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Sports Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina sports news from The Associated Press

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bobcats coach Steve Clifford says Al Jefferson's left foot remains in a walking boot and the team's star center is "day-to-day" for Wednesday night's playoff game against the Miami Heat. Jefferson received treatment Monday and didn't participate in a light workout.

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. opens. In less than two months, it will play host to the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open in consecutive weeks. USGA Executive Director Mike Davis said Monday that he is expecting "a challenging test of golf, but ... a great test of golf" on the course.

ATLANTA (AP) - Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Miami Marlins 4-2 Monday night. Dan Uggla led off with a single up the middle off Arquimedes Caminero, and Gattis followed with a shot into the left-field seats for his fifth homer of the season.

ATLANTA (AP) - The city of Atlanta wants to host college football's national championship game in 2018 as a prelude to a possible Super Bowl bid. Peach Bowl President Gary Stokan discussed the timetable after a news conference Monday to announce a six-year agreement with the current title sponsor.

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