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Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

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After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that... More>>

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Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL

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The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night. More>>

Hurricanes unveil green LED lighting for pre-season opener Video included

LED lighting hangs in the PNC Arena. (Dave Bertram, WNCN) LED lighting hangs in the PNC Arena. (Dave Bertram, WNCN)
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The puck drops Sunday for the Hurricanes' pre-season opener, and Caniacs will notice the view in PNC Arena is a little brighter. More>>

Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

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By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a... More>>

Player fakes death during fake punt, fakes no one Video included

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Arkansas State snapped the ball for what looked like a punt from their opponent's 40-yard line, and receiver Booker Mays clutched his hands to his chest and toppled backward to the turf.

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Former Mecklenburg Commissioner 'very disappointed' in Panthers' handling of Hardy case Video included

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Former Commission Chairman Harold Cogdell was a member of the Charlotte City Council when he was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female in January 2002.He says that experience sparked him to speak out about way the Panthers' organization is handling the case. More>>

Carolina Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams back on Wednesday

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Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects DeAngelo Williams, the franchise's all-time leading rusher, to return to practice Wednesday after Carolina sputtered on the ground Sunday against the Detroit More>>

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

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The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have... More>>

Panthers unsure if Hardy will play vs. Steelers

Greg Hardy (right) arrives at court with attorney Drew Rosenhaus. (Associated Press) Greg Hardy (right) arrives at court with attorney Drew Rosenhaus. (Associated Press)
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?Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he isn't sure if Greg Hardy will play Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. More>>

Tar Heels hope to improve tackling against Pirates Video included

San Diego State's Ezell Ruffin (3) runs the ball against North Carolina during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. North carolina won 31-27. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) San Diego State's Ezell Ruffin (3) runs the ball against North Carolina during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. North carolina won 31-27. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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It's hard for North Carolina coach Larry Fedora to know exactly what kind of defense he has. More>>

Fans glad NFL teams tackling domestic violence Video included

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Groups and organizations across the country are calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's job in the wake of the Ray Rice scandal. More>>

Cam Newton, tough D key in Carolina Panthers 24-7 victory over Lions

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A week after missing the first game of his career, Cam Newton returned Sunday and threw for 281 yards and a touchdown, leading the Panthers to a 24-7 win against Detroit. More>>

Panthers DE Hardy inactive against Lions

Greg Hardy (right) arrives at court with attorney Drew Rosenhaus. (Associated Press) Greg Hardy (right) arrives at court with attorney Drew Rosenhaus. (Associated Press)
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The Panthers have benched Greg Hardy for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions with the defensive end involved in an ongoing domestic violence case. More>>

Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

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Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic... More>>

East Carolina stuns No. 17 Virginia Tech 28-21

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East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden threw three touchdown passes and scored a rushing touchdown with 16 seconds left to lead the Pirates to a 28-21 upset of No. 17 Virginia Tech on Saturday. More>>

Cherry scores 3 TDs, NC State beats USF 49-17

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Bra'Lon Cherry rushed for two touchdowns and caught a third, Jacoby Brissett threw two touchdown passes and North Carolina State beat South Florida 49-17 on Saturday. More>>

Wilson runs for 245 yards; Duke routs Kansas, 41-3

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Freshman Shaun Wilson rushed for a school-record 245 yards with three long touchdowns and Duke routed Kansas 41-3 on Saturday. More>>

Cardinal Gibbons' football captain also excels on baseball diamond Video included

Despite having a baseball scholarship in hand from Vanderbilt, Scott said he never once considered giving up on football. Despite having a baseball scholarship in hand from Vanderbilt, Scott said he never once considered giving up on football.
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Cardinal Gibbons' Stephen Scott is a two-sport star who carries a 4.89 grade-point average. More>>

Duke hosts Kansas hoping for rare 3-0 start

Duke running back Shaquille Powell (28) is hit by Troy Trojans linebacker Wayland Coleman-Dancer (23) in the first half of an NCAA college football game at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Troy, Ala. (AP Photo/ Hal Yeager) Duke running back Shaquille Powell (28) is hit by Troy Trojans linebacker Wayland Coleman-Dancer (23) in the first half of an NCAA college football game at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Troy, Ala. (AP Photo/ Hal Yeager)
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For all of Duke's accomplishments during its recent rise to relevance, it's still been 20 years since the Blue Devils started a season with three straight victories. More>>

WNCN Blitz visits Cardinal Gibbons Video included

Students were energized during Friday morning's WNCNBlitz pep rally. Students were energized during Friday morning's WNCNBlitz pep rally.
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The WNCN Blitz team moved to Cardinal Gibbons Friday morning as the Crusaders get ready for their showdown with Broughton High School. More>>

Panthers defensive end Hardy returns to practice

Greg Hardy (right) arrives at court with attorney Drew Rosenhaus. (Associated Press) Greg Hardy (right) arrives at court with attorney Drew Rosenhaus. (Associated Press)
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Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy returned to practice Thursday, one day after being excused from work to meet with his attorney. More>>

Former walk-on Hollins making mark at WR for UNC

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Mack Hollins has suddenly become a big-play receiving threat for North Carolina. More>>

Court case for Hornets' Hairston moves to Nov. 14

Former UNC guard P.J. Hairston said he plans to stay away from Durham after an altercation in the city attracted negative attention ahead of his rookie season in the NBA. (Charlotte Hornets) Former UNC guard P.J. Hairston said he plans to stay away from Durham after an altercation in the city attracted negative attention ahead of his rookie season in the NBA. (Charlotte Hornets)
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The assault and battery case involving Charlotte Hornets rookie guard P.J. Hairston has been rescheduled for Nov. 14. More>>

Tearful Panthers owner addresses NFL and domestic violence Video included

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Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson broke into tears Wednesday talking about domestic violence. More>>

Source says Rice video sent to NFL Video included

In this February 2014, file photo from a still image taken from a hotel security video released by TMZ Sports, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punches his fiancee, Janay Palmer, in an elevator at the Revel casino in Atlantic City, N.J. In this February 2014, file photo from a still image taken from a hotel security video released by TMZ Sports, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punches his fiancee, Janay Palmer, in an elevator at the Revel casino in Atlantic City, N.J.
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A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. More>>

NFL commissioner visits Wake Forest High amid controversy Video included

Goodell's visit comes in the midst of a storm of controversy surrounding how he and the league handled the suspension of Baltimore Raven running back Ray Rice. (Emma Wright/WNCN) Goodell's visit comes in the midst of a storm of controversy surrounding how he and the league handled the suspension of Baltimore Raven running back Ray Rice. (Emma Wright/WNCN)
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell paid a visit to Wake Forest High School Wednesday to discuss Heads Up Football with the Cougars football team. More>>

Cleveland High hosts WNCN Blitz Friday Video included

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A fantastic and enthusiastic crowd came out at Cleveland High as WNCN Blitz's Friday morning pep rally moved to the Johnston County school. More>>

Pistorius: How the verdict will be delivered

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Guilty or not guilty? The verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial will not be delivered so simply. More>>

Fired St. Aug's football coach claims 'retaliation' by university Video included

Michael Costa was fired after 13 seasons as St. Aug's head football coach. Michael Costa was fired after 13 seasons as St. Aug's head football coach.
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St. Augustine's University's head football coach Michael Costa and defensive coordinator Tremayne Henry could hardly believe their eyes.
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Longer Rice video features obscenities, spitting

Credit: Associated Press. Ray Rice with his wife Janay Palmer Rice Credit: Associated Press. Ray Rice with his wife Janay Palmer Rice
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Ray Rice and Janay Palmer can be heard shouting obscenities at each other, and she appears to spit in the face of the three-time Pro Bowl running back right before he throws a knockout punch in a video shown to The Associated Press by a law enforcement official. More>>

Doeren wants better tackling from Wolfpack defense Video included

N.C. State coach Dave Doeren addresses media durign a press conference. N.C. State coach Dave Doeren addresses media durign a press conference.
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North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren wants to see his Wolfpack defense tackle better. More>>

St. Aug's fires football coach Costa Video included

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St. Augustine's University fired football coach Michael Costa Monday. More>>

Panthers win without Cam Newton

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Cam Newton watched from the sideline as his backup handled the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. More>>

Nieuwendyk joins Hurricanes' front office

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The Carolina Hurricanes have added former Dallas Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk to their front office roster. More>>

ACC teams matching up with more nickel defenses

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Defenses in the ACC aren't waiting for passing situations to bring on another defensive back. More>>

No. 23 Tar Heels beat Flames 56-29 in opener Video included

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Marquise Williams accounted for four touchdowns while Jeff Schoettmer returned an interception for a score during North Carolina's game-turning flurry, helping the No. 23 Tar Heels beat Liberty 56-29 on Saturday night. More>>

Boone throws for 4 TDs, Duke routs Elon 52-13 Video included

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Anthony Boone threw a few more touchdown passes, Duke's offense put up even more big numbers and the Blue Devils claimed another home victory.For these Blue Devils, it was almost like 2013 never ended. More>>

Panthers trim roster to 53 players

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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will enter the season with a new group of wide receivers. More>>

NC State edges Georgia Southern 24-23 Video included

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Jacoby Brissett threw for 291 yards and three second-half touchdowns to help North Carolina State beat Georgia Southern 24-23. More>>

Brissett eager for NC State debut vs Ga Southern

Jacoby Brissett threw two long touchdown passes to Bryan Underwood in his first public performance as the Wolfpack's starter. (Photo by Jeff Reeves/WNCN) Jacoby Brissett threw two long touchdown passes to Bryan Underwood in his first public performance as the Wolfpack's starter. (Photo by Jeff Reeves/WNCN)
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Jacoby Brissett's debut at N.C. State on Saturday comes against the same school that memorably knocked off the Gators late last season.

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UNC player's mother awaits investigation into alleged hazing

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The mother of the football player involved in an alleged hazing incident at UNC said the family is "worried about justice" for her son. More>>

So. Durham's Hinton hopes to lead team to another state title Video included

Southern Durham's Kendall Hinton as committed to play at Wake Forest. Southern Durham's Kendall Hinton as committed to play at Wake Forest.
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Kendall Hinton has the look of a natural quarterback, but you may be surprised to find out football was not always his primary sport. More>>

NASCAR's Stewart expresses sadness, pain over death at track Video included

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NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever." More>>

Durham Hillside High School trivia

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Hillside High School has always enjoyed huge support in Durham. More>>

UNC: NCAA clears Farmer to play for Tar Heels

Ethan Farmer had 30 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble in 2013 after two years as a reserve. (UNC) Ethan Farmer had 30 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble in 2013 after two years as a reserve. (UNC)
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?North Carolina says the NCAA has cleared defensive tackle Ethan Farmer to play after resolving an unspecified eligibility issue. More>>

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