• Silver: NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte in 2019 ‘a priority’

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says returning the All-Star game to Charlotte in 2019 is “a high priority,” providing there’s a resolution to a North Carolina law that restricts the rights of LGBT people.

  • New Orleans Saints tight end Josh Hill (89) pulls in a touchdown reception over Carolina Panthers cornerback Zack Sanchez (31) in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

    Panthers hope to regroup during bye after 4-game skid

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is hoping a bye week and some in-depth self-scouting will help the defending NFC champions salvage what is quickly becoming a lost season.