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Michael Jordan returns home, meets with hurricane victims

Nov. 20, 2018 6:55 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Stephanie Parker isn't quite sure how her family of six would have managed the last two months without the help of Michael Jordan and the American Red Cross following Hurricane Florence. So when Parker met Jordan on Tuesday she couldn't hold back giving the owner of the NBA's...

Walker new NBA scoring leader, Hornets top Celtics 117-112

Nov. 19, 2018 11:02 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA's new scoring leader was determined his latest big night wouldn't go to waste. Kemba Walker scored 43 points, giving him 103 in his last two games, and the Charlotte Hornets battled back to beat the Boston Celtics 117-112 on Monday night. Walker followed up his NBA...

Martin sparks late rally, Charlotte edges Longwood 42-39

Nov. 19, 2018 9:50 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Malik Martin scored 17 points, including 3-pointers on consecutive Charlotte possessions, sparking a late-game breakaway run as the 49ers upended Longwood 42-39 Monday night. The win ended Longwood's 4-0 start, its best start since it moved to Division I. Charlotte (2-2) is no...

High school student indicted on second-degree murder charge

Nov. 19, 2018 6:16 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina grand jury has indicted a high school student on a charge of second-degree murder after a shooting last month. A Mecklenburg County grand jury returned an indictment Monday against 16-year-old Jatwan Craig Cuffie, who was originally charged as an adult with...

Resilient Pitt takes unlikely path to ACC Coastal title

Nov. 19, 2018 6:08 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi insists he wasn't making some sort of bold prediction. That he wasn't guaranteeing anything when he told fans at a kickoff luncheon on the eve of the regular season to clear their schedule for a trip to Charlotte for the Atlantic Coast Conference title game...

Charlotte fires Lambert, who has coached program from start

Nov. 18, 2018 9:13 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte will not retain Brad Lambert after this season, moving on from the only football coach the school has had. Athletic director Mike Hill announced Sunday that Lambert would coach the team's final game against Florida Atlantic on Saturday, but a search for a new coach will...

Walker's 60 points not enough; 76ers top Hornets in OT

Nov. 17, 2018 11:53 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — JJ Redick jokingly bet new 76ers teammate Jimmy Butler on the bench that he wouldn't call "game" on the final shot. Butler responded with "bet." Butler, in his third game with his new team, drained a 3-pointer as time expired in overtime and Philadelphia overcame an NBA season-high...

FIU tops Charlotte 42-35, remains in C-USA title hunt

Nov. 17, 2018 7:40 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — James Morgan passed for 268 yards and two touchdowns and Napoleon Maxwell ran for 102 yards and two scores — including a 52-yarder midway through the fourth quarter — to help Florida International hold off Charlotte 42-35 on Saturday. The Golden Panthers (8-3, 6-1...

James Madison beats Charlotte 64-59; best start since 81-82

Nov. 16, 2018 11:13 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Darius Banks scored 21 points, Dwight Wilson tied a career-high with 12 rebounds and undefeated James Madison held on to beat Charlotte 64-59 on Friday. James Madison is 4-0 for the first time in 37 years. Deshon Parker made back-to-back 3-pointers and the Dukes led 55-37 with 5:53...

Panthers defense aims to put 'humbling' loss behind them

Nov. 14, 2018 6:43 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Thomas Davis said Carolina's most recent loss could turn out to be a positive for the Panthers moving forward. That's why Davis thanked Steelers coach Mike Tomlin at midfield for "humbling" the Panthers after his team put up 52 points on Carolina's once-vaunted defense last Thursday...