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7-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire after 2020

Nov. 20, 2019 3:55 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson sat down next to Jeff Gordon at a 2001 driver meeting and asked the champion if he had time to offer any career advice. Gordon was so impressed with the fellow California native that he encouraged Rick Hendrick to start a team built specifically for the 25-year-old...

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racing after next season

Nov. 20, 2019 12:58 PM EST
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racing after next season.

Tepper says no decision yet on future of QB Cam Newton

Nov. 18, 2019 8:11 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton’s future in Carolina will depend on how well he recovers from a foot injury. Panthers owner David Tepper said in a meeting with reporters Monday the organization won’t decide on Newton’s long-term future until after they determine if the quarterback...

Panthers’ downward trend could lead to offseason changes

Nov. 18, 2019 6:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — If things continue trending like this, the Carolina Panthers could be in for some major changes next offseason. And those could potentially include players, coaches and front office personnel. New Panthers owner David Tepper met with the media Monday for about an hour and said he...

Young score 24, Charlotte tops Wake Forest 67-65 in overtime

Nov. 17, 2019 9:45 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte campus is right in the heart of ACC country. On Sunday night, the 49ers took their first win over an ACC opponent in nearly nine years when they beat Wake Forest 67-65 in overtime in front of 4,819 fans at Halton Arena. It ended a 13-game losing streak to ACC opposition...

Panthers’ Rivera will stick with struggling young QB Allen

Nov. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Kyle Allen bandwagon is beginning to empty in Carolina. The Panthers’ second-year quarterback who started his NFL career with five straight victories has suddenly stumbled upon tough times, losing three of his past four starts while throwing nine interceptions during that...

Falcons defense overwhelms Allen, Panthers 29-3

Nov. 17, 2019 6:59 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cornerback Isaiah Oliver can’t explain the Falcons’ dramatic turnaround the past two weeks on defense. But he said it’s a little bittersweet. “This was the defense we expected to be playing from the start of the season,” Oliver said. If they had,...

Monk hits 3-pointer at buzzer, Hornets beat Pistons 109-106

Nov. 15, 2019 10:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Things haven’t always gone the way Malik Monk hoped during his first two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. But coach James Borrego said the third-year shooting guard never stopped working — and now he’s starting to see some big results. Monk knocked down a...

Malik Monk hits 3 at buzzer, Hornets top Pistons 109-106

Nov. 15, 2019 10:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Malik Monk hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Charlotte Hornets a 109-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. After Derrick Rose drove the lane and awkwardly threw the ball away with a second left, Charlotte got it at midcourt. Following a timeout, the Hornets...

Shooting outside Charlotte bars draws police, leaves 1 dead

Nov. 15, 2019 7:02 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Witnesses described chaos outside bars early Friday during a fatal shooting that involved two police officers at an entertainment complex in North Carolina’s biggest city. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a news release that two of its officers were working...