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Billy Graham Library: Attendance up after namesake's death

Feb. 21, 2019 2:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Billy Graham Library in North Carolina says it has seen a surge in visitors in the year since its namesake's death. Citing a blog post on the library's website, WLOS-TV reports that 214,000 people visited the Charlotte complex in 2018, up from 144,000 in 2017. According to the...

Panthers longtime running backs coach Jim Skipper retires

Feb. 20, 2019 4:12 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers running backs coach Jim Skipper has retired from coaching after 32 years in the NFL, including 15 with Carolina. Carolina ranked in the top 10 in rushing yards eight times in Skipper's 15 seasons, including each of the last five years. Carolina's running backs went to six...

McDowell defends Daytona 500 decision not to push Logano

Feb. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael McDowell was still digesting his fifth-place finish at the Daytona 500 when Joey Logano appeared at the front of his car, angrily pointing at the Ford logo. He was questioning McDowell's loyalty to the brand. "He shows up pointing at the Ford emblem, pushing on the Ford,...

His last All-Star complete, Wade turns focus on playoff push

Feb. 18, 2019 2:14 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dwyane Wade is adamant that the end of this season will be the right time for him to bid farewell to the game of basketball. The game of basketball spent the weekend disagreeing with him. Wade's final All-Star appearance as a player is now complete, a four-day trip that had...

Currys: All-Star weekend 'everything we hoped it would be'

Feb. 18, 2019 12:58 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sonya Curry hasn't stopped smiling all weekend. She has had quality time with her grandchildren with the entire family in town for All-Star Weekend festivities. She even hit a half-court shot at a community center her family helped refurbish. On Saturday night, she emerged from Suite...

Antetokounmpo scores 38, but is denied MVP in defeat

Feb. 18, 2019 12:38 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Midway through the third quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo said he began thinking he had a chance to become the first international player to win the NBA All-Star Game MVP. But the thought was fleeting, as Team LeBron mounted a rally and came from behind to defeat Team Giannis 178-164...

Team LeBron rallies to beat Team Giannis, 178-164

Feb. 18, 2019 12:34 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from former teammate Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word. Oh, this mattered to James...

The Latest: Team LeBron rallies, wins All-Star game 178-164

Feb. 17, 2019 10:59 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on All-Star Weekend. (all times local) 10:55 p.m. Kevin Durant had 31 points and seven rebounds, LeBron James added 19 points and Team LeBron overcame a big game from Giannis Antetokounmpo to defeat Team Giannis 178-164 on Sunday night in the All-Star game. Team LeBron...

NISA given provisional 3rd division sanctioning by USSF

Feb. 17, 2019 11:43 AM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation has given provisional third division sanctioning to the proposed National Independent Soccer Association. The NISA said last September it will start play in August 2019, and it has announced teams in Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; an unspecified site...

At All-Star Game, Anthony Davis finds himself in spotlight

Feb. 17, 2019 2:49 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Anthony Davis isn't completely sure if he's going to play in Sunday's All-Star game. He doesn't know how much the New Orleans Pelicans will have him play the rest of this season. Or where he'll play next season. Or where he'll play the season after that, either. So Davis, obviously,...