Carolina Panthers: Elijah Hood, former Charlotte Catholic and UNC Tar Heels star, is a long shot to make the roster, but he’s bettered his chances by scoring touchdowns in the team’s two NFL preseason games.
Already on the U.S. Ryder Cup team, Webb Simpson heads into the PGA Tour’s season-ended FedEx Cup playoffs in excellent shape -- seventh overall -- after a second-place finish at Greensboro’s Wyndham Championship.
Christian McCaffrey scored on a 71-yard touchdown run Friday in the Carolina Panthers’ 27-20 preseason win over the Miami Dolphins, giving rise to the hope that he will have a more explosive second NFL season.
Raleigh’s Doc Redman is just starting his pro golf career while Kyle Thompson, a three-time winner of Raleigh’s Rex Hospital Open, faces the end of his this week at the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship in Greensboro.
The package of NCAA basketball reforms announced this week as a result of the Rice Commission’s investigation into the sport was lacking something everyone knows is coming: the end of one-and-done and the ability of elite 18-year-old players -- like Barrett -- to go straight into the NBA draft. This is likely to be one of Duke’s last teams like that.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s confrontation with Buffalo Bills’ Kelvin Benjamin Thursday showed similarities, differences with training-camp fight three years ago with then-teammate Josh Norman.
Carolina Panthers RB Kenjon Barner, who won a Super Bowl ring with the Philadelphia Eagles, is grateful to team that opened the NFL door. Mentors included DeAngelo Williams, Mike Tolbert and Jonathan Stewart.
Brian France, chairman and CEO of NASCAR, introduced change the sport needed but old fans didn’t want. Now the question is what impact his arrest on DWI and controlled substance charges will have on racing.
Former Carolina Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin’s criticism of Cam Newton has become a referendum on the former NFL MVP quarterback. For either side of the argument, this season should settle the debate.
Quick takes: Steve Smith Sr.’s letter on depression took courage. Will Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson show us his whole game? Also: thoughts on NFL helmet rule, preseason and Dante Jackson’s speed.
North Carolina’s athletics and academics scandal made suspensions of football players for selling shoes more salient. But NFL, Kelvin Benjamin and NASCAR’s Brian France still eclipsed this UNC Tar Heels news.
Carolina Panthers cornerback James Bradberry often guards the opposing team’s best receiver. In NFC South, that’s Falcons’ Julio Jones, Bucs’ Mike Evans, Saints’ Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn Jr. — twice a year.
Once you get beyond the unfortunate reality that the changes to college basketball and the enforcement process the NCAA approved on Wednesday don’t actually address the underlying problems with the sport, there’s actually a lot to like.
This is, on the whole, a relatively minor violation, a blip compared to everything else North Carolina has been wrangling with over the past eight years, and thought it was done wrangling. But to be back in the stocks so quickly suggests that no one was paying attention to details like this.