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Police: Employee fatally shot while opening restaurant

Dec. 9, 2019 7:49 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An employee opening a popular sandwich shop for business was shot and killed Monday morning in North Carolina, police say. The employee was found wounded outside Brooks' Sandwich House in Charlotte, news outlets reported. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the victim was pronounced...

Heat beat Bulls 110-105 for 10th straight home victory

Dec. 9, 2019 12:40 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Herro scored 27 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 38.2 seconds left in overtime, and the Miami Heat held off the Chicago Bulls 110-105 on Sunday night to improve to 10-0 at home this season. Herro made three 3’s in overtime and another with 7.1 seconds left in regulation...

12 of 26 first-year coaches are taking their teams to bowls

Dec. 8, 2019 8:35 PM EST

Twelve of the 26 first-year coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision are taking their teams to bowls. Ohio State’s Ryan Day is among six first-year coaches at bowl-bound Power Five schools. His unbeaten Buckeyes are the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff and will play Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl....

Trae Young scores 30 points, Hawks beat Hornets 122-107

Dec. 8, 2019 8:32 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Trae Young took a knee to the face, then returned to deliver a knockout blow to the Hornets. Young turned in perhaps his most complete game of the season with 30 points, nine assists and six rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks beat Charlotte 122-107 on Sunday night for their second...

The Latest: Toledo left out of bowl berths despite 6-6 mark

Dec. 8, 2019 6:54 PM EST

6:30 p.m. Toledo is not headed to a bowl despite going 6-6 this season. With 79 teams bowl eligible and 78 slots available, there was going to be a team left out. The Rockets lost their final three games of the regular season and will have their streak of nine straight winning seasons snapped. The last time...

Virginia Tech to meet Kentucky in Belk Bowl in ACC-SEC clash

Dec. 8, 2019 5:37 PM EST

Virginia Tech (8-4, ACC) vs Kentucky (7-5, SEC), Dec. 31, noon ET (ESPN) LOCATION: Charlotte, North Carolina. TOP PLAYERS Virginia Tech: QB Hendon Hooker threw for 1,445 yards and 11 TDs and ran for 306 yards and five touchdowns this season for the Hokies. Kentucky: WR-turned-RB Lynn Bowden Jr. rushed for 1,235...

Police: teens steal vehicle with 7-year-old inside

Dec. 8, 2019 5:12 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say five teenagers stole a car with a seven-year-old girl inside. News outlets report that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said teenagers stole a woman's vehicle at gunpoint Sunday morning. Police said the woman had just started the car and put her child in it...

No. 3 Clemson tops No. 22 Virginia 62-17 for ACC title

Dec. 8, 2019 12:05 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence believes No. 3 Clemson is better than it was a year ago. He and the Tigers will get the chance to prove it in the College Football Playoffs. Lawrence threw four touchdown passes, three to Tee Higgins, and the defending national champions dismantled No. 22 Virginia...

Virginia WR Reed out for ACC Championship against Clemson

Dec. 7, 2019 7:56 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Virginia will be without leading receiver Joe Reed in the ACC Championship game due to injury. The school announced Reed's status shortly before kickoff against Clemson on Saturday night. Reed is a 6-foot-1 senior who led the Cavaliers with 70 catches and six touchdown receptions....

Charlotte police: Murder suspects won't get ankle bracelets

Dec. 7, 2019 4:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Upset over how judges have used the bail system, police in Charlotte, North Carolina, said they will no longer assign electronic ankle bracelets to monitor murder suspects who are released on bail. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney announced the policy Friday as a way to...