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Jan. 03, 2015 @ 12:14 PM

Love, Cavs beat Hornets 91-87, snap 3-game skid

David Blatt was more than a little concerned when he saw Kevin Love holding his left knee on the floor under the basket.


Jan. 01, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

Panthers' Newton eager for first playoff win

For all of the numbers Cam Newton has put up in his first four seasons with the Carolina Panthers, "Superman" hasn't won a playoff game.


Jan. 01, 2015 @ 12:14 PM

Late goal gives Penguins 2-1 win over Canes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brandon Sutter scored the winning goal with 1:42 left to lift Pittsburgh over Carolina.


Jan. 01, 2015 @ 12:12 PM

Durant scores 44 in OKC OT win, Rockets beat Hornets

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 44 points in his return from a six-game absence and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame Russell Westbrook's ejection to beat the Phoenix Suns 137-134 in overtime Wednesday night.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 12:46 PM

Hornets' Jefferson out four weeks with groin injury

The Charlotte Hornets' playoff hopes took a major hit after an MRI revealed that center Al Jefferson will miss a minimum of four weeks with a strained adductor muscle in his left groin.


Dec. 29, 2014 @ 11:28 AM

Panthers crush Falcons 34-3, roll into playoffs

The Carolina Panthers' big-play defense appears capable of making a difference in the playoffs — even for a team with a losing record.


Dec. 29, 2014 @ 11:25 AM

Steelers beat Bengals to win AFC North

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are back on top of the AFC North.


Dec. 28, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Panthers, Falcons play for NFC South title

The Panthers-Falcons winner-take-all game for the NFC South title is a strange affair.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

Westbrook leads Thunder to win over Hornets

Thunder coach Scott Brooks was worried his team would be tired after a tough win in San Antonio a night earlier.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Three showdowns highlight final weekend

'Tis the season to watch bowl games. So if anyone is dubbing the Panthers-Falcons matchup for the NFC South title the Garbage Bowl, well, let them — while also remembering the winner will make the playoffs.


Dec. 26, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

Wade leads Heat over Cleveland's big three

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 24 of his 31 points in the first half, Luol Deng finished with 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Miami Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James' first game back at his former home 101-91 on Thursday.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 09:57 AM

Hurricanes edge Devils 2-1 in shootout

Anton Khudobin finally got a much-needed win and so did the Carolina Hurricanes.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 09:54 AM

Walker, Henderson lift Hornets over Bucks 108-101

The Charlotte Hornets may have found the formula for success —turning up the defensive pressure. It worked against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night and led to their fourth straight victory.


Dec. 23, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

Bengals beat Broncos 37-28 to reach playoffs

With everything on the line, the Bengals picked off Peyton Manning in the closing minutes — twice, no less — and ran themselves right back into the playoffs.


Dec. 22, 2014 @ 08:23 AM

No. 13 Duke women top No. 8 Kentucky, 89-68

No. 13 Duke finally figured out how to finish off a Top 10 team: Build a big lead, and don't let up.

 

Dec. 22, 2014 @ 08:22 AM

Talbot, Rangers edge Hurricanes for 6th win in row

Playing a weak opponent back-to-back gave the New York Rangers a grand chance to enhance their winning streak.


Dec. 22, 2014 @ 08:20 AM

NFL recaps: Cowboys win NFC East

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.


Dec. 22, 2014 @ 08:17 AM

Panthers keep on running in 17-13 win over Browns

The Carolina Panthers have rediscovered their running game.

 

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Coach: 'Very confident' Newton starts vs. Browns

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he's awaiting final clearance from team physicians before officially naming Cam Newton the starter for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 11:32 AM

Walker, Jefferson lead Hornets past 76ers 109-91

What Kemba Walker started, Al Jefferson made sure to finish.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

Curry goes for 34 in Golden State win over OKC

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 34 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat Oklahoma City 114-109 on Thursday night after Thunder star Kevin Durant left with a sprained right ankle.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 10:44 AM

Faulk has goal, assist in Canes' win over Leafs

Hurricanes 4, Maple Leafs 1


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

Thomas, Dragic lead Suns over Hornets, 111-106

Goran Dragic said he hates to miss any game.

He said the angst is even worse when his team is in the midst of a losing streak.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 12:31 PM

James, Love lead Cavaliers over Hornets 97-88

LeBron James and Kevin Love were at the top of their game Monday night.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

Saints beat Bears 31-15, grab South lead

Turns out all Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints needed to solve their problems was to show up in Chicago.