Sports: Professional

Aug. 17, 2015 @ 04:21 PM

Easton makes NFL debut

Former Hibriten Panther Nick Easton made his NFL debut with the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.

Jan. 12, 2015 @ 09:25 AM

Column: NASCAR Hall of Fame sure looked like safe bet

If a NASCAR Hall of Fame can’t make money in Charlotte, officials in all those other places that competed to be the spot to have it built must be breathing a sigh of relief.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 08:04 AM

Bumgarner's historic postseason

Madison Bumgarner’s 2014 postseason was one of the greatest in the history of Major League Baseball. Let’s take a look at just how good the 25-year-old southpaw from Hudson has been throughout his postseason career.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 08:08 AM

Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP

25-year-old Madison Bumgarner, a native of Hudson, capped off a most splendid October and earned MVP honors Wednesday night, pitching five scoreless innings of relief in Game 7 as the Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 08:06 AM

Bumgarner is like pitchers from earlier era

Madison Bumgarner is a throwback to the days before pampering and pitch counts.

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 11:44 AM

Panthers overcome early struggles with 28-16 win

The Carolina Panthers had trouble getting back into gear at the beginning of their second preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but came back for a 28-16 victory.

It was Alumni Day at Bank of America Stadium Sunday night. Former Panthers like tackle Jordan Gross, defensive end Mike Rucker, fullback Brad Hoover and wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad made special appearances prior to the game.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 09:55 PM

Bats quiet in Hickory loss

The Hickory Crawdads managed just three hits on Tuesday night, resulting in a 7-0 loss to the Lakewood BlueClaws at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory.

Jun. 24, 2014 @ 08:09 PM

Crawdads win streak at eight

The Hickory Crawdads returned home for the first time in the 2nd half of the season Monday night and came away with their 6th shutout of the year, as pitchers Akeem Bostick, Ryne Slack, Jose Valdespina, and Cody Kendall combined to hold the Kannapolis Intimidators scoreless in the 'Dads 2-0 win at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 07:50 PM

SAL All-Star Game ends in 4-4 tie

The 55th Annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game began as a display of the league's pitching prowess and concluded with a flurry of offense, as the Northern and Southern Divisions ended in a 4-4 tie after 10 exciting innings.

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Kaymer dominates Pinehurst

A 15-foot putt for par on the 18th hole at Pinehurst No. 2 capped off a dominating performance by Martin Kaymer at the 114th U.S. Open.

Apr. 06, 2014 @ 05:30 AM

Gettleman has Panthers set for failure

Lets face it, the Carolina Panthers are having a miserable 2014-15 season, and we haven't reached the draft. So the question is, what is wrong with the Panthers? The answer is General Manager Dave Gettleman.

Jan. 06, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Jeremy Mayfield convicted in Catawba County

Troubled former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was convicted Monday in Catawba County of charges related to drugs and stolen furniture found on his property more than two years ago.

Nov. 05, 2013 @ 02:40 PM

Defense leads Panthers to fourth straight victory

The Carolina defense forced four turnovers, including a pick-six off of Matt Ryan by Drayton Florence to lead the Panthers to their fourth consecutive win with a 34-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Sep. 24, 2013 @ 03:43 PM

Newton, Panthers cruise past Giants

The Carolina Panthers picked up their first win of the young season with a with a 38-0 shutout over Eli Manning and the visiting New York Giants on Sunday in Charlotte.

Aug. 11, 2013 @ 05:18 PM

Panthers win preseason opener

The Carolina Panthers took a step in the right direction with an opening preseason victory over the Chicago Bears on Friday night in Charlotte.

Jan. 23, 2013 @ 08:08 AM

Full house watches Canes get struck by Lightning in opener

The Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled the mood, jumping ahead early and claiming a 4-1 win to drop the Hurricanes to 0-2 early in the lockout-shortened 48-game season.