• Chlorine shock for water with amoeba that killed rafter

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Officials plan to treat water at a North Carolina whitewater recreation center with 10 times the chlorine typically needed to kill a brain-eating amoeba that caused the death of a rafter from Ohio last month.

  • Rodney Childers suspended 1 race by NASCAR for loose lug nut

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has suspended the crew chief for Kevin Harvick for an improperly installed lug nut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • Target leaving IndyCar after 27 seasons with Chip Ganassi

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Target will leave IndyCar at the end of this season after 27 years with Chip Ganassi Racing that included 11 championships and four Indianapolis 500 victories.

  • In this April 1, 2016, file photo, Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., speaks to the media during a press conference at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Earnhardt Jr. will miss two more races as he recovers from concussion-like symptoms and retired NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will replace him at Indianapolis and Pocono. The announcement came Wednesday, July 20, 2016, from Hendrick Motorsports, which said Earnhardt has not been cleared by doctors to drive.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

    Earnhardt’s return to NASCAR could take more time

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. warned Monday that his return to NASCAR could take longer than planned.

  • Hornets sign 7-foot center Mike Tobey from Virginia

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have signed 7-foot Virginia center Mike Tobey.

  • Panthers sign former Australian Rules Football player

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have signed tight end Eric Wallace, a former college basketball and Australian football player who played the NFL version of football at age 14.

  • Hornets name Noel Gillespie their D-League coach

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets announced that Noel Gillespie has been named coach of their new NBA Developmental League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm.

  • In this Aug. 21, 2015, file photo, former NBA star and current owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Michael Jordan, smiles at reporters in Chicago. Jordan announced Monday, July 25, 2016,  he’s giving $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to help build trust between blacks and law enforcement following several disturbing clashes around the country. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    Jordan gives $2 million; looks to build backs, police trust

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement.

  • In this Feb. 13, 2014, file photo, a worker attaches a banner to a scaffolding in New Orleans in preparation of the NBA All-Star basketball game. The league took the 2017 game out of Charlotte on Thursday, July 21, 2016,  because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. As the NBA looks for a new home for the 2017 All-Star Game, cities are lining up with open arms to welcome LeBron James, Stephen Curry and the hundred million or so dollars they would bring to the local economy. New Orleans is the favorite, with one official familiar with the discussions telling The Associated Press that the league and city are “deep in negotiations” to stage the game there for a third time.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

    Blame game follows NBA’s removal of Charlotte All-Star game

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NBA All-Star Game’s exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s re-election campaign, even as he dismisses the move as political correctness gone too far.

  • Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, left, and Deshaun Watson, right, smiles as they listen to a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Clemson, FSU keeping firm control of ACC’s Atlantic Division

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clemson star quarterback Deshaun Watson is driven by the goal of winning another Atlantic Coast Conference championship and returning to the College Football Playoff’s title game.