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    Tony Stewart is returning to the track this weekend, at Atlanta Motor Speedway, driving for the first time since the tragic incident that claimed the life of Kevin Ward, on August 9th. Stewart addressed the media Friday, marking his first public comments since the crash.
    Tony Stewart is returning to the track this weekend, at Atlanta Motor Speedway, driving for the first time since the tragic incident that claimed the life of Kevin Ward, on August 9th. Stewart addressed the media Friday, marking his first public comments since the crash.
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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.
    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.
  • Stewart addresses the media for first time after tragedy that killed Kevin Ward

    Tony Stewart - "This is something that will affect my life forever"

    Tony Stewart - "This is something that will affect my life forever"

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:56:15 GMT
    Tony Stewart is returning to the track this weekend, at Atlanta Motor Speedway, driving for the first time since the tragic incident that claimed the life of Kevin Ward, on August 9th. Stewart addressed the media Friday, marking his first public comments since the crash.
    Tony Stewart is returning to the track this weekend, at Atlanta Motor Speedway, driving for the first time since the tragic incident that claimed the life of Kevin Ward, on August 9th. Stewart addressed the media Friday, marking his first public comments since the crash.
  • 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

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    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.
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  • Andy Wilkins Powers Knights Past G-Braves 17-4.

    Andy Wilkins Powers Knights Past G-Braves 17-4.

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-08-19 02:46:40 GMT
    (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) –KNIGHTS- Andy Wilkins launched his 29th home run of the season, added his 35th double of the year, and helped lead the Charlotte Knights to an exciting 17-4 win over the Gwinnett Braves on Monday from BBT Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte.
    (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) –KNIGHTS- Andy Wilkins launched his 29th home run of the season, added his 35th double of the year, and helped lead the Charlotte Knights to an exciting 17-4 win over the Gwinnett Braves on Monday from BBT Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte.
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    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.
  • Hill picks up first win in Knights uniform

    Knights Bounce Back from Fireworks Flameout, Top Tides 6-3

    Knights Bounce Back from Fireworks Flameout, Top Tides 6-3

    Saturday, July 5 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-07-06 03:54:34 GMT
    On a record-breaking night at BBT Ballpark on Saturday, the Charlotte Knights beat the Norfolk Tides by a score of 6-3 in the finale of their two-game series. The Knights welcomed their 22nd sell-out crowd of the 2014 campaign and surpassed their all-time highest attendance mark in a single season (429,132 in 1993).
    On a record-breaking night at BBT Ballpark on Saturday, the Charlotte Knights beat the Norfolk Tides by a score of 6-3 in the finale of their two-game series. The Knights welcomed their 22nd sell-out crowd of the 2014 campaign and surpassed their all-time highest attendance mark in a single season (429,132 in 1993).
Home runs by Andy Wilkins and Blake Tekotte led the red-hot Charlotte Knights to a 9-6 win over the Gwinnett Braves on Sunday from Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA. With the win, the Charlotte Knights earned a two-game series sweep against their South Division foe. The two teams will open a two-day, three-game series from BB&T Ballpark on Monday with a day-night doubleheader.

RHP Dylan Axelrod (5-6, 4.38) started for Charlotte and earned his fifth win of the season after allowing four runs on nine hits over six innings. Axelrod walked just one batter and registered six strikeouts.

The Charlotte offense once again used the long ball -- adding to their International League lead. The Knights put up back-to-back three-run innings in the second and third highlighted once again by home runs. Wilkins led the second inning off with his team-leading 14th homer of the season. Two batters later, Tekotte ripped his ninth of the year. For the season, the Knights have hit a league-best 94 home runs.

Charlotte scored six of their eight runs off Gwinnett starter Aaron Northcraft (0-1, 12.46), who was saddled with the loss. He gave up six runs on eight hits over just 2.2 innings pitched.

A night after recording four RBIs, Micah Johnson added two more RBIs on Sunday. He was 2-for-5 on the afternoon. Tekotte led the way with three hits and three runs scored.

Reliever Taylor Thompson shut the door in the ninth inning to earn his fourth save of the season.

The Knights and Braves will move their series over to BB&T Ballpark on Monday and play a day-night doubleheader. First pitch of game one is set for 12:05 p.m., while game two is set for 7:05 p.m. RHP Shawn Hill (0-1, 3.18) gets the nod in game one for Charlotte against Gwinnett RHP Cody Martin (5-6, 3.02). In the nightcap, the Knights will hand the ball to RHP Matt Zaleski (0-0, 0.00), who will make his first start of the season. He will be opposed by Gwinnett RHP Kanekoa Texeira (0-0, 3.38).

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