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Mar. 13, 2014 @ 12:19 PM

Playing with meaning, Bobcats top Wizards 98-85

Instead of pingpong balls, the Charlotte Bobcats and Washington Wizards are playing each other for playoff seeds.

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

Panthers release Steve Smith

The Carolina Panthers announced they've released their all-time leading receiver Steve Smith.

Mar. 12, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Agent: Panthers WR Smith done in Carolina

The agent for wide receiver Steve Smith says the five-time Pro Bowl selection has played his final snap for the Carolina Panthers.

Mar. 12, 2014 @ 08:42 AM

J. Staal, Tlusty lead Hurricanes over Rangers

The Carolina Hurricanes haven't had much to celebrate lately. Against the New York Rangers, it's been years.

Mar. 11, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

NASCAR to allow cooldown units on pit road

The Associated Press has learned that NASCAR is making changes to qualifying after drivers expressed safety concerns.

Mar. 10, 2014 @ 10:05 PM

Jefferson, Walker lead Bobcats past Nuggets 105-98

Al Jefferson scored 26 points and Kemba Walker added 24 as the Charlotte Bobcats won their seventh straight game at home, defeating the Denver Nuggets 105-98 on Monday night.

Mar. 10, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

IN THE PITS: NASCAR must address dangers in qualifying format

NASCAR would be hard-pressed to find many fans who don't prefer the drama and intrigue of the new, knockout qualifying format over the old system of single-car runs.

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 07:32 PM

Keselowski edges Junior on last lap in Las Vegas

Brad Keselowski surged ahead on the final lap when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel, claiming a dramatic victory Sunday in the NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Reed builds 2-shot lead at Doral; Tiger in the mix

In only his second year on the PGA Tour, Patrick Reed already is used to playing in the final group on Sunday — and winning.

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Keselowski holds on for Nationwide win in Vegas

Brad Keselowski overcame electrical trouble and held off Kyle Busch on Saturday to win the Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time.

Mar. 08, 2014 @ 12:53 PM

Rangers rally past Hurricanes 4-2

The New York Rangers are playing playoff hockey right now, according to newly acquired Martin St. Louis, who set up Derek Stepan's winning goal in a 4-2 victory over Carolina on Friday night.

Mar. 08, 2014 @ 12:52 PM

Jefferson, Walker lead Bobcats past Cavs 101-92

When Michael Jordan speaks, people still listen.

The Charlotte Bobcats owner praised his team during a pregame locker room speech Friday night, but warned his players it's only going to get tougher from here on out.

Mar. 08, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

Joey Logano wins NASCAR pole in Las Vegas

Joey Logano believes two facts are abundantly clear after he emerged from the organized chaos of NASCAR's first three-round knockout qualifying session Friday with the pole position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Mar. 05, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

Hurricanes beat Sharks 3-2 in OT

Anton Khudobin found the perfect way to celebrate his new contract.

Mar. 03, 2014 @ 10:09 PM

History! LeBron nets 61, Heat top Bobcats 124-107

LeBron James scored a career-high 61 points, breaking Glen Rice's franchise record, and the Miami Heat defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107 on Monday night.

Mar. 03, 2014 @ 12:25 AM

Perry, Cogliano lead Ducks' 5-3 rout of Hurricanes

Even coach Bruce Boudreau acknowledged the Anaheim Ducks played perhaps their most dynamic hockey of the season early in their 5-3 win over Carolina on Sunday night.

Mar. 02, 2014 @ 07:13 PM

Kevin Harvick wins second straight at Phoenix

Kevin Harvick charged to the front early and dominated the rest of the way Sunday for his second straight Sprint Cup victory at Phoenix International Raceway.

Mar. 02, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Stewart still not 100 percent

Tony Stewart came back from a broken right leg at the Daytona 500 still not fully healed, yet able to race.

Mar. 02, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

Kings rule Canes, 3-1

Alec Martinez scored the tiebreaking goal on a power play with 11:45 to play, Jonathan Quick made 24 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 Saturday for their third victory in four days since the Olympic break.

Mar. 02, 2014 @ 04:55 AM

Panthers use tag to keep Hardy; re-sign Gano

The Panthers used the franchise tag on Greg Hardy on Friday, preventing the outspoken defensive end from hitting the free agent market.

Mar. 02, 2014 @ 04:37 AM

McIlroy in the lead going into last round at Honda

Rory McIlroy is 18 holes away from his first PGA Tour victory in 18 months, a chance to show the world he is back on his game.

Mar. 01, 2014 @ 07:55 PM

Busch wins third straight at Phoenix

Kyle Busch became the first driver to win three straight Nationwide races at Phoenix International Raceway, dominating his way through a rain-shortened race Saturday.

Mar. 01, 2014 @ 12:05 AM

Keselowski to start on pole at Phoenix

A few drivers, like Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, raced onto the track to get in their qualifying sessions. Others waited, some nearly 10 minutes before heading out for the first time.

Feb. 28, 2014 @ 09:23 PM

Keselowski to start on pole at Phoenix

Brad Keselowski has earned the pole at Phoenix International Raceway after making it through NASCAR's new knockout-style qualifying Friday.

Feb. 28, 2014 @ 08:43 AM

Benn paces Stars to 4-1 win over Hurricanes

Jamie Benn brought his golden touch to the ice for the Dallas Stars.