• Stephanie Ready becomes full-time female NBA game analyst

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — FOX Sports Southeast has promoted Stephanie Ready to NBA game analyst covering the Charlotte Hornets.

  • Rivera expects Panthers DT Lotulelei back for regular season

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he expects starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei to be back on the field for the Sept. 13 regular-season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

  • AP Source: Hornets sign Kidd-Gilchrist to $52M extension

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets, a person familiar with the situation said Monday.

  • Carolina Panthers' Frank Alexander (90) grabs his leg as a trainer checks on him after being injured during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Miami Dolphins in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

    Panthers to rest injured Kalil for remainder of preseason

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers plan to be cautious with center Ryan Kalil after the four-time Pro Bowl selection sprained his left knee in a preseason game Saturday night against the Miami Dolphins.

  • A protester holds a poster board displaying pictures of  Jonathan Ferrell on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. Demonstrators marched on Friday evening and Saturday protesting the mistrial declared in the case of a white police officer accused in the shooting death of Ferrell, an unarmed black man. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Juror issued challenge during talks in officer’s trial

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A juror who heard evidence in the trial of a white North Carolina police officer said he challenged his colleagues to determine what an unarmed black man did to lead the defendant to fatally shoot him.

  • A protester holds a poster board displaying pictures of  Jonathan Ferrell on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. Demonstrators marched on Friday evening and Saturday protesting the mistrial declared in the case of a white police officer accused in the shooting death of Ferrell, an unarmed black man. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Juror: Defense put police officer’s shooting victim on trial

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Defense attorneys representing a white North Carolina police officer put the unarmed black man he shot and killed on trial, a juror in the case said Saturday.

  • Miami Dolphins' Damien Williams (34) runs past Carolina Panthers' Thomas Davis (58) for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

    Tannehill, Williams shine in Miami’s 31-30 loss to Panthers

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Tannehill completed 12 of 15 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown, Damien Williams scored twice for the Miami Dolphins in a 31-30 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Saturday night.

  • Protesters on Fourth Street block traffic and demand a retrial of former Charlotte policeman, Wes Kerrick, accused of killing an unarmed Jonathan Ferrell, after a mistrial was declared Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C.(AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Officer’s mistrial: Mother of slain man still wants justice

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Georgia Ferrell says she’s still seeking justice after a jury couldn’t unanimously decide the fate of a white North Carolina police officer accused in the 2013 shooting death of her son, an unarmed black motorist.

  • Correction: Police Officer-Fatal Shooting-The Latest story

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In stories from Aug. 11 to Aug. 20 about the trial of a white police officer charged in the killing of an unarmed black man, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the judge overseeing the case. The judge’s name is Robert Ervin, not Richard Ervin.

  • Correction: Police Officer-Fatal Shooting story

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In stories from Aug. 11 to Aug. 20 about the trial of a white police officer charged in the killing of an unarmed black man, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the judge overseeing the case. The judge’s name is Robert Ervin, not Richard Ervin.