Sports: Pro Sports

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Panthers' Report: Newton, Hardy a go for start of practice Friday

Pro Bowlers Cam Newton and Greg Hardy will be ready to practice when the Carolina Panthers take the field for the start of training camp Friday night. The same can’t be said of often-injured running back Jonathan Stewart. ... Panthers sign pair of offensive linemen to provide depth.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 08:00 PM

Ex-Tar Heel star Raymond Felton takes felony plea, avoids jail

Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 11:56 PM

Crouching Tiger can't get right

Tiger, Tiger, Tiger ...


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

Stephenson: Ear-blowing incident doesn’t define me

Lance Stephenson doesn’t want to be known as the guy who blew in LeBron James’ ear. Stephenson said during his introductory news conference Friday in Charlotte he’s “a little upset” that the ear-blowing incident in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Miami is how some people have defined him as a player.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

McIlroy and Woods deliver in first round of British Open

Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on the day Tiger Woods made a promising return, McIlroy took the lead with a 6-under 66, his best score in nearly two years at a major.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Hornets add former Pacers' guard Stephenson

Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte. The controversial shooting guard has agreed to a $27 million, three-year deal with the Hornets, according to a person familiar with the contract. The deal includes a team option for the third season.


Jul. 15, 2014 @ 11:59 PM

Jeter stars in All-Star Game finale, Trout spurs AL victory

Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits. ... Mike Trout's tiebreaking triple and later go-ahead double that earned him MVP honors. ... Also: Photos ... Box score ... Play-by-Play ... All-time MVP and All-Star Game records.


Jul. 15, 2014 @ 08:14 PM

Former Tar Heel Seager revels in All-Star experience

When the American League All-Star rosters were announced two weeks ago, Seattle Mariners third baseman and former North Carolina Tar Heel Kyle Seager was the consensus pick for biggest snub.


Jul. 09, 2014 @ 10:26 PM

FC Dallas beats RailHawks

Former UNC soccer players reunited during a U.S. Open quarterfinal at WakeMed Soccer Park.


Jul. 02, 2014 @ 07:47 PM

Patrick Ewing to coach P.J. Hairston

Plus, check out who Duke football coach David Cutcliffe could be coaching:


Jul. 01, 2014 @ 10:02 PM

Battier ready for next play

Former Duke basketball player Shane Battier is joining ESPN as a college basketball analyst.


Jul. 01, 2014 @ 09:02 PM

Canes make moves in NHL free agency

The Carolina Hurricanes add a goalie and a wingman.


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 09:27 PM

Taking it strong to the rim — or to the bank?

Free agents are weighing whether they want to build their bank accounts or construct championship teams.


Jun. 27, 2014 @ 10:42 PM

CANES PICK FLEURY

CAROLINA HURRICANES GRAB DEFENSEMAN HAYDN FLEURY WITH NO. 7 PICK

The Carolina Hurricanes have picked Canadian defenseman Haydn Fleury (6-2, 203) with the No. 7 overall pick in Friday night's NHL Draft. ...Aaron Ekblad (6-3, 213), 18, was the No. 1 overall pick by the Florida Panthers ... 

The NHL’s Central Scouting Service ranks Fleury, 17, ninth among North American skaters and second among defensemen.

“He probably epitomizes the so-called safe pick,” said Tony MacDonald, the Canes lead amateur scout. “He’s probably going to play for you for 10-12 years and give you great service. He’s a very reliable, solid guy.”

The 2013-14 season marked Fleury’s second full season with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League. As an alternate captain, he paced team defensemen in scoring with 46 points (8g, 38a) in 70 games. That output was more than double the 19 points (4g, 15a) he recorded in 66 games as a rookie, which was still good for third-best among team defensemen.

“He skates very, very well and moves the puck well,” MacDonald said.

Additionally, the 6-foot-3, 203-pound defenseman finished at a team-high plus-15 on a Red Deer squad that had a minus-10 goal differential and failed to qualify for the postseason.

What they're saying about Fleury ... Complete 1st Round NHL Draft coverage ...


Jun. 27, 2014 @ 08:53 PM

P.J. Hairston story plays only in America

A second chance at hoops. A second chance at life.