Charlotte, North Carolina Sports News

Through tragedy and triumph, what Charlotte 49ers’ interim coach learned to value most

Wed, January 10, 2018

Houston Fancher gets it. He knows what he’s up against as the Charlotte 49ers’ interim men’s basketball coach: attempting a quick fix of an under-performing team that took a seismic … Click to Continue »

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Evans, Gasol lead Grizzlies over Pelicans 105-102

Wed, January 10, 2018

After a poor defensive performance in the first quarter, the Memphis Grizzlies turned up the pressure all the way until the last minute. The Grizzlies held New Orleans to a … Click to Continue »

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Butler scores 26 to lead Timberwolves past Thunder 104-88

Wed, January 10, 2018

Taj Gibson and his teammates knew the Minnesota Timberwolves' four-game homestand was going to be tough. After all, New Orleans, Cleveland, Oklahoma City and New York were coming to town. … Click to Continue »

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Missouri pulls away in 2nd half to beat Georgia 68-56

Wed, January 10, 2018

Missouri's Jontay Porter didn't hesitate. Jordan Geist flung a pass to the freshman forward, who took one step, jumped over 6-foot-8 Georgia forward Yante Maten and crashed the ball into … Click to Continue »

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TCU women upset No. 7 Texas 79-77 on Kianna Ray's late FTs

Wed, January 10, 2018

Kianna Ray made two free throws with 6 seconds left and TCU beat a Top 10 team for the first time in more than eight years, upsetting No. 7 Texas … Click to Continue »

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People familiar with deal: Mets, Bruce agree at $39M, 3 yrs

Wed, January 10, 2018

Jay Bruce and his proven bat are headed back to the New York Mets. The free-agent outfielder is set to return to the Big Apple after agreeing to a $39 … Click to Continue »

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Johnson, Mooring lead UNLV past Air Force 81-76

Wed, January 10, 2018

Jordan Johnson scored 20 points and Jovan Mooring had 15, including a critical 3-pointer with fewer than 20 seconds to play, and UNLV held off Air Force 81-76 on Wednesday … Click to Continue »

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Kevin Durant becomes 44th player to join 20,000 point club

Wed, January 10, 2018

Kevin Durant became the 44th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points Wednesday night. Durant reached the milestone on a pull-up jumper from the left wing at the … Click to Continue »

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McLaughlin, Metu help USC overpower Colorado 70-58

Wed, January 10, 2018

Jordan McLaughlin scored 20 points and Southern California defeated Colorado 70-58 on Wednesday night. McLaughlin made all four of his 3-pointers for the Trojans (12-6, 3-2 Pac-12). They led most … Click to Continue »

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Louisville snaps No. 23 FSU's 28-game home win streak

Wed, January 10, 2018

Louisville got off to a slow start on the road against Florida State for the second straight year. This time though it was able to overcome it. The Cardinals trailed … Click to Continue »

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