Harvick holds off Hamlin for Michigan doubleheader sweep

Kevin Harvick completed a doubleheader sweep at Michigan International Speedway, holding off Denny Hamlin in NASCAR’s Cup Series race after Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney crashed out early in the final stage.

Cam Newton says he ‘wakes up mad in New England, but he mostly is playing nice

New Panthers tackle Russell Okung considering retirement over COVID-19 concerns, per report

  ‘Stop dragging your feet and make a decision’: CMS parent, student-athlete speak on future of school sports

Charlotte’s game at Duke moved to Oct. 31

  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools not in favor of high school sports during remote learning

N.C. high school sports season pushed back again due to Phase 2 extension

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New timeline for the start of high school football in South Carolina

Wake Forest, Appalachian State push Sept. 11 game to future

How will the Carolina Panthers adjust to no preseason games in 2020?

With Cam gone, Bridgewater says Panthers feel like his team

Football practice canceled for week after HS player tests positive for COVID-19 in Iredell Co.

Pandemic is a game changer in 2020 when it comes to NFL player personnel decisions

Dumba kneels, NHL puts focus on Black Lives Matter movement

Dumba made a speech about racial injustice and Black Lives Matter before the anthems on behalf of the league and the Hockey Diversity Alliance.

Panthers defensive end Christian Miller opts out of NFL season due to COVID-19

Carolina Panthers defensive end Christian Miller is opting out of the 2020 NFL season.

Keselowski wins in New Hampshire for 3rd win since shutdown

Brad Keselowski won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for his third victory of the NASCAR season and the 33rd win of his career.

Panthers’ Shaq Thompson hoping for justice in Breonna Taylor and Stephon Clark cases

On Sunday, the Panthers' linebacker let it be known that he is still fighting.

Lots of new faces for the Carolina Panthers mean new leaders in the locker room

Duke says 25 returning athletes test positive for coronavirus

Virus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers off; 2 St. Louis positives

COVID testing puts a strain on the Gardner-Webb athletic budget as they also look to fill out the football schedule

SEC football schedule 2020: League will play 10-game, conference-only slate beginning Sept. 26, per reports

Carolina Panthers part ways with veteran kicker Graham Gano

ACC schedule includes Notre Dame, 10 conference games

Notre Dame will play in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season as part of a plan to play 10 league games and start the week of Sept. 7. Those alterations were brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Panthers coach stays positive in ‘less than ideal’ situation

The Carolina Panthers have a new head coach, two new coordinators, a different starting quarterback and a roster with more turnover from last season than any team in the NFL.

Virginia Tech star CB Farley to skip college football season

Virginia Tech star cornerback Caleb Farley says he will not play for the Hokies if there is a season, becoming the most notable major-college football player to opt out because of concerns about the coronavirus.

Hornets to provide 2,020 meals to healthcare workers and people in need

Bank of America and local Black-owned businesses will partner in the endeavor, which has traditionally been a one-day service.

Christian McCaffrey ranked sixth best player in the NFL

Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey has been ranked the sixth best player in the NFL, according to his peers.

Charlotte FC hires head of development, U12/13 head coach

Patrick Daka will also serve as head coach of Charlotte FC’s U12 and U13 teams, which consist of youth from North and South Carolina.

Carolina Panthers training camp schedule for 2020

The Carolina Panthers veterans checked in for training camp today to start a series of COVID test before they can be allowed into Bank of America Stadium. The rookies checked in last week and those who were negative after their coronavirus tests were on the practice field this afternoon putting in

  Pathway to a private school football season is clear, but a big decision still to come before they get the green light

For North Carolina private schools, the formula is pretty cut and dry. They can get back on the field to play games on September 4th provided the fact that governor Roy Cooper reopens the state of North Carolina to phase 3.

Drew Brees announces $5M donation to build healthcare centers in La.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, announced Monday, July 27 they would be donating $5 million to Ochsner Health.

Kyrie Irving commits $1.5 million for WNBA players skipping season

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is committing $1.5 million to supplement the income of WNBA players who choose not to play this season. `

South Pointe vs. Myers Park: Game at Bank of America stadium canceled, official says

The game would’ve been the first high school football game to be played in Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.

Report: NFL players banned from indoor night clubs during 2020 season

NFL players report to training camp July 28

Maurice Petty, Hall of Fame engine builder, dies at 81

Maurice Petty was the first engine builder to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Panthers safety Jeremy Chinn was 5-7 in high school. How he blossomed into an NFL ‘steal’

He had the speed of a top D-I prospect.

President Donald Trump plans to throw out first pitch at Yankees game during 2020 MLB season

President Donald Trump announced Thursday night that he intends to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at an empty Yankee Stadium prior to the Aug. 15 game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.

NBA player and N.C. native Brandon Ingram donating shoes to hospital employees

Officials say Brandon Ingram, who plays for the New Orleans Pelicans, is footing the bill for 982 pairs of Adidas shoes for staff at UNC Lenoir Health Care in Kinston.

  Soccer fan gets new Charlotte FC logo tattooed on leg

He explained that he views the new franchise as an opportunity to unify different groups of people.

  New name is the next step to 2022 for Charlotte FC

We now know the Charlotte MLS team will be known as Charlotte FC and that is just the next step as the team gets ready for play in 2022.

  Dozens of CMS student-athletes push district officials to allow sports in 2020-2021

Dozens of student-athletes, coaches, and parents gathered outside of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District central office Wednesday morning to push school leaders to allow sports in the upcoming school year.

City of Charlotte virtually unveils MLS team name, crest

Charlotte’s Major League Soccer franchise unveiled the club’s official team name, crest and colors on Wednesday.

Bank of America Stadium, Spectrum Center approved as Charlotte early voting sites

Bank of America Stadium and Spectrum Center, homes to Charlotte’s NFL and NBA teams, will serve as early-voting poll sites this fall.

AP source: NFLPA agrees with league on no preseason games

The NFL Players Association has agreed to the league’s plan to drop all preseason games for the 2020 season, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

4 Reds kneel during playing of national anthem

Joey Votto, Amir Garrett, Phillip Ervin and Alex Blandino knelt while Manager David Bell stood beside them.

  Chances of Truist Field hosting Toronto Blue Jays home games are very slim

On Monday, the Charlotte Knights confirmed that they have reached out to the Toronto Blue Jays about playing their home games at Truist Field, but the chances of that happening are very slim.

Panthers sign rookies Gross-Matos, Pride to contracts

The Panthers have signed second-round draft pick Yetur Gross-Matos and fourth-round selection Tony Pride Jr. to rookie contracts. The agents for both players announced the signings on Twitter.

Fauci to throw 1st pitch at Yankees-Nationals opener in DC

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the first game of Major League Baseball’s pandemic-delayed regular season.

Panthers, other NFL players want coronavirus answers before they start training camp

Among those Panthers players speaking out were defensive back Donte Jackson and running back Mike Davis.

  As flames neared, jet’s door stuck: Inside the escape of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s family

The documents, released by the National Transportation Safety Board on its public database, describe what happened next aboard the Cessna 680 business jet after it crashed Aug. 15 at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Tennessee.

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence gets engaged

Lawrence proposes to long time girlfriend at Memorial Stadium

Charlotte MLS to debut team name, crest on Wednesday

Charlotte’s Major League Soccer franchise is set to unveil the club’s official team name, crest and colors on Wednesday.

Washington NFL team hires law firm to review culture

The Washington Post reported that 15 female former employees said they were sexually harassed during their time with the team.

  Panthers announce reduced seating capacity for 2020 home games due to COVID-19 guidelines

The Panthers released a statement Thursday saying the reasoning behind the decision is based on guidelines set the state and local government, including health leaders, during the coronavirus pandemic.

  NASCAR All Star Race brings fans to Bristol, not Charlotte

Wednesday night was still All Star night for NASCAR, but it was set for Bristol, Tennessee instead of Charlotte.

David and Nicole Tepper give $250K to aid JCSU students overcoming financial hardship

Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and his wife Nicole are contributing $250,000 to aid Johnson C. Smith University students as they overcome financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  NC high school fall sports season pushed back until at least September

The start of high school fall sports in North Carolina will be delayed until at least September 1, according to NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker.

Greg Olsen to join Fox as NFL analyst after retirement

Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen told The Associated Press he has agreed to a contract with Fox Sports to become its No. 2 NFL game analyst once he retires from football.

Panthers owner David Tepper, wife give $567K for scholarship program at University of South Carolina

Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and his wife are giving more than $500,000 to establish a scholarship program at the University of South Carolina.

Tony Stewart part of group announcing new auto racing circuit debuting on CBS

According to a press release, CBS Sports and Superstar Racing Experience (SRX), a new sports property created by The Montag Group, NASCAR Hall of Famers Ray Evernham and Tony Stewart, and investor George Pyne have entered into a multi-year partnership to produce a six-race, short-track series

NASCAR Cup rookie Cole Custer wins in upset at Kentucky

Cole Custer became the first rookie regular to win in the NASCAR Cup Series in nearly four years, surging to the lead in a four-wide, final-lap scramble Sunday at Kentucky Speedway.

Charlotte schools have debated ‘offensive’ mascot names for decades. What’s changed?

Some of that change came Tuesday when the Union County School Board voted to retire the school nickname at Parkwood High School, which was known as the Rebels.

  Charlotte Independence ready to get back on the pitch as the USL season restarts

The 2020 season started with a win for the Charlotte Independence and then the pandemic hit.

Tiger Woods to return next week at Muirfield Village

The PGA Tour has been back for five weeks. Now it finally gets its biggest star.

CIAA to suspend 2020 fall sports season due to COVID-19

One of the main reasons is due to the ongoing safety concerns with the virus, and that several schools are located in states that are seeing dramatic increases in coronavirus cases.

Still no word on when fall sports will start in North Carolina

The NCHSAA held a zoom press conference today but no major announcements were made. They did however clear up a lot of confusion when it comes to the start of the fall sports season.

NASCAR moving Watkins Glen race to Daytona road course

NASCAR cannot meet the quarantine rules in New York and must move its August race from Watkins Glen. The event will instead be held on the road course at Daytona.

Charlotte’s Major League Soccer signs first professional player

Charlotte Major League Soccer has signed 25-year-old Spanish midfielder Sergio Ruiz as its first-ever professional player. The league, who says they’ve been scouting Ruiz for months, made the announcement Wednesday.

Charlotte’s Quail Hollow will wait to host golf’s Presidents Cup. But Wells Fargo returning

Wednesday’s announcement that the Ryder Cup has been postponed from this fall to 2021 will have an immediate and direct impact on the golf calendar at Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club:

Jimmie Johnson cleared to race after 2 negative coronavirus tests

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has twice tested negative for the coronavirus and has been cleared to race Sunday at Kentucky Speedway.

  Alumni aim to save Winthrop tennis teams after board of trustees approves removal of programs

A group of Winthrop University alumni are hoping to save the school’s tennis teams after the university’s board of trustees approved the removal of the two programs.

A lot of work ahead as the Carolina Panthers rebuild their defense

With only 3 starters back on defense, the Carolina Panthers have a lot of work to do as they rebuild their defense.

  Football conditioning starts for some in North Carolina while others continue to wait

It was a great day in Union County as high school football teams were allowed to begin off season conditioning, but the same couldn’t be said for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.

President Trump weighs in on review of Cleveland Indians team name

President Donald Trump is weighing in on the announcement from the Cleveland Indians organization about a potential name change as part of a move to erase racially insensitive symbols.

Museum: ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ car with Confederate flag to stay

NASCAR has banned it and it’s being removed from the Mississippi state flag.

NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus.

NASCAR meets with minister pushing for racial equality

Drumwright now hopes he can become an advocate of change for NASCAR.

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.

  With no Charlotte Knights baseball, the Piedmont Pride take the field at Truist Field

The minor league baseball season has been cancelled but Truist Field is still hosting baseball. The Piedmont Pride of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League are calling uptown Charlotte home for the 2020 season and it is truly a blessing.

NASCAR driver to race ‘Trump 2020’ vehicle sponsored by pro-Trump PAC

A political action committee working to help President Donald Trump is sponsoring a NASCAR driver’s vehicle starting this weekend.