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Rivera says Cam's backup in Carolina still uncertain

Aug. 19, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While Cam Newton remains the clear-cut starting quarterback in Carolina, his primary backup remains largely uncertain. Kyle Allen started the first two preseason games and appears to have the edge over third-round draft pick Will Grier, but the reality is neither QB has taken full...

NC man dies 7 years after he's found innocent, released

Aug. 19, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who was released from prison after serving 17 years for a murder he didn't commit has died. The co-director of Duke University's Wrongful Convictions Clinic confirmed that LaMonte Armstrong died Thursday. Co-director Theresa Newman said in email to The...

North Carolina wild horse dies after tangled in barbed wire

Aug. 19, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

OUTER BANKS, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Corolla Wild Horse Fund has confirmed a young stallion became tangled in barbed wire near an Outer Banks beach and had to be euthanized. The Fund posted on Facebook that the 4-year-old horse named Joaquin was spotted caught in a barbed wire fence Thursday. The post...

Ogletree, Augenstein headline US Walker Cup team

Aug. 18, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Amateur champion Andy Ogletree and runner-up John Augenstein headline the United States' final seven additions to its Walker Cup team. The seven players were announced Sunday night by the USGA following Ogletree's 2-and-1 victory in the U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst. Joining...

Indians ace Kluber exits rehab game with abdominal tightness

Aug. 18, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians ace Corey Kluber was removed from a minor league start after one inning with abdominal tightness. The team said Kluber, who hasn't pitched in the majors since breaking his arm during a start on May 1, was taken out of Sunday's game for Triple-A Columbus in Charlotte, North...

Ogletree rallies to beat Augenstein in US Amateur final

Aug. 18, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Andy Ogletree was in danger of being blown out of the U.S. Amateur final. He kept his poise — and his confidence — and came back to win. Ogletree won the U.S. Amateur on Sunday, rallying to beat John Augenstein 2 and 1. "Everyone on (his Georgia Tech) team says Andy's...

Wake Forest to start Jamie Newman at QB

Aug. 18, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Jamie Newman will begin the season as Wake Forest's starting quarterback. Coach Dave Clawson announced the decision Sunday to start Newman ahead of sophomore Sam Hartman. Clawson says he was confident in both quarterbacks because they both looked capable when healthy. Hartman...

Brown: Howell to start getting 1st-team QB reps for UNC

Aug. 18, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Mack Brown says true freshman quarterback Sam Howell will start working with the first-team offense in preseason practices. Brown said Sunday that Howell's consistency had given him an edge in a three-way competition with redshirt freshmen Cade Fortin and Jace...

It's Augenstein, Ogletree in US Amateur final

Aug. 17, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Andy Ogletree took a peek at the bracket before the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals and made a prediction to his caddie: He would face John Augenstein in the final. He was right. Augenstein beat William Holcomb V 3 and 2 in one semifinal Saturday, and Ogletree topped teenager and fellow...

Allen, Johnson lead Bills past Newton-less Panthers 27-14

Aug. 16, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After winning the coin toss, Josh Allen quickly asked for the ball. He was eager and ready to go — and it showed. Allen shook off some first-game jitters and completed 9 of 11 passes for 102 yards and led two scoring drives, Kevin Johnson returned an interception 71 yards for...