December 13, 2018

CHARLOTTE — Hornets owner Michael Jordan said it was a “tap of endearment.”

After watching a bizarre ending to Charlotte’s win against Detroit on Wednesday, a bewildered Jordan lightly smacked the back of second-year guard Malik Monk’s head in closing seconds of the…

Panthers' Rivera clinging to slim playoff hopes, Saints next

December 11, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ron Rivera is clinging to the slim hope the Panthers can rebound from a five-game losing streak, beat the Saints twice in three weeks and earn a wild card spot in the NFC playoffs.

The coach understands the chances of all of that happening are remote at best.…

Commentary: Good deed for Gurley resonates more than a game ever could

December 10, 2018

No matter the outcome on Sunday night for the Los Angeles Rams — a 15-6 loss to the Chicago Bears where the Rams’ offense looked its worst all season — the week was already won for running back Todd Gurley, at least locally.

On NBC’s marquee Sunday night game, he ran the…

Panthers' playoff hopes take major blow with loss to Browns

December 10, 2018

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cam Newton’s unique fashion choices remain exciting.

Everything else about the Carolina Panthers looks stale.

Unable to come up with big plays down the stretch again, the reeling Panthers suffered their fifth straight loss, a 26-20 setback to the Cleveland Browns on…