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I'm part of the myFoxCarolinas Sports Department, along with Anthony Flores. I'm thrilled to be working in a pro sports town, covering the Panthers, Bobcats (we’ll be calling them the Hornets in no time), and all the local college and high school action the Carolinas provide.
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  • Butler beats Mallard Creek, 28-27 in thriller

    Fox Football Friday -- Week 2 (August 30th, 2014)

    Fox Football Friday -- Week 2 (August 30th, 2014)

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:16:03 GMT
    The Butler Bulldogs and Mallard Creek Mavericks played an absolute thriller, Friday night at Providence High. The Bulldogs hung on for a 28-27 win, to stake their claim as the best team in the area. Check out the complete highlights INSIDE.
    The Butler Bulldogs and Mallard Creek Mavericks played an absolute thriller, Friday night at Providence High. The Bulldogs hung on for a 28-27 win, to stake their claim as the best team in the area. Check out the complete highlights INSIDE.
  • Hairline fracture in ribs keeps Panthers QB out of final preseason game; still expected to play @ Tampa Bay

    Newton Has Hairline Fracture, Will Not Play vs. Steelers

    Newton Has Hairline Fracture, Will Not Play vs. Steelers

    Sunday, August 24 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-24 21:54:22 GMT
    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton already had a surgically repaired ankle to worry about. Now, Newton has to concern himself with a hairline fracture in his ribs, suffered on Friday night against the Patriots.
    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton already had a surgically repaired ankle to worry about. Now, Newton has to concern himself with a hairline fracture in his ribs, suffered on Friday night against the Patriots.
  • Cougars top Chargers, 35-23

    Charlotte Catholic Knocks off Providence Day in HS Opener

    Charlotte Catholic Knocks off Providence Day in HS Opener

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-24 03:29:40 GMT
    Charlotte Catholic topped Providence Day, 35-23 on Saturday night, in each team's season opener.
    Charlotte Catholic topped Providence Day, 35-23 on Saturday night, in each team's season opener.
  • Carolina head coach says Panthers are close to being on Patriots level

    The Patriot Way? Rivera Says Panthers Are Close

    The Patriot Way? Rivera Says Panthers Are Close

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:26:35 GMT
    "We could be a year away," Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said on Wednesday, when asked how close the Carolina Panthers are to becoming a team akin to the New England Patriots.
    "We could be a year away," Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said on Wednesday, when asked how close the Carolina Panthers are to becoming a team akin to the New England Patriots.
  • Rivera says decision not officially made, but Bell says he's the guy

    Panthers' Byron Bell Says He's Starting Left Tackle

    Panthers' Byron Bell Says He's Starting Left Tackle

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:03:01 GMT
    The starting left tackle spot has been a source of intrigue throughout the offseason, but according the primary contenders for the job, a decision has been made. Just don't tell head coach Ron Rivera.
    The starting left tackle spot has been a source of intrigue throughout the offseason, but according the primary contenders for the job, a decision has been made. Just don't tell head coach Ron Rivera.
  • Stewart carries four times, half of them for scores; Panthers win 28-16

    Newton Returns, Stewart Runs for Two TDs as Panthers Beat Chiefs

    Newton Returns, Stewart Runs for Two TDs as Panthers Beat Chiefs

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:02 AM EDT2014-08-18 06:02:56 GMT
    Cam Newton made his return to the playing field Sunday night, as the Carolina Panthers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 28-16 in the second preseason tilt of the year for Carolina.
    Cam Newton made his return to the playing field Sunday night, as the Carolina Panthers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 28-16 in the second preseason tilt of the year for Carolina.
  • 91st victory of Gordon's career is first win at Michigan since '01

    Jeff Gordon Notches Third Win of 2014 at Michigan

    Jeff Gordon Notches Third Win of 2014 at Michigan

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:45:04 GMT
    Jeff Gordon out-dueled Joey Logano on a restart with 17 laps to go, and held the lead to the finish, to claim his third win of 2014.
    Jeff Gordon out-dueled Joey Logano on a restart with 17 laps to go, and held the lead to the finish, to claim his third win of 2014.
  • QB battle continues between Cook and Douglas

    Davidson Football's First Scrimmage Yields Positive Results

    Davidson Football's First Scrimmage Yields Positive Results

    Saturday, August 16 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-08-16 23:41:28 GMT
    Davidson Football held their first scrimmage leading up to the 2014 regular season on Saturday, and the battle for starting quarterback continued.
    Davidson Football held their first scrimmage leading up to the 2014 regular season on Saturday, and the battle for starting quarterback continued.
  • RIvera dedicates challenge to friend who succumbed to ALS

    Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Saturday, August 16 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-16 23:01:02 GMT
    Panthers head coach Ron Rivera took the Ice Bucket Challenge, Saturday. He did so in honor of his late friend Paul Najarian.
    Panthers head coach Ron Rivera took the Ice Bucket Challenge, Saturday. He did so in honor of his late friend Paul Najarian.
  • Smitty - "I think I fit in perfectly compared to where I was prior"

    Steve Smith Says He Fits In "Perfectly" with the Ravens

    Steve Smith Says He Fits In "Perfectly" with the Ravens

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-08-16 02:59:55 GMT
    Friday, Smitty explained further just why he felt that he fits in better with the Ravens, saying the Ravens are bullies. And he likes that.
    Friday, Smitty explained further just why he felt that he fits in better with the Ravens, saying the Ravens are bullies. And he likes that.
  • Eyewitness to Tony Stewart-Kevin ward incident says Stewart accelerated as he approached Ward

    EYEWITNESS: “He either was not paying attention, or he was trying to intimidate the kid”

    EYEWITNESS: “He either was not paying attention, or he was trying to intimidate the kid”

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:46:41 GMT
    Brad Williams of Henrietta, NY is one of the eyewitnesses that has spoken to the Ontario County Sheriff's Office, regarding the investigation into Stewart's involvement in the death of Kevin Ward.
    Brad Williams of Henrietta, NY is one of the eyewitnesses that has spoken to the Ontario County Sheriff's Office, regarding the investigation into Stewart's involvement in the death of Kevin Ward.
  • Panthers QB on the verge of being 100%

    Newton Nears Closer to Return to Game Field

    Newton Nears Closer to Return to Game Field

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:46:50 GMT
    Cam Newton is almost back. The Panthers quarterback is scheduled to play on Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, in his first in-game action since the 2013 season came to a close.
    Cam Newton is almost back. The Panthers quarterback is scheduled to play on Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, in his first in-game action since the 2013 season came to a close.
  • Jeff Burton will take over the 14 car for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400

    Tony Stewart Will Not Race at Michigan on Sunday

    Tony Stewart Will Not Race at Michigan on Sunday

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:21:14 GMT
    Tony Stewart will not race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday. In Stewart's place, Jeff Burton will drive the #14 car for Stewart-Haas racing.
    Tony Stewart will not race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday. In Stewart's place, Jeff Burton will drive the #14 car for Stewart-Haas racing.
  • McIlroy wins fourth career major at just 25 years old

    Rory McIlroy Wins PGA Championship

    Rory McIlroy Wins PGA Championship

    Sunday, August 10 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-08-11 01:38:34 GMT
    Rory McIlroy held off a hard charge from several big name golfers to win the PGA Championship, Sunday afternoon at Valhalla.
    Rory McIlroy held off a hard charge from several big name golfers to win the PGA Championship, Sunday afternoon at Valhalla.
  • Driver Kevin Ward Killed in Accident Involving Tony Stewart in New York

    Driver Kevin Ward Killed in Accident Involving Tony Stewart in New York

    Sunday, August 10 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-10 23:34:52 GMT
    INSIDE: Eyewitness Account of accident; Ward was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital
    INSIDE: Eyewitness Account of accident; Ward was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital
  • First Round Pick Kelvin Benjamin catches TD pass in loss

    Panthers lose to Bills, 20-18 in Preseason Opener

    Panthers lose to Bills, 20-18 in Preseason Opener

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-08-09 02:59:29 GMT
    Cam Newton didn't start the Panthers first preseason game of 2014. But that didn't stop first round draft pick Kelvin Benjamin from making a brilliant touchdown catch.
    Cam Newton didn't start the Panthers first preseason game of 2014. But that didn't stop first round draft pick Kelvin Benjamin from making a brilliant touchdown catch.
  • Panthers sit QB, start Derek Anderson in his place

    Cam Newton Officially Out vs. Bills

    Cam Newton Officially Out vs. Bills

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:29:04 GMT
    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will not play Friday night against the Buffalo Bills. The Panthers will start Derek Anderson in his place.
    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will not play Friday night against the Buffalo Bills. The Panthers will start Derek Anderson in his place.
  • Panthers fans spend early afternoon at ballpark, walk down Mint Street to Bank of America Stadium

    Panthers Fans Find New Tailgating Spot: BB&T Ballpark

    Panthers Fans Find New Tailgating Spot: BB&T Ballpark

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:36:40 GMT
    A quick glance around some of the usual tailgating spots, Friday afternoon around 4 o'clock, would have yielded a surprising lack of people in view.
    A quick glance around some of the usual tailgating spots, Friday afternoon around 4 o'clock, would have yielded a surprising lack of people in view.
  • Panthers QB seems unlikely to play vs. Bills, but status not confirmed

    Status for Newton Still Undetermined

    Status for Newton Still Undetermined

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-08-08 01:39:38 GMT
    On the eve of the first preseason game of 2014 for the Panthers, Cam Newton is still figuring out whether he'll be on the field.
    On the eve of the first preseason game of 2014 for the Panthers, Cam Newton is still figuring out whether he'll be on the field.
  • Mike Leslie's death-defying (not really) ride in the passenger seat of a rocket ship

    #Ridealong with Red Bull Global Rallycross

    #Ridealong with Red Bull Global Rallycross

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:22:34 GMT
    Friday, for my assignment, I was tasked with a ride-along in a Global Rallycross car, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Cars that go zero-to-60 in 1.9 seconds -- that's faster than a formula one car. We're talking about machines with absurd power. Not a bad gig... But enough to make you a little skittish...
    Friday, for my assignment, I was tasked with a ride-along in a Global Rallycross car, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Cars that go zero-to-60 in 1.9 seconds -- that's faster than a formula one car. We're talking about machines with absurd power. Not a bad gig... But enough to make you a little skittish...
  • Blue Devils picked 2nd in Coastal, after making title game last year

    FSU Picked to Win ACC; Duke, UNC in a Mixed Bag in Coastal Division

    FSU Picked to Win ACC; Duke, UNC in a Mixed Bag in Coastal Division

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:59:44 GMT
    Defending national champion Florida State is the consensus choice to repeat as Atlantic Division champion and defeat Miami in the 10th annual Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game, according to a poll of media members in attendance at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff at Grandover Resort.
    Defending national champion Florida State is the consensus choice to repeat as Atlantic Division champion and defeat Miami in the 10th annual Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game, according to a poll of media members in attendance at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff at Grandover Resort.
  • Blue Deuce dons red, wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

    Keselowski Wins Third Race of the Season, Takes Camping WRVS 301

    Keselowski Wins Third Race of the Season, Takes Camping WRVS 301

    Sunday, July 13 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-13 21:37:24 GMT
    Brad Keselowski won his third race of the 2014 season, with his second win of the weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Brad Keselowski won his third race of the 2014 season, with his second win of the weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • 2-year, $14M contract for UNC product

    OFFICIAL: Hornets sign Marvin Williams to 2-Year Deal

    OFFICIAL: Hornets sign Marvin Williams to 2-Year Deal

    Saturday, July 12 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-07-13 03:31:04 GMT
    Marvin Williams has signed a 2-year, $14 million deal with the Hornets.
    Marvin Williams has signed a 2-year, $14 million deal with the Hornets.
  • Charlotte's Associate Head Coach to drive the ship in Vegas

    Hornets' Ewing Hopes for Head Coaching Gig

    Hornets' Ewing Hopes for Head Coaching Gig

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-09 23:01:02 GMT
    Patrick Ewing has been an NBA assistant coach since just after his retirement, in 2002. He's learned under a myriad of head coaches, and has worked his way up the chain into an associate head coach position with the Charlotte Hornets. Now, he wants to take that final step.
    Patrick Ewing has been an NBA assistant coach since just after his retirement, in 2002. He's learned under a myriad of head coaches, and has worked his way up the chain into an associate head coach position with the Charlotte Hornets. Now, he wants to take that final step.
  • 6'8 pitcher dominates the mound for CoC and Team USA

    Huntersville's Bailey Ober Pitching for Team USA

    Huntersville's Bailey Ober Pitching for Team USA

     

     Huntersville's Bailey Ober graduated from Charlotte Christian just over a year ago. Now, he's finished with his freshman year at College of Charleston, he's arguably the best pitcher on Cougars roster, and he's a member of Team USA.

    Ober is 6'8, and as a result is extremely difficult to face. He finished his freshman year with a 10-3 record, a 1.52 ERA, and 85 strikeouts in 106.2 innings pitched.

  • Blue Deuce takes Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway

    Keselowski Dominates, Wins at Kentucky

    Keselowski Dominates, Wins at Kentucky

    Saturday, June 28 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-06-29 03:41:15 GMT
    Brad Keselowski followed up a record-setting performance at qualifying with a dominating performance in the Quaker State 400, leading 199 of 267 laps, to win at Kentucky Speedway.
    Brad Keselowski followed up a record-setting performance at qualifying with a dominating performance in the Quaker State 400, leading 199 of 267 laps, to win at Kentucky Speedway.
  • Newest Hornets ready to contribute

    Vonleh, Hairston Introduced By Hornets

    Vonleh, Hairston Introduced By Hornets

    Noah Vonleh and PJ Hairston are officially Charlotte Hornets, after their introduction on Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.  Vonleh is a precocious 18-year-old who has tremendous upside.  PJ Hairston, meanwhile, easily could have been a lottery pick if it weren't for his legal troubles while at UNC. Hairston says those legal troubles are firmly behind him, though. He's ready to contribute.




    Noah Vonleh and PJ Hairston are officially Charlotte Hornets, after their introduction on Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.  Vonleh is a precocious 18-year-old who has tremendous upside.  PJ Hairston, meanwhile, easily could have been a lottery pick if it weren't for his legal troubles while at UNC. Hairston says those legal troubles are firmly behind him, though. He's ready to contribute.

     

     

     

     

  • Fires second consecutive 65 for 36-hole record 130

    Kaymer Dominating Pinehurst, Leads US Open by 6 Strokes

    Kaymer Dominating Pinehurst, Leads US Open by 6 Strokes

    Friday, June 13 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-06-14 02:51:57 GMT
    Martin Kaymer fired a second consecutive 65, as he leads at Pinehurst No. 2 by 6 strokes heading to the weekend.
    Martin Kaymer fired a second consecutive 65, as he leads at Pinehurst No. 2 by 6 strokes heading to the weekend.
  • Harvick and Gordon will start on the front row for Quicken Loans 400

    Harvick Wins Pole at Michigan

    Harvick Wins Pole at Michigan

    Friday, June 13 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-06-13 21:20:22 GMT
    Kevin Harvick won each of the three qualifying rounds, and set the Michigan International Speedway track record twice in three runs, in winning the pole for Sunday's Quicken Loans 400.
    Kevin Harvick won each of the three qualifying rounds, and set the Michigan International Speedway track record twice in three runs, in winning the pole for Sunday's Quicken Loans 400.
  • 48 car crushes restarts, cruises to another victory

    Jimmie Johnson Wins at Dover for Second Straight Win

    Jimmie Johnson Wins at Dover for Second Straight Win

    Sunday, June 1 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-06-01 21:26:50 GMT
    Jimmie Johnson's 48 car has won back-to-back races.
    Jimmie Johnson's 48 car has won back-to-back races.
  • Mint Hill's Erin Gilmore to swim in Special Olympics in June

    On top of Her Own Little World; Erin Gilmore Swims for Gold

    On top of Her Own Little World; Erin Gilmore Swims for Gold

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-05-07 17:35:14 GMT
    Erin Gilmore is in the midst of what her parents call "a wonder year" in her life. She will compete in the Special Olympic Games in New Jersey in June.
    Erin Gilmore is in the midst of what her parents call "a wonder year" in her life. She will compete in the Special Olympic Games in New Jersey in June.
  • Champ overcame multiple brain surgeries to hoist trophy on Sunday

    JB Holmes Perseveres to Win Wells Fargo Championship

    JB Holmes Perseveres to Win Wells Fargo Championship

    Sunday, May 4 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-05-05 01:21:37 GMT
    Check out the story inside to learn what new plans Holmes has for the chunk of skull he lost in a brain surgery operation.
    Check out the story inside to learn what new plans Holmes has for the chunk of skull he lost in a brain surgery operation.
  • Air Force Master Sergeant Karl Burnell's important assignment

    Pin Protector; The Man Who Holds the Flag at Quail Hollow's 17th

    Pin Protector; The Man Who Holds the Flag at Quail Hollow's 17th

    Saturday, May 3 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-05-03 20:09:04 GMT
    This weekend, at Quail Hollow, Master Sergeant Karl Burnell, of the Air Force, has a very special assignment.
    This weekend, at Quail Hollow, Master Sergeant Karl Burnell, of the Air Force, has a very special assignment.
  • Makes cut at Wells Fargo Championship by 4 shots, after 1st Round 80

    Charlotte Resident Brandon DeJonge Ties Course-Record with 62 at Quail Hollow

    Charlotte Resident Brandon DeJonge Ties Course-Record with 62 at Quail Hollow

    Friday, May 2 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-05-03 01:04:11 GMT
    After he opened the Wells Fargo Championship with a first round 80 on Thursday, making the weekend feels like stealing a paycheck, for Charlotte's Brandon DeJonge.
    After he opened the Wells Fargo Championship with a first round 80 on Thursday, making the weekend feels like stealing a paycheck, for Charlotte's Brandon DeJonge.
  • Third-ever PGA Tour event for East Carolina product

    Gastonia Native Harold Varner III Plays at Quail Hollow

    Gastonia Native Harold Varner III Plays at Quail Hollow

    Friday, May 2 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-05-02 04:52:07 GMT
    Gastonia native Harold Varner III played his collegiate golf at East Carolina. Now, he's playing in the pros, taking part in this week's Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow.Varner III had a gallery of several dozen friends and family, following him around the golf course all Thursday afternoon.
    Gastonia native Harold Varner III played his collegiate golf at East Carolina. Now, he's playing in the pros, taking part in this week's Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow.Varner III had a gallery of several dozen friends and family, following him around the golf course all Thursday afternoon.
  • Johnson runs 5K in 19:05, then talks about his NASCAR season

    Jimmie Johnson 5K Brings Fundraising Effort to Charlotte Area

    Jimmie Johnson 5K Brings Fundraising Effort to Charlotte Area

    Sunday, April 27 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-04-28 02:08:43 GMT
    The Jimmie Johnson Foundation ran it's first JJF 5K run on Sunday morning. Johnson ran the 3.1-mile course in just 19:05.
    The Jimmie Johnson Foundation ran it's first JJF 5K run on Sunday morning. Johnson ran the 3.1-mile course in just 19:05.
  • Retirement A Long Way Away For Coach K

    Retirement A Long Way Away For Coach K

    Friday, March 21 2014 1:11 AM EDT2014-03-21 05:11:52 GMT
    My Fox Carolinas' Anthony Flores and Mike Leslie talk Coach K, Carolina and NC Central hoops.
    My Fox Carolinas' Anthony Flores and Mike Leslie talk Coach K, Carolina and NC Central hoops.
  • Panthers QB starts 4-month recovery period

    Ankle Surgery Successful for Cam Newton

    Ankle Surgery Successful for Cam Newton

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-03-19 22:13:22 GMT
    Cam Newton's ankle surgery was successful, Wednesday. His four-month recovery process now begins.
    Cam Newton's ankle surgery was successful, Wednesday. His four-month recovery process now begins.
  • Parker gets the Edge, Duke Moves On

    Parker and Wiggins Battle at ACC Semifinals

    Parker and Wiggins Battle at ACC Semifinals

    Saturday, March 15 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-03-16 03:29:50 GMT
    Duke's Jabari Parker scored 20 points, and 8 rebounds. NC State's TJ Warren had 21 points, and 8 rebounds. myFoxCarolinas' Mike Leslie has more, in the clip above.
    Duke's Jabari Parker scored 20 points, and 8 rebounds. NC State's TJ Warren had 21 points, and 8 rebounds. myFoxCarolinas' Mike Leslie has more, in the clip above.
  • Championship Game is Sunday at 1 p.m.

    Duke, Virginia Move on to ACC Championship Game

    Duke, Virginia Move on to ACC Championship Game

    Saturday, March 15 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-03-16 03:23:37 GMT
    Duke and Virginia won their ACC Semifinal games. MyFoxCarolinas' Mike Leslie has all the highlights inside!
    Duke and Virginia won their ACC Semifinal games. MyFoxCarolinas' Mike Leslie has all the highlights inside!
  • Charlotte now within 2 games of Wizards for East's 6-seed

    Bobcats Win 8th Straight Home Game, Down T'Wolves by 12

    Bobcats Win 8th Straight Home Game, Down T'Wolves by 12

    Friday, March 14 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-03-15 01:40:22 GMT
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    The Charlotte Bobcats are now within 2 games of .500 on the season, after their eighth consecutive win at Time Warner Cable Arena.
    The Charlotte Bobcats are now within 2 games of .500 on the season, after their eighth consecutive win at Time Warner Cable Arena.
  • ACC Semifinals Saturday Afternoon

    NC State Upsets Syracuse; Carolina Falls to Pitt

    NC State Upsets Syracuse; Carolina Falls to Pitt

    Friday, March 14 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-03-15 01:35:32 GMT
    NC State knocked off the ACC Tournament's 2-seed, Syracuse, 66-63 on Friday night.
    NC State knocked off the ACC Tournament's 2-seed, Syracuse, 66-63 on Friday night.
  • Agent 89 finds a new home

    Moving On: Smith Signs With Ravens

    Moving On: Smith Signs With Ravens

    Friday, March 14 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-03-14 22:23:02 GMT
    Former Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has signed with the Baltimore Ravens. Smith has signed a three-year deal, worth $11 million.
    Former Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has signed with the Baltimore Ravens. Smith has signed a three-year deal, worth $11 million.
  • Chanticleers shot 58% to take down Eagles

    Winthrop's Tournament Dreams Dashed by Coastal Carolina

    Winthrop's Tournament Dreams Dashed by Coastal Carolina

    Sunday, March 9 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-03-10 02:18:14 GMT
    The Winthrop men's basketball team's dream of an NCAA tournament berth ended on Sunday afternoon as the Eagles fell to Coastal Carolina.
    The Winthrop men's basketball team's dream of an NCAA tournament berth ended on Sunday afternoon as the Eagles fell to Coastal Carolina.
  • Livingstone's Cheerleader with a small frame, but huge personality

    Back Flips and Charisma; The Story of Mykesha Smith

    Back Flips and Charisma; The Story of Mykesha Smith

    Friday, March 7 2014 10:41 PM EST2014-03-08 03:41:42 GMT
    Mykesha Smith packs more personality, pride, and pizzazz into her tiny frame than any of us could ever dream to.
    Mykesha Smith packs more personality, pride, and pizzazz into her tiny frame than any of us could ever dream to.
  • Winthrop opens Big South Tourney with a 77-65 win over Liberty

    Winthrop opens Big South Tourney with a 77-65 win over Liberty

    Thursday, March 6 2014 8:38 PM EST2014-03-07 01:38:54 GMT
    The Winthrop Eagles men's basketball team beat Liberty 77-65 to open the Big South Conference Tournament.The Eagles set a new tournament record, going 21 of 21 from the free throw line, on their way to their first round victory.
    The Winthrop Eagles men's basketball team beat Liberty 77-65 to open the Big South Conference Tournament.The Eagles set a new tournament record, going 21 of 21 from the free throw line, on their way to their first round victory.
  • Family of Sandy Hook victim honored at Eagles Game

    Winthrop Remembers Chase, Honors Kowalski Family

    Winthrop Remembers Chase, Honors Kowalski Family

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:52 AM EST2014-03-03 16:52:08 GMT
    The Kowalski's visited Winthrop, and were honored by Coach Pat Kelsey and the Eagles program
    The Kowalski's visited Winthrop, and were honored by Coach Pat Kelsey and the Eagles program
  • Eagles honor Sandy Hook Family

    Winthrop Tops Presbyterian on Emotional Day in Rock Hill

    Winthrop Tops Presbyterian on Emotional Day in Rock Hill

    Saturday, March 1 2014 11:23 PM EST2014-03-02 04:23:58 GMT
    Senior's Christian Farmer and Joab Jerome combined to score 35 points to lead Winthrop to an 82-60 victory, on a day when the Winthrop community honored a Sandy Hook family.
    Senior's Christian Farmer and Joab Jerome combined to score 35 points to lead Winthrop to an 82-60 victory, on a day when the Winthrop community honored a Sandy Hook family.
  • Blue Bears take down Winston-Salem State to win Crown

    Livingstone Wins CIAA Tournament

    Livingstone Wins CIAA Tournament

    Saturday, March 1 2014 11:17 PM EST2014-03-02 04:17:58 GMT
    Livingstone topped Winston-Salem State to win the CIAA Championship. Shaw won the Women's title.
    Livingstone topped Winston-Salem State to win the CIAA Championship. Shaw won the Women's title.
  • Livingstone will face Winston-Salem State in the Final

    Smith Falls in CIAA Semis; Livingstone Advances to Championship

    Smith Falls in CIAA Semis; Livingstone Advances to Championship

    Saturday, March 1 2014 12:42 AM EST2014-03-01 05:42:28 GMT
    JCSU lost to Winston-Salem State despite holding a 16-point second half lead. Livingstone topped Fayetteville State to move on the final as well. Check out the highlights!
    JCSU lost to Winston-Salem State despite holding a 16-point second half lead. Livingstone topped Fayetteville State to move on the final as well. Check out the highlights!
  • DE will be a Panther in 2014

    Panthers Franchise Tag Greg Hardy

    Panthers Franchise Tag Greg Hardy

    Friday, February 28 2014 5:12 PM EST2014-02-28 22:12:04 GMT
    Kraken to return for 2014 under the Panthers' franchise tag.
    Kraken to return for 2014 under the Panthers' franchise tag.
  • Bulldogs upset #1N Seed Bowie State

    JC Smith, Livingstone Advance to CIAA Semifinals With Wins Thursday

    JC Smith, Livingstone Advance to CIAA Semifinals With Wins Thursday

    Thursday, February 27 2014 10:44 PM EST2014-02-28 03:44:12 GMT
    Johnson C. Smith and Livingstone moved into the CIAA semifinals.
    Johnson C. Smith and Livingstone moved into the CIAA semifinals.
  • Golden Bulls knock off Virginia State

    JC Smith Men Advance to Face Bowie State in CIAA Q'finals

    JC Smith Men Advance to Face Bowie State in CIAA Q'finals

    Thursday, February 27 2014 12:51 PM EST2014-02-27 17:51:07 GMT
    Johnson C. Smith topped Virginia State, 83-63 on Wednesday night, to advance to the CIAA Quarterfinals against defending conference champion Bowie State. That game tips at 3 p.m.
    Johnson C. Smith topped Virginia State, 83-63 on Wednesday night, to advance to the CIAA Quarterfinals against defending conference champion Bowie State. That game tips at 3 p.m.
  • Wins Second Great American Race ('04)

    Dale Earnhardt, Jr Wins Daytona 500

    Dale Earnhardt, Jr Wins Daytona 500

    Monday, February 24 2014 12:15 AM EST2014-02-24 05:15:17 GMT
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was in Victory Lane at the Daytona 500 for the second time in his career.
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was in Victory Lane at the Daytona 500 for the second time in his career.
  • Locals Look to Prove They Belong on the Next Level

    Nike Sparq Training Gives High School Kids Chance to Shine

    Nike Sparq Training Gives High School Kids Chance to Shine

    Saturday, February 22 2014 11:19 PM EST2014-02-23 04:19:23 GMT
    Nike held its Sparq training combine, for local high school students, Saturday at Hough High School. MyFoxCarolinas' Sports Anchor Mike Leslie has the story.
    Nike held its Sparq training combine, for local high school students, Saturday at Hough High School. MyFoxCarolinas' Sports Anchor Mike Leslie has the story.
  • Bobcats Win Fourth Straight, Clip Grizzlies by 3

    Saturday, February 22 2014 11:11 PM EST2014-02-23 04:11:25 GMT
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    Kemba Walker scored 31 points to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to their fourth consecutive win. It's the first four-game win streak since March of 2011 for the Bobcats.In the video above, hear from new Bobcat Gary Neal about his addition to the franchise, and how he can help Al Jefferson and the 'Cats offense.
    Kemba Walker scored 31 points to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to their fourth consecutive win. It's the first four-game win streak since March of 2011 for the Bobcats.In the video above, hear from new Bobcat Gary Neal about his addition to the franchise, and how he can help Al Jefferson and the 'Cats offense.
  • Wildcats in Drivers' Seat for SoCon Regular Season Title

    Davidson Runs Win Streak to 10, Tops Wofford 59-49

    Davidson Runs Win Streak to 10, Tops Wofford 59-49

    Saturday, February 22 2014 10:37 PM EST2014-02-23 03:37:55 GMT
    The Wildcats clinched at least a share of the regular season SoCon title with a 59-49 win over Wofford.
    The Wildcats clinched at least a share of the regular season SoCon title with a 59-49 win over Wofford.
  • Bulldogs Win by 7

    Butler Drops Independence, 75-68 in Southwestern 4A Title Game

    Butler Drops Independence, 75-68 in Southwestern 4A Title Game

    Friday, February 21 2014 11:04 PM EST2014-02-22 04:04:32 GMT
    Butler knocked off Independence, 75-68 in the Southwestern 4A Championship game. MyFoxCarolinas' Sports Anchor Mike Leslie has the highlights!
    Butler knocked off Independence, 75-68 in the Southwestern 4A Championship game. MyFoxCarolinas' Sports Anchor Mike Leslie has the highlights!
  • Former 500 Winner will Race Daytona This Weekend

    Trevor Bayne Battling Through MS to Still Race

    Trevor Bayne Battling Through MS to Still Race

    Friday, February 21 2014 11:00 PM EST2014-02-22 04:00:03 GMT
    Former Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne was diagnosed with MS in November of 2013. But despite the ailment, he continues to push through, and will race on Sunday at Daytona. MyFoxCarolinas' Sports Anchor Mike Leslie has the story.
    Former Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne was diagnosed with MS in November of 2013. But despite the ailment, he continues to push through, and will race on Sunday at Daytona. MyFoxCarolinas' Sports Anchor Mike Leslie has the story.
  • Terry Labonte, Bill Elliott Headline the Nominees

    NASCAR Announces 20 Nominees for 2015 Hall of Fame Class

    NASCAR Announces 20 Nominees for 2015 Hall of Fame Class

    Friday, February 21 2014 10:08 PM EST2014-02-22 03:08:49 GMT
    NASCAR has announced 20 nominees for the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame's induction class.
    NASCAR has announced 20 nominees for the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame's induction class.
  • North Carolina Knocks off #5 Duke, 74-66

    North Carolina Knocks off #5 Duke, 74-66

    Thursday, February 20 2014 11:30 PM EST2014-02-21 04:30:02 GMT
    The North Carolina Tar Heels scored 14 of the games' final 20 points, as the Heels knocked off the Duke Blue Devils, 74-66 on Thursday night.
    The North Carolina Tar Heels scored 14 of the games' final 20 points, as the Heels knocked off the Duke Blue Devils, 74-66 on Thursday night.
  • Cats will Receive Neal and Luke Ridnour in Return

    Bobcats Add Gary Neal in Trade of Sessions & Adrien to Bucks

    Bobcats Add Gary Neal in Trade of Sessions & Adrien to Bucks

    Thursday, February 20 2014 9:14 PM EST2014-02-21 02:14:55 GMT
    The Charlotte Bobcats have traded Ramon Sessions and Jeff Adrien to the Milwaukee Bucks, in exchange for Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour, per a league source.
    The Charlotte Bobcats have traded Ramon Sessions and Jeff Adrien to the Milwaukee Bucks, in exchange for Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour, per a league source.
  • New driver of the #4 car eager to move past RCR portion of his career

    Harvick out of Earnhardt's 'Shadow'

    Harvick out of Earnhardt's 'Shadow'

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 10:42 PM EST2014-02-20 03:42:27 GMT
    Kevin Harvick says he's eager to be out from underneath the "Earnhardt Shadow", after spending 12 full seasons racing for Richard Childress Racing.MyFoxCarolinas' Sports Reporter Mike Leslie has the story from Daytona.
    Kevin Harvick says he's eager to be out from underneath the "Earnhardt Shadow", after spending 12 full seasons racing for Richard Childress Racing.MyFoxCarolinas' Sports Reporter Mike Leslie has the story from Daytona.
  • Still holds on to drive the restrictor plate tracks like Daytona

    Michael Waltrip Not Ready to Hang it Up Just Yet

    Michael Waltrip Not Ready to Hang it Up Just Yet

    Monday, February 17 2014 7:55 PM EST2014-02-18 00:55:23 GMT
    Michael Waltrip has had a long Sprint Cup career, dating back to the 1980s. And while his career is in its twilight now, the long-time fan favorite continues to hit the track, eager to go fast. MyFoxCarolinas' Sports Anchor Mike Leslie has more on the story.
    Michael Waltrip has had a long Sprint Cup career, dating back to the 1980s. And while his career is in its twilight now, the long-time fan favorite continues to hit the track, eager to go fast. MyFoxCarolinas' Sports Anchor Mike Leslie has more on the story.
  • Dale Jr. and Letarte

    Dale Jr. and Letarte

  • Daytona Qualifying

    Daytona Qualifying

  • Former Panthers FB becomes head coach of Mavericks

    Panther Pedigree: Hoover Takes Over at Marvin Ridge

    Panther Pedigree: Hoover Takes Over at Marvin Ridge

    Monday, February 10 2014 8:21 PM EST2014-02-11 01:21:16 GMT
    Former Carolina Panthers fullback Brad Hoover has become the new head football coach at Marvin Ridge High School.
    Former Carolina Panthers fullback Brad Hoover has become the new head football coach at Marvin Ridge High School.
  • Freshman paces Blue Devils to another win

    29 From Parker Leads Duke to Easy Win over BC

    29 From Parker Leads Duke to Easy Win over BC

    Saturday, February 8 2014 11:15 PM EST2014-02-09 04:15:10 GMT
    Jabari Parker scored a career-high 29 points, to lead the Duke Blue Devils to an 89-68 win at Boston College.
    Jabari Parker scored a career-high 29 points, to lead the Duke Blue Devils to an 89-68 win at Boston College.
  • Eagles down Camels by 26

    Winthrop Wins Third Game in Five Days, Tops Campbell

    Winthrop Wins Third Game in Five Days, Tops Campbell

    Saturday, February 8 2014 11:10 PM EST2014-02-09 04:10:00 GMT
    Winthrop men's basketball captured its third win in five days as it shot 51 percent en route to an 88-62 victory over Campbell.
    Winthrop men's basketball captured its third win in five days as it shot 51 percent en route to an 88-62 victory over Campbell.
  • Wildcats have won seven straight

    Davidson Bounces Furman, Improves to 10-1 in SoCon

    Davidson Bounces Furman, Improves to 10-1 in SoCon

    Saturday, February 8 2014 11:04 PM EST2014-02-09 04:04:22 GMT
    Davidson extended its winning streak to seven straight with a 65-50 victory over Furman.
    Davidson extended its winning streak to seven straight with a 65-50 victory over Furman.
  • Checkers raise money, awareness for fight against Women's Cancers

    Checkers Fall to Barons on "Pink in the Rink" Night

    Checkers Fall to Barons on "Pink in the Rink" Night

    Friday, February 7 2014 11:13 PM EST2014-02-08 04:13:27 GMT
    Checkers fall, 7-3, but hold "Pink in the Rink" night to raise money and awareness for the fight against women's cancers.
    Checkers fall, 7-3, but hold "Pink in the Rink" night to raise money and awareness for the fight against women's cancers.
  • Head coach honored by the school in 25th year at the helm

    Davidson Wins as School Names McKillop Court

    Davidson Wins as School Names McKillop Court

    Saturday, February 1 2014 11:19 PM EST2014-02-02 04:19:16 GMT
    De'Mon Brooks' 23 points and a barrage of 3-pointers late, led Davidson to a 62-43 victory over The Citadel as the basketball court was been named "McKillop Court."
    De'Mon Brooks' 23 points and a barrage of 3-pointers late, led Davidson to a 62-43 victory over The Citadel as the basketball court was been named "McKillop Court."
  • DeVoe scores 42 points, pulls down 12 rebounds in Shelby win

    Shelby Takes Down East Rutherford Behind 42 from Gabe DeVoe

    Shelby Takes Down East Rutherford Behind 42 from Gabe DeVoe

    Friday, January 31 2014 11:23 PM EST2014-02-01 04:23:05 GMT
    Gabe DeVoe scored 42 points, and pulled down 12 rebounds, as Shelby topped East Rutherford, 77-71. Highlights inside!
    Gabe DeVoe scored 42 points, and pulled down 12 rebounds, as Shelby topped East Rutherford, 77-71. Highlights inside!
  • Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship expanding to 16 drivers

    NASCAR's Chase Getting A Makeover

    NASCAR's Chase Getting A Makeover

    Thursday, January 30 2014 10:46 PM EST2014-01-31 03:46:01 GMT
    NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup is changing, expanding from 12 teams to 16, for the 2014 season.
    NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup is changing, expanding from 12 teams to 16, for the 2014 season.
  • Fans choose their seats at BB&T Ballpark

    Charlotte Knights Season Ticket Holders Pick their Seats

    Charlotte Knights Season Ticket Holders Pick their Seats

    Sunday, January 26 2014 11:12 PM EST2014-01-27 04:12:06 GMT
    Charlotte Knights fans got a chance to pick their new seats, at BBT Ballpark. MyFoxCarolinas' Mike Leslie has the story.
    Charlotte Knights fans got a chance to pick their new seats, at BBT Ballpark. MyFoxCarolinas' Mike Leslie has the story.
  • 80-61 victory keeps Clemson winless at Chapel Hill, all-time

    Heels Do it Again; Drop Clemson at Home for 57th Straight Time

    Heels Do it Again; Drop Clemson at Home for 57th Straight Time

    Sunday, January 26 2014 8:38 PM EST2014-01-27 01:38:00 GMT
    The Clemson Tigers have still never won at Chapel Hill.
    The Clemson Tigers have still never won at Chapel Hill.
  • TJ Warren's game-winner gives Wolfpack the victory

    NC State Nabs OT Win over Georgia Tech

    NC State Nabs OT Win over Georgia Tech

    Sunday, January 26 2014 7:36 PM EST2014-01-27 00:36:32 GMT
    T.J. Warren's running, one-handed jumper with five seconds left proved to be the difference as the NC State men's basketball team won its second consecutive game with a thrilling 80-78 overtime win over Georgia Tech on Sunday.
    T.J. Warren's running, one-handed jumper with five seconds left proved to be the difference as the NC State men's basketball team won its second consecutive game with a thrilling 80-78 overtime win over Georgia Tech on Sunday.
  • Wildcats improve to 6-1, set up date with Chattanooga for So-Con's top spot

    Davidson Cruises past Georgia Southern

    Davidson Cruises past Georgia Southern

    Saturday, January 25 2014 11:56 PM EST2014-01-26 04:56:38 GMT
    De'Mon Brooks and Brian Sullivan both scored 21 points to lead five Davidson scorers in double figures, as the Wildcats cruised past Georgia Southern, 82-52, in Southern Conference men's basketball action Saturday night in Belk Arena.
    De'Mon Brooks and Brian Sullivan both scored 21 points to lead five Davidson scorers in double figures, as the Wildcats cruised past Georgia Southern, 82-52, in Southern Conference men's basketball action Saturday night in Belk Arena.
  • 49ers fall to 3-3 in C-USA play

    Charlotte Edged by Rice, 71-69

    Charlotte Edged by Rice, 71-69

    Saturday, January 25 2014 11:46 PM EST2014-01-26 04:46:46 GMT
    Rice knocked off Charlotte, 71-69, as the Owls picked up their first win in C-USA play.
    Rice knocked off Charlotte, 71-69, as the Owls picked up their first win in C-USA play.
  • Winthrop comes back from early 11-0 deficit

    Winthrop edges VMI with late bucket from Keon Johnson

    Winthrop edges VMI with late bucket from Keon Johnson

    Saturday, January 25 2014 11:38 PM EST2014-01-26 04:38:37 GMT
    Keon Johnson’s bucket with 1.5 seconds remaining in the game lifted Winthrop to a 58-57 victory over the Virginia Military Institute, Saturday evening in Big South Conference Men’s Basketball action.
    Keon Johnson’s bucket with 1.5 seconds remaining in the game lifted Winthrop to a 58-57 victory over the Virginia Military Institute, Saturday evening in Big South Conference Men’s Basketball action.
  • Lions pick up road win over Mavs

    West Charlotte edges Mallard Creek by 3

    West Charlotte edges Mallard Creek by 3

    Friday, January 24 2014 11:11 PM EST2014-01-25 04:11:36 GMT
    West Charlotte edged Mallard Creek, 65-62 on Friday night. MyFoxCarolinas' Sports Anchor Mike Leslie has the highlights.
    West Charlotte edged Mallard Creek, 65-62 on Friday night. MyFoxCarolinas' Sports Anchor Mike Leslie has the highlights.
  • Tolonda Rose Simmons and her team remember her brother Todd

    Be the Match Event at Hickory Ridge Honors Coach's Brother

    Be the Match Event at Hickory Ridge Honors Coach's Brother

    Friday, January 24 2014 11:10 PM EST2014-01-25 04:10:13 GMT
    Todd Rose died of Leukemia when he was 46 years old. His sister, Tolonda Rose Simmons, is the head coach at Hickory Ridge high school. She organized a "Be The Match" event, to raise awareness about Bone Marrow donorship, and Leukemia. MyFoxCarolinas' Mike Leslie has the story.
    Todd Rose died of Leukemia when he was 46 years old. His sister, Tolonda Rose Simmons, is the head coach at Hickory Ridge high school. She organized a "Be The Match" event, to raise awareness about Bone Marrow donorship, and Leukemia. MyFoxCarolinas' Mike Leslie has the story.
  • Warriors steal three point win on the road

    Charlotte United Christian takes down Comenius in OT

    Charlotte United Christian takes down Comenius in OT

    Thursday, January 23 2014 11:11 PM EST2014-01-24 04:11:14 GMT
    Charlotte United Christian knocked off Comenius, Thursday night, 64-61. The Warriors needed overtime to pick up the road win, finishing strong to pull off the victory. MyFoxCarolinas Sports Reporter Mike Leslie has the highlights!
    Charlotte United Christian knocked off Comenius, Thursday night, 64-61. The Warriors needed overtime to pick up the road win, finishing strong to pull off the victory. MyFoxCarolinas Sports Reporter Mike Leslie has the highlights!
  • Johnson C. Smith Men's Basketball Coach Stephen Joyner to be inducted into CIAA Hall

    Quite the Journey; JCSU's Joyner Bound for CIAA Hall of Fame

    Quite the Journey; JCSU's Joyner Bound for CIAA Hall of Fame

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 10:42 PM EST2014-01-23 03:42:13 GMT
    Stephen Joyner is the head Men's Basketball coach at Johnson C. Smith. Joyner will be inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame for his work with the Golden Bulls.
    Stephen Joyner is the head Men's Basketball coach at Johnson C. Smith. Joyner will be inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame for his work with the Golden Bulls.
  • Hounds buy USL Pro rights to Eagles, Set Sights on Major League Soccer

    MLS Headed to Charlotte?

    MLS Headed to Charlotte?

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 4:53 PM EST2014-01-22 21:53:48 GMT
    MyFoxCarolinas Sports Anchor Mike Leslie talked to Charlotte Hounds Managing Partner Jim McPhilliamy about the possibility of the Charlotte Eagles becoming an MLS franchise in the future. Take a look!
    MyFoxCarolinas Sports Anchor Mike Leslie talked to Charlotte Hounds Managing Partner Jim McPhilliamy about the possibility of the Charlotte Eagles becoming an MLS franchise in the future. Take a look!
  • Anthony Flores and Mike Leslie have all the coverage!

    Signing Day 2014

    Signing Day 2014

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 9:34 PM EST2014-02-06 02:34:33 GMT
    MyFoxCarolinas Sports Director Anthony Flores and Mike Leslie have all the coverage from Signing Day 2014! Take a look!Congrats to all the signees!
    MyFoxCarolinas Sports Director Anthony Flores and Mike Leslie have all the coverage from Signing Day 2014! Take a look!Congrats to all the signees!
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