Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to further delay high school sports activities

The school district will not resume athletic activity on campuses on July 6, but there is no date for when they will allow teams to finally start.

Cancellation of Minor League Baseball will hurt more than just the players

  2020 Minor League Baseball season canceled, local teams ‘extremely disappointed’

Panthers QB Will Grier providing scholarships for black student-athletes at West Charlotte HS

  Concerns start to rise in South Carolina about the start of the high school football season

Charlotte 49ers football to host SEC team Ole Miss in 2026

Cam Newton says farewell as he joins new team: ‘I never once wanted to leave Carolina’

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Teddy Bridgewater’s intelligence impressing the Carolina Panthers as they move on from Cam Newton

After 96 days of waiting, Cam Newton and the Panthers can finally move on — for now

Patriots hope winning still in fashion for new QB Newton

Hamlin caps marathon day of racing at Pocono with 4th win

Briscoe holds off Chastain to win Xfinity race at Pocono

Jones dodges wrecks to win 1st career Truck race at Pocono

Reports: Former Panthers QB Cam Newton to join Patriots on 1-year deal

Newton turned 31 years old last month.

Thomas Davis’ foundation gives $40,000 in college scholarships

Former Carolina Panther Thomas Davis and his Defending Dreams Foundation have awarded students with $40,000 in college scholarships.

ACC Commissioner John Swofford stepping down after 24 years

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford is retiring after the 2020-21 academic year, ending his tenure after 24 years.

Vince Carter, 43, retires after record 22 NBA seasons

He became the first NBA player to appear in four different decades.

  High school baseball is back with the Charlotte High School Baseball Extended Season

Carolina Panthers coach considers kneeling during national anthem

  NASCAR releases photo of ‘noose’ found in Bubba Wallace’s garage

5 players withdraw, 1 tests positive, nerves frayed on virus

  Charlotte 49ers unveil a new athletics logo

  Will there be a high school football season?

  Blaney wins at Talladega after NASCAR unites behind Wallace

Federal authorities on Monday confirmed they are investigating the discovery of a noose found in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver.

Blaney wins at Talladega after NASCAR unites behind Wallace

Ryan Blaney held onto the lead after a restart with two laps to go, earning his second straight win at Talladega Superspeedway on a day that began with NASCAR drivers throwing their support behind Bubba Wallace.

Christian McCaffrey, Shaq Thompson announce program to unite Charlotte community, support underserved youth

Christian McCaffrey and Shaq Thompson of the Carolina Panthers have announced a program to unite the Charlotte community and support underserved youth.

Positive COVID-19 case confirmed within Fort Mill HS football program, practices canceled for week

Someone involved with the football program at Fort Mill High School has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Simpson celebrates a Father’s Day win at Harbour Town

Webb Simpson is a winner on Father’s Day again, just not at the U.S. Open.

NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway postponed by rain

Thunderstorms Sunday forced NASCAR to postpone the Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway that was to mark the return of more fans to the track.

Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady has to lower 1 stat for Christian McCaffrey

McCaffrey is one of the NFL’s most dazzling players, and he seemed to get the ball every play for the Panthers in 2019.

Charlotte’s college football bowl, kickoff games at Bank of America Stadium have a new name

Charlotte’s college football bowl game now has a new title sponsor — Duke’s Mayonnaise.

  Charlotte 49ers start voluntary football strength and conditioning workouts

On Monday, Charlotte 49ers football players were allowed back on campus to begin voluntary strength and conditioning workouts.

Winthrop, Liberty men’s basketball team up for October charity game

Two of college basketball’s most recently successful programs stand united in opposing prejudice, bigotry and racism as the Liberty and Winthrop men’s basketball programs will come together for an exhibition game in an effort to bring awareness to our united pursuit of equity and inclusion.

Dale Jarrett announces coronavirus diagnosis during TV show

NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett says he has tested positive for coronavirus and now is in quarantine.

What now if you have tickets to the NASCAR All-Star Race in Charlotte?

It was a gloomy, rainy day at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday and that matched the mood inside the track as the thought settled in that the NASCAR All-Star Race was being moved from Charlotte to Bristol.

Carolina Panthers closing offices Friday to observe Juneteenth

The Carolina Panthers are closing their offices on Friday, June 19 to observe Juneteenth.

Julius Peppers among former Carolina Panthers on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Carolina Panthers legend Julius Peppers is among several former Panthers, including former coach Ron Rivera, named to the official ballot for the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame class.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. elected as first-ballot NASCAR Hall of Famer

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been elected as a first-ballot inductee in the 2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame class.

Charlotte Hornets put a wrap on 2019-20 season and look ahead to a bright future

Even though, the Charlotte Hornets won’t be a part of the NBA season restart on July 30th, there is a lot to look forward to. Crazy to think that when the all-time leading scorer in Kemba Walker leaves the previous off season but the young Hornets in this post Kemba era can really play.

  NASCAR moves 2020 All-Star Race from Charlotte to Bristol, Tenn. over COVID-19 concerns

NASCAR is moving their 2020 All-Star Race from Charlotte, N.C. to Bristol, Tenn. due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in North Carolina.

‘Completely transformed’: The new Carolina Panthers exit off I-77 gets federal money.

The exit is near mile marker 81, beside where the Panthers plan a headquarters and training site.

NASCAR lacks a firm plan to ban the Confederate flag. “It’s going to cause a mess.”

The sport announced Wednesday its ban on the rebel flag, which has maintained a consistent presence atop trailers parked around speedway infields during NASCAR races for over half a century.

Pete Carroll expresses regret for not signing Kaepernick

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is expressing regret for not signing Colin Kaepernick when given the opportunity.

Sources: Statue of Panthers founder Jerry Richardson will never return to stadium

The 4,500-pound statue of Carolina Panthers founder Jerry Richardson will never return to its perch at Bank of America Stadium, two sources told The Observer on Thursday.

Jimmie Johnson ends relationship with helmet designer over racially insensitive tweet

Johnson tweeted that he “decided to end (his) relationship with Beam Designs” shortly after Bubba Wallace posted a picture on Twitter showing comments from the company’s Twitter account that called Wallace’s Black Lives Matter car paint scheme “garbage.”

  Carolina Panthers take down statue of team founder Jerry Richardson at BofA Stadium

The Carolina Panthers took down the controversial statue of former team owner Jerry Richardson on Wednesday for “public safety” reasons.

  NASCAR bans display of Confederate flag from all events, properties

NASCAR is prohibiting the display of the Confederate flag at all events and properties.

  Carolina Panthers remove Jerry Richardson statue from Bank of America Stadium

Crews are removing the Jerry Richardson statue from the front of Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte Wednesday afternoon.

NASCAR driver Ray Ciccarelli says he’s leaving at end of the season, citing disagreement with Confederate flag policy

NASCAR driver Ray Ciccarelli announced on his Facebook Wednesday that he intends on leaving the sport at the end of the season. His biggest issue appears to be a disagreement with the direction that things are heading.

Rivera applauds player protests, will support kneeling players

Redskins’ head coach Ron Rivera says he is proud of his community and members of his team for the way they’ve responded to the death of George Floyd and the recent protests.

NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace unveils new #BlackLivesMatter car

The new paint scheme was revealed along with a video message from Wallace on RPM’s social media channels.

NASCAR set to allow fans back in Florida, Alabama

NASCAR will allow a limited number of fans to return to races later this month amid the pandemic.

NCHSAA to allow high school practices to resume June 15. CMS to wait

The N.C. High School Athletic Association is lifting its dead period June 15. In an email to its schools Monday afternoon, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools informed coaches that CMS athletes won’t start until July 6.

Harvick cherishes Atlanta win, looks to help off the track

Kevin Harvick turned in another dominating run at Atlanta Motor Speedway, cruising to victory over Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. in the NASCAR Cup race.

NASCAR vows to do better job addressing racial injustice

NASCAR paused before Sunday’s Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway to acknowledge the country’s social unrest.

Panthers players discuss plans to create change with CMPD chief

Carolina Panthers players Shaq Thompson and Juston Burris were among a group that met with CMPD Chief Kerr Putney today to discuss ways to create change.

Carolina Panthers players taking advantage of ability to speak out against social injustice with no consequences

For many years in the NFL, players speaking their minds when it comes to social injustice often came with consequences like being release. But the Carolina Panthers are one of the teams doing something to change that.

NASCAR All-Star Race Returns Wednesday, July 15

As part of NASCAR’s release of the updated 2020 schedule, officials announced that the NASCAR All-Star Race will return to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday, July 15.

Luke Kuechly officially joins Carolina Panthers as pro scout

Recently retired veteran linebacker Luke Kuechly is officially joining the Carolina Panthers as an NFL scout.

  Carolina Panthers organization behind players standing up against racism

We have seen Carolina Panthers players at peaceful protest in Charlotte and today we heard strong word from head coach Matt Rhule as he spoke out against racism. And Panthers owner David Tepper is behind all of them 100%.

Drew Brees’ comments about kneeling during national anthem anger fellow players

New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees said he will continue his stance against players who kneel during the national anthem before NFL games.

Luke Kuechly is considering joining the Panthers front office as a pro scout

The team announced that the formerlinebacker is “considering” a role in the team’s front office as a pro scout.

Carolina Panthers to hold training camp in Charlotte in 2020

For the first time in the 26 year history of the Carolina Panthers, the team will not hold their training camp in Spartanburg, but it is not by their doing.

Charlotte Hornets back in practice facility on limited basis

The NBA is working on plans to start their season back up and to get the players ready, they started opening up practice facilities around the league on a limited basis last week.

  Local high school football coach Zach Bevilacqua speaks out against racism

Professional athletes and coaches using their voices to protest and speak out in this time of injustice, but a local high school football coach is using his platform as well to evoke change.

  Carolina Panthers Thompson & Boston participate in peaceful protest

As people continue to protest racism and police brutality all over this country, some Carolina Panthers joined in making their voices heard here in Charlotte in the Justice Walk for George Floyd. Linebacker Shaq Thompson and safety Tre Boston

Gragson wiggles past Allgaier to win Xfinity race at Bristol

Noah Gragson squeezed past JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier with four laps remaining in a move that caused Allgaier to crash and opened the door for Gragson to win at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Another win falls into Keselowski’s lap in final moments

Brad Keselowski inherited his second win of the season when Chase Elliott and Joey Logano collided as they raced for the victory Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Hornets owner Michael Jordan speaks out after death of George Floyd

As the country continues to protest the death of George Floyd, pro athletes and teams also express their outrage and on Sunday, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan released a statement in part saying “we have had enough.”

Chase Elliott ends week of misery with overdue Cup victory

Chase Elliott ended a week of miserable finishes with an overdue Cup victory.

Panthers agree to terms with free agent CB Eli Apple

The Panthers have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Eli Apple.

  Will the extended dead period for the NCHSAA push back the start of football?

On Tuesday, the NCHSAA extended their dead period from June 1st to June 15th, but that doesn’t mean the start of the football season will be pushed back as well.

Rain postpones NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Rain washed out the Cup Series race Wednesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway - a slight break for NASCAR teams taxed by a grueling return to racing.

Elliott ends Busch’s win streak, collects $100,000 bounty

Chase Elliott snapped Kyle Busch’s seven-race Truck Series winning streak and collected a $100,000 bounty for beating NASCAR’s most successful truck driver with a victory Tuesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

  Appalachian State University eliminating three sports due to financial impact of COVID-19

App State is eliminating the varsity sports of men’s soccer, men’s tennis and men’s indoor track & field.

Angela Ruch honors father-in-law in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200

It was a special night for Gander Truck Series driver Angela Ruch as she honored her father-in-law Bob Ruch tonight in the North Carolina Educational Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

  Several parents file complaints over refunds from local youth soccer academy

Many parents, instead of screaming and cheering for their teams, are screaming for a refund. They tell WBTV they’re getting the runaround from their kids’ sports leagues.

Busch passes Cindric in OT to win Xfinity race at Charlotte

Kyle Busch passed Austin Cindric on the final lap in overtime to win his 97th career Xfinity Series race on Monday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Hamlin crew members suspended 4 races over tungsten drop

NASCAR on Monday suspended three critical crew members for Denny Hamlin’s team because a piece of tungsten fell off his car on the pace lap before the Coca-Cola 600.

Mike Tolbert says Panthers have mismanaged Cam Newton’s injuries for ‘past two or three years’

Cam Newton has taken several shots at the Carolina Panthers this offseason, suggesting his former team not only twisted his words about a potential trade out of town but then gave up on him by cutting him loose.

Georgetown coach and NBA legend Patrick Ewing home from hospital recovering from COVID-19

Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing has been discharged from the hospital and is home recovering after being diagnosed with COVID-19.