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Panthers QB Newton resting after surgery on injured foot

Dec. 11, 2019 4:56 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has had surgery on his injured foot and is resting in his hometown of Atlanta. Carolina interim coach Perry Fewell said Wednesday that the surgery was a success, but added there is no timetable for Newton's return to the football field. The league's...

Graham, Hornets survive big night from Wizards' Bertans

Dec. 10, 2019 11:14 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Miles Bridges said he spent most of his rookie season thinking about highlight-reel plays. But the ultra-athletic 6-foot-6, 225-pound Charlotte Hornets forward, who was featured in the NBA All-Star Game dunk contest last season, said his mentality has changed in year two....

Ohio State's Chase Young wins Nagurski Award

Dec. 9, 2019 10:11 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ohio State defensive end Chase Young won the Bronko Nagurski Award given to the nation's top college defensive player on Monday night. Young was the nation's most dominant player on defense this season, recording 16 1/2 sacks and forcing six fumbles in 10 games for the Buckeyes. His...

Crew chief Pearn leaving NASCAR to spend time with family

Dec. 9, 2019 5:27 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cole Pearn, considered one of the top crew chiefs in NASCAR, is leaving the sport to spend more time with his family. Pearn won the 2017 NASCAR championship with Martin Truex Jr. and guided Truex to the title race in four of their five years together, including the last three...

Panthers to stick with Allen at QB instead of playing Grier

Dec. 9, 2019 3:06 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, NC. (AP) — The Panthers have lost five straight games and are out of playoff contention, which would appear to be a perfect time to get a look at rookie third-round draft pick Will Grier. But that won't happen — at least not this week. Interim coach Perry Fewell said Monday the...

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...