LaMelo Ball’s broken wrist is healed, a major step to him playing again for Hornets

When Ball might play again this season is yet to be determined.

  Gardner-Webb closes out spring season with 20-7 loss at Charleston Southern

  Charlotte 49ers win their 11th straight game

City of Gastonia ready for opening day at Fuse District Stadium

Michael Jordan will present Kobe Bryant for Hall induction

  Here’s a first look at what $50 million in soccer renovations brings to BofA Stadium

UofSC and MLS announce multi-year partnership

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Kuzma nets 24, lifts Lakers past short-handed Hornets 101-93

Max Homa will defend his title at the Wells Fargo Championship

Wells Fargo Championship ready to return to the Queen City

S.C. Gov. McMaster takes shot at NCAA for keeping championships out of states with discriminatory laws

New Carolina Panthers QB Sam Darnold thrilled to have a new start

NCAA supports transgender athletes, opposes having events in states with discriminatory laws

Charlotte’s Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am will be Roy Williams Day to honor iconic coach

Charlotte’s Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am will be Roy Williams Day in honor of the now-retired legendary North Carolina Tar Heels basketball coach.

Truex outlasts teammate Hamlin to win again at Martinsville

Martin Truex Jr. won a stirring, laps-long duel for the lead with teammate Denny Hamlin in the delayed NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday night.

Bogdanovic scores 32 as Hawks beat Hornets 105-101

Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 32 points on a career-high eight 3-pointers and the Atlanta Hawks battled back from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 105-101 without Trae Young.

Hideki Matsuyama becomes first Japanese in Masters green jacket

Hideki Matsuyama has won the Masters.

NCHSAA football playoff brackets are set

Davis begins process of putting own touches on UNC program

Carolina Panthers acquire quarterback, former No. 3 pick Sam Darnold from New York Jets

Keeping it in the family: UNC hires alum Hubert Davis as head basketball coach, succeeds Roy Williams

Gov. Abbott declines to throw first pitch at Texas Rangers game

Tatum’s 22, 3-pointers lift Celtics over Hornets, 116-86

Hornets’ Hayward out at least 4 weeks with right foot sprain

Gordon Hayward will miss at least a month after spraining his right foot during the Charlotte Hornets’ win Friday night over the Indiana Pacers. The team said in a statement that Hayward will be reevaluated in roughly four weeks.

Charlotte Hornets lose Gordon Hayward to a right foot sprain; how long is he out?

Hayward injured his foot on a drive to the rim in the first half of Friday’s road victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Mark Prosser hired as head coach of Winthrop men’s basketball

Winthrop University has hired Mark Prosser as head coach of their men’s basketball team.

  Gov. McMaster announces Palmetto Championship as new PGA TOUR event in South Carolina

The event will be taking place at Congaree Golf Club from June 7-13, 2021 in Ridgeland, South Carolina.

  Legendary UNC basketball coach Roy Williams retiring after nearly 50-year career

Williams led UNC to three NCAA championships and is retiring with 903 wins as a college basketball head coach. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Wells Fargo Championship to have limited attendance, strict COVID-19 protocols

The Wells Fargo Championship, scheduled for May 3-9, will have limited attendance on-site with strict health and safety protocols in place.

  ‘We have lost a legend.’ Longtime Charlotte high school football coach died Wednesday

Jim Oddo started at Catholic in 1973 and won 358 games and three state championships.

NFL owners approve 17-game regular season, 3 preseason games

The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games and reducing the preseason to three games.

Logano takes the checkered flag in a haze of Bristol dirt

Joey Logano won NASCAR’s first Cup Series race on dirt since 1970 with an overtime victory at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kentucky adds 2,000-point scorer Kellan Grady from Davidson

Kentucky has added former Davidson guard Kellan Grady to its roster.

Megan Rapinoe says the real threats to women’s sports are lack of funding, media coverage and unequal pay – not transgender kids

Soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe slammed bills aimed at barring transgender athletes from participating in girl’s or women’s sports teams, saying they are attempting to “solve a problem that doesn’t exist.”

Booker scores 35 points, Suns outlast Hornets 101-97 in OT

Devin Booker scored 35 points, Chris Paul had 16 and the Phoenix Suns outlasted the Charlotte Hornets 101-97 in overtime Sunday.

Sweet to Elite: Gamecocks oust Georgia Tech to keep dancing

South Carolina advances to the Elite 8 for the fifth time in program history.

Weddington holds off several late chances to best New Hanover 2-1 in OT

Weddington got an early goal in the game, but a resilient New Hanover supplied an equalizer in the second half to send the game to overtime.

1A/2A/3A Men’s Lacrosse Championship | Marvin Ridge races away from East Chapel Hill to win their second title

Marvin Ridge sprinted out to a three-goal lead in the first three minutes of the game thanks to a hat trick by Emmett Houlihan to open the scoring.

  Sam Jordan comes up with the biggest play in the Vance at Lake Norman game

Tonight up in Mooresville, Vance and Lake Norman played a huge I-MECK Conference game full of big plays but the biggest was turned in by Sam Jordan who has Down Syndrome.

Pat Kelsey introduced as new College of Charleston head basketball coach

New coach has 5-year deal

  Protest at South Point High School over removal of mascot

Many at South Point High School feel the symbol is offensive to Native Americans and has to come down.

  Myers Park back in the 4A soccer state championship

For the 8th time in program history, Myers Park will play for a 4A state championship in soccer. It is their first trip since 2018 when they fell to Green Hope 4-1. That loss is certainly providing fuel for this team this week as they prepare for Cardinal Gibbons.

AP source: Hornets acquiring Brad Wanamaker from Warriors

A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets are acquiring guard Brad Wanamaker from the Golden State Warriors.

College of Charleston hiring Winthrop’s Pat Kelsey as new head basketball coach

The College of Charleston will hire Winthrop head coach Pat Kelsey as their new head basketball coach a source at the school confirmed on Thursday.

Hornets top Spurs 100-97 in first game since Ball’s injury

Gordon Hayward had 27 points, Terry Rozier added 24 and the Charlotte Hornets held on to beat the San Antonio Spurs 100-97 in their first game since losing LaMelo Ball to injury.

Freshman Kessler announces plan to transfer from Tar Heels

North Carolina freshman Walker Kessler plans to transfer.

Report: Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball likely to miss rest of season with fractured wrist

Ball, the No. 3 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, fractured his right wrist, ESPN reports.

George, Leonard lead Clippers’ 125-98 rout of Hornets

Paul George had 21 points and 10 assists, Kawhi Leonard added 17 points and the Los Angeles Clippers emerged from two inconsistent weeks with a 125-98 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.

VCU men’s basketball out of NCAA Tournament due to COVID-19 protocols

VCU men’s basketball will not be playing in the NCAA Tournament after its Round of 64 game against 7-seed Oregon was declared a ‘no-contest’ due to COVID-19 protocols.

  Sports fans happy to be enjoying March Madness again, one year after COVID-19 pandemic shuttered NCAA tournament

Loyal fans say it was amazing to finally see their favorite players one year after the COVID-19 pandemic brought the NCAA tournament to a screeching halt.

Depleted Villanova recovers form, beats Winthrop in NCAAs

Villanova found a way to advance in the NCAA Tournament without Collin Gillespie.

Geo Baker speaks loudly, lifts Rutgers past Clemson 60-56

Geo Baker scored 13 points, including the decisive layup with 10 seconds left, and the 10th-seeded Scarlet Knights toppled No. 7 seed Clemson 60-56 in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament.

Wisconsin routs UNC, Williams falls to 29-1 in NCAA openers

North Carolina coach Roy Williams lost his first opening-round NCAA Tournament game in 30 tries as ninth-seeded Wisconsin blew out his eighth-seeded Tar Heels 85-62.

  Fans flock to bars, restaurants for March Madness Friday afternoon

Starting at noon, people began gathering for a drink, a bite and the ball games.

App State edged by Norfolk State 54-53 in NCAA First Four

Tenths of a second ticked off the Assembly Hall clock in what seemed like slow motion. App State players, coaches and fans had seen this before. It was almost assumed that Justin Forrest’s last-second heave would find its way into the basket for a history-making Mountaineer victory.

  App State fans revel in opportunity to watch March Madness together

Dozens of Appalachian State Mountaineers fans gathered to watch Thursday night’s basketball game at Angry Ale’s on Montford Drive in south Charlotte.

  App State back in the NCAA Tournament and ready to make some noise

For the first time since 2000, the App State Mountaineers are in the NCAA Tournameny-- only the 3rd time in program history that the Mountaineers are in the Big Dance.

101-year-old Sister Jean, beloved Loyola Chicago fan, is vaccinated and cleared to go to NCAA Tournament

Loyola University Chicago’s beloved 101-year-old chaplain and favorite fan, Sister Jean, has been cleared to attend the NCAA Tournament and support her team.

North Carolina’s first ever sports betting venue opening Thursday

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) announced that “The Book” will open two locations immediately following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, NC and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel in Murphy, NC.

Rozier, Hayward help Hornets rally past Kings 122-116

Terry Rozier scored 26 points, Gordon Hayward added 25 and the Charlotte Hornets overcame a 15-point second-half deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings 122-116 for their fourth straight win.

Winthrop settling in up in Indy as they prepare for Villanova

Winthrop arrived in Indianapolis on Saturday and right away, they got hit with the reality that this would be a NCAA Tournament like none other.

Davidson earns NIT bid

Davidson has earned an invite to the Postseason NIT where it will take on NC State in the opening round Thursday at 7 p.m. inside UNT Coliseum on the campus of North Texas. The game will be televised by ESPN.

Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR Cup race at Phoenix Raceway

Martin Truex Jr. pulled away in the final laps Sunday at Phoenix Raceway for his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season and 28th overall.

Thomas lives on edge and rallies to win Players Championship

Justin Thomas won The Players Championship to get his year on the right track.

“We will forever be grateful,” Saints owner Gayle Benson, Coach Payton react to Brees’ announcement

"We found a player with a burning desire to win," Head Coach Sean Payton said

Winthrop, App. State among teams in Carolinas to find spot in NCAA Tournament

The one big name missing is Duke after failing to make the tournament for the first time in 26 years.

LaMelo Ball leads Hornets past short-handed Raptors 114-104

LaMelo Ball had 23 points and nine rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the short-handed Toronto Raptors 114-104 in their first game with the general public allowed to attend.

Second half surge lifts Davidson football over Stetson

Davidson rattled off 20 consecutive second half points and held off a late Stetson rally to pick up a Pioneer Football League opening win Saturday at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium, 26-20.

545 college athletes urge NCAA to pull championships from states that ban transgender athletes

More than 540 student-athletes across the country signed a letter calling on the NCAA to stop hosting championships in states that prevent transgender athletes from competing in college sports. The letter addressed to NCAA President Mark Emmert’s, follows proposals in over 20 states that target tran

Bacot, Davis help UNC top No. 22 Virginia Tech 81-73 in ACCs

Armando Bacot had 17 points and 13 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 22 Virginia Tech 81-73 in Thursday night’s Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals.

Rozier comes up big late as Hornets down Pistons 105-102

P.J Washington had 20 points and nine rebounds, Terry Rozier hit some big shots down the stretch and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Detroit Pistons 105-102 to get back to .500 for the first time since Jan. 13.

Hornets fans welcomed into Spectrum Center after a year

From the outside to the inside, fans in the seats to watch the Hornets at the Spectrum Center for the first time in a year.

COVID forces North Carolina A&T to end season

North Carolina A&T has pulled out of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament and ended its season amid a positive COVID-19 test within the program.

Duke pulls out of ACC Tournament, NCAA streak in jeopardy

The Blue Devils’ streak of 24 consecutive NCAA Tournaments is in jeopardy.

Thomas Davis, Greg Olsen to officially retire as Carolina Panthers in special ceremony

Former linebacker Thomas Davis and tight end Greg Olsen will officially retire as members of the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, March 11, at Bank of America Stadium.

Charlotte 49ers to host first ever baseball game at Atrium Health Ballpark

Atrium Health Ballpark will debut as a baseball field for the first time when the Charlotte 49ers welcome the Appalachian State Mountaineers in a Division I, non-conference match-up on Tuesday, March 23 at 6 p.m.

  ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament is a go with fans year after start of pandemic

Fans have returned to college basketball.

App State secures NCAA bid with SBC Tourney Title

The 21-year wait is over. App State men’s basketball is headed back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2000.

Appalachian State and UNC Greensboro are heading to the NCAA tournament

Moments after conference favorite UNC Greensboro topped Mercer for the SoCon championship, fourth-seeded Appalachian State upset top-seed Georgia State, 80-73, on Monday night to win Sun Belt tournament.

Kyle Larson celebrates return with 1st win since suspension

Kyle Larson celebrated his return to NASCAR with his first victory since his nearly yearlong suspension.

  BACK TO THE DANCE! Winthrop wins Big South tournament and secures NCAA bid

The Eagles defeated Campbell 80-53 in the Big South tournament championship.