• New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks to pass under pressure from Carolina Panthers' Wes Horton (96) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Brady throws 2 INTs, 1 TD, Patriots beat Panthers 17-16

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tom Brady overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 17-16 on Friday night.

  • Pierre-Hugues Herbert, of France, reaches for the ball during a semifinal against Steve Johnson at the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Herbert advances to Winston-Salem final

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final, beating 13th-seeded Steve Johnson of the U.S. 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Friday.

    Updated: 7:55 pm

  • Duke’s Pierre adjusting to switch from QB to RB

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Nico Pierre might be Duke’s quarterback of the future. Right now he’s the Blue Devils’ backup running back of the present.

  • ACC trio looking for championships in SEC with Gamecocks

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Coach Dawn Staley has built South Carolina to compete for national championships. And some of the very best players in the Atlantic Coast Conference have signed on for the run.

  • Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, returns a shot against Borna Coric, of Croatia, during a quarterfinal in the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Steve Johnson in Winston-Salem semis when Yen-Hsun Lu quits

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa beat eighth-seeded Borna Coric of Croatia 6-2, 7-6 (1) on Thursday night to advance to the semifinals in the Winston-Salem Open.

  • 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.

  • NC State RB Shadrach Thornton suspended for 1st 2 games

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State suspended rushing leader Shadrach Thornton for two games Thursday for a violation of athletic department rules.

  • James Yates, left, and his partner Willaim Smith Jr., walk into the Rowan County Clerk's Office in Morehead, Ky., in an attempt to obtain a marriage license Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. The couple were denied despite the ruling of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding an earlier decision instructing the clerks to issue licenses. This was the couple's third attempt to obtain a license. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday in defiance of a mounting pile of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union.

  • Anderson beats Janowicz at Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa beat 2014 finalist Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 7-6 (2), 6-4 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals in the Winston-Salem Open.

  • Duke cornerback Bryon Fields out for season with torn ACL

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke cornerback Bryon Fields will miss the season with a torn knee ligament.