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Embiid scores 43, 76ers hold off pesky Hornets 127-124 in OT

Dec. 06, 2021 23:34 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joel Embiid had a season-high 43 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers held off the short-handed Charlotte Hornets 127-124 in overtime on Monday night. Tobias Harris returned from a one-game absence due to illness and had 21 points...

North Carolina court delays, then restores candidate filing

Dec. 06, 2021 19:10 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The start of North Carolina candidate filing for U.S. House and legislative seats was blocked on Monday by an appeals court panel — only to be restored hours later when most Court of Appeals judges agreed they wanted to decide whether a longer filing delay was warranted. ...

North Carolina police ID suspect in 15 cases from 1990s

Dec. 06, 2021 16:25 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A suspect in at least 15 sexual assault cases in a North Carolina city in the 1990s has been identified through DNA testing, police said Monday. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit said in a news release that the...

Pickett, No. 13 Pitt headline AP All-ACC honors for 2021

Dec. 06, 2021 11:42 AM EST

Newly crowned Atlantic Coast Conference champion Pittsburgh headlines The Associated Press All-ACC teams and individual awards for the 2021 season. The 13th-ranked Panthers had a league-best seven selections in results released Monday after voting by 14 sports writers who cover the...

North Carolina, South Carolina meet in Duke's Mayo Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 18:17 PM EST

North Carolina (6-6, ACC) vs South Carolina (6-6, SEC), Dec. 30, 11:30 a.m. ET LOCATION: Charlotte, North Carolina TOP PLAYERS North Carolina: QB Sam Howell has passed for 2,851 yards and 34 touchdowns while rushing for 825 yards...

Offensive coordinator Brady relieved of duties by Panthers

Dec. 05, 2021 14:55 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have relieved offensive coordinator Joe Brady of his duties. The team announced the change Sunday. “I met with Joe this morning and informed him that I have decided to make a change,” coach Matt Rhule...

Wake Forest coach: NCAA should review rules on fake slides

Dec. 05, 2021 09:53 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said the NCAA needs to review its rules on whether quarterbacks should be allowed to “fake slide” after escaping the pocket. Clawson’s statement came after his team’s 45-21 loss to Pittsburgh in the Atlantic...

No. 17 Pitt rolls by No. 18 Wake Forest 45-21 for ACC title

Dec. 05, 2021 01:34 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Erick Hallett II saw the receiver running to his side and knew the ball was coming his way. He cut in front to snag a jumping interception and began sprinting for the end zone with the ball clutched in his right hand — then extended the ball as...

Pitt QB Pickett's stock surging after ACC championship

Dec. 05, 2021 00:44 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett has the records — and now he has an Atlantic Coast Conference championship to go along with them. Pickett’s ascent to a likely Heisman Trophy candidate and a prospective first-round NFL draft pick took another big...

Young triggers Charlotte in 86-79 win over George Washington

Dec. 04, 2021 16:11 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jahmir Young scored 26 points and Clyde Trapp scored 19 with 12 rebounds and Charlotte ended a three-game losing streak beating George Washington 86-79 on Saturday. Young made all 11 of his foul shots and Charlotte finished 19 for 21 from the...