U.S. Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad - a Duke graduate - is about to become the first Team USA athlete to participate in her sport while wearing a hijab, the traditional covering for the hair and neck worn by Muslim women.
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When the Charlotte Hornets’ season ended May 1 with a blowout loss to Miami in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference’s first round, it was obvious this was a good Charlotte team that was nowhere close to being a great one.
Trey McRae, a high jumper, has a chance to become the first Charlotte 49ers athlete to make the U.S. Olympic team. He must finish in the top three of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials to qualify.
Kathleen Baker, 19, who qualified for U.S. Olympic swim team in 100-meter backstroke Tuesday, commuted constantly between Charlotte and Winston-Salem for five years to train. Baker’s family sacrificed, then celebrated together.
Nic Batum’s 5-year, $120-million contract with the Hornets will be richest in Charlotte sports history – more per year than NFL MVP Cam Newton – but franchise was right to pay what it took to keep him.
Blindness caused by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan changed nearly everything for Navy veteran and Paralympian Brad Snyder, but not his love of swimming. He’ll compete in Charlotte this weekend for a spot in September’s Paralympics in Brazil.
The two young women tied together by an act of great sportsmanship in 2010 at a high school cross country meet have moved on with their lives. One will become a physical therapist; one competes in Miss North Carolina pageant Saturday.
I think it was a good idea for the Charlotte Hornets to trade the No. 22 pick in the 2016 NBA draft to Sacramento for Marco Belinelli, which is what they unofficially did before the draft started Thursday night.