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Young score 24, Charlotte tops Wake Forest 67-65 in overtime

Nov. 17, 2019 9:45 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte campus is right in the heart of ACC country. On Sunday night, the 49ers took their first win over an ACC opponent in nearly nine years when they beat Wake Forest 67-65 in overtime in front of 4,819 fans at Halton Arena. It ended a 13-game losing streak to ACC opposition...

Panthers’ Rivera will stick with struggling young QB Allen

Nov. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Kyle Allen bandwagon is beginning to empty in Carolina. The Panthers’ second-year quarterback who started his NFL career with five straight victories has suddenly stumbled upon tough times, losing three of his past four starts while throwing nine interceptions during that...

Falcons defense overwhelms Allen, Panthers 29-3

Nov. 17, 2019 6:59 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cornerback Isaiah Oliver can’t explain the Falcons’ dramatic turnaround the past two weeks on defense. But he said it’s a little bittersweet. “This was the defense we expected to be playing from the start of the season,” Oliver said. If they had,...

Monk hits 3-pointer at buzzer, Hornets beat Pistons 109-106

Nov. 15, 2019 10:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Things haven’t always gone the way Malik Monk hoped during his first two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. But coach James Borrego said the third-year shooting guard never stopped working — and now he’s starting to see some big results. Monk knocked down a...

Malik Monk hits 3 at buzzer, Hornets top Pistons 109-106

Nov. 15, 2019 10:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Malik Monk hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Charlotte Hornets a 109-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. After Derrick Rose drove the lane and awkwardly threw the ball away with a second left, Charlotte got it at midcourt. Following a timeout, the Hornets...

Shooting outside Charlotte bars draws police, leaves 1 dead

Nov. 15, 2019 7:02 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Witnesses described chaos outside bars early Friday during a fatal shooting that involved two police officers at an entertainment complex in North Carolina’s biggest city. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a news release that two of its officers were working...

The Latest: Police involved in shooting were off-duty

Nov. 15, 2019 4:18 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting near a cluster of bars and restaurants in Charlotte (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Police say two officers involved in a fatal shooting in North Carolina’s biggest city were working off-duty in uniform when they responded to a fight in an area...

Panthers have been unable to solve Matt Ryan

Nov. 14, 2019 4:11 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Ryan is coming to town, which tends to mean trouble for the Carolina Panthers. The Falcons quarterback has dominated the rival Panthers of late, going 6-1 in his past seven starts while averaging 318 yards passing with 15 touchdown passes and only three interceptions. Ryan is...

Ja Morant lifts Grizzlies past Hornets with late layup

Nov. 13, 2019 10:34 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ja Morant’s winning layup left the rookie flexing and shouting at the crowd and sent father Tee racing down the sideline while pumping his knees high in the air, filled with excitement over his son’s big moment. Yep, Morant’s homecoming game went about as well as...

Tifft leaves Front Row Motorsports to focus on health

Nov. 13, 2019 5:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Tifft has parted ways with Front Row Motorsports to focus on his health after suffering a seizure at the track late last month. Tifft felt ill before practice at Martinsville Speedway and has not been in the car since his health scare. Tifft said then that tests showed a brain...