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July 17, 2017

RALEIGH — The Carolina Hurricanes didn’t bring back Justin Williams to be “Mr. Game 7.”

Not yet, anyway.

The 35-year-old with the reputation for scoring big postseason goals has returned to Raleigh, tasked with bringing veteran leadership and a voice of experience to a young…

Hurricanes Williams Hockey

July 17, 2017

CHARLOTTE — Just over a week before training camp opens, the Carolina Panthers have no general manager. And no president.

The team that faded from a Super Bowl spot to a losing season in 2016 fired Dave Gettleman on Monday, eight days before the Panthers get down to preseason business. They…

Panthers Gettleman Football

July 17, 2017

SOUTHPORT, England — Dustin Johnson was growing mildly impatient on the putting green at Royal Birkdale as he kept checking on the arrival of U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka for their practice round Sunday at the British Open.

What really makes him impatient is waiting on his game to return…

British Open Golf

July 16, 2017

LONDON — Roger Federer’s wait for No. 8 at Wimbledon is over.

He is once again the champion of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament, now more often than any other man in the history of an event first held in 1877.

Federer won his eighth title at the All England Club and 19th major…

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

July 15, 2017

LONDON  — Roger Federer is here once more, back in a Wimbledon final for the 11th time, back on the verge of an eighth championship at the All England Club, more than any man has collected in the storied, century-plus history of the place.

Nearly 36, and a father of four, Federer…

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

July 14, 2017

RALEIGH — Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. is considering selling the NHL team.

Hurricanes spokesman Mike Sundheim said in a statement that Karmanos is deciding whether to accept an offer for the franchise or remain the owner, but he declined to say who made the offer.

The offer…

Hurricanes Sale Hockey

July 12, 2017

CHARLOTTE — Joe Gibbs Racing is replacing NASCAR’s oldest full-time driver with one of the youngest as the series undergoes a rapid changing of the guard.

Erik Jones will drive the No. 20 Toyota for Gibbs next season. That has been Matt Kenseth’s seat since 2013, and he has won a…

NASCAR Kenseth Gibbs Auto Racing

July 06, 2017

With or without a professional basketball contract, Rocky Mount High graduate Alexus Cooper would have been fine.

She already had a degree in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky, and she is just months away from completing a master’s degree, too.

Cooper will be able to extend her…

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June 24, 2017

CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth played well enough in the second round of the Travelers Championship to stay in the lead. Rory McIlroy played just well enough to stay in the tournament.

Spieth shot a 1-under 69 on Friday morning, then watched as a windy afternoon kept anyone from overtaking…

Travelers Championship Golf

June 24, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. — Lightning McQueen went to NASCAR’s victory lane last week when Kyle Larson drove the “Cars 3” vehicle to a win.

The McQueen paint scheme has shifted to Clint Bowyer’s car this week, and he’s looking to keep the winning streak going.…

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