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Hurricanes wrap winning month with loss to Rangers

NEW YORK -- Henrik Lundqvist took a puck to the throat and was scared and in pain. His New York Rangers felt every bit of both as they watched him writhing on the ice. Lundqvist was struck by a shot from Carolina's Brad Malone in the second period after teammate Ryan McDonagh's stick pushed up his goalie mask. Lundqvist shook that off, stopped 31 shots overall, and backstopped the...
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Hornets rout Nuggets

DENVER  -- Cody Zeller scored a career-best 21 points, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 17 and the Charlotte Hornets routed the reeling Denver Nuggets 104-86 on Saturday night. Al Jefferson and Jason Maxiell added 14 points apiece for the Hornets, who have won 10 of their last 13 games. They have held their opponents to under 100 points in 12 of those games. And their solid play has continued...
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No. 4 Duke stuns No. 2 Virginia with 11-0 finishing kick on the road

Here are three detailed thoughts from No. 4 Duke's incredible road upset over No. 2 Virginia (69-63) -- a game that seemed like a no-brainer victory for the Cavaliers with four-plus minutes remaining: 1. The Virginia fans must be muttering to themselves, Did that really happen? ... after seeing their beloved Wahoos disintegrate down the stretch At one point midway through the second...
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No. 10 Louisville rallies from 18 down to beat No. 13 UNC in OT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A few weeks after North Carolina shocked Louisville by rallying from a double-digit deficit, the Cardinals returned the favor. Montrezl Harrell scored 14 of his 22 points after halftime and No. 10 Louisville rallied from a 18-point second half deficit to beat No. 13 North Carolina 78-68 on Saturday night. Harrell also added 15 rebounds in a performance North Carolina...
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Power Play: Hurricanes get a point, but hot streak cooled a bit vs. Blues

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes (17-25-6) and their hot January remains somewhat intact, as they dropped a 3-2 shootout decision to the St. Louis Blues (31-13-4). They had to rally from two goals down to tie it, and had chances in overtime, but ultimately they failed to get one across in the shootout and that was that. Still, they're now 7-2-2 in January with one more to...
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Brady, Lynch lead the 25 Fun Facts To Ponder for Super Bowl XLIX

FOX Sports South takes a whimsical, diverse and super-sized look at 25 fun factoids for Super Bowl Sunday (New England vs. Seattle) -- a piece that might help shape fantasy decisions (here comes the payoff!) and/or inspire more real-world and barstool debates, among friends and kind strangers. 1-10 1. There are many enduring images from Super Bowl I -- such as Max McGee's reach-behind...
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Top 20 eligible NFL greats who aren't in the Hall of Fame

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Duke junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon dismissed from the program

DURHAM, N.C. -- Less than 24 hours after No. 4 Duke's third loss of the season and two days before a primetime matchup at No. 2 Virginia, Duke announced via a release that junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon has been dismissed from the basketball program on Thursday afternoon. This is the first time head coach Mike Krzyzewski has ever taken the step of dismissing a player from the program...
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Court Vision: Inconsistent Wolfpack take a resume-killing loss to Clemson

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State (13-9, 4-5) took a huge setback to its NCAA Tournament hopes by dropping a 68-57 decision to Clemson (12-8, 4-4) at home. NC State has now lost three in a row and four of the last five after knocking off No. 4 Duke. But the first three losses in this stretch came against top-25 teams. Clemson is the first team NC State has lost to this calendar year that...
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Hornets stumble against Tony Parker, Spurs

SAN ANTONIO -- Tony Parker scored 17 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame another lethargic third quarter to beat the Charlotte Hornets 95-86 Wednesday night on coach Gregg Popovich's 66th birthday. Danny Green had 16 points and Tim Duncan added 12 points and 14 rebounds as San Antonio won its sixth straight at home. Gerald Henderson scored 18 points, Al Jefferson had 17 points...
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No. 8 Notre Dame continues ACC success with win over No. 4 Duke

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Jerian Grant had 23 points and 12 assists and No. 8 Notre Dame made two shots in the final 67 seconds as the shot clock ran out to beat No. 4 Duke 77-73 on Wednesday night. Grant lost control of the ball, picked it up at the free throw line and got a shot off just in time to give the Irish a 73-70 lead with 67 seconds left. After Quinn Cook hit a pair of free...
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Hornets' Zeller to play in Rising Stars Challenge

A breakout year for Cody Zeller landed the Hornets forward a spot in All-Star Weekend. Zeller was selected for the Rising Stars Challenge, which will be played Feb. 13 as part of the festivities in New York. Zeller is one of 10 first- and second-year players from the United States, who will take on a 10-player team from players around the world. This season, Zeller is averaging career...
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Roberts not worried about filling Walker's shoes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Brian Roberts was signed as a free agent by the Charlotte Hornets last summer, practically nobody noticed. Those that did all asked the same question, "Who's that?" Well, midway through the NBA season, nary a Hornets fan or media type is asking that question any longer as Roberts, who's in his third season in the league, has done well for himself as a backup...
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Power Play: No rust for 'Canes as red-hot January rolls on

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes (17-25-5) returned from the All-Star break by picking up right where they left off -- winning. They knocked off Atlantic Division-leading Tampa Bay (30-15-4) by a final of 4-2, holding off a charge from the Lightning in the second and third.   Slap Shots 1. Hot January continues for the Hurricanes Big-picture wise, is it good or bad that...
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Hornets' Biyombo starting to flash potential as valuable frontcourt piece

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When All-Pro center Al Jefferson went down in late December with a groin strain, most media members and even a few team employees of the Charlotte Hornets quietly wondered whether the season was all but over. After all, the Hornets were 10-22 at that point and Jefferson's fellow starter Lance Stephenson was already on the sidelines due to an injury. Even Charlotte...
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3-Round mock draft for the Carolina Panthers

On one hand, the Carolina Panthers won their final four games of the season, found a way to succeed in the running game with a hodgepodge offensive line, had two 1,000-yard receivers at the end of the season and won a playoff game. On the other hand, there are still many holes to fill on this roster. The Panthers are going to have to add depth and get better along the offensive line...
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Court Vision: No. 13 North Carolina heats up vs. Syracuse zone

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- No. 13 North Carolina (17-4, 7-1 ACC) won an unexpected shootout against Syracuse (14-7, 5-3) with a 93-83 final, a throwback to the days of college basketball when teams used to score points. North Carolina's 93 points against Syracuse were the most it allowed in regulation since 2009, and the 55.4% shooting was the highest against Syracuse all season. It wasn...
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Hornets' Walker set for Wednesday knee surgery, may miss 6 weeks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On Saturday night, Charlotte Hornets general manager Rich Cho told FoxSportsCarolinas.com the team would soon know whether point guard Kemba Walker required surgery on his knee. Cho and the Hornets found out sooner than later that Walker -- a first-round pick in his fourth NBA season -- has a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee and will undergo surgery Wednesday...
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Brady, Wilson, Katy Perry headline the Super Bowl's best prop bets

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ACC Roundup: Frosh have big week, K gets 1K and more

If you like top 10 -- or even top 15 -- matchups, then this is the week for you. Of the ACC's five top 13 teams, all play at least one game against each other this week (Duke gets road games at No. 8 Notre Dame and at No. 2 Virginia). So there will be three games pitting the nation's top 13 teams this week in ACC action, and that figures to not only tell us a lot about each team...
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Court Vision: Wolfpack waste 18-point lead in overtime loss to No. 8 Irish

RALEIGH, N.C. -- No. 8 Notre Dame (19-2, 7-1) came back from 18 points down in the first half to knock off N.C. State (13-8, 4-4) in overtime, 81-78. It was an exciting, back-and-forth game that could have gone either way. But it went the way of the Irish, and if you're not paying attention to them yet, you should be. Three-Point Take 1. Doubt Notre Dame at your own peril When Notre...
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Coach K's heartfelt Army days paved the road for 1,000 wins

As Mike Krzyzewski stood for the national anthem in front of a capacity crowd of more than 18,000 people at Madison Square Garden -- the self-titled World's Most Famous Arena -- flashbulbs popped and the former Army officer stood still. His facial expression didn't change. He stood at rapt attention, reverently observing the American flag, as he always does. Leading up to this moment...
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Court Vision: Hornets top Knicks; Walker may need surgery

Charlotte shoots poorly again and wins again as it beats New York 76-71 Saturday night. Three-Point Take 1. CHO: HORNETS TO DETERMINE SOON IF KEMBA NEEDS SURGERY Hornets point guard Kemba Walker missed his third game in his last five Saturday night because of extreme soreness in his left knee because of a cyst on the meniscus. Surgery may be a possibility.  Charlotte general manager...
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Court Vision: Banged-up No. 15 North Carolina holds off Florida State

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- No. 15 North Carolina (16-4, 6-1 ACC) needed every bit of everything it got against Florida State (10-10, 2-5) to get its fifth straight win by a final of 78-74. The Tar Heels have now had back-to-back ugly wins at home with a good road win at Wake Forest sandwiched in between, and the tough part of its ACC slate hasn't yet begun. Florida State, meanwhile, showed...
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No-name defense? No. 1 Kentucky stymies Gamecocks in road rout

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- This isn't the most talented team in Kentucky basketball history. Not by a long shot. Heck, it's not even the best Wildcats squad of this decade -- a distinction that likely belongs to the national champions from 2012. But none of that really matters in the present. Not with an undefeated squad that values substance over style, production over flash, team unity...
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