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July 06, 2016

 Michael “Moe” Deloach wasn’t upset when he saw the large amounts of money being offered to NBA free agents beginning last week.

Deloach is not in the NBA, but as a veteran overseas player, he can appreciate owners giving players their just due.

“It’s well…


June 06, 2016

In the wake of his death, everyone is saying the same thing about legendary boxer Muhammad Ali — what made him so great was not his accomplishments in the ring, but the difference he made outside it.

Let’s fast forward 50 years from now, will we be able to say the same thing about any…

May 17, 2016

When Moe Deloach graduated from Northern Nash in 2004, there were not many athletic role models from the Twin Counties.

Some 12 years later, six of them filled a basketball court at the Abundant Life Church basketball gym Tuesday night to play the game they love in front of a supportive hometown…


April 10, 2016

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth couldn't bear to watch, turning his head before another shot splashed into Rae's Creek. Moments later, Danny Willett looked up at the large leaderboard at the 15th green and couldn't believe what he saw.

This Masters turned into a shocker Sunday, right down to the…

Masters Golf

April 09, 2016

In the fall of 2010, I was away at the University of Georgia for my freshman year of college when I got a phone call from my dad, Roy, one afternoon.

A letter from Augusta National Golf Club had arrived in the mail that day, and for more than a decade, that yearly envelope had contained a rejection…

Masters Golf

March 28, 2016

CHARLOTTE — Maybe the Charlotte Hornets are catching Curry fever.

The Hornets, who play about 20 miles from where sharpshooter Stephen Curry starred at Davidson College and who employ Stephen’s long-distance shooting father Dell as a broadcaster, are suddenly one of the NBA’s…

Mavericks Hornets Basketball

March 03, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Kemba Walker scored 30 points and Cody Zeller had 15 to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 119-99 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

Marvin Williams and Jeremy Lin each added 14 points for the Hornets as they continue their climb up the Eastern Conference…

Hornets 76ers Basketball

February 21, 2016

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — With a Hail Mary move, Denny Hamlin ended Joe Gibbs’ 23-year drought at the Daytona 500.

Hamlin pulled out of line with a lap to go Sunday to make a run at his first Daytona 500 victory. He chased down teammate Matt Kenseth, staved off Kenseth’s block, and…

APTOPIX NASCAR Daytona 500 Auto Racing

February 11, 2016

CHARLOTTE  — Dave Gettleman has been on both ends of the spectrum when it comes to Super Bowl — winning two with the New York Giants as a front office assistant and losing on Sunday as general manager of the Carolina Panthers.

“This side stinks,” Gettleman said Tuesday.…

Super Bowl Football

February 09, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Carolina quarterback Cam Newton didn’t say much after the Panthers lost Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, but the league’s MVP did promise this: “We’ll be back.”

But will they?

Only time will tell. The Panthers could fade into oblivion, like the San Francisco 49ers did after losing the Super Bowl three years ago. Or they could bounce back, just like these Denver Broncos did after a devastating loss in the big game two years ago.

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