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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pittsburgh in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Coach K remembers Kobe, berates fans as Duke beats Pitt

Jan. 29, 2020 12:42 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — It was a topsy-turvy night for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. Freshman center Vernon Carey Jr. had 26 points and 13 rebounds in the ninth-ranked Blue Devils' 79-67 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, a game that included tributes to Kobe Bryant and an outburst by Coach K at his own...

Charlotte Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon, right, drives into New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox II in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Hornets beat Knicks 97-92 to snap 8-game losing streak

Jan. 28, 2020 11:13 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets are back home and back in the win column. Terry Rozier scored 30 points and the Hornets rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat the New York Knicks 97-92 on Tuesday night and snap a season-high, eight-game losing streak. Charlotte (16-31) trailed by 13 points...

In this Jan. 20, 2020 photo, former New York City Mayor, and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg walks with supporters along the route of the Little Rock

Bloomberg creates a parallel presidential race. Can he win?

Jan. 28, 2020 9:40 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — When the leading Democratic presidential candidates marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by linking arms and marching through South Carolina's capital, Michael Bloomberg was nowhere near the early primary state. The former New York mayor was instead in Arkansas, tossing out candy at...

Daniel Suarez gets NASCAR ride 2 weeks before Daytona 500

Jan. 28, 2020 6:16 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Suarez landed a job two weeks before the NASCAR season begins when Gaunt Brothers Racing signed the Mexican driver for the No. 96 Toyota in the Cup Series. Suarez learned during the final weekend of last season in November that Stewart-Haas Racing was letting him go after one...

Panthers retain Blackburn as special teams coordinator

Jan. 28, 2020 5:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are bringing back Chase Blackburn as their special teams coordinator. Blackburn spent the last two seasons in the same role under former head coach Ron Rivera, but was on an expiring contract. Blackburn has some history with new Panthers coach Matt Rhule. They spent time...

North Carolina guard Cole Anthony (2) reacts from the sidelines with an injury during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Yale in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

UNC's Anthony eager for eventual return from knee surgery

Jan. 28, 2020 2:42 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Cole Anthony has spent six weeks watching North Carolina teammates struggle as he recovers from knee surgery. The Tar Heels’ star freshman point guard can’t wait to rejoin them the moment he is cleared to play again. “I’m doing pretty good, slowly and surely...

Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp celebrates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 68-62. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

No. 18 Hawkeyes face pair of challenges in Big Ten race

Jan. 28, 2020 3:52 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Iowa has a big week ahead in the Big Ten race. The No. 18 Hawkeyes have two games against ranked league opponents this week, the first when they visit No. 15 Maryland on Thursday. Then comes a Sunday visit from No. 19 Illinois, which entered the week tied with No. 14 Michigan State...

$20K raised to help man who survived 1952 lynching attempt

Jan. 28, 2020 3:18 AM EST

APEX, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who survived an attempted lynching in 1952 has been helped by hundreds of people to move to a new home Tuesday so a highway can be expanded. Lynn Council, 87, plans to move into a new house in Apex after living in his current home for more than 60 years, news...

Langley triple-double sparks NC A&T past Delaware St, 82-67

Jan. 27, 2020 11:23 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Kameron Langley had a triple-double with 15 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to lead North Carolina A&T to an 82-67 win over Delaware State on Monday night. Fred Cleveland Jr. had 16 points for NC A&T (10-12, 6-1 Mid-Eastern Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive...

North Carolina's Christian Keeling (55) chest bumps teammate Armando Bacot (5) after a Bacot dunk against North Carolina State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)

Brooks, Tar Heels beat rival Wolfpack on road 75-65

Jan. 27, 2020 10:50 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The injuries have piled up at North Carolina. So too have the losses in the roughest season of Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams' tenure with his alma mater. And yet, the Tar Heels went to North Carolina State and celebrated again on their rival's homecourt. Garrison Brooks had 25 points...