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6:08 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

NC High School Senior Wins Indianapolis Marathon

Alana Hadley after setting a course record in the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
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A 17-year-old Charlotte girl is continuing her march towards the U.S. Olympic Trials in marathon running.

Alana Hadley set a course record this past weekend at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. At 2:38:34, Hadley solidified her time as the second youngest female to ever qualify for the U.S. Trials.

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7:58 am
Fri October 31, 2014

The Saints March In Over The Carolina Panthers

The Panthers lost to the New Orleans Saints.
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In NFL action, the Carolina Panthers lost again last night, 28-to-10, to the New Orleans Saints.

The Saints' defense sacked Carolina Quarterback Cam Newton four times and forced two turnovers. Newton spent much of the night under heavy pressure playing behind an offensive line without three of its regular starters. He was limited to 151 yards passing.

After the game, Newton responded to questions about whether he was pressing, or trying to do too much.

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Sports
11:28 am
Tue October 28, 2014

The North Carolina Baseball Roots Of World Series Pitching Ace Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner in his 2009 Major League debut.
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In Major League Baseball,  the San Francisco Giants could clinch their third World Series title in five years with a victory over the Kansas City Royals tonight.  Leading the way for the Giants has been Madison Bumgarner. The pitcher grew up and learned the game in Hickory, North Carolina.

Jeff Parham is head coach at South Caldwell High School and he was one of the first to coach the future Giants' ace.  He first saw Bumgarner throw when the young man was in middle school. Bumgarner had come to a baseball summer camp.

How good was he?

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Sports
8:05 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Panthers Fall Prey To The Seahawks For Third Year Straight

The Carolina Panthers squared of against the Seattle Seahawks, and lost, for the third year in a row.
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In the NFL, the Carolina Panthers lost 13-to-9 last night to the Seattle Seahawks.

Carolina's defense had allowed at least 37 points in four of its previous five games. But the Panthers held the Seahawks in check until Seattle Quarterback Russell Wilson led a nine-play, 80-yard drive for the game's only touchdown.

Panthers Linebacker Luke Kuechley pointed out that they played the Seahawks with a similar outcome for the past three years.

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Sports
8:39 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Panthers Swing An Elbow And Throw A Game

Carolina Panthers’ Line Backer Luke Kuechly is confronted by official Steve Freeman Sunday.
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In the NFL, the Carolina Panthers didn't put up much of a fight yesterday. They lost, 38-to-17, to the Green Bay Packers.

Green Bay racked up a 21-to-0 lead in the first quarter.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the team gave up the scoreboard early on and never got in the game.

“I don't think the defense gave us an opportunity to win in the first quarter, and I'm disappointed,” Rivera says.

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Sports
9:06 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Panthers Tie First Game In Team History

Photos from the #Panthers tie vs. Cincinnati
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Sports
8:35 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Olsen, Newton Lead Panthers To Eviscerate The Bears

Panthers Tight End Greg Olsen caught two touchdown passes, helping win a victory over the Chicago bears. That team traded him in 2011.
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In NFL action, it was a big night for Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen. He had been traded by the Chicago Bears in 2011, and he made them pay for it yesterday.

Olsen caught a pair of touchdown passes, as Carolina came back from a two-touchdown deficit. They won 31-to-24 over the Bears.

Olsen said he didn't play out of spite, but the victory did help ease the pain of the Panthers' last two losses.

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Sports
8:30 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Panthers' Weakened Offense, Defense Give Up Win To Ravens

The Carolina Panthers lost to the Baltimore Ravens.
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In the NFL, the Carolina Panthers lost to the Baltimore Ravens yesterday, 38-10.

Coach Ron Rivera was vocal about his disappointment.

The Panthers' offense was weakened to begin with. Two running backs were sidelined with injuries before the game, and DeAngelo Williams injured his ankle during a rush in the first half.

Rivera said that's no excuse.

“It doesn't matter who the running back is; we've still got to block,” Rivera said. “And we're going to be looking to do some things differently and do things the right way.”

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The State of Things
11:46 am
Thu September 25, 2014

A NASCAR Reunion In Hillsborough

Gene Hobby's car after a wreck
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The pioneers of stock car racing reunite this weekend in Hillsborough, where drivers zoomed around the Occoneechee Speedway in the early days of NASCAR.

The mile-long dirt track hosted more than 30 races between 1949 and 1968. More than 100 of those cars will be on display along with some of the legendary drivers who raced them.

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Sports
3:14 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Duke To Modernize Wallace Wade Stadium

The current Wallace Wade Stadium
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Duke University announced today three new projects for modernizing it's football facility, the 85-year-old Wallace Wade Stadium.

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