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Charlotte Bobcats Net ‘Big’ OT Win

Charlotte Bobcats Net ‘Big’ OT Win

By Shane Skeary bobcats.com CHARLOTTE, NC March 26, 2014 116vs.111 Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC 1 2 3 4 OT CHA 24 34 25 22 11 116 BKN 28 31 19 27 6 111 Preview | Boxscore | Game Recaps|Game Gallery THE RESULT Led by double-doubles from Al Jefferson (35 points, 15 rebounds) and Kemba Walker (20 points, 12 assists), the Cats outlasted the Brooklyn Nets with a 116-111 overtime win on March 26 at Time Warner Cable Arena. TURNING POINTS The Cats led 105-103 with 36.5 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, but Deron Williams hit a deep two-point jumper to tie the game at 105. On the other end, Kemba Walker was unable to get up a […]

Praise for NLRB Ruling that College Athletes are Workers with Union Rights

Praise for NLRB Ruling that College Athletes are Workers with Union Rights

NC STATE AFL-CIO PRAISES NLRB RULING THAT COLLEGE ATHLETES ARE WORKERS WITH UNION RIGHTS “This is a historic victory for college athletes everywhere, including here in North Carolina.” – James Andrews RALEIGH, NC March 27, 2014 – The North Carolina State AFL-CIO released the following statement from President James Andrews in response to yesterday’s ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Chicago that football players at Northwestern University qualify as employees under federal law and are thus eligible to form a union. “This is a historic victory for college athletes everywhere, including here in North Carolina, where they generate tremendous wealth for college athletics programs and conferences that have treated them as little more than assets. “That ends now, as […]

Posted in: Football, North Carolina
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Rick Hendrick and Ray Evernham Unveil Iconic Elvis Car That Will Be on Display at Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair Hosted by OldRide.com

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Rick Hendrick and Ray Evernham Unveil Iconic Elvis Car That Will Be on Display at Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair Hosted by OldRide.com

CHARLOTTE, NC March 25, 2014 – Icons from the worlds of NASCAR and music came together at Charlotte Motor Speedway Tuesday when Dale Earnhardt Jr., Rick Hendrick and Ray Evernham helped unveil one of Elvis Presley’s most prized vehicles, which will be on public display during the Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair hosted by OldRide.com, April 3-6. The car was unveiled after undergoing an extensive preservation to restore it to the condition it was in when Elvis last drove it in 1976. “It has never left Graceland®. It has been there in the auto museum in Graceland. This car has not been run in 25 years,” said Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises. “If we had fully restored it, it […]

Wilmington Hammerheads Add Two From Jamaica

Wilmington Hammerheads Add Two From Jamaica

Campbell, Watson make USL PRO debut with Hammerheads Wilmington, NC March 26, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today the addition of two Jamaican international players, Andrae Campbell and Jason Watson, for the 2014 USL PRO regular season. The former teammates will be making their USL PRO debut with the Hammerheads this season, pending USSF approval.   Andrae Campbell began his international career representing Jamaica at the 2009 CONCACAF Championship for the FIFA U20 World Cup qualifiers. In 2011, he also represented the Jamaica U23 National Team competing in Olympic qualifying. Campbell made his Senior National Team debut versus Haiti in 2009 and has since earned nine senior caps.   “It is a good feeling and a wonderful opportunity for […]

Posted in: Events, Soccer, Wilmington NC
Morehead City Marlins Sign NAIA All-American

Morehead City Marlins Sign NAIA All-American

Morehead City, NC March 26, 2014 – The Morehead City Marlins have signed Chris Good, a left-handed pitcher from Belhaven University, for the 2014 season. Good, a 6’3, 230 pound native of Forney, Texas, transferred to Belhaven from the University of New Mexico following his redshirt freshman season. In his first year as a Blazer, Good was outstanding. He finished the season with a 14-3 record and a stellar 2.18 ERA. He was a workhorse, throwing 103 and 1/3 innings. He started 16 games, and recorded an incredible ten complete games and five shutouts. Following the season, Good was named NAIA Second Team All-American. Prior to the 2014 season, he was selected to the NAIA Preseason All-American team. Good spent […]

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Announce 2014 Opening Day Roster

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Announce 2014 Opening Day Roster

SIX TOP 30 RANGERS PROSPECTS HEADLINE TALENTED GROUP Myrtle Beach Pelicans 2014 Opening Day Roster MYRTLE BEACH, SC March 26, 2014 – With Opening Night only eight days away, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are excited to announce their Opening Day roster for the 2014 season. Under first-year manager Joe Mikulik, the Pelicans return 13 players with previous experience in Myrtle Beach, as the team seeks their fourth straight postseason appearance. This year’s Opening Day group features five players from Baseball America’s Top 30 prospects in the Texas Rangers organization, including three from the publication’s Top 100 Prospects list. Four of those Top 30 prospects are among the top five in the Rangers system. […]

St. Andrews Knights fall to Pfeiffer in rematch

St. Andrews Knights fall to Pfeiffer in rematch

By Troy Baranik Box Score Laurinburg, NC March 25, 2014 – The St. Andrews University baseball team lost their rematch with Div. II Pfeiffer University (NC) on Tuesday as they fell 10-4 to the Falcons. Pfeiffer got on the board early and often as they scored runs in each of the first three innings off Knights starter Jordan Blair (JR/Huntersville, NC) (1-3). In all, Blair gave up 10 hits and just 4 earned runs with 3 strikeouts over 3 innings. Reliever Thomas Brown (JR/Black Mountain, NC) then threw three good innings giving up just 2 hits and one unearned run with 3 strikeouts. Pfeiffer was led by Tyler Summers’ 3 for 5 game and one RBI while churning out 14 […]

Canes Reassign Ryan Murphy to Charlotte

Canes Reassign Ryan Murphy to Charlotte

Defenseman has 12 points in 46 NHL games this season By Terrell Williams RALEIGH, NC March 25, 2014 – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned defenseman Ryan Murphy to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Murphy, 20, has totaled 12 points (2g, 10a) in 46 NHL games with the Hurricanes during his first full professional season. The Aurora, Ont., native has also played 16 AHL games for Charlotte in 2013-14, earning 18 points (1g, 17a). Murphy is tied for first among Checkers defensemen in assists this season, and was on an 11-game assist streak at the time of his recall to Carolina on […]

Posted in: Events, Hockey, Raleigh NC
South Carolina Gamecocks Earn 4-2 Win Over College of Charleston

South Carolina Gamecocks Earn 4-2 Win Over College of Charleston

South Carolina returns to action Wednesday against Coastal Carolina TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Coll. of Charleston (16-8) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 4 1 South Carolina (20-3) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 4 8 0 Box Score |  Photo Gallery COLUMBIA, SC March 25, 2014 – Joey Pankake extended his hitting streak to 11 games and went 3-for-4 with three RBI as second ranked South Carolina defeated College of Charleston 4-2 on Tuesday evening at Carolina Stadium. The Gamecocks improve to 20-3 on the year while the loss drops the Cougars to 16-8. The Gamecocks used four pitchers with freshman left-hander Josh Reagan earning the win […]

No. 20 Clemson Tigers Trounce Georgia 16-4 Tuesday in Athens

No. 20 Clemson Tigers Trounce Georgia 16-4 Tuesday in Athens

ATHENS, GA March 25, 2014 – Every Tiger starter had at least one hit and scored at least one run by the fifth inning in No. 20 Clemson’s 16-4 victory over Georgia at a chilly Foley Field on Tuesday night. The Tigers (15-9), who won their fifth game in a row at Foley Field, took a 1-0 lead in the home-and-home series over the Bulldogs (14-11-1), as the two teams will play at Clemson on April 8. Clemson, who totaled 17 hits in the game, scored three runs in the first inning and never relinquished its lead. The Tigers put the game out of reach with seven runs in the fifth inning, their highest-scoring frame of the season. Chris Okey‘s […]

Posted in: Baseball, Clemson SC, Events