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AP sources: 6 C-USA schools apply for AAC membership

Oct. 21, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

The American Athletic Conference's latest rebuild leaves Conference USA in a precarious position. Six schools from C-USA — UAB, UTSA, Rice, North Texas, Charlotte and Florida Atlantic — have applied for membership with the American and are expected to be accepted by...

Ball scores 31 to rally Hornets past Pacers 123-122

Oct. 20, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball scored 31 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, and the Charlotte Hornets used a 24-0 third period run to battle back and beat the Indiana Pacers 123-122 on Wednesday night. Indiana led 122-121 on Torrey Craig’s foul shots with 12.7...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 20, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct.18 The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Colin Powell's efforts to build bridges, steer GOP from extremism: Much as Colin Powell deserves a tribute as America’s first...

Banchero, No. 9 Duke headline preseason ACC basketball picks

Oct. 19, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Ninth-ranked Duke is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference in its final season under Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, while touted Blue Devils freshman Paolo Banchero is the pick to be the league's player and freshman of the year. ...

North Carolina police see bank robbers switch getaway cars

Oct. 19, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three men accused of robbing a bank in North Carolina had one flaw in their plans to elude police, authorities said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a news release shortly after the men robbed a Bank of America branch on Friday, an officer...

Ex-boyfriend charged in death of North Carolina woman

Oct. 18, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who was reported missing last week has been found dead in South Carolina, and authorities have charged her boyfriend in her death. The body of LaPorscha Baldwin, 30, of Gastonia was found on Thursday by Fairfield County,...

Ready to run: Panthers' offense will look 'vastly different'

Oct. 18, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Coach Matt Rhule promised the Carolina Panthers' offense will take on a “vastly different look” moving forward after the team's third straight loss. In an effort for the Panthers to “find their identity” with star running back Christian...

Column: Larson surges as others stumble in NASCAR playoffs

Oct. 18, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It had been more than seven years since Joey Logano was knocked out of a race with an engine failure. The Roush Yates engines had been so reliable that an issue with the powerplant was the least of Team Penske's concerns. Then Logano noticed he...

Coach Mike Zimmer wants Vikings to find a 'killer instict'

Oct. 17, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he wants his team to find a killer instinct. For now, he’s happy to settle for another win. The Vikings (3-3) squandered an 11-point lead in the final 4:41 of regulation, then got a...

Cousins throws TD pass in OT; Vikings beat Panthers 34-28

Oct. 17, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — So much for the Minnesota Vikings' second-half scoring woes. Kirk Cousins threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns against the league's top-ranked pass defense, including a 27-yard touchdown pass to K.J. Osborn on the first possession of overtime...