News archive from 22 February 2015

Ardey Kell, grateful for bad-weather break, ready to ‘take it one game at a time' in NCHSAA 4A West...

The Observer's Sweet 16 No. 1 team, southeast Charlotte's Ardrey Kell High, is also the No. 1 seed in the western half of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A boys basketball playoffs. The nationally ranked Knights (22-1) will start postseason...

 
Ronald Carnes behind bars 41 years after escaping prison

Ronald Carnes behind bars 41 years after escaping prison

WINDSOR Ronald Carnes spent 41 years on the run, one of the shrewdest fugitives in state history. He fled prison in 1973, so long ago he can't remember where, and created a pair of fake identities to keep himself hidden. As either Louie Vance or...

 
NASCAR: Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona results

NASCAR: Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona results

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Ryan Reed powered past Brad Keselowski on the final of 120 laps and held off Roush Fenway Racing teammate Chris Buescher to win Saturday's Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway. The win is the first for Reed in...

 
Jimmie Johnson still wants to believe

Jimmie Johnson still wants to believe

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Jimmie Johnson turns 40 in September, and he is starting to hear some things he doesn't like from the drivers who are close to half his age. Laughed Johnson: “The thing that kind of hurts my feeling and is wild at the...

 
Jeff Gordon's last ride starts from Daytona 500 pole

Jeff Gordon's last ride starts from Daytona 500 pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Of all of Jeff Gordon's accomplishments and accolades in his NASCAR career, there is one that stands out among the rest, particularly among his fellow competitors. It's the respect Gordon, 43, has from his peers for stepping away...

 
Heat say Chris Bosh will miss remainder of the season

Heat say Chris Bosh will miss remainder of the season

MIAMI Not even a week ago, Chris Bosh was talking about how eager he was to get home in an effort to turn the Miami Heat's season around. His focus will be on something far more important now. The All-Star forward's season is over, with the Heat...

 
1980 US Olympic hockey team reunites in Lake Placid

1980 US Olympic hockey team reunites in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. All these years later, Dave Christian is still quick with a smile when asked about the signature moment of his hockey life — the amazing Miracle on Ice triumph over the Soviet Union. "In sports in general, everyone...

 
Lawyer: Jailed Caracas mayor to fight conspiracy charges

Lawyer: Jailed Caracas mayor to fight conspiracy charges

CARACAS, Venezuela Lawyers for the jailed opposition mayor of Caracas said Saturday they would ask a judge to dismiss conspiracy charges against him, calling accusations that he participated in a plot to overthrow Venezuela's socialist government...

 

Explosion in NFL combine training makes teams cautious of ‘workout warriors'

INDIANAPOLIS For the past few days, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera and general manager Dave Gettleman have sat in Lucas Oil Stadium and watched the country's top prospects sprint, sweat and strain in the so-called Underwear Olympics. As the...

 

One injured from fall in uptown Charlotte

A person suffered potentially life threatening injuries from a fall Saturday afternoon in uptown Charlotte, Medic reported. Police said they had no details of how the person was injured or where the fall occurred. The person fell in a block of South...

 

Newton, Panthers talking contract

INDIANAPOLIS The Carolina Panthers are continuing their contract talks with Cam Newton, although the franchise quarterback might not be in a rush to re-sign. Newton's representatives were scheduled to meet with the Panthers on Saturday at the NFL...

 

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers talking contract

INDIANAPOLIS The Carolina Panthers are continuing their contract talks with Cam Newton, although the franchise quarterback might not be in a rush to re-sign. Newton’s representatives were scheduled to meet with the Panthers on Saturday at the...

 

Coca-Cola bottler suspends operations in Mexican city

MEXICO CITY Coca-Cola's largest bottler in Mexico has temporarily suspended operations in the capital of the embattled state of Guerrero following attacks on its workers and its trucks. Alma Beltran, a spokeswoman for Coca-Cola Femsa SA, says the...

 

Holly Brooks wins second American Birkebeiner

Anchorage's Holly Brooks won the 42nd American Birkebeiner nordic ski race on Saturday in Hayward, Wisconsin. The win was the second for Brooks in a race that bills itself as North America's largest ski race. Brooks also won in 2012.  ...

 
NC State handles Virginia Tech 69-53 for second straight ACC win

NC State handles Virginia Tech 69-53 for second straight ACC win

RALEIGH It wasn't easy, it never is with N.C. State, but the Wolfpack ultimately found a win to dispatch Virginia Tech on Saturday night. Senior guard Ralston Turner scored 18 points to lead N.C. State to a 69-53 win over the out-manned yet...

 

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