Shepherd lifts Charlotte past W. Kentucky on late shot

Jordan Shepherd hit a jump shot with a second remaining to lift Charlotte to a 72-70 win over W. Kentucky.

Stanley shoots Duke past Hokies

Forrest fills stat line leading Appalachian St. past Troy

Stanley scores 31 as Hampton scores upset at Winthrop, 87-81

Greg Olsen on Charlotte being “home,” his charity and why he’s joining the Seahawks

Ex-Cleveland Browns lineman Greg Robinson caught with 157 pounds of marijuana near Mexico border, authorities say

Johnson, Daniels help NC State rout No. 6 Duke 88-66

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  Charlotte 49ers start spring football practice

Steph Curry’s latest Hollywood flick debuts in theaters soon. Here’s where to see it.

Ryan Newman released from hospital days after Daytona 500 crash

Brown scores 24 to carry St. Joseph’s over Davidson 73-72

  Ryan Newman ‘awake and speaking with family and doctors’ after scary Daytona 500 crash

Report: Former Panther Greg Olsen to sign 1 year, $7M deal with Seattle Seahawks

  Johnson C. Smith peaking as the CIAA Tournament starts next week

Heading into the CIAA Tournament last season, Johnson C. Smith had 8 wins, but what a difference a year makes. They are currently 17-7 overall including 4 straight victories. You can say the Golden Bulls are peaking at the right time with 2 games left in the regular season.

Clemson to face Georgia in Charlotte to open 2021 season opener

Clemson’s season opener in 2021 could have immediate College Football Playoff implications.

Legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt died 19 years ago today at Daytona 500

Earnhardt was killed in a violent crash during the Daytona 500 on February 18, 2001. He was 49 years old.

  Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500 ahead of serious crash involving Ryan Newman on final lap

The celebration in victory lane was muted after Hamlin’s win because of a crash on the final lap of the green-white-checker finish that saw Ryan Newman’s car go airborne and flip on the track several times after jockeying for position with Hamlin and Ryan Blaney coming out of turn four.

  Mike Palmieri leaving Mallard Creek

Mallard Creek football coach Mike Palmieri leaving for out-of-state position

Thornton, Boston College hold off N.C. State for 71-68 win

Charlotte 49ers start Conference USA bonus play in the top 5 pod

Rains postpones Daytona 500, dampening event, Trump’s visit

  Surrounded by rescue dogs: Is there a more fitting Charlotte goodbye for the Riveras?

Woldetensae shoots Virginia past North Carolina

Tomas Woldetensae scored 18 points and made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left to lift Virginia past North Carolina 64-62.

No. 7 Duke downs Notre Dame 94-60 behind 21 points by Carey

Vernon Carey Jr. scored 21 points, Tre Jones added 19 and No. 7 Duke used a high-intensity man-to-man defense to beat Notre Dame 94-60 for its seventh straight win.

Winthrop survives Presbyterian to stay atop Big South

Josh Ferguson scored 17 points with six rebounds and Winthrop beat Presbyterian 89-88.

Clemson, Newman surprise No. 5 Louisville with 77-62 win

Johh Newman III had a career-high 23 points and Clemson used a strong defensive first half to send No. 5 Louisville to its second straight defeat, 77-62.

Noah Gragson gives Earnhardt another win at Daytona

Noah Gragson wins his first career Xfinity Series race with a win under caution at Daytona International Speedway.

Charlotte Hornets’ Miles Bridges wins 2020 NBA Rising Stars MVP

Bridges scored 20 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished out five assists in the game, with a few highlight plays.

  NASCAR steps into the world of eSports

A young man hit the virtual Daytona racetrack Tuesday in the kickoff to the 2020 eNASCAR Coca Cola iRacing Series.

Graham, Hornets rally to beat Timberwolves 115-108

Devonte' Graham scored 28 points and Malik Monk added 25 to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 115-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Checkers rock Rochester 5-2 to pick up sweep

A wild second period propelled the Checkers past Rochester and claimed another home sweep for Charlotte.

Panthers gear yard sale will include autographed memorabilia from Ron Rivera

Panthers fans have the opportunity to get autographed team memorabilia this weekend with a donation to the Humane Society of Charlotte.

Wake Forest beats UNC 74-57 for 1st win in series since 2014

Andrien White scored 15 points to help Wake Forest beat cold-shooting North Carolina 74-57 on Tuesday night.

Davidson hits 18 3-pointers, beats Fordham 79-49

Davidson hit a season-high 18 3-pointers and easily beat Fordham 79-49 on Tuesday night.

  In Ron Sanchez’s 2nd season at Charlotte, the 49ers are a threat in Conference USA

After only winning 8 games all of last season, the Charlotte 49ers have won 14 this year and have a legit shot at possibly winning the regular season title in Conference USA.

Daniels keys second-half surge to lead NC State by Syracuse

Devon Daniels scored 23 points, including seven straight in the second half, C.J. Bryce added 19 and North Carolina State defeated shorthanded Syracuse 79-74.

  Cam Newton sees himself with the Panthers in 2020, but team owner still not committing

Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper reiterated the message he has been preaching since November when it comes to the franchise quarterback’s future with the team.

  Carolina Panthers donate $120,000 worth of school supplies to CMS elementary classrooms

Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper made a surprise announcement to 60 Charlotte Mecklenburg School teachers at Bank of America Stadium on Tuesday.

Hornets beat Pistons 87-76, end 5-game losing streak

Miles Bridges scored 18 points and the Charlotte Hornets ended a five-game losing streak with an 87-76 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Jones, Goldwire help No. 7 Duke beat No. 8 FSU 70-65

Tre Jones had 13 points to help seventh-ranked Duke overcome a turnover-heavy performance to beat No. 8 Florida State 70-65 on Monday night.

Redskins hire Jennifer King as coaching intern

The Washington Redskins on Monday hired Jennifer King as a coaching intern who will work with the offensive staff throughout the season.

Stenhouse wins Daytona 500 pole in debut with new team

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has won the pole for NASCAR's season-opening Daytona 500.

Jones, Moore help No. 7 Duke top rival UNC 98-96 in OT

Freshman Wendell Moore Jr. scored on a putback as time expired to help No. 7 Duke rally past North Carolina 98-96 in overtime.

Curry returns home, scores 26 as Mavs rout Hornets 116-100

Seth Curry scored 26 points in his return to Charlotte, and the Dallas Mavericks cruised to a 116-100 win over the Hornets.

Shepherd scores 26 to lift Charlotte over UTSA 91-84

Jordan Shepherd had 26 points as Charlotte won its ninth consecutive home game, beating UTSA 91-84.

Winthrop holds off Longwood 70-68

D.J. Burns and Charles Falden each scored 17 points to keep Winthrop undefeated in Big South Conference play with a 70-68 win over Longwood.

Steve Smith on who was his favorite Panthers QB — Cam Newton or Jake Delhomme — and more

One microphone has always been enough, though, whenever Smith has been in the mood to talk.

  Red hot January has the Charlotte Checkers back in the playoff hunt

The Charlotte Checkers will start a 6 game home stand on Friday and thanks to a red hot January, the defending Calder Cup champs are right in the thick of things when it comes to the playoffs.

Winthrop overcomes Campbell for 13th straight win, 62-53

Chase Claxton came off the bench to score 10 of his 12 points in the second half and help Winthrop earn a 62-53 win over Campbell, the Eagles' 13th consecutive victory.

  In spite of 3 ACL tears, Olivia Xerras’ dream comes true on National Signing Day

First Wednesday of February is National Signing Day. A huge day for seniors all over this country as they sign National Letters of Intent to play sports in college. For Olivia Xerras of Myers Park, this day is extra special.

Carolina Panthers defensive end Wes Horton retires from the NFL

Carolina Panthers defensive end Wes Horton is retiring from the NFL. He made the announcement in an Instagram post on Tuesday.

The Panthers hurt Greg Olsen’s pride, so he won’t make ‘a hasty decision’ on his future

Former Carolina tight end Greg Olsen said Tuesday that the team made it clear to him it was moving in a different direction before he and the Panthers parted ways last week.

  Panthers owner, new head coach show support for Brooks family, stop by Sandwich House in NoDa

Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and new head coach Matt Rhule stopped by Brooks’ Sandwich House on Tuesday to show support for the Brooks family after the tragic death of co-owner Scott Brooks in December.

Vucevic helps Magic snap 5-game skid, beat Hornets 112-100

Nikola Vucevic scored 22 points, Aaron Gordon had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic snapped a five-game skid with a 112-100 win over the Charlotte Hornets.

Spurs rally from 19 down in 3rd, beat Hornets 114-90

DeMar DeRozan had 24 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a 19-point deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 114-90 in their final home game before a nearly month-long road trip.

Claxton, Burns carry Winthrop over UNC-Asheville 104-71

Chase Claxton scored 19 points and D.J. Burns 17, on a combined 14-of-17 shooting and Winthrop extended its win streak to 12 games, routing UNC-Asheville 104-71.

Davidson narrowly misses school record in demolishing UMass

Kellen Grady scored 19 points and Hyunjung Lee scored 16 and Davidson pummeled UMass 85-50.

Wake Forest beats Clemson, snaps three-game skid

Andrien White scored 17 points to help Wake Forest beat Clemson 56-44.

No. 9 Duke beats Syracuse 97-88; Carey another double-double

Vernon Carey Jr. had 26 points and a season-high 17 rebounds for the 10th double-double of his freshman season and No. 9 Duke beat Syracuse 97-88.

Hamilton, Thornton lead Eagles, spoil Anthony’s return

Jared Hamilton scored 18 points and made 2 of 3 free throws with 17.2 seconds remaining to lift Boston College to a 71-70 victory over North Carolina.

Panthers attendance hits decade low as fans stayed home in ‘frustrating’ season

For the season that just ended in a 5-11 record, on average 72,220 people attended Panthers home games, according to the league’s official attendance data. That’s down from the decade peak of 74,056 in 2015, when the Panthers went 15-1 and made their second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history

  Family impacted by Greg Olsen’s HEARTest Yard fund sad to see him leave the Panthers

A family who received assistance from Greg Olsen’s Heartest Yard fund is sad to see the veteran tight end part ways from the Carolina Panthers.

Bank of America Stadium receives largest drop in tax value in county for current revaluations

The county toured the facility after that revaluation and reduced the value to about $384 million. Friday afternoon, the Board of Equalization and Review knocked that number down to about $215 million.

Greg Olsen surprises lucky fans with tickets to the Super Bowl

Now former Carolina Panther Greg Olsen made some dreams come true Thursday when he surprised some lucky fans with tickets to the Super Bowl in Miami.

Runnin’ Bulldogs top UNC Asheville, 70-56, Thursday night in key Big South road win

Gardner-Webb’s New York City trio of Jose Perez, Jaheam Cornwall and Kareem Reid combined for 42 points Thursday night to lead the Runnin’ Bulldogs to a 70-56 win at UNC Asheville.

Bradley Beal’s 34 points lead Wizards over Hornets 121-107

Bradley Beal had 34 points, nine rebounds and nine assists after he was snubbed for an All-Star selection, and the Washington Wizards beat the Charlotte Hornets 121-107.

NBA changing All-Star Game format, adding a Kobe tribute

Kobe Bryant’s jersey number will be chased at this year’s NBA All-Star Game. The NBA says this year’s game will have a new format.

’Kobe!’: N.C. teacher has second graders write down their fears and shoot them into a basket

One teacher from North Carolina said he decided to brighten his students' mood on Monday, using Kobe as a lesson.

  Carolina Panthers and Greg Olsen mutually agree to part ways after nine seasons

The Carolina Panthers announced Thursday that they have mutually agreed to part ways with tight end Greg Olsen.

  John Andretti, longtime NASCAR, IndyCar driver, dies at 56 after battle with cancer

John Andretti, a longtime NASCAR and IndyCar driver, has passed away at age 56 after a long battle with colon cancer.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library honors Kobe Bryant with suggested reads

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is honoring Kobe Bryant’s legacy with suggested reads that explore the “Mamba Mentality.”

  Movement at Eastland: City files rezoning petition for MLS development

It’s only the beginning of a years long process developing the property into a hub for the new Major League Soccer team and potentially a new incubator for growth on the east side of the city.

Hornets beat Knicks 97-92 to snap 8-game losing streak

Terry Rozier scored 30 points and the Charlotte Hornets rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat the New York Knicks 97-92 and snap a season-high, eight-game losing streak.

No. 9 Duke defeats Pitt 79-67 behind 26 points by Carey

Vernon Carey Jr. scored 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as No. 9 Duke beat Pittsburgh 79-67 on a night when both teams honored Kobe Bryant during a pregame ceremony at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Mack, Clemson rally past Syracuse for 71-70 victory

Tevin Mack had a carer-high 32 points and Clyde Trapp hit a go-ahead driving layup with 2.5 seconds left as Clemson rallied from 10-points down in the second half to defeat Syracuse 71-70 on Tuesday night.

  Kobe Bryant fan gets tattoo to honor the legendary Laker

Monday night, one man in Gastonia showed up at a tattoo parlor with a particular request.

Justin Timberlake posts Instagram tribute to longtime friend Kobe Bryant

A day after retired NBA star Kobe Bryant died in a California helicopter crash, Memphis’ own Justin Timberlake memorialized the legend on Instagram, recounting their years-long friendship that started when they were teenagers.

Coach K, Michael Jordan and the N.C. basketball world react to Kobe Bryant’s death

Bryant’s NBA career began in Charlotte. He entered the NBA draft out of high school at age 17 and was selected by the Hornets as the 13th pick in the first round.

Kobe Bryant was a Hornet for a week. He’s the greatest Charlotte athlete who never was

“I’d be a Hornet,” then-Los Angeles Lakers rookie Bryant said, when I asked what he’d have done if the trade fell through.

49ers cruise past FIU with explosive second half

Behind a dominant second-half performance on both ends of the court, the Charlotte 49ers (12-7, C-USA: 6-2) cruised past the FIU Panthers (14-7, C-USA: 5-3), 75-49, in Halton Arena.