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June 27, 2017

CHARLOTTE — At 31 and entering his 14th NBA season, eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard says his best basketball is ahead of him.

Wearing a teal suit with black trim, a smiling Howard insisted Monday he can return to being a dominant center with the Charlotte Hornets, where he will be reunited…


Column: Dale Jr. farewell tour begins, but it isn't goodbye

June 27, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just completed a satisfying sixth-place finish at Sonoma Raceway when he was stopped by the Fox Sports cameras in what might have been his final post-race interview with the network.

It was 17 years ago that Fox made its debut as NASCAR’s newest…


NHL movement just getting started going into free agency

June 27, 2017

As New York Rangers players cleaned out their lockers after a second-round playoff exit, all the talk was about impending change.

That’s just getting started — for the Rangers and the rest of the NHL.

Big moves leading up to and at the draft by the Rangers, rival New York Islanders,…


UNC's Cunningham focused on $100 million facility project

June 27, 2017

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham has long talked about the need to build an indoor football practice facility or upgrade the aging home to the school’s soccer and lacrosse programs.

That work has finally begun as part of a roughly $100 million project, one…