• Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin, left, and center Frank Kaminsky, right, battle Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic for a loose ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

    Whiteside gets triple-double as Heat hold off Hornets 98-95

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hassan Whiteside had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots, and the Miami Heat came up with two key steals in the closing seconds of a 98-95 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.

  • In this Thursay, Jan. 21, 2016, file photo, Stewart Haas Racing co-owner and driver Tony Stewart talks to members of the media during the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C. The three-time NASCAR champion has been hospitalized with a back injury after a non-racing accident on Sunday and Stewart-Haas Racing is unsure of the extent of his injuries, a team spokesman told The Associated Press, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

    Injured Tony Stewart to miss start of final NASCAR season

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in an accident on an all-terrain vehicle, Stewart-Haas Racing said Thursday.

  • Charlotte Hornets center Frank Kaminsky, right, drives into Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

    Lin scores 24 as Hornets rally to beat Cavaliers 106-97

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeremy Lin scored 24 points and the Charlotte Hornets rallied in the second half to beat the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers 106-97 on Wednesday night.

  • In this Jan. 3, 2016, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and lineman Evan Mathis (69) take the field for an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in Denver. Mathis got released by the Philadelphia Eagles because Chip Kelly didn’t want to give the two-time Pro Bowl guard a raise. Now he's blocking for Manning and the Broncos. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

    Furniture Row Racing on different track for Super Bowl

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team is in a precarious position among the teams it competes against in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

  • Hornets G Walker sits out game vs Cavs with sore knee

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will miss Wednesday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a sore left knee.

  • In this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, driver Tony Stewart (14) unbuckles from his car after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. The three-time NASCAR champion has been hospitalized with a back injury after a non-racing accident on Sunday and Stewart-Haas Racing is unsure of the extent of his injuries, a team spokesman told The Associated Press, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/ Mark Almond, File)

    NASCAR champion Tony Stewart hospitalized with back injury

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was hospitalized Tuesday with a back injury and Stewart-Haas Racing said the team was unsure of the extent of his injuries just a week before he is expected in Daytona to prepare for his final season in Sprint Cup.

  • Cam Newton goes with zebra pants for trip to Super Bowl

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is going with zebra stripes instead of a Panther theme on his trip to the Super Bowl.