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Miami: Five players to watch in 2015

Miami had seven players selected in the latest NFL draft. That's four more than Georgia Tech, the team that represented the ACC Coastal Division in the last conference title game, and five more than Duke, the 2013 champ. Talent isn't a problem in Coral Gables, but winning is, as Al Golden has one season with more than seven wins in his four years at the helm. The pressure is on this...
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Five Burning Questions: Miami Hurricanes

Miami's football program is still searching for its renaissance. NCAA investigations and sanctions have slowed the progress of the Al Golden era, which is still awaiting its first 10-win season and bowl win after posting a 6-7 campaign, culminating in a four-game losing streak and an Independence Bowl loss, in 2014. Still, the Hurricanes were competitive in all but two games, and...
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Sounding Off: Hornets' focus in free-agency should be ...

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Panthers well-positioned to win third straight NFC South title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Yes, the Carolina Panthers made the playoffs last season, but it was basically by default as they finished 7-8-1. It was a small miracle they finished as well as they did considering all the things that went wrong last season -- from Greg Hardy's legal situation to all the running backs going down with injuries to quarterback Cam Newton having health and accuracy...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

A 3-step outline for the Hornets making the playoffs next season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Yes, the NBA draft just happened a few days ago, and it's still only June. But it's also the perfect time, in the days leading up to free agency, to wonder what your favorite team needs in order to make the playoffs or compete for the championship. In the case of the Charlotte Hornets, the quest for the postseason isn't impossible; but it won't be easy, either...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes build for future, address immediate needs on Day 2 of draft

The 2015 draft got off to a good start for the Carolina Hurricanes when defenseman Noah Hanifin -- the No. 3 prospect according to NHL Central Scouting -- fell to them at No. 5 overall on Friday night. But general manager Ron Francis was not finished making moves to try to improve this team, both in the short-term (when it makes sense) and in the future (no matter how long it takes...
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Carolina Hurricanes select Noah Hanifin No. 5 overall in NHL Draft

The Carolina Hurricanes have missed the playoffs for six straight seasons, and so they clearly had a lot of needs. One of those needs is on defense, and they addressed that in the first round of the NHL Draft by picking Boston College's Noah Hanifin with the No. 5 overall pick. Hanifin was rated as the No. 3 overall prospect by NHL Central Scouting among North American skaters, and...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Frank Kaminsky fits Hornets' future plans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There's no question about it: Michael Jordan is the main reason why Frank Kaminsky is now a Charlotte Hornet instead of Justise Winslow or Devon Booker. Everybody knows the lack of success Jordan has had in selecting players in the NBA Draft. In fact, Jordan's missteps date back all the way to 1987, when he wanted the Chicago Bulls to select fellow Tar Heel Joe...
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Virginia: Five to watch in 2015

Virginia narrowly missed a bowl game last year with a 5-7 finish, and the Cavaliers saw a promising start to the season end in disappointment. Head coach Mike London is feeling the pressure, but he's brought in some high-profile recruits during his time at the helm. And 2015 is going to be the time for some of that high-caliber talent to develop. FIVE TO WATCH IN 2015 1. Matt Johns...
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Hornets surprise experts, fans with selection of Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When it came time for the Charlotte Hornets to make their selection with the ninth-overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night, they found themselves in a position they most likely didn't imagine.  Not only was Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky and Kentucky sharpshooter Devin Booker each available, but surprisingly so was Duke guard Justise Winslow.  And...
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Hornets top pick Kaminsky discusses future, Michael Jordan

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Hurricanes' 2015-16 regular-season schedule released

The National Hockey League today released the 2015-16 schedules for its 30 member clubs. The Carolina Hurricanes will open their 82-game campaign on Thursday, Oct. 8 at Nashville before playing their first home game on Saturday, Oct. 10, against the Detroit Red Wings. The Hurricanes' early-season schedule will see the team embark on a seven-game road swing from Oct. 16-29, during...
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Hornets acquire Batum from Blazers for Henderson, Vonleh

Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has acquired forward Nicolas Batum from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for guard Gerald Henderson and forward Noah Vonleh. "Nicolas Batum is a very talented player whose all-around game will help our team in a variety of ways," said Cho. "He is a quality defender and a solid outside shooter who brings...
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Hornets seeking versatility, shooting prowess with No. 9 pick in NBA draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Heading into Thursday's NBA draft, it seems obvious the Charlotte Hornets -- holding the No. 9 overall pick -- would only target players with a high propensity for long-range shooting. The Hornets have been one of the NBA's worst outside shooting teams over the last four seasons and finished dead-last in 3-point shooting last season -- at 31.8 percent. However...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at the NFL's most notable free-agent busts since 1993

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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Wake gets program-building win over Pitt

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest (13-16, 5-11) has been so achingly, agonizingly close all year long against good teams, and finally, the Deacs were able to pull out a win over a Pittsburgh team that had everything to play for by a final of 69-66. Pitt (19-11, 8-8) needed this one -- and likely the next two -- for its NCAA Tournament at-large hopes, but Wake head coach Danny Manning...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Williams leads Hornets past Magic

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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC women's tourney airing on FOX Sports South

Notre Dame already has the regular season ACC championship and it will begin its quest for the tournament crown with the No. 1 seed as the women's tournament comes to FOX Sports South. The pairings for the women's tournament in Greensboro, N.C., were set Sunday, with the Fighting Irish, second-seed Florida State, No. 3 seed Louisville and No. 4 seed Duke receiving byes into Friday...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Court Vision: No. 4 Duke gets defensive in sweeping Syracuse

DURHAM, N.C. -- No. 4 Duke (26-3, 13-3) bounced back from a bit of a shaky performance in an overtime win at Virginia Tech to pound Syracuse (18-11, 9-7), 73-54. Duke was efficient and effective on both ends of the court, and there's plenty the Blue Devils can build on after this performance.   Three-Point Take 1. Duke is trying to build off of its good defensive performances, and...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes swap defensemen with Caps, defeat Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Jay McClement scored twice and Cam Ward made 21 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-3 on Saturday for their third straight win. McClement tied it 1-1 late in the first period and then scored again midway through the second for his sixth goal. Justin Faulk, Brad Malone and Michal Jordan also netted second-period goals for Carolina, which...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

A 'minor setback': Braves' Upton taking positive approach to foot injury

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Melvin Upton Jr. (formerly B.J.) isn't sure when or why or even how his injured foot became the first big storyline of the Atlanta Braves' spring training. He's just as shocked as everyone else following the club. "I went to see the doctor the other day" as a precautionary measure, recalled Upton, in his third season with the Braves, "... and 10 minutes...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets led big lead slip away in loss to Celtics

BOSTON -- The ever-changing Boston Celtics have found a second unit that comes with a lot of offensive firepower. Newcomers Isaiah Thomas and Jonas Jerebko and relative newcomer Jae Crowder combined for more than half of the Celtics' points and led a 16-point comeback in Boston's 106-98 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. Led by Thomas, who scored 21 of his 28 points...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Play: Hurricanes honor Ward pregame, beat Capitals 3-0

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes (23-30-7) continued their relatively hot 2015 with a 3-0 win over the Washington Capitals (33-20-10). It was a game the Hurricanes virtually controlled throughout, holding off a late push in the third. It was a night about the old, as Cam Ward was honored after playing (and winning) his 500th game on Tuesday, but also the new, as the fans...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephenson still searching for identity in Hornets' system

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte has just finished another game, this time a loss to Oklahoma City, and the throng of local media converged into the Hornets locker room to talk to the players. Sitting in a chair in the right-front corner of the locker room at his locker stall, Lance Stephenson quietly dressed. Not a single member of the media was interested in talking to him. They hadn...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves, MLB players takes sides on pace of play, replay changes

LAKE BUENA VISTA -- Long before this technologically advanced world of smartphones and tablets, Twitter and Instragram became commonplace with children of all ages, baseball was still a game played at a leisurely pace. And that was the charm for many fans, an open-ended affair, time-wise, that's typically enjoyed outside, amid brilliant sunshine or a blanket of evening stars from...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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