News archive from 22 December 2014

Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly owns up to mistake that led to TD

So what happened on Cleveland's lone touchdown? Probably not what you think. Safety Roman Harper was the one who looked like he got beaten as he was chasing Cleveland tight end Jordan Cameron for about the last 40 yards of a startling 81-yard...

 

Irving is USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year

NEW YORK Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, the MVP of the Basketball World Cup, was honored Sunday as the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year. Irving started in all nine games for the Americans in Spain and averaged 12.1 points and 3.6...

 

Oxford police make arrest in motel homicide case

Oxford police have arrested a man they describe as a "person of interest" in the deaths of two people found in a motel room Friday night. Jamie Edgar Gomez, 21, of Oxford, is charged with tampering with physical evidence and possession of...

 

DeCock: This might be a special bowl season after all

It's just a feeling, a premonition even, but it doesn't feel like there's much excitement about bowl season this year. Maybe that's a function of the way the bowl process shook out, or a statement about how various teams' seasons went, or an...

 
Jacobs: Dean Smith's lessons still reverberate at UNC

Jacobs: Dean Smith's lessons still reverberate at UNC

After Kentucky defeated North Carolina at Rupp Arena this month, a reporter asked Tar Heels coach Roy Williams how the absence of an injured Wildcats starter had affected top-ranked UK. Williams probably had not rehearsed his answer. It wasn't...

 

Coroner: 5 killed in fire at Spartanburg apartment complex

Five people were killed and dozens left homeless after a fire at a Spartanburg County, S.C., apartment complex. Whitney Fire District Chief Shawn Petras tells local media outlets that crews were called to the Southern Pines Apartments at around 12:30...

 

Carolina Panthers will play unexpectedly meaningful football in Week 17

It is somewhat cruel to ask someone for a favor, only to try to whip that same someone seven days later. That, however, is what the Carolina Panthers will try to do to the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday at xx p.m., after the Falcons did exactly what the...

 

Carolina Panthers DB Josh Norman has day filled with angels, demons

Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman believed there were some greater powers at work on his fourth-quarter interception that led to his own fumble. “I was blessed that God and his angels allowed me to catch it, and the devil and the...

 

Prep Results 12.21.14

Boy's Basketball Lincoln Charter 62, Comenius 60 LC: Kody Shubert 30, Logan Foster 13, Davis 8, Walsh 2, Johnsen 7, O'Brien 2, Greene, Lewis. COM: Nilous 21, Quan Bagwell 15, Justice 6, Chisom 9, Kyron 5....

 

The ultimate holiday gift-giving guide for ACC coaches

The most wonderful time of year? Hardly. Welcome to one of the quietest weeks on the college basketball calendar, what with the whole holiday thing interfering with the natural rhythm and flow of the normal schedule. We're kidding. Somewhat. But yes,...

 

Record number of Carolinas residents expected to travel over holidays

Thanks to lower gas prices and a better economy, a record number of Carolinas residents – about 4.3 million – are expected to travel at least 50 miles for the Christmas and New Year's holidays, according to AAA Carolinas. That...

 
Satanist group mounts holiday display with little fanfare

Satanist group mounts holiday display with little fanfare

Jex Blackmore of the Detroit chapter of the Satanic Temple discusses what's behind the “Snaketivity Scene" at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. LANSING, Mich. — Visitors to the Michigan Capitol can now can view two...

 
NYPD shooting suspect wanted revenge for Brown, Garner

NYPD shooting suspect wanted revenge for Brown, Garner

Corrections and clarifications: An earlier version of this story misstated how Eric Garner died. The suspect in the fatal shooting of two New York City police officers apparently posted threats on social media that showed a desire for revenge after...

 
Ambush cop killings not uncommon

Ambush cop killings not uncommon

WASHINGTON — Fatal ambushes, similar to an attack this weekend on two New York City police officers, have been among the leading causes of firearm-related police deaths for the past several years, according to data maintained by a national law...

 

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