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September 26, 2020

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Xfinity Series playoffs begin in Las Vegas with drivers seeking Cup rides

By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ross Chastain opened this week preparing for the start of the Xfinity Series playoffs ... Read more

8 hours ago by News Service Report.

Celtics control second half, top Heat 121-108 to win Game 5

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics clearly are not ready to see the ... Read more

8 hours ago by News Service Report.

Reds say broadcaster Thom Brennaman resigns after anti-gay slur

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds say team broadcaster Thom Brennaman has resigned following his use of an anti-gay slur on air last month. Brennaman ... Read more

8 hours ago by News Service Report.

Shattenkirk scores in OT for 5-4 victory; Lightning on verge of Stanley Cup

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Kevin Shattenkirk scored in overtime on a questionable power play, Brayden Point had two goals ... Read more

8 hours ago by News Service Report.

Rookie at QB for Chargers as Panthers come to town

By Joe Reedy AP Sports Writer INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Justin Herbert has had an entire week instead of just a couple minutes to prepare for ... Read more

1 day ago by News Service Report.

No. 20 Hokies shorthanded for opener against Wolfpack

By Hank Kurz Jr. AP Sports Writer Virginia Tech finally begins a season of high expectations as the No. 20 Hokies face North Carolina State ... Read more

1 day ago by News Service Report.

Winless Blue Devils hoping to turn it around against Virginia

By Hank Kurz Jr. AP Sports Writer Virginia is finally set to open its season after three scheduled openers were scrapped because of the coronavirus ... Read more

1 day ago by News Service Report.

Lakers beat Nuggets to take 3-1 lead in West finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are a victory away from returning to the NBA Finals — and only another comeback ... Read more

1 day ago by News Service Report.

Fitzpatrick leads Dolphins to victory over Jaguars

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Different team, familiar result for Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fitzpatrick accounted for ... Read more

1 day ago by News Service Report.

Catawba grad Ray Daniels finds a new challenge: horse racing

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com LEXINGTON, Ky. —  When Curtis Walker first came to Catawba in 1988, he wasn’t a polished product. Now the head coach ... Read more

1 day ago by Mike London.

Sayers, Piccolo friendship lives on in ‘Brian’s Song’

Associated Press When Chicago Bears teammates Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo became roommates in 1967, the first time NFL players of different colors shared accommodations ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Motivated Davis ready for his chance while Panthers’ All-Pro McCaffrey is out

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE (AP) — There were days when running back Mike Davis wanted to quit the NFL, frustrated over his ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

College basketball: Downs hopes to be a factor for Catawba

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Catawba College sophomore Janiya Downs is confident again and healthy again. Now the South Rowan graduate is eager to ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike London.

NFL: Thursday night matchup features Beard vs. ‘Stache

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— It’s the Beard versus the ‘Stache in prime time. Fitzmagic on one sideline, Minshew Mania on ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike London.

NBA: Herro a hero, as Miami takes 3-1 lead

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The youngest player on the floor helped the Miami Heat move a game ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike London.

Nuggets hang on to win Game 3, cut Lakers’ lead to 2-1

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Murray had 28 points, 12 assists and two late 3-pointers to halt a Lakers charge, helping the Denver ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Notre Dame-Wake Forest game postponed as nearly two dozen Fighting Irish players in isolation or quarantine

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer As the Atlantic Coast Conference worked Tuesday to reschedule another league game postponed because of a COVID-19 ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Braves clinch 3rd straight NL East title

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — After clinching their third straight NL East title, the Atlanta Braves set their sights on ended ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Panthers stadium, other outdoor venues can have fans

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — College and professional sports teams in North Carolina may soon be allowed to host a few ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

Area Sports Briefs: Some states flipping football back to fall

From staff reports Michigan and Delaware  high schools have flipped from earlier decisions to play 2021 football and will now play this fall. Minnesota announced ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike London.

Cannon Ballers: Field of Honor display

 Cannon Ballers news release KANNAPOLIS –  In a tribute of those whose actions made them heroes in our lives, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers bring their inaugural ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

Hamlin, Michael Jordan partner on NASCAR team for Wallace

By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE — Denny Hamlin has joined Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan to form a NASCAR team with Bubba ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

Panthers’ 0-2 start ignites ‘tank for Trevor’ talk

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE — Two games into the season the “tank for Trevor” talk has already begun in earnest in Carolina. ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

Panthers’ McCaffrey out multiple weeks with ankle sprain

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE — Christian McCaffrey said he plans to attack his rehabilitation from a high ankle sprain the same way ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

MLB capsules for Monday: Indians inch closer to playoffs; Reds climb over .500

 CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana’s two-run homer snapped a tie and José Ramírez homered again as the Cleveland Indians moved closer to clinching a playoff ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

NBA: Lakers take 2-0 lead into Tuesday night’s action

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Anthony Davis caught the ball deep on the left side with the Lakers losing and time about to run ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

NFL: Raiders open stadium with Monday night victory

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders gave their new fans in Las Vegas ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

NHL: Tampa Bay evens Stanley Cup final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning got themselves up off the ice to get even in the Stanley Cup Final. ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike London.

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