William Byron roars to Coca-Cola 600 pole on Spectrum Pole Night

William Byron has attended races at Charlotte Motor Speedway since childhood. On Sunday, all eyes will be on the 21-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina, native when he leads the field to green for the 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600.

How Kemba Walker being named All-NBA impacts the Hornets re-signing him

  Davidson Day School community rallies around family of injured student with special soccer game

Stewart, Gibbs, Labonte elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Coach: Not a big deal that Cam Newton isn’t throwing yet

Checkers run over Marlies for game 3 win

Pitching powers Knights past Stripers 2-1

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Charlotte 49ers announce 2019 football home game times

  Hickory Crawdads use power to get off to a great start in 2019

Carolina Panthers get green light for move to SC as lawmakers OK $115 tax breaks

Hornets Pre-Draft Workouts Include Familiar Names to the Carolinas

Hornets Guard Kemba Walker to Celebrate 2019 NBA Finals with Fans in Japan

Palka Named International League Batter of the Week

South Carolina: Tax break for Carolina Panthers near passage

South Carolina legislators are expected to clear the final hurdle to giving the Carolina Panthers up to $120 million in tax breaks to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina

Knights Top Pigs 6-4 to Finish Homestand

With a few clutch hits and a solid all-around pitching performance, the Charlotte Knights defeated the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 6-4 in the finale of their three-game series on Sunday afternoon.

Knights Fall to IronPigs 10-8 on Saturday

Right fielder Daniel Palka launched two home runs, center fielder Adam Engel added another, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the middle game of their three-game series against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs by a score of 10-8 on Saturday night in front of a sell-out crowd of 10,252 fans.

Checkers Mount Stunning Comeback To Win Game 2

On the verge of falling into a two-game hole in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Checkers scored five unanswered goals to stage a stunning rally and capture Game 2 by a 5-3 score.

  NC school adopts new ‘Smart Helmet Technology’ to track and analyze football impacts

  Charlotte Motor Speedway Celebrates 60th Anniversary, Richard Childress Racing Celebrates 50 Years in Racing

  Davidson’s Amanda Sambach in 2nd after round 1 of the Symetra Classic

Bruins beat Carolina 2-1, take 3-0 series lead

Charlotte Hornets to pick 12th in the NBA Draft

Johnson to honor fallen soldier, military at Coca-Cola 600

Boston takes 2-0 lead into game 3 against Carolina

The Boston Bruins visit the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference finals with a 2-0 lead in the series

Knights Win Saturday’s Suspended Game, Drop Sunday’s Finale

The Charlotte Knights completed Saturday’s suspended game with a thrilling 7-6 victory over the Louisville Bats on Sunday afternoon from Louisville Slugger Field. The Knights later dropped the regularly scheduled contest to the Bats by score of 5-4 in 10 innings.

App State Softball Accepts Bid to NISC, First Postseason Tournament in Program History

The Appalachian State University softball team has accepted an invitation to compete in the National Invitational Softball Championship. The tournament is the first postseason appearance for the Mountaineers in program history.

  Cam Newton Gives Back on the Eve of his 30th Birthday

Cam Newton holds 5th annual Kickin' It With Cam! Celebrity Kickball Tournament.

Carolina Panthers rookie mini camp starts in the rain

It’s a day most guys who play football look forward to-- the first practice with a NFL team. Friday morning didn’t provide the best of conditions as heavy rains greeted the newest Panthers as the team held the first day of its rookie mini camp.

  Myers Park Baseball Looks to Close Out Season with a State Title

The Myers Park Mustangs currently have a record of 24-1, and finished conference play with an undefeated record at 14-0 to clinch the regular season Southwestern 4A conference title.

  Reporters, public turned away from community meeting on Panthers practice bubble

The Panthers are petitioning the City of Charlotte to allow them to build signs and branding along with a new practice facility for the team.

  Senate approves multi-million tax break bill to bring Panthers to SC

The South Carolina Senate voted 27-15 Thursday to approve an incentives bill to bring the Carolina Panthers’ headquarters and practice facilities across the border from North Carolina.

  Kyle Busch unveils patriotic Coca-Cola 600 paint scheme

Kyle Busch will begin his assault on a second consecutive Coca-Cola 600 victory in a patriotic No. 18 M&Ms Toyota Camry that the veteran driver unveiled in a special event on Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

  West Charlotte High School thanks Panthers owner David Tepper

Back in March, the West Charlotte men’s basketball team needed a little help financially for buses and hotels as they prepared to play in the state championships in Raleigh. Panthers owner David Tepper stepped in and today, the school thanked him.

Panthers owner: If SC Senate doesn’t approve incentives, I’ll stay in Charlotte

As a bill that would give $115 million in tax breaks for a Carolina Panthers practice complex in Rock Hill continues to struggle through the S.C. legislature and a vote was pushed to Thursday, team owner David Tepper had a message for lawmakers considering the package.

  West Stanly softball on a state championship mission

After going 20-0 and steam rolling through the regular season, the West Stanly softball team is the top seed in the 2A playoffs.

Mattheos’ late winner gives Checkers 3-0 series lead

In the tightest contest of the Atlantic Division Finals thus far, the Checkers used a late goal from Stelio Mattheos to secure a 3-0 series lead.

Big first powers Knights past Clippers 12-5

With their biggest offensive inning of the season, the Charlotte Knights jumped out to a large early lead and never looked back in a 12-5 win over the Columbus Clippers on Tuesday night at Huntington Park in the opener of their three-game series.

Myrtle Beach mayor signs letter supporting bill to bring Panthers to SC

Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune is one of five mayors who signed a letter, urging senators to support a bill that would help bring the Carolina Panthers to South Carolina.

  Charlotte Checkers Prepare for Game 3 Against Hershey

The Checkers will take their 2-0 series lead up to Hershey on Tuesday, May 7, for Game 3 at 7 p.m.

  Swarm of bees briefly delays Reds game

The Reds were buzzing Monday afternoon — no, really!

Former Carolina Panthers legends join team’s Hall of Honor

A quartet of offensive stars make up the Class of 2019 for the Carolina Panthers’ Hall of Honor, as wide receiver Steve Smith, quarterback Jake Delhomme, tight end Wesley Walls and offensive tackle Jordan Gross officially earned spots as team legends on Monday.

Knights and Tides Suspended on Sunday from Norfolk, VA

Sunday’s game between the Charlotte Knights and Norfolk Tides from Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA has been suspended due to heavy rain.

Homa comes full circle and wins Wells Fargo Championship

Max Homa goes from weekends off to a PGA Tour with strong victory at Quail Hollow

Checkers Rout Hershey 7-3 to Extend Series Lead

The Checkers continued right where they left off with a resounding 7-3 win over the Hershey Bears.

Dahmen hangs on for 3-way share of lead at Quail Hollow

3-way tie at the top at Wells Fargo with birthday boy Rory McIlroy lurking 2 shots behind

Fans enjoy a beautiful Friday at the Wells Fargo Championship

Friday turned out to be a nearly perfect day to watch some golf at the Quail Hollow Club.

Checkers get off to hot start with Game 1 win

The Checkers kicked off their second-round series against Hershey with a bang, trouncing the Bears by a 4-1 score.

Congrats! Panthers QB Cam Newton and girlfriend Kia Proctor are expecting baby No. 4

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton and longtime girlfriend Kia Proctor are expecting baby No. 4, according to a post by Proctor on Instagram on Wednesday.

Hurricanes sweep Islanders with 5-2 victory in Game 4

Teuvo Teravainen and Greg McKegg scored 66 seconds apart in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-2 to sweep their second-round series

Dufner takes Wells Fargo lead with a 63

Dufner has best score in more than 5 years with a 63 to lead at Quail Hollow as McIlroy falls 5 behind

Dale Earnhardt Jr. admits it took a year to find a race car lost on his own property

Retired NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. admitted something a little embarrassing on Facebook Thursday, and it illustrates just how unkempt his home is north of Charlotte.

McIlroy and Dahmen share the lead at the Wells Fargo Championship after 1st Round

2 time Wells Fargo champ Rory McIlroy and Joel Dahmen share the lead at the Wells Fargo Championship after the first round.

  Quail Hollow Club, Wells Fargo Championship participants honor UNC Charlotte victims

Quail Hollow Club and the Wells Fargo Championship continued to show support to UNC Charlotte and the community in the wake of the tragic shootings that took place on campus Tuesday during Round 1 of the tournament.

‘Tomorrow is never promised’: UNCC alum, NFL player Larry Ogunjobi honors fallen student

Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi may be a hero to thousands of fans who watch him chase down quarterbacks and break through blockers every Sunday in the NFL, but to Ogunjobi, a person like Riley Howell is the real ‘hero’.

Groups to watch as first round of Wells Fargo Championship starts Thursday

With both Pro-Am and practice rounds in the books, it’s time to tee it up for the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship.

  Charlotte Knights show support for UNCC shooting victims

The Charlotte Knights showed their support for those impacted by the shootings at UNC Charlotte.

Harold Varner excited for opportunity to play at home, Pro-Am provides memorable moments for UNC Charlotte coaching staff

The first day of the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship week providing memorable experiences in the first of two Pro-Ams, as well as the first practice day for those competing in the tournament.

Wells Fargo Championship parking guide

Wells Fargo Pro-Am practice rounds got underway Monday and will run through Tuesday, with the Pro-Am Wednesday. The first round of play tees off at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 2, with final rounds wrapping up Sunday, May 5.

Knights Edged By Indians 9-8 in Finale

A valiant effort from the Charlotte Knights came up just short in a 9-8 loss to the Indianapolis Indians in the finale of their three-game series on Sunday afternoon at BB&T Ballpark.

Checkers to Face Hershey Bears in Second Round of Playoffs

The Charlotte Checkers will face the Hershey Bears in the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.

Knights Fall to Indians 8-4 on Saturday

The Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series to the Indianapolis Indians by a score of 8-4 on Saturday night in front of a sell-out crowd of 10,334 fans.

Panthers wrap up 2019 NFL Draft with additional picks on Day Three

The Carolina Panthers finished up the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday with four more selections and the signing of a well-known undrafted free agent.

President Trump tweets congratulations to Nick Bosa, says ‘stay true to yourself’

Ohio State’s standout DE was drafted No. 2 overall by the 49ers

Browns’ Denzel Ward gives $10K to alma mater Nordonia High School

The NFL player won the Division II state championship in 2014.

Charlotte 49ers offensive lineman Nate Davis selected in third round of NFL Draft

Nate Davis’s NFL dreams are coming true.

Panthers select OT Greg Little, Charlotte-native QB Will Grier on Day 2 of 2019 NFL Draft

The Carolina Panthers welcomed two new members to their team Friday night. One is a familiar face to the Charlotte area.

Staal lifts Hurricanes past Islanders 1-0 in OT in Game 1

Jordan Staal scored 4:04 into overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes to 1-0 victory over the New York Islanders in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinal series

Breaking: Tiger Woods to skip Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow

For this year, Charlotte will miss out on the Tiger Woods experience.

Here’s the act of kindness Jonathan Stewart did on his last day as a Carolina Panther

It was Charlotte photographer Deborah Triplett’s 70th birthday, and she was out to lunch Tuesday doing what she loves most — sharing a meal with her brother, Ricky Triplett, and snapping photos of Ricky and their food.

  Panthers select DE Brian Burns in first round of 2019 NFL Draft

The 2019 NFL Draft is taking place Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee.

Former Charlotte Latin star Daniel Jones drafted by the NY Giants in the NFL Draft

With the 6th pick in the NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected former Charlotte Latin and Duke QB Daniel Jones.

  Jonathan Stewart celebrates retirement with kids during Play 60 event

Running back Jonathan Stewart officially retired from the Carolina Panthers this week.

Checkers take back control with big game 3 win

Back on home ice in front of a raucous crowd, the Checkers swung their opening-round series back in their favor with a decisive 3-0 win over Providence.

Hurricanes stun defending champion Capitals in 2OT in Game 7

Jordan Staal tied it in the third, Brock McGinn scored in the second overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to stun the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 7 to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champions

Seven-run first pushes Knights past Toledo 9-6

The Charlotte Knights jumped out to a big lead early and held on to defeat the Toledo Mud Hens 9-6 on Wednesday night at BB&T Ballpark. The win improves the Knights record to 14-6 on the season, their best start through 20 games since moving Uptown in 2014.

Will Grier Ready for Next Chapter of Football Career

Will Grier prepares for the next chapter of his football career - the NFL.

  Panthers move in limbo as SC Senate mulls over incentive package

The South Carolina Senate has yet to vote on what’s being called the Panthers Bill, nearly a month after the South Carolina House passed a version of the bill.

It didn’t take long for David Tepper to make an impression as the new owner of the Carolina Panthers

In just 10 short months, David Tepper as made a huge difference as the new owner of the Carolina Panthers and in a lot of ways has been a breathe of fresh air for the entire organization.

Smith family plans to take Speedway Motorsports private in $734 million deal

In a letter to shareholders Tuesday, SMI CEO Marcus Smith said that Sonic Financial Corporation has submitted a non-binding proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Speedway Motorsports, which owns nine NASCAR race tracks nationwide including Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord.

  NFL Draft Preview: Clifton Duck- “No one thought I’d be here now”

After 3 years at App State, Clifton Duck is leaving early to go to the NFL Draft.

Rose and Reed commit to play in the Wells Fargo Championship

The Wells Fargo Championship picked up two big commitments on Tuesday as the #2 player in the world Justin Rose and last year’s Masters winner Patrick Reed will be playing in Charlotte next week.