What Phil Mickelson did to earn a two-stroke penalty at the U.S. Open on Saturday means one thing to golf purists, and another thing entirely to me. Here’s what his actions mean for how he’ll be remembered.
Short takes: Florida Gators baseball team makes play of the season to get into College World Series, a World Cup soccer pick, best NBA team ever, Mississippi blues advice from former Carolina Panthers star Wesley Walls, Cam Newton’s joy.
The favorites for to sign NBA free agent LeBron James include: Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers (ah, Hollywood), Houston Rockets; Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite what ESPN commentator said, the Charlotte Hornets won’t.
The Charlotte Hornets are scheduled to pick 11th in the 2018 NBA draft, which is two weeks away. Can new GM Mitch Kupchak alter the history of No. 11 picks, which is recently littered with role players and washouts?
Charlotte boxer Christy Salters Martin’s story sounds like a movie, and now it apparently is. Starring as Martin will be – Amy Schumer. “My first thought was, ‘But she’s a comedian, and there’s nothing funny about my life.’ ”
I like underdogs, but there was no way I was going to pick the Houston Rockets or Boston Celtics to reach the NBA Finals. Daring pick, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, don’t you think?
Short takes: Observations from Carolina Panthers practice, including Cam Newton and Ron Rivera. … NASCAR should shrink Coca-Cola 600. … NBA Finals: The Golden State Warriors - Cleveland Cavaliers winner. … NHL shows way to Las Vegas glitz.
When NFL players take a knee, they aren’t kneeling because they are anti-military or anti-police. Professional athletes have a platform and can use their celebrity to nonviolently call attention to the issues that confront them. That’s it.
I’ve yet to meet David Tepper, the Carolina Panthers’ new owner. But I like the guy. He strikes me as genuine, the type of person that Charlotte will grow to bond with. Every city has a personality; here’s how Tepper can learn ours.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said protecting the sport’s integrity would guide league’s philosophy. … When gambling arrives, will you bet from your phone? The streets? A stadium? … Will we see Las Vegas-style betting in hinterlands?
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Fox paid the WWE $1 billion for the television rights to “SmackDown,” the lesser of the WWE’s two weekly wrestling TV shows. The deal is for five years. Good move by Fox.
Short takes: When LeBron James — who IS slightly better than Michael Jordan — retires, who will fill that huge void for haters? … A Josh Norman “Dancing with the Stars” update. … Picks for the Charlotte Hornets’ in the 2018 NBA Draft.
Two Kemp's ridley sea turtles paddle back into the Atlantic in a release on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore after being treated for cold-stunning at the N.C. Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation Center on Roanoke Island.