• Clemson, QB Watson headline ACC’s preseason picks for 2016

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Clemson and quarterback Deshaun Watson are the preseason picks for Atlantic Coast Conference favorite and player of the year.

  • In this Saturday, July 23, 2016 photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Dave Hemingway, center,  receives smooches from Charlie Boise, left, and Wally Collins, right, after Hemingway won the 2016 Ernest "Papa"  Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, Fla. Success for Dave Hemingway came on the Macon, N.C., resident's seventh attempt to win the coveted title at Sloppy Joe's Bar. Dave Hemingway is not related to Ernest Hemingway who lived and wrote in Key West in the 1930s. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)

    Hemingway (no relation) wins look-alike contest in Key West

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A white-bearded North Carolina man has won the “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest.

  • 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.

  • 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)

    With Charlotte out, New Orleans favorite for NBA All-Star

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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 the festivities would bring to the local economy.

  • Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger poses July 6, 2016, in the gym at Gallagher-Iba arena in Stillwater, Okla. Coger died after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (Jimmy Gillispie/Stillwater News Press photo via AP)

    OSU basketball player Tyrek Coger dies after team workout

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, officials said Friday.

  • In this 2014 photo made available by the First Colony Foundation, archeologists excavate an area in rural Bertie County, N.C. Clues to what became of North Carolina’s fabled Lost Colony could lie in a waterfront tract where developers once wanted to build thousands of condos. Now, one of those would-be developers is seeking millions of dollars to preserve the property. (First Colony Foundation via AP)

    Site with clues to fate of fabled Lost Colony may be saved

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Clues to what became of North Carolina’s fabled Lost Colony could lie in a waterfront tract where developers once wanted to build thousands of condos — and now, one of those would-be developers is seeking millions of dollars to preserve the property.

  • Top Massachusetts lawmaker makes play for NBA All-Star Game

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston is apparently out of the running for the 2017 NBA All-Star game, which became available after the league decided to move the event out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger dies after collapsing

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger has died after collapsing during a team workout.

  • North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora listens to one of his players answer a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    UNC tries to stop revolving door atop ACC’s Coastal Division

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora knows all about the unpredictable nature of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division after his Tar Heels made a surprise climb to the top last season.