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      KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Just about the only thing that looked familiar about the NFL's long-awaited return Thursday night was the sight of Patrick Mahomes effortlessly … more
  CHARLOTTE — Raiders general manager Mike Mayock has no idea what to expect from the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Nor does his coaching staff. The Panthers have a new head coach … more
NEW YORK — Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in … more
  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  — Anthony Davis was the biggest player on the floor, and the Houston Rockets had no answers. Davis had 29 points and 12 rebounds, LeBron James finished … more
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — James Harden made up for a miserable shooting night with a big blocked shot, Russell Westbrook scored 20 points against his former team and the Houston Rockets edged … more
NEW YORK  — Serena Williams already was struggling to keep up in a fast-paced U.S. Open semifinal when she stopped behind the baseline after a third-set point and leaned over. She held … more
NEW YORK — Under normal circumstances, Karolina Pliskova would not have been seeded No. 1 at the U.S. Open and so, while a second-round loss certainly would have been disappointing to her, and … more
TAMPA, Fla. — Tom Brady has a dazzling track record of winning, period. The six-time Super Bowl champion’s perfect when it comes to rebounding from rare season-opening losses during a … more
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Feeding off one of the largest crowds at a sporting event during the pandemic, Kevin Harvick steamrolled his way into the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs in a … more
No more waiting. No more postponements. No more wondering if the next day of combat will come. On Saturday night following 539 long days, Beddingfield High graduate Kelvin King will approach the … more
MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Call him a mad scientist in a tam o’shanter cap. Call him a game-changer in golf. Any description of Bryson DeChambeau now starts with U.S. Open champion. In a … more
TORONTO  — Sebastian Aho scored twice in the third period while James Reimer was strong in net to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 4-1 on Tuesday night and sweep … more
Like everyone else these days, Mike Diaz is ready for things to get back to normal. While the world at large, especially the sports world, has been anything but normal as the COVID-19 pandemic has … more
Racing will happen at two tracks in Wilson County this weekend but with a limited number of fans at both sites following Gov. Roy Cooper’s continuance of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic … more
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Anthony Davis made a 3-pointer as time expired to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 105-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night and a 2-0 lead in the Western … more
A 25-lap Limited Sportsman race with $1,200 for the winner is the featured event as racing returns to County Line Raceway on Saturday, July 11. Also racing will be Late Model, Super Stock … more
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Long after a fireworks extravaganza lit up Daytona International Speedway and well after William Byron and his Hendrick Motorsports team ended their celebration in victory … more
CHARLOTTE — One day at an undetermined point in the future, Coby White will have the basketball in his hands as the Chicago Bulls attempt to win a game in the closing stages. That just … more
CHARLOTTE — Christian McCaffrey has left no doubt as to who he thinks should be the No. 1 pick in this year’s fantasy football drafts. “I’d take myself, yeah,” the … more
NEW YORK — Back in April, an on-schedule U.S. Open simply did not seem possible. The coronavirus was at its peak in New York; a building on the tournament grounds housing indoor tennis … more
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