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Jan. 12, 2015 @ 10:24 AM

Carolina's late-season surge ends in 31-17 loss to Seattle

Over the final month of the season, Carolina took advantage of its opportunities to make a surprising entry into the NFL playoffs.


Jan. 10, 2015 @ 12:05 PM

Henley opens the year with a 65 to lead at Kapalua

Russell Henley found Kapalua to be a lot more fun the second time around.


Jan. 10, 2015 @ 12:03 PM

Atlanta takes win streak to seven

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Al Horford had 19 points and 16 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks withstood a spirited Detroit rally Friday night, holding on for a 106-103 victory to extend their winning streak to seven games and snap the Pistons' run at seven.


Jan. 10, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Panthers' Newton looks to end struggles vs. Seahawks

Cam Newton must find a way to beat his biggest nemesis for the Carolina Panthers to advance to the NFC championship game.


Jan. 10, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Elite 8: All QBs still in playoffs have strong pedigrees

The NFL playoffs don't include any "game managers" or quarterbacks who are still in the hunt solely because they're surrounded by a great defense or running game.


Jan. 09, 2015 @ 12:37 PM

Hurricanes score 4 in 2nd, send Sabres to 6th straight loss

Bill Peters smiled a lot after his Carolina Hurricanes routed the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.


Jan. 09, 2015 @ 12:32 PM

Henderson scores 31 points, Hornets beat Raptors 103-95

Kemba Walker made the big shot for the Charlotte Hornets — again.


Jan. 09, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Kuechly, Wagner bring intensity to NFC divisional playoffs

Carolina teammates describe Luke Kuechly as one of the nicest guys you'll meet, an aw-shucks, All-American kid who's polite and still spends part of his offseason living with his parents in Ohio.


Jan. 09, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Kapalua a test unlike any other on the PGA Tour

The reward for winning on the PGA Tour is a trip to the west tip of Maui for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, where the course was built on the side of a mountain, overlooks the ocean and evokes a response from players that is different from other weeks.


Jan. 08, 2015 @ 12:14 PM

Walker's game-winner lifts Hornets over Pelicans 98-94

Kemba Walker knew he was going to take the final shot, no matter what. So did his teammates.


Jan. 07, 2015 @ 11:48 AM

NHL recaps: Canes fall 3-2 at Nashville

PREDATORS 3, HURRICANES 2


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 11:50 AM

Walker scores 33, carries Hornets past Celtics 104-95

Kemba Walker knows there's a lot more riding on him because several key teammates are sidelined with injuries.


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

ON CAMPUS: Reflecting back on 2014

As 2015 starts its reign and we say good bye to 2014, I’d like to take a moment to reflect back on the headline grabbing stories from this past year.


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Newton: Panthers must limit mistakes in playoffs

Cam Newton said if the Panthers hope to make a deep playoff run they'll need to cut down on mistakes and make more plays on offense Saturday night at Seattle.


Jan. 05, 2015 @ 12:13 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera, family not injured in house fire

The home of Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera sustained "significant" damage from an early morning blaze spewing heavy smoke and fire two days after his team's playoff victory. No one was injured.


Jan. 05, 2015 @ 11:51 AM

Cowboys, Romo rally to get by Lions

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Terrance Williams, the second for the lead late in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Cowboys rallied for a 24-20 wild-card win over Detroit on Sunday in their first playoff game in five years.


Jan. 03, 2015 @ 08:43 PM

Panthers advance by Arizona with 27-16 win

Cam Newton finally has his first playoff victory — with a big assist from his defense.

Jan. 03, 2015 @ 12:16 PM

Staal, Malone lead Hurricanes past Flyers 2-1

The goal-challenged Carolina Hurricanes didn't exactly light up the scoreboard Friday night, but they're hoping their 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night is a sign of good things to come.


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.