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Will Steve Clifford’s return to the Charlotte Hornets make any difference?

Thu, January 11, 2018

It is great news that Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford is scheduled to return to the team Tuesday after a series of chronic and debilitating headaches cost him six … Click to Continue »

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HS Basketball Update: No. 14 Olympic visits Harding in area’s featured game Friday

Thu, January 11, 2018

Elevator ↑Jairus Hamilton, Concord Cannon: McDonald’s All-America game nominee committed to Boston College on his birthday Thursday and will celebrated for scoring his 2,000th point before Friday’s home game with … Click to Continue »

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Panthers to hire Norv Turner as new offensive coordinator

Thu, January 11, 2018

The Carolina Panthers will hire Norv Turner as their offensive coordinator, a source told the Observer on Thursday evening. Turner’s son Scott will also be hired as the team’s quarterbacks … Click to Continue »

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Steve Clifford is back for the Hornets. Here’s what took the coach out of the game.

Thu, January 11, 2018

Following a medical leave of more than a month, the Charlotte Hornets’ Steve Clifford will return to coach his team starting Tuesday at practice, the Hornets announced Thursday night. The … Click to Continue »

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The draft call that could haunt the Charlotte Hornets for years

Thu, January 11, 2018

An NBA draft moves fast. A team has a maximum of five minutes to exercise a first-round pick when its name comes up in the annual June event. Last June, … Click to Continue »

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While his NC State teammates mostly missed against Clemson, Omer Yurtseven hit nearly everything

Thu, January 11, 2018

While the N.C. State Wolfpack handled the basketball with enough care to commit a season-low four turnovers Thursday night, the shots mostly fell outside the rims. Except, that is, for … Click to Continue »

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Omer Yurtseven’s 29 points propel N.C. State past No. 19 Clemson

Thu, January 11, 2018

Omer Yurtseven’s red-hot shooting allowed the Wolfpack to hold off a late Clemson rally and claim another ranked victim on Thursday night. Yurtseven scored 29 points, sinking five 3-pointers along … Click to Continue »

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Jon Davis scores 38, but Charlotte 49ers needed more against Marshall

Thu, January 11, 2018

Jon Davis broke out of a season-long slump Thursday night, but his 38-point performance wasn’t enough to save the Charlotte 49ers in a 91-83 loss to Marshall at Halton Arena. … Click to Continue »

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Five Observer-area players in top 20 of N.C. 2020 basketball rankings

Thu, January 11, 2018

Five Charlotte Observer-area high school sophomore basketball players are ranked in the top 20 of the latest Phenom Hoop Report rankings of the class of 2020. Rocky River’s Jaden Springer, … Click to Continue »

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Phenom Hoop Report Class of 2019 rankings heavy on area recruits in top 200

Thu, January 11, 2018

It’s probably no surprise that Concord Cox Mill junior Wendell Moore retains his spot atop the N.C. Class of 2019 rankings by Phenom Hoop Report. Moore has been top ranked … Click to Continue »

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