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Danica Patrick to join NBC's Indy 500 team

Mar. 20, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. Patrick retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500. Her eighth appearance in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" prepped her for a return as a...

Nets erase 28-point deficit in 2nd-half, top Kings 123-121

Mar. 20, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — D'Angelo Russell scored 27 of his career-high 44 points in the fourth quarter, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson made a layup with eight-tenths of a second remaining, and the Brooklyn Nets rallied from 28 points down in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 123-121 on Tuesday night...

Redick just misses triple-double; 76ers beat Hornets 118-114

Mar. 19, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — JJ Redick's last triple-double came in high school. "Does high school even count?" Redick said with a grin. "I mean we all have our high school stories." Redick was two assists shy of his first NBA triple-double in 761 career games, finishing with 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight...

Panthers sign free agent Bruce Irvin to 1-year deal

Mar. 19, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed unrestricted free agent linebacker/defensive end Bruce Irvin to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not immediately available on Tuesday. A former first-round draft pick in 2012 by Seattle, Irvin split last season with the Raiders and Falcons playing...

Column: Kyle Busch's mark stands on its own not vs Petty's

Mar. 18, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch has 200 NASCAR national series wins, the same number as Richard Petty, and the totals will never stack up equally into a pair of neat columns that make for an easy debate between the two. The wins can never be compared because they were in different eras, under different...

Williamson, No. 5 Duke beat No. 12 FSU 73-63 for ACC title

Mar. 17, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson remembers crying in his mother's arms after suffering a knee sprain that would sideline him for nearly six full games and threaten fifth-ranked Duke's title potential. Less than a month later, Williamson was standing amid fallen confetti, raising an Atlantic Coast...

No. 5 Duke edges No. 3 UNC 74-73 in ACC semifinals

Mar. 16, 2019 4:12 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson didn't hesitate when he saw his shot for the lead coming off the rim late in a tense game with Duke's fierce rival. He bounced right back up in traffic for the kind of play that only he can make with his athleticism and size. Yes, the Blue Devils' freshman star now...

Florida State upends No. 2 Virginia 69-59 in ACC semifinals

Mar. 15, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said his team's goal this season has been to establish itself among the hierarchy of the Atlantic Coast Conference largely dominated the past several years by Duke, North Carolina and Virginia. While that has been a challenging task for what he...

Bathroom bill sponsor leads GOP field in NC election re-do

Mar. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans are heading for a lively and rapid-fire faceoff to decide who'll represent the GOP in a new North Carolina congressional election mandated after a ballot-rigging scandal blocked the former Republican candidate's presumed victory in November. Ten Republicans filed by...

Williamson has 29 points in return, No. 5 Duke rolls in ACCs

Mar. 15, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson said he never listened to the analysts who suggested he should forego the remainder of his college career at Duke and focus on the NBA. "I knew I was going to be back," Williamson said. "Everybody has their right to their own opinion, but I knew I was coming back the...