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Panthers' lineman Miller still feeling effects of COVID-19

Sep. 16, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers offensive lineman John Miller spent last Sunday watching his team’s season opener against the New York Jets from his bed, still recovering from COVID-19 symptoms. He’s hoping to get back on the field for Sunday's game against...

Panthers hope for better results against post-Brees Saints

Sep. 16, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers could never really figure out Drew Brees when he was playing quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. They’re hoping things will be different on Sunday with Jameis Winston at the helm. Brees dominated...

Holmberg aims to keep Duke moving against Northwestern

Sep. 16, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No one was sure exactly how Gunnar Holmberg would handle his first year as Duke’s starting quarterback. He's offering some early positive signs entering Saturday’s visit from Northwestern. The graduate student and captain is completing 71% of his...

Panthers hope Gonzalez settles revolving door at kicker

Sep. 15, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zane Gonzalez thought there was a possibility he might wind up with the Carolina Panthers following a strong tryout with the team this past June in which he was “pretty much perfect” on his field-goal and extra-point attempts. It took three...

NASCAR adds Gateway, returns Homestead to playoffs for 2022

Sep. 15, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Homestead-Miami Speedway will return to the playoff portion of the season in 2022, while St. Louis was awarded a Cup Series race and NASCAR will race on Easter Sunday for the first time in more than three decades in schedule changes released Wednesday. ...

FBI campaign to raise hate crime awareness in North Carolina

Sep. 15, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte division of the FBI says it is launching a campaign across North Carolina to raise awareness about federal hate crimes and to encourage people to report them. A news release from the agency on Monday says the campaign is part of a...

NASCAR shifts season-opening exhibition to L.A. Coliseum

Sep. 14, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will open the 2022 season inside Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in one of the biggest shakeups to its schedule in years. The annual exhibition Clash, held at Daytona International Speedway since 1979, will shift to Los Angeles next year....

NC man dies after crashing into county welcome sign in SC

Sep. 14, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

RICHBURG, S.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man died after his van ran off Interstate 77 in South Carolina and hit a brick welcome sign for Chester County, authorities said. Gregory Morris Hill, 70, of Charlotte, North Carolina, died at the scene of the crash Monday...

Panthers' defense had attitude, edge in Week 1 win over Jets

Sep. 13, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Defensive end Haason Reddick said the Carolina Panthers' defense has put the league on notice. While it may be a bit early to make any grand proclamations after a 19-14 win over a New York Jets team coming off a 2-14 last season and starting a...

Jets QB Wilson shows toughness, 'moxie' in loss to Panthers

Sep. 12, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zach Wilson got a first-hand look at just how difficult it can be to play quarterback for the New York Jets. But despite getting sacked six times and taking a crushing hit from mammoth defensive tackle Derrick Brown in a 19-14 loss to the Carolina...