Posts Tagged North Carolina

Hornets’ Walker starts; Heat without Deng, Whiteside

Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker, second from left, sits in street clothes behind the bench as he nurses an injury that kept him out of the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Also on the bench waiting to play are Gerald Henderson, left, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, third from left and Brian Roberts, right. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Point guard Kemba Walker started against the Miami Heat after missing the last two games because of a cyst on his left knee.

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NASCAR’s Brian Vickers cleared to return to racing in March

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR driver Brian Vickers has been medically cleared to return to racing in March, just three months after surgery to repair a hole in his heart.

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Michael Jordan gets emotional after winning business award

In this Nov. 7, 2014, file photo, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan cheers on his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Charlotte, N.C. An emotional Michael Jordan fought back tears as he accepted an award for being named the Charlotte Business Journal’s Business Person of the Year. The Hornets owner said during a nine-minute speech Tuesday night, Jan. 20, 2015, that aired on the organization’s website that while he’s received many awards as a player, this one was different. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A humbled and emotional Michael Jordan fought back tears, feeling vindicated after years of criticism, after being named the Charlotte Business Journal’s Business Person of the Year.

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Columbus looking for economic boost from NHL All-Star game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The city is hoping for both a short-term and long-term economic boost from the upcoming 2015 NHL All-Star weekend.

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Sharp-shooting Davidson upends No. 22 Dayton 77-60

Dayton's Kendall Pollard, left, tries to get a shot off over Davidson's Andrew McAuliffe during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Davidson, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Peyton Aldridge had 22 points and senior Tyler Kalinoski added 21, and the sharp-shooting Davidson Wildcats knocked off No. 22 Dayton 77-60 on Tuesday night for their first win over a ranked opponent this season.

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