January 23, 2018

CHARLOTTE — Kemba Walker had 26 points, Jeremy Lamb added 18 and the Charlotte Hornets bounced back from a tough loss to beat the Sacramento Kings 112-107 on Monday night.

Nic Batum and Marvin Williams each had 14 points and Dwight Howard added 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Hornets, who…

Virginia Tech drops No. 10 UNC

January 23, 2018

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Kerry Blackshear Jr. called Virginia Tech’s game against No. 10 North Carolina a “really big character test,” coming on the heels of a loss at home against Florida State.

That was a game, Blackshear said, in which the Hokies “really didn’t just…

Stenhouse can make a name for himself post-Patrick

January 23, 2018

CHARLOTTE — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is a two-time Xfinity Series champion who is coming off the best season of his NASCAR career. He won his first two Cup races last year and made the playoffs for the first time in five seasons of racing in NASCAR’s big leagues.

Building on that momentum…

Duke moves to No. 4, Kentucky falls out of Top 25

January 23, 2018

RALEIGH — Kentucky is out of the AP Top 25 for the first time in nearly four years while another bunch of Wildcats — Villanova — maintained their hold on No. 1.

Kentucky slid out of Monday’s latest poll from No. 18 after losses to South Carolina and Florida, snapping a 30-…