New information released in Dale Earnhardt Jr. family plane crash

Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr and his family were on board an airplane that crashed near an airport in Tennessee Thursday afternoon.

Panthers never get on track, lose sloppy home preseason opener to Bills

Panthers’ game night: How to use mobile tickets for the first time

  2019 FFN Electrifying 11-- Ray Grier of South Point

Clean sweep! Knights ride past the RailRiders 7-5 Thursday

  Carolina Panthers COO describes David Tepper’s vision for new practice site in Rock Hill

  Mooresville race fans relieved that Dale Earnhardt Jr., family survived crash

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  NASCAR world reacts after Dale Earnhardt Jr., family survive plane crash in Tenn.

Earnhardt takes weekend off after plane crash near Bristol

  Little League Softball World Series: Rowan’s girls of summer are once again World Champions

  2019 FFN Electrifying 11-- Cameron Roseman-Sinclair of Myers Park

Panthers’ Cox cited for speeding, marijuana after camp ends

Panthers’ Cox cited for speeding, marijuana after camp ends

  2019 FFN Electrifying 11: DeAndre Boykins of Central Cabarrus

With his blazing speed and play making skills on both sides of the ball, DeAndre Boykins of Central Cabarrus is another member of the 2019 FFN Electrifying 11.

Joint practice between Panthers and Bills brings back familiar faces

With temperatures in the 90s and the heat index approaching triple digits, the Carolina Panthers and Buffalo Bills held a joint practice ahead of Friday’s preseason game.

  2019 FFN Electrifying 11: Elijah Burris of Mountain Island Charter

Elijah Burris has been an impact player at Mountain Island Charter since his freshman season. As he starts his senior campaign, he begins as a member of the 2019 FFN Electrifying 11.

Charlotte Hornets announce 2019-20 regular season schedule

The November 7 matchup between the Hornets and the Boston Celtics will mark Kemba Walker’s first regular-season game against the Hornets, and is scheduled to be televised on TNT.

No paper tickets? Why the Panthers will make you use your phone to get into games

  2019 FFN Electrifying 11: Muhsin Muhammad III of Myers Park

Brad Keselowski wins pole for NASCAR Cup race at Michigan

Rookie Slye kicks Panthers past Bears in preseason opener

  2019 FFN Electrifying 11: Tyrese Blake of Northwest Cabarrus

  Catawba Ridge prepares for inaugural season

Panthers to hold out Newton, Kuechly in preseason opener

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says quarterback Cam Newton and linebacker Luke Kuechly will not play in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Bears in Chicago

Cam Newton shines for Carolina Panthers during rainy Fan Fest in Charlotte

The Panthers announced a sellout crowd of 62,500.

  Experienced Mallard Creek team ready to finish some unfinished business in 2019

After going 10-0 in the regular season last year, Mallard Creek lost in the 2nd round of the playoffs. That one loss is the foundation and fuel for the 2019 version of the Mavericks.

Tre Boston Signs One-Year Deal With Panthers

Making his return to the place where his NFL career began, free agent, safety Tre Boston signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.

Cam Newton speaks about his recovery and why he sat out of Thursday’s Training Camp

Cam Newton’s throwing performance at Panthers Training Camp so far, has signaled reassurance for fans, teammates and coaches alike.

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team bringing victory tour to Charlotte in October

Officials say one of the final two matches of the five-game U.S. Women’s National Team Victory Tour will bring the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions to the Queen City.

Center Ryan Kalil comes out of retirement to join Jets

Former Panthers Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil comes out of retirement to join Jets

  Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper wants new retractable roof stadium

Your Carolina Panthers could be getting a stadium with a retractable roof. David Tepper, the team’s owner, has made it very clear he wants to make this happen so Charlotte can be a household name for sports and entertainment.

  Charlotte 49ers start 2019 with a new coach and a new intensity

After one day under new head coach Will Healy and the other new coaches for the Charlotte 49ers, the players already notice a difference.

Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper on a new stadium and the MLS in Charlotte

Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper has huge aspirations, and he’ll be pitching them all to local and state governments for their support.

Panthers LB Kuechly leaves practice with undisclosed injury

Panthers LB Kuechly leaves practice with undisclosed injury

Charlotte Motor Speedway widens backstretch chicane on ROVAL

One of the best races on the NASCAR tour in 2018 was the inaugural Bank of America ROVAL 400 and Charlotte Motor Speedway is aiming to make it even better in 2019.

Rock Hill awarded three-year sports partnership with Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

The official announcement by the league office came after an extensive bidding process including Rock Hill and Birmingham as finalists.

Knights Beat the Tides 6-5 in Monday’s Opener

Alcides Escobar’s sacrifice-fly RBI in the top of the eighth inning broke a 5-5 tie and led the Charlotte Knights to a 6-5 victory over the Norfolk Tides in game one of a two-game series from Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA on Monday night.

Carolina Panthers performance at day five of Training Camp impresses coaches and fans

July sunshine and red zone action brought the heat to day five of Panthers Training Camp.

Fowler: Panthers’ Eric Reid won’t stop kneeling during the anthem. “We’ve got to keep fighting.”

What Eric Reid will do on the sideline before each Carolina Panthers game this season won’t change. What will change, he hopes, is how well he plays when the music stops and the hitting starts.

  New Orleans judge says Roger Goodell should give deposition in 'NOLA no-call’ suit

Roger Goodell will be in New Orleans in September to appear in Civil Court

Reserve RB Feaster leaves Clemson for rival South Carolina

Running back Tavien Feaster plans to finish his college career at South Carolina after three seasons with state rival Clemson

7-time NASCAR champion Johnson gets new crew chief

Hendrick Motorsports has named Cliff Daniels as the new crew chief for seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson

Knights Win Wild Slugfest With PawSox 13-10

Trailing by as many as seven runs, the Charlotte Knights quickly erased two separate deficits to storm back and defeat the Pawtucket Red Sox 13-10 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of their three-game series.

Rivera says ‘All or Nothing’ invasive, would pass next time

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he wouldn't agree to participate in Amazon Prime's "All or Nothing" series again if asked

Rivera: QB Newton’s early day off at camp ‘part of the plan’

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Cam Newton's day off from participating in team drills was predetermined and there is nothing wrong with the quarterback's right shoulder

  Thousands of spectators visit Rock Hill for NSA girls fastpitch softball World Series

The National Softball Association is hosting the girls fast pitch softball World Series at three parks in Rock Hill. Rock Hill is one of ten cities in the U.S. to host the tournament.

  Back to School With Ryan Blaney

NASCAR is in the midst of it’s season, and while teams and drivers are busy preparing for the next race, they always find a way to give back. Team Penske driver Ryan Blaney is no different, hosting a back to school lunch for kids at the team shop in Mooresville.

The season begins for the Carolina Panthers with Cam Newton looking impressive

The Carolina Panthers could not ask for a better day and way to start the 2019 season.

Carolina Panthers report to training camp, but is Cam Newton a full go?

The Carolina Panthers reported to Spartanburg today as tomorrow they will take the field for the first official practice of the 2019 season.

AP Source: Panthers agree to deal with 1st-round pick Burns

A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with defensive end and first-round pick Brian Burns on 4-year contract with option for 5th season.

  Gardner-Webb picked to finish 5th in the Big South Conference

At Tuesday’s Big South Football Media Day, Gardner-Webb was pick to finish 5th in the 7 team league.

Lawrence, Etienne among 13 Tigers named to All-ACC Preseason Team

Clemson sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence and junior running back Travis Etienne are just two of 13 Clemson players named to the Preseason All-ACC team.

Clemson’s Lawrence named ACC Preseason Player of the Year

Clemson sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence is already beginning to collect accolades with the season about a month away.

Zion Williamson joins Jordan Brand

The number one pick in the 2019 NBA draft and new Pelicans star Zion Williamson has signed with the Jordan Brand.

  Hornets Hoops Camp teaches the Fun in Fundamentals

Hornets Hoops camps feature drills, skills contest, and competitive games with the aim of increasing the fundamental skills that come along with the sport, as well as promoting a fun and inviting atmosphere for boys and girls of all ages.

Megan Rapinoe Promotes Soccer in Charlotte at Champions Cup Event

As if the conversation of soccer in Charlotte wasn’t receiving enough attention this summer, add World Cup Champion, Megan Rapinoe in the mix and this weekend of soccer in Charlotte just became an even bigger deal.

Megan Rapinoe criticizes ‘Send her back’ chant and Trump during Charlotte appearance

U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe ripped President Donald Trump and his supporters in an interview with The Charlotte Observer on Saturday for the “Send her back!” chant that broke out at his rally Wednesday night in Greenville, N.C.

  Sitting down with Robert Woodard - the new face of UNC Charlotte baseball

Earlier in July UNC Charlotte announced the hiring of Charlotte native Robert Woodard as their new head coach, following the retirement of 27-year-long coach Loren Hibbs.

  Lead partner steps up for potential Charlotte MLS team

A big step was taken on Friday toward bringing professional soccer to Charlotte.

Head Coach Mack Brown’s Return to North Carolina Discussed at 2019 ACC Football Kickoff

Thursday marked day two of the ACC Football Kickoff in Charlotte, featuring the North Carolina Tar Heels. Representing the team in the Queen City, was Mack Brown (head coach), Charlie Heck (offensive tackle), and Myles Dorn (safety).

Top quarterback recruit Drake Maye sets family legacy aside; picks Alabama over UNC

Myers Park High’s Drake Maye, a rising junior and one of the country’s top quarterbacks in the Class of 2021, announced his decision Wednesday on Twitter.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. spread his mom’s ashes. Then an amazing sight appeared in the sky.

His legions of fans said on social media they believe the rainbow was a beautiful, peaceful sign of love and gratitude from his mom.

Tanner Muse: Motivated to Attack Another National Championship with the Clemson Tigers

Clemson safety and Belmont native, Tanner Muse attended this year’s ACC Football Kickoff in Charlotte along with teammate, John Simpson and head coach, Dabo Swinney.

Atlantic Division Participates in Day 1 of ACC Kickoff

With the launch of the ACC Network right around the corner, there was a lot of hype around media day today, as the seven teams from the Atlantic Division were represented.

Alex Bowman Celebrates Win with Victory Bell, Turns Focus Towards the Future

After celebrating until the sun came up and hitting the streets in his brand new, custom Camero, first-time NASCAR cup series winner, Alex Bowman kept the cheers going by ringing the victory bell with his Hendrick Motorsports teammates.

NBA All-Star Weekend, CIAA Tournament, ACC Tournament contribute $167M to Charlotte economy

According to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, between February 15 and March 16, 2019, Charlotte hosted the NBA All-Star Weekend, CIAA Men’s and Women’s Tournament and the 2019 New York Life ACC Tournament.

World Cup star Megan Rapinoe brings victory tour to House of Soccer in Charlotte

Rapinoe, a co-captain on the U.S. Women’s World Cup-winning team, will be in uptown this weekend in conjunction with Saturday’s International Champions Cup game between Arsenal and Fiorentina.

Former Carolina Panthers offensive line coach dies after long NFL career

An offensive line coach who worked with the Carolina Panthers during their first decade as a team has died, according to a message posted on the team’s web site.

  Panthers owner David Tepper meets with MLS officials about possible expansion team in Charlotte

According to MLS, an ownership group from the Charlotte bid led by Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper visited MLS’s offices on Monday to provide an update on their bid.

Knights Drop Finale To Stripers 5-4

The Charlotte Knights ended their four-game home series with a 5-4 loss to the Gwinnett Stripers on Sunday night at BB&T Ballpark.

  Pinehurst ready to host the 119th U.S. Amateur

For the 3rd time ever, Pinehurst will host the U.S. Amateur but with a twist this time around.

  Joe Evans trying to change the mind set at South Meck

In the last 21 years of South Meck football, the Sabres have only had 4 winning seasons. Enter Joe Evans as he tries to change that.

  Robert’s career night powers Knights to 15-12 win

Behind a dominant debut from one of baseball’s brightest prospects, the Charlotte Knights defeated the Gwinnett Stripers 15-12 in a wild slugfest on Thursday night at BB&T Ballpark in the opener of their four-game series.

Belk Bowl announces six-year partnership extension with Atlantic Coast Conference

The Belk Bowl will continue to feature a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for the next six years, it was announced today by the ACC and the Charlotte Sports Foundation, owner and operator of the game.

AP source: Russell Westbrook going to Rockets for Chris Paul

Person familiar with situation says Thunder trading Russell Westbrook to Rockets for Chris Paul

  Tickets for Panthers Fan Fest on sale now

With football season in their sights, the Carolina Panthers will return to Charlotte’s very own Bank of America Stadium during the teams annual Fan Fest on August 2.

Hurricanes name Ryan Warsofsky as Checkers Head Coach

The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that they have promoted Ryan Warsofsky to be head coach of the Charlotte Checkers. Warsofsky, who spent last season as an assistant coach on the Checkers’ Calder Cup championship team, becomes the fifth head coach in the team’s 10-season AHL history.

  Charlotte Independence on a roll

After only winning 1 game in their first 14 contest, it looked like it was going to be a long losing season for the Charlotte Independence.But a coaching change back on June 12 set in motion a turn around that has shocked many.

  In historic deal, Charlotte to host major soccer event for the next five years

Charlotte is staking its claim as a soccer city as after an historic deal to host a major soccer event in the Queen City for the next five years.

Trophies and Ticker-Tape: the USWNT Arrive back in the States

The USWNT said goodbye to France this morning and boarded a plane back to the States with some precious cargo, the World Cup Trophy.

’Canes Sign Lintuniemi to One-Year, Two-Way Deal

Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Alex Lintuniemi to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2019-20 season.