• Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo, top, flips over Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. Jefferson was fouled on the play. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

    Walker scores 22, Hornets hold off Bucks

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 22 points, and the Charlotte Hornets overcame the loss of center Al Jefferson to hold off the Milwaukee Bucks 87-82 on Sunday.

  • Hornets C Jefferson out with left calf strain

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson suffered an injury to his left leg in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, with team officials calling his return “doubtful.”

  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, drives against Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Hairston  in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

    James scores 25 to lead Cavs over Hornets again, 95-90

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James had 25 points and 13 rebounds, extending his personal run of dominance against the Charlotte Hornets by leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 95-90 victory Friday night.

  • Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford directs his team against the Sacramento Kings in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Hornets agree to multiyear extension with Steve Clifford

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have entrusted their short-term future to coach Steve Clifford.

  • Panthers DE Alexander suspended for 1 year by NFL

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Carolina Panthers defensive Frank Alexander without pay for a minimum of one year for violating the Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse for a third time.

  • Panthers DE Horton, WR Hill suspended by NFL

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NFL has announced that Carolina Panthers backup defensive end Wes Horton has been suspended without pay for the team’s next four games for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.

  • Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) celebrates on the sidelines in the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. The Panthers won 44-16. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

    Gruden: Panthers QB Newton deserves MVP consideration

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton only seems to be getting better — and more confident — as the Carolina Panthers’ perfect season progresses.