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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Los Angeles Lakers are playing from behind again in these NBA playoffs. James Harden scored 36 points and the Houston Rockets ran away from the Lakers 112-97 on … more
North Carolina State will open the football and other fall sports seasons with no fans in attendance for home competitions in September, while the NFL’s Carolina Panthers will not have fans in … more
NEW ORLEANS — Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram has been named the NBA’s most improved player in a season that saw him bounce back from a life-altering blood clot and a trade from the team … more
NEW YORK — Naomi Osaka spiked her racket after one errant forehand late in the second set at the U.S. Open, then flung it the length of the baseline after a missed backhand return ceded that … more
NEW YORK — For all of the obvious concessions to the coronavirus at the no-fans-allowed U.S. Open — near-empty arenas; silence pierced by the occasional clap, sneaker squeak or roaring … more
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  — Bam Adebayo got his first playoff series win, but the big man wasn't planning on celebrating for too long. He planned to give himself about 2 1/2 hours to … more
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Chris Paul gave the Oklahoma City Thunder at least one more game in the bubble, scoring 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter for a 104-100 victory over the Houston … more
Kelvin King can now put a face and a name to his next opponent. The Beddingfield High graduate and 25-year-old professional boxer will make his return to the ring following a layoff of over 16 … more
NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic was kicked out of the U.S. Open for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a tennis ball after dropping a game in his fourth-round match Sunday, a … more
CHARLOTTE — In the middle of Monday’s first padded training camp practice, first-year Panthers coach Matt Rhule blew a whistle and stopped the action during a defensive line … more
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Briefly off the radar to set himself straight, Authentic now might have to get used to having a target on his back. Bob Baffert’s latest star achieved that by blowing … more
Seattle Seahawks’ D.K. Metcalf (14) pulls in a 19-yard touchdown pass over Carolina Panthers defensive back Donte Jackson during the first quarter of the Seahawks’ 30-24 win Sunday at … more
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — LeBron James had 28 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, Anthony Davis added 34 points and 10 rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers evened the Western Conference … more
Having overcome countless obstacles on his quest to play in the National Football League, Malik Williams has learned to be patient as he tries to keep that dream alive amid the coronavirus … more
DARLINGTON, S.C. — Another race, another win for Kevin Harvick. Again at Darlington Raceway and this time to open the playoffs and his march toward the NASCAR championship. Only difference? … more
TORONTO — Jake DeBrusk scored twice in Boston’s dominating third period to help the Bruins rally and beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Monday to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round … more
Already out of the ring since February of 2018, Beddingfield High graduate Kelvin King will wait at least another month to make his return. Originally scheduled to face southpaw Angel Lopez on … more
CHARLOTTE — Rookie PJ Washington erupted for 27 points on seven 3-pointers, and the Charlotte Hornets opened the post-Kemba Walker era with a thrilling come-from-behind 126-125 win over the … more
LUCAMA — John Goin picked up his first career win of any kind in the second act of a rain-shortened Late Model doubleheader at Southern National Motorsports Park on Sunday in one of the … more
CHARLOTTE — While the Carolina Panthers' offense showed promise in the team's 34-30 season-opening loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, its young, inexperienced defense clearly has some work … more
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