely difficult - but rewarding!

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Charlotte Hornets name Mitch Kupchak as President and General Manager

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A report from ESPN says that a news conference will be held during the week to introduce Kupchak as the GM.

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Charlotte Checkers clinch spot in playoffs

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This marks the first time in the team’s eight AHL seasons that the team has qualified for the playoffs in consecutive years.

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Panthers' Thomas Davis: I tested positive for a banned substance Video included

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Davis, who has been with the team for over ten years, made the announcement on Twitter at 5:42 p.m.

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JCSU announces 2018 football schedule

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Johnson C. Smith University has finalized the 2018 football schedule, which includes five home games and two games against teams that participated in the 2017 NCAA Division II Playoffs. 

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WBTV Sports Overtime: Charlotte Knights Media Day Video included

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As far as attendance goes, the Knights moving uptown to BB&T Ballpark has been a grand slam.  But on the field, the Knights have only managed 1 winning season since the opening of the crown jewel of Charlotte back in 2014. Expectation are high in 2018 as the Knights have a much more experienced team, but still also have some of the top prospects in all of baseball. For more, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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Clemson guards Reed, Mitchell say they're entering NBA draft

Clemson's backcourt of Marcquise Reed and Shelton Mitchell have decided to enter the NBA draft.

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Potential Panthers bidder and Charleston businessman visits BofA Stadium Video included

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A former Citigroup executive, Navarro heads Sherman Financial Group, a Charleston-based debt collection firm.

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VIDEO: Charlotte area teen shoots for a star as his prom date with 'prom-posal' Video included

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Together, Santi and his team produced a video asking Santi’s dream date, actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld, to his prom May 12 at South Iredell High School.

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Philip Samuelsson Named Charlotte Checkers' 2017-18 IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year

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The Charlotte Checkers are proud to announce that Philip Samuelsson has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Charlotte community during the 2017-18 season. 

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James ties Jordan's double-figures streak; Cavs top Hornets

LeBron James matched Michael Jordan's streak of 866 consecutive double-digit scoring games with 41 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-105 on Wednesday night.

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Duke promotes James, Scheyer to associate head coaches

Duke has promoted assistants Nate James and Jon Scheyer to associate head coaches.

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AP source: Pitt hires Capel to rebuild basketball program

Pittsburgh is turning to Jeff Capel to turn around its struggling basketball program.

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Kemba Walker becomes Hornets' career scoring leader

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The 6-foot point guard broke Dell Curry's record of 9,839 points with a reverse layup with 20 seconds left in the Hornets' 118-105 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

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New sports wheelchairs delivered to Charlotte Rollin' Hornets thanks to generous donors

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Three brand new sports wheelchairs were delivered to the team on Saturday. The generous donations come after an SUV was stolen from a home in Clover, SC. Inside that SUV was 9-year-old Noah Lewis' sports chair.

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NFL Commish talks about Panthers sale, investigation on final day of meeting. Video included

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Speaking to reporters at the end of the gathering, Commissioner Roger Goodell appeared to be pleased with the progress that’s being made in finding a new owner for the team.

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Bidder visiting Carolina Panthers this week as sale of team heats up, sources say

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Kestenbaum and some of his associates are scheduled to be at Bank of America Stadium throughout the day to get a closer look at a franchise that is expected to sell for more than $2 billion.

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WBTV Sports Overtime: Sanchez introduced as the 49ers new head men's basketball coach Video included

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After 3 years as an assistant coach at Washington State and 9 more at Virginia under Tony Bennett, Ron Sanchez said it was time for a change.  On Tuesday, that change was becoming the new head men's basketball coach for the Charlotte 49ers. It was a very emotional press conference for Sanchez who now is tasked with turning around a Charlotte program that has not been to the NCAA Tournament in 13 years. 

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Davidson and Wake Forest announce home-and-home series

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Davidson and Wake Forest have agreed to play a home-and-home series beginning next season, as announced by the two schools Tuesday. 

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Former Panthers GM Dave Gettleman talks about sale of the team Video included

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Talking to reporters Tuesday at the NFL owners meeting in Orlando, Gettleman expressed a level of concern regarding the team’s state of affairs.

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Carolina Energy win first ever game Video included

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For the first time since 2011, arena football is back in Charlotte in the form of the Carolina Energy. Their home is Bojangles' Coliseum and on Saturday, they hosted the Triangle Torch in their first ever game. Here are the highlights of a history making moment for the Energy. 

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Texans owner: Jerry Richardson could have been joking with sexual, racial comments

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McNair said his sense is Richardson regrets agreeing to the settlements rather than attempting to shoot down the allegations.

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Poturalki, Saarela, help Checkers blast Rocket

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Checkers earn season sweep over Laval with 5-3 road victory

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Woods leaving Wake Forest

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Wake Forest redshirt junior Keyshawn Woods is leaving the program after graduating in May. Woods plans to either transfer or start his professional career.  

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Wolfpack's Keatts says team to grant Yurtseven his release

North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts says sophomore Omer Yurtseven intends to pursue a professional career or transfer.

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WBTV Sports Overtime: Spring football underway for the Charlotte 49ers Video included

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After a 1-11 season in 2017, everyone in the Charlotte 49ers program is ready for spring football. Day 2 was on Tuesday and after a one win season, change is the word at Jerry Richardson Stadium.  

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Panthers WR Wright eager to play for Norv Turner again

Wide receiver Jarius Wright says he's anxious to play again for Carolina offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

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Cato Named to USL Team of the Week

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Charlotte Independence, and Trinidad & Tobago international midfielder Cordell Cato earned USL Team of the Week Honors behind a two-goal performance in a 4-1 victory over Ottawa Fury FC. 

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Sanchez named new head men's basketball coach at Charlotte Video included

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It looks like the Charlotte 49ers have found their new head men's basketball coach and he is associate head coach at Virginia Ron Sanchez. According to our newspaper partner at the Charlotte Observer and a report from David Scott, Sanchez will replace interim coach Houston Fancher.  

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Why does Cam Newton give the ball to a child after scoring? Here’s the story.

Why does Cam Newton give away footballs after he scores? Here, he gives the ball to Joseph Hunsucker, 5, of Rock Hill, SC, as he is being held out by Matt Bowen. (David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer) Why does Cam Newton give away footballs after he scores? Here, he gives the ball to Joseph Hunsucker, 5, of Rock Hill, SC, as he is being held out by Matt Bowen. (David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)
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Newton says the idea was born in his rookie year, after he was chastised by former offensive coordinator Mike Shula for being a show off.

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Checkers fall to Devils 4-1

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The Checkers couldn’t replicate their success in Sunday’s rematch with the Binghamton Devils, closing out their home stand with a 4-1 loss. 

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Behind the scenes with the CBS Sports team ahead of NCAA Tournament Video included

CBS Sports' Jim Nantz talks to WBTV's Ashley Stroehlein and Reuben Muiruri (Delano Little | WBTV) CBS Sports' Jim Nantz talks to WBTV's Ashley Stroehlein and Reuben Muiruri (Delano Little | WBTV)
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WBTV got a behind-the-scenes tour from CBS Sports and had a chance to talk with their broadcast team about how they prepare for the NCAA Tournament.

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Panthers agree to terms with Pro Bowl DT to replace Star Lotulelei

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Poe will immediately start on Carolina’s defensive interior to replace former defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, who signed with the Buffalo Bills in free agency.

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Niners legend Henry Williams has passed away

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Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball legend and the program’s all-time leading scorer Henry Williams has passed away. He was 47. 

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Panthers acquire WR Torrey Smith in trade with Eagles

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For his career, Smith has 4,951 receiving yards and 39 receiving touchdowns. He has added another 571 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 11 career postseason games.

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Panthers re-sign Peppers

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As free agency continues in the NFL, the Carolina Panthers locked up their most important free agent target as defensive end Julius Peppers inked a one year deal to return to the team.

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Hornet's Nic Batum donates sports wheelchairs to Charlotte team after theft Video included

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This all started when someone stole an SUV in Clover, South Carolina a week ago. In the back of the SUV was Nick Lewis' sports chair. He plays on the Charlotte Rollin' Hornets basketball team.

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NASCAR Hall of Fame Monthly Segment: Class of 2019 Nominees and Artifacts Video included

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From the list of 20 nominees, five inductees will be elected by the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel, which includes a nationwide fan vote on NASCAR.com.

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Several Carolina schools going to the NCAA men's basketball tournament Video included

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The show revealed all 68 teams that have made the tournament.

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Finally, Forest Hills is an NCHSAA state champion

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The Yellow Jackets made sure their return Saturday was memorable.

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WBTV Sports Overtime: East Carolina at Charlotte baseball Video included

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Friday at Hayes Stadium, the Charlotte 49ers hosted the #19 team in the nation in East Carolina in baseball. The Niners entered the game on a 5 game winning streak and were undefeated at home at 7-0. Could they keep the streak alive?  Check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime to find out. 

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AP sources: Eagles trade Smith to Panthers for Worley

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade wide receiver Torrey Smith to the Carolina Panthers for cornerback Daryl Worley, according to two people familiar with the deal.

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Panthers tender punter Michael Palardy, three other exclusive rights free agents

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All were exclusive rights free agents, defined by the NFL as players with two or fewer seasons of service time with expiring contracts.

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Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR Cup pole in Phoenix

Martin Truex Jr. won the pole Friday for the NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at ISM Raceway.

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WBTV Sports Overtime: Queens prepares for the NCAA Division II tournament Video included

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After finishing the regular season with the best record in program history, Queens received an at large bid to the NCAA Division II tournament for the 3rd straight year. And there is no substitute for that kind of experience in this pressure packed situation. For more on the Royals as they look to make a run to the Elite 8, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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WBTV Sports Overtime: Forest Hills prepares for the 2A basketball state title game Video included

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What a season it has been thus far for the Forest Hills Yellow Jackets.  They are 29-2 and will play in the 2A state title game for the first time since 1964. For more on the Yellow Jackets and how they are preparing for the big game in Chapel Hill, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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Kevin Harvick docked playoff points for illegal winning car

Kevin Harvick has been stripped of the playoff points he earned for winning at Las Vegas because of violations discovered on his Ford.

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WBTV Sports Overtime: Carolina Energy preparing for their first season Video included

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Arena football is back in the Queen City as the Carolina Energy are hard at work preparing for the season opener on March 24th. The team held their media day today at their new home Bojangles' Coliseum. For more on the team, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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Carolina Panthers could pick a new owner sooner than you think

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A winning bid could be selected as early as the end of this month or early next month, according to the source, who asked not to be named since the process is ongoing.

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WBTV Sports Overtime: Mike Hill introduced as the new athletics director at Charlotte Video included

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Niner Nation has a new athletics director as Mike Hill was introduced Tuesday as the new AD at Charlotte. 

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Davidson’s Aldridge named A-10 Co-Player of the Year; Grady Rookie of the Year

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Senior Peyton Aldridge of the Davidson men’s basketball team has been named Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Year, while teammate Kellan Grady was selected Rookie of the Year, as announced by the league office Tuesday. 

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Panthers sign kicker Gano to 4-year-contract

The Carolina Panthers have reached an agreement on a four-year contract extension with Pro Bowl kicker Graham Gano.

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Ronshad Shabazz named second team All-Sun Belt

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Appalachian State men's basketball junior guard Ronshad Shabazz (Raleigh, N.C./Huntington Prep) has been named Second Team All-Sun Belt.  

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Aldridge earns fifth A-10 weekly honor of 2017-18

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Highlighted by a career-high 45 points at St. Bonaventure, Davidson’s Peyton Aldridge has been named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, for the fifth time this season, as announced by the league office Monday morning.   

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Jon Davis named Conference USA Co-Player of the Week

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Charlotte junior guard Jon Davis was named Conference USA Co-Player of the Week for his performances this past week. 

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How the Panthers plan to get receivers who can ‘maximize’ Cam Newton’s skills Video included

Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney indicated that wide receiver Devin Funchess (17) is the baseline around which the receivers room will be built this season. (Credit: David T. Foster III I The Charlotte Observer) Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney indicated that wide receiver Devin Funchess (17) is the baseline around which the receivers room will be built this season. (Credit: David T. Foster III I The Charlotte Observer)
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Hurney must build a receivers room that can immediately be a dominating force in the NFL and especially the NFC South, a complete pivot from the past two seasons, when underwhelming production and injuries stalled the group.

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Report: Former Panthers safety to sign with NFC South rival

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Former Carolina Panthers safety Kurt Coleman will join former teammates Ted Ginn Jr. and A.J. Klein in New Orleans next season. Coleman, who was cut by Carolina on Monday, spent the last few days in Indianapolis meeting with teams at the NFL scouting combine. 

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Special Olympics Athlete of the Month: Cleveland County 5-on-5 Basketball Team Video included

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This team claimed the gold medal in the 2017 Special Olympics Fall Tournament and have since been selected to represent North Carolina at the 2018 USA Games taking place this summer in Seattle. 

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76ers rally to beat Hornets 110-99, 13th straight in Philly

Joel Embiid had 23 points and 14 rebounds to help the Philadelphia 76ers pull away from the Charlotte Hornets down the stretch in a 110-99 victory on Friday night.

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CIAA tournament activities kick off on Friday

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Up until game time, parties and other events are happening throughout the Queen City.

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WBTV Sports Overtime: Bowie State vs Livingstone-- CIAA Tournament men's quarterfinals Video included

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Here are the highlights of Bowie State vs Livingstone in the men's quarterfinals of the CIAA Tournament. 

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WBTV Sports Overtime: Lincoln vs Johnson C. Smith-- CIAA Tournament women's quarterfinals Video included

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Johnson C. Smith women would start the defense of their CIAA title on Thursday as they took on Lincoln in the semifinals. After taking a one point lead into the half, JCSU would come out hot in the second half.  But Lincoln refused to give up. For more on this exciting game, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime.

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Sun Belt Conference signs 8-year deal with ESPN

The Sun Belt Conference has signed a new eight-year contract with ESPN that gives the network exclusive multimedia rights to all of the league's sports.

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CIAA fighting to protect its brand Video included

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CIAA leaders say they will continue to be aggressive about protecting the organization's brand. They also don't want the community to fault the CIAA for the actions of other businesses.?

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Carolinas Senior Football Showcase: Second Annual Football Showcase Saturday March 3rd

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Second Annual Carolinas Senior Football Showcase (pdf attached) More than 200 high school seniors will participate in a free football combine, attempting to earn financial aid packages from Division II, III and NAIA college football coaches.             Who: An anticipated 200-plus high school senior football players from the Carolinas and surrounding states. College football coaches from more than 30 Division II, III and... More>>

WBTV Sports Overtime: Fayetteville State vs Johnson C. Smith-- CIAA Tournament men's quarterfinals Video included

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Here are the highlights of the final game of the night on Wednesday-- Fayetteville State vs Johnson C. Smith in the CIAA Tournament men's quarterfinals. After a slow start, the Golden Bulls would fight back, but did they win? Check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime to find out... 

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    Report: Golfer attacked by wife after poor play at The Players Championship

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 12:30 PM EDT2018-05-16 16:30:23 GMT

    The wife of former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover is facing a domestic violence charge stemming from an altercation with Glover and his mother after he missed the 54-hole cut at The Players Championship.

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  • Panthers bidder wants Peyton Manning to be part-owner

    Panthers bidder wants Peyton Manning to be part-owner

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-05-09 22:07:07 GMT
    Could former NFL star quarterback Peyton Manning end up as part of the new ownership group of the Carolina Panthers? Charleston billionaire Ben Navarro, one of the bidders, has reached out to the two-time Super Bowl winner (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Could former NFL star quarterback Peyton Manning end up as part of the new ownership group of the Carolina Panthers? Charleston billionaire Ben Navarro, one of the bidders, has reached out to the two-time Super Bowl winner (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Charleston billionaire Ben Navarro has reached out to two-time Super Bowl winner Peyton Manning about joining his ownership group that is bidding on the Carolina Panthers, according to two sources with knowledge of the discussions.

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    Charleston billionaire Ben Navarro has reached out to two-time Super Bowl winner Peyton Manning about joining his ownership group that is bidding on the Carolina Panthers, according to two sources with knowledge of the discussions.

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  • Panthers sign veteran RB to fill power-back role

    Panthers sign veteran RB to fill power-back role

    Monday, May 7 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-05-07 20:45:29 GMT
    The Carolina Panthers have signed former Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) to a one-year deal. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)The Carolina Panthers have signed former Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) to a one-year deal. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
    The Carolina Panthers have signed former Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) to a one-year deal. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)The Carolina Panthers have signed former Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) to a one-year deal. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    The Carolina Panthers found what they hope will be their thunder to complement Christian McCaffrey’s lightning. Carolina has agreed to a one-year deal with free agent running back C.J. Anderson.

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    The Carolina Panthers found what they hope will be their thunder to complement Christian McCaffrey’s lightning. Carolina has agreed to a one-year deal with free agent running back C.J. Anderson.

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  • 'Break over': Tiger Woods to play in Wells Fargo Championship next week

    'Break over': Tiger Woods to play in Wells Fargo Championship next week

    Thursday, April 26 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-04-26 20:10:22 GMT
    In 2007, Tiger Woods won the Wachovia Championship, now known as the Wells Fargo Championship. Organizers are waiting to see if he will return for next week's event. (Credit: John Simmons/The Charlotte Observer)In 2007, Tiger Woods won the Wachovia Championship, now known as the Wells Fargo Championship. Organizers are waiting to see if he will return for next week's event. (Credit: John Simmons/The Charlotte Observer)

    Woods had until Friday to sign up to play in the tournament, joining other big names such as Ricky Fowler, Phil Mickelson and Masters winner Patrick Reed.

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    Woods had until Friday to sign up to play in the tournament, joining other big names such as Ricky Fowler, Phil Mickelson and Masters winner Patrick Reed.

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  • Kemba Walker a finalist for 2017-2018 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award

    Kemba Walker a finalist for 2017-2018 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 2:45 PM EDT2018-04-25 18:45:58 GMT
    Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker wears a jersey with the logo of the team’s new corporate partner, LendingTree. (Credit: Kent Smith | The Charlotte Hornets)Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker wears a jersey with the logo of the team’s new corporate partner, LendingTree. (Credit: Kent Smith | The Charlotte Hornets)
    Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker wears a jersey with the logo of the team’s new corporate partner, LendingTree. (Credit: Kent Smith | The Charlotte Hornets)Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker wears a jersey with the logo of the team’s new corporate partner, LendingTree. (Credit: Kent Smith | The Charlotte Hornets)

    The award recognizes a player's strong commitment and positive impact on their community over the course of the season.

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    The award recognizes a player's strong commitment and positive impact on their community over the course of the season.

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  • Son of Panthers' owner Jerry Richardson picks a favorite among those seeking to buy team

    Son of Panthers' owner Jerry Richardson picks a favorite among those seeking to buy team

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-04-24 22:38:12 GMT
    FILE: Mark Richardson, son of Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and the former team president, said Tuesday he supports Ben Navarro's bid to purchase the team. (David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)FILE: Mark Richardson, son of Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and the former team president, said Tuesday he supports Ben Navarro's bid to purchase the team. (David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)
    FILE: Mark Richardson, son of Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and the former team president, said Tuesday he supports Ben Navarro's bid to purchase the team. (David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)FILE: Mark Richardson, son of Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and the former team president, said Tuesday he supports Ben Navarro's bid to purchase the team. (David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)

    “I know people who have worked with him in multiple different areas and everybody always says the same thing about him, and it’s all positives,” Richardson said. “He’s a people person. He’s low-key, not a lot of people know him. He flies under the radar.”

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    “I know people who have worked with him in multiple different areas and everybody always says the same thing about him, and it’s all positives,” Richardson said. “He’s a people person. He’s low-key, not a lot of people know him. He flies under the radar.”

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  • Former Carolina Panthers bidder: Richardson should not sell the team

    Former Carolina Panthers bidder: Richardson should not sell the team

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-04-10 22:06:57 GMT
    ARCHIVE PHOTO: (Diedra Laird | The Charlotte Observer)ARCHIVE PHOTO: (Diedra Laird | The Charlotte Observer)
    ARCHIVE PHOTO: (Diedra Laird | The Charlotte Observer)ARCHIVE PHOTO: (Diedra Laird | The Charlotte Observer)

    A Charlotte businessman who recently dropped his bid to buy the Carolina Panthers says current team owner Jerry Richardson should not be selling the team.

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    A Charlotte businessman who recently dropped his bid to buy the Carolina Panthers says current team owner Jerry Richardson should not be selling the team.

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  • Muschamp: We want to win the east and the state

    Muschamp: We want to win the east and the state

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-04-04 22:53:11 GMT
    Football coach Will Muschamp talks to Ashley Stroehlein ahead of the UNC vs USC baseball game in Charlotte Tuesday.Football coach Will Muschamp talks to Ashley Stroehlein ahead of the UNC vs USC baseball game in Charlotte Tuesday.

    "We've made a lot of progress as a program, but we still haven't accomplished anything and that's what I tell our players all the time to continue and instill the work ethic that we need to have," Muschamp explained.

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    "We've made a lot of progress as a program, but we still haven't accomplished anything and that's what I tell our players all the time to continue and instill the work ethic that we need to have," Muschamp explained.

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  • NC State releases subpoena related to FBI investigation

    NC State releases subpoena related to FBI investigation

    Friday, March 16 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-03-16 18:38:25 GMT
    Former N.C. State guard Dennis Smith Jr. (4) passes around Clemson’s Marcquise Reed (2) during the second half of Clemson’s 75-61 victory over N.C. State in the 2017 New York Life ACC Tournament at the Barclays Center. (Ethan Hyman | News&Observer)Former N.C. State guard Dennis Smith Jr. (4) passes around Clemson’s Marcquise Reed (2) during the second half of Clemson’s 75-61 victory over N.C. State in the 2017 New York Life ACC Tournament at the Barclays Center. (Ethan Hyman | News&Observer)

    N.C. State Athletic's spokesman Fred Demarest said a Grand Jury subpoena came from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on January 17, 2018.

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    N.C. State Athletic's spokesman Fred Demarest said a Grand Jury subpoena came from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on January 17, 2018.

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