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Tom Brady, Patriots dominate Panthers 30-7

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Tom Brady threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal and the New England Patriots shut down Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers 30-7 on Friday night. More>>

Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

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Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger. More>>

Cam Newton surprises injured HS QB at Charlotte hospital

Cam Newton visits Jaylend Ratliffe at a Charlotte hospital. (TMZ.com) Cam Newton visits Jaylend Ratliffe at a Charlotte hospital. (TMZ.com)
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made a surprise hospital visit to a high school quarterback recovering from a brain injury. More>>

US women score 3 in 2nd half, beat Switzerland 4-1

Forward Alex Morgan (Jeff Reeves/WNCN) Forward Alex Morgan (Jeff Reeves/WNCN)
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Megan Rapinoe scored just three minutes into the game, and the United States got three goals in the second half to beat Switzerland 4-1 Wednesday night. More>>

Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

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Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job. More>>

Nadal won't defend US Open title because of wrist

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By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as... More>>

Panthers QB Newton ready for return to field

Cam Newton will see his first game action since undergoing ankle surgery in March when the Panthers host the Kansas City Chiefs. More>>

Woods pulls out of US Ryder Cup consideration

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By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Tiger Woods removed himself from consideration for the Ryder Cup team Wednesday evening with a clear message that he is not healthy enough to play. More>>

Hornets, sports foundation to bid for NBA All-Star Weekend

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Team and foundation officials will fly to New York with former Hornets player Dell Curry and mascot, Hugo, Tuesday afternoon to deliver the bid to NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum. More>>

PGA caddy's son beats the odds to survive Video included

Paul Tesori works as Webb Simpson's caddy and his son can be considered a miracle child. Paul Tesori works as Webb Simpson's caddy and his son can be considered a miracle child.
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The 7-month-old son of Paul Tesroi has beats the odds in his story lifetime.Paul Tesori works as Webb Simpson's caddy and his son can be considered a miracle child. More>>

As probe begins, Stewart steps away from the track

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The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track. More>>

Radwanska beats Venus Williams to win Rogers Cup

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Agnieszka Radwanska beat Venus Williams 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Rogers Cup title. More>>

Bills top Panthers 20-18 amid offensive struggles

Carolina Panthers' Joe Webb, right, scrambles past Buffalo Bills' Jacquies Smith, left, during the second half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. The Bills won 20-18. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) Carolina Panthers' Joe Webb, right, scrambles past Buffalo Bills' Jacquies Smith, left, during the second half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. The Bills won 20-18. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
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EJ Manuel's first completion to Sammy Watkins will go down as nothing more than a 14-yard pass play in a meaningless preseason game. More>>

Canes captain has surgery to fix muscle injury

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The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and should be ready for training camp. More>>

Triangle programs turning out promising hockey talent Video included

The Junior Hurricanes program is producing outstanding talent, including goalie Logan Halladay, who recently wrapped up a week at the Carolina Hurricanes prospect camp. The Junior Hurricanes program is producing outstanding talent, including goalie Logan Halladay, who recently wrapped up a week at the Carolina Hurricanes prospect camp.
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This past week, two locally produced players took part in the Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Camp.
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LeBron's return to 23 scores big with fans Video included

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On Sunday afternooon Lebron tweeted an Instagram photo of him wearing his former St. Vincent-St. Mary jersey, and a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey. More>>

Panthers to unveil 2014 team, stadium upgrades

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The Carolina Panthers are giving their fans an early treat by holding their annual Fan Fest at their newly renovated home. More>>

Panthers say QB Newton, DE Hardy ready to practice

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Pro Bowlers Cam Newton and Greg Hardy will be ready to practice when the Carolina Panthers take the field for the start of training camp Friday night. More>>

Hornets F Williams returning to Tar Heel state

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Nine years after leading the North Carolina men's basketball team to a national championship, Williams returns to the Tar Heel state as a member of the Charlotte Hornets. More>>

DE Greg Hardy faces uncertain future with Panthers

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The Panthers must decide how Greg Hardy's conviction on charges of assault on a female and communicating threats will impact his long-term future. More>>

Panthers star Hardy found guilty of assaulting female

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Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy was found guilty Tuesday night of assaulting a female and communicating threats. More>>

Brett Favre endorses concussion treatment drug Video included

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A drug patented back in 2011 set to hit shelves across the country this year is being endorsed by NFL great and Pine Belt native Brett Favre. More>>

Alice Coachman Davis, 1st black woman to win Olympic gold, dies Video included

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Alice Coachman Davis, the first black female to win Olympic gold, died Monday. She was 90 years old. More>>

AP Source: Hornets agree to deal with Williams

Washington Wizards small forward Chris Singleton (31) watches as Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) goes for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) Washington Wizards small forward Chris Singleton (31) watches as Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) goes for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

A person familiar with the contract says free-agent forward Marvin Williams has agreed to a $14 million, two-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets. More>>

Go USA! Bored Americans Still Back the Home Team

United States' Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. United States' Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014.
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Here’s a yellow card warning for all of the anticipation of the United States’ World Cup match against Belgium this afternoon: Most Americans aren’t that excited, even if many of them are rooting on the home country. More>>

Michelle Wie's U.S. Open victory 'twerk' goes viral

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Hot off her first major championship win, Michelle Wie is making headlines for the way she chose to celebrate.
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US Open merchandise now half price in Pinehurst Video included

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If you wanted some U.S. Open apparel, you can get a second chance – at half price.The United States Golf Association announced Sunday that all remaining inventory at the Main Merchandise Pavilion at Pinehurst Resort Country Club will be on sale at 50 percent off on Monday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.Logoed apparel, headwear, shirts, towels and many other items will be included in the sale.Tickets or credentials will not be required to enter the pavilion. Parking is free.Shoppers who will be usi... More>>

Wie finishes strong, wins US Women's Open

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Michelle Wie finished a strong effort in Pinehurst with a victory Sunday in the U.S. Women's Open.
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Wie holds share of lead at US Women's Open

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Michelle Wie steadied herself over the last four holes on a wild Saturday at the U.S. Women's Open.
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Wie takes a 3-shot lead into weekend at Pinehurst

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Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson were the only players under par after two rounds at Pinehurst No. 2, and that's not all they had in common. More>>

Wie sets a standard in Women's Open at Pinehurst

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Michelle Wie had a strong score Friday to take the lead at the U.S. Women's Open in Pinehurst.

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Li, 11, misses cut, makes impression at Open

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Lucy Li's friends back in California have been filling her inbox with emails. More>>

Rough 1st day at Women's Open for Inbee Park

Defending champion Inbee Park hits the ball out of the rough during the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst. (Jeff Reeves, WNCN) Defending champion Inbee Park hits the ball out of the rough during the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst. (Jeff Reeves, WNCN)
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Defending champion Inbee Park's first round at the U.S. Women's Open got away from her in a hurry.
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Lewis holds 1-shot lead over Wie in Women's Open

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Stacy Lewis made it around Pinehurst No. 2 without a bogey Thursday in the opening round of the U.S. Women's Open, and that put her in the lead. More>>

Lucy Li has a blast -- except for 3 holes

Lucy Li, who qualified for the Open at the age of 11, on the course Thursday. (Jeff Reeves, WNCN) Lucy Li, who qualified for the Open at the age of 11, on the course Thursday. (Jeff Reeves, WNCN)
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Lucy Li made two double bogeys, a triple bogey and finished her historic round at the U.S. Women's Open just like any other 11-year-old girl.
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Inkster says 35th US Women's Open will be her last

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Juli Inkster is playing the Women's Open for the 35th time this week, and the 53-year-old from the Bay Area said Wednesday it probably will be her last.
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11-year-old golfer Lucy Li just wants to have fun

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The sixth-grader from California is the youngest qualifier in the history of the U.S. Women's Open. More>>

USGA to offer free bottle of water to Women's Open fans Video included

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Temperatures will soar in Pinehurst this week as the U.S. Women's Open begins play, and the USGA said Tuesday that it is taking steps to help fans. More>>

Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies

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Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died after a bout with cancer. He was 54. More>>

Kaymer returns to golf's elite with brilliant US Open win

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Martin Kaymer concludes a dominant U.S. Open performance with a title at Pinehurst.
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US Open all-time champions

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A list of the U.S. Open all-time champions in golf.
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Foreign-born winners of US Open

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Here's a list of the foreign-born winners of the U.S. Open golf tournament.
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US Open live blog: Kaymer wins at Pinehurst

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WNCN is liveblogging the U.S. Open from Pinehurst No. 2 on Sunday.
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Bogeyes pile up in a hurry for Cary's Todd at US Open

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The bogeys piled up in a hurry for Brendon Todd. Just that quickly, his first U.S. Open turned from a dream to a complete nightmare.
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Kaymer remains in command at US Open in Pinehurst

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Martin Kaymer remains in command at the U.S. Open as no one else could close his massive lead.
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US Open live blog: Kaymer at 8-under, tie at 3-under

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WNCN is live blogging the U.S. Open in Pinehurst, with Brendon Todd, Webb Simpson competing on Saturday.
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Tickets available for $30 a day for US women's Open

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Tickets for the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst No. 2 start at $30 a day.
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U.S. Women's tee times include 9 with North Carolina ties

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Three Duke University golfers and one from the University of North Carolina are among the nine golfers with North Carolina ties who will appear in the U.S. Women's Open this week at Pinehurst No. 2. More>>

Familiar faces welcome thousands to Pinehurst Video included

Golfers and other visitors will find Frolin Hatcher and Larry Goins front and center at Pinehurst, which is where they’ve been for a combined 81 years. Golfers and other visitors will find Frolin Hatcher and Larry Goins front and center at Pinehurst, which is where they’ve been for a combined 81 years.
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Golfers and other visitors will find Frolin Hatcher and Larry Goins front and center at Pinehurst, which is where they’ve been for a combined 81 years.   
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A Father's Day surprise for Kisner's dad at Open

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Kevin Kisner got a jump on Father's Day by coaxing his own dad out of the gallery Friday to serve as a last-minute caddie.
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Mickelson struggles with putter at US Open

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Phil Mickelson slipped well off the pace Friday with a 73 that left him at 3 over -- 13 strokes behind record-setting leader Martin Kaymer. More>>

Whose ball is that anyway?

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Playing partners Hunter Mahan and Jamie Donaldson each played the other's ball after teeing off on No. 18, although neither realized the mistake until they arrived at the green. More>>

Masters champion Watson headlines US Open cuts

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Bubba Watson shot an even-par 70 on Friday, not enough following an opening 76 that ultimately cost him a shot of playing on the weekend. More>>

Martin Kaymer sets US Open record at Pinehurst

Martin Kaymer shot the best 36-hole score in U.S. Open history Friday with his second straight 5-under 65. (Jeff Reeves, WNCN) Martin Kaymer shot the best 36-hole score in U.S. Open history Friday with his second straight 5-under 65. (Jeff Reeves, WNCN)
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Martin Kaymer shot the best 36-hole score in U.S. Open history Friday with his second straight 5-under 65. More>>

Johnson not losing hope despite 8 shots behind

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Dustin Johnson had another 69 on Friday, nowhere close to keeping up with the record score of Martin Kaymer. More>>

Getting an inside look at the Spa at Pinehurst Video included

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Golf fans wanting to relax at the US Open can visit the Spa at Pinehurst. WNCN's Alyssa Corfont has an inside look.
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US Open live blog: Martin Kaymer finishes 5-under, three shot lead

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WNCN will update the U.S. Open with events from Pinehurst on our live blog.
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Low scores, hot temperatures mark 1st day at US Open

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Raleigh's Webb Simpson and Cary's Brendon Todd stay in contention after their opening rounds.
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McDowell posts 2-under on first day at US Open

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Graeme McDowell finishes a strong 2-under on the first day at the U.S. Open in Pinehurst.
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Spieth, Matsuyama make for dynamic pairing at US Open

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With every big tournament, Jordan Spieth keeps living up to his reputation as a rising star.So does Hideki Matsuyama of Japan - even if not as many people notice.They played together Thursday in the U.S. Open, and each made four birdies on increasingly tough Pinehurst No. 2 for a 1-under 69, one shot behind the early leaders."I wouldn't trade the position I'm in," Spieth said.Oddly enough, this is the second straight U.S. Open that Spieth and Matsuyama were placed in the same group.Maybe the ... More>>

McDowell, Na grab early lead with 68s at US Open

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With former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell leading the way, Pinehurst No. 2 gave up more birdies than expected Thursday. More>>

Phil Fills In: Landscaper at Pinehurst No. 2 Video included

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A lot of work goes into making sure the green on Pinehurst No. 2 stays green. Employees and interns go from hole to hole checking water levels. Phil Sanchez assists the crew for his latest installment of "Phil Fills In."
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US Open tee times for 11 golfers with NC ties

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The 2014 U.S. Open will have 11 local North Carolina players competing in Pinehurst No. 2 when play begins Thursday, including Webb Simpson, Brendon Todd, and golfers from NC State, UNC, Duke and Wake.
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McIlroy heads to Pinehurst with advice from Nicklaus

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The one thing Rory McIlroy won't lack heading into this U.S. Open is advice after his breakup with Caroline Wozniacki.
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Where to find the US Open on TV

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Much of the U.S. Open will be on WNCN, including parts of Thursday and Friday and then full coverage on Saturday and Sunday. More>>

Raleigh's Simpson seeks to turn season around at Pinehurst Video included

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Webb Simpson, a Raleigh native who won the 2012 U.S. Open champion, said Pinehurst No. 2 "feels like a home game.”
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Phil Fills In as omelet chef in Pinehurst Video included

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WNCN Today anchor Phil Sanchez joined the kitchen team at the Carolina Hotel to learn how to make omelets for the guests. More>>

Mickelson trying to keep his focus on Pinehurst

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Phil Mickelson holds the worst kind of U.S. Open record with six runner-up finishes. More>>

US Open a reunion for 2 players, 1 caddie

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Thomas and Spieth have known each other since 2007, when they battled all summer on the junior circuit and were selected to represent the United States in the Evian Junior Masters in France. More>>

Rose hopeful about US Open, not so much about WCup

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Justin Rose is the reigning champion heading into the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, a player who is certainly more at ease with his place in golf now that he's got one of those prestigious titles on his resume. More>>

Bubba chasing 2nd major of '14 at US Open

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The two-time Masters champion came to Pinehurst this week trying to become the first player since 2002 to win the first two majors of the year. More>>

Phil Fills In: Bellhop at Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst Video included

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The Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst is very busy these days with guests coming and going due to the U.S. Open in town. To help the hotel staff, Phil Sanchez works as a bellhop in his latest "Phil Fills In" segment.Watch the video for more. More>>

Strange still the last player to win back-to-back

Curtis Strange talks to the media during a news conference for the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Curtis Strange talks to the media during a news conference for the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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Strange won his first U.S. Open in 1988 at The Country Club. A year later, he closed with a 70 to win by one shot. More>>

Pinehurst homeowners cash in on US Open Video included

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Golf fans are flocking to Pinehurst for the U.S. Open. And for those who live there, they’ll have to decide to stay and enjoy the tournament or rent their home out to incoming guests. More>>

Report: Clippers, ex-Microsoft CEO agree to sale of franchise

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The Clippers have not confirmed the team's sale. More>>

In April, the Bobcats era was swept away in a Heat storm, paving the way for a new Hornets legacy to begin. More>>

While claiming he's not a racist, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling criticizes NBA legend Magic Johnson. More>>

Matthew Mills, who had only intended to get close to Met Life Stadium to talk to fans, penetrated a heavily guarded fortress with what he described as minimal effort. More>>

Kaepernick lifts 49ers over Panthers 23-10

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Colin Kaepernick threw one touchdown pass and ran for another score as the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Carolina Panthers 23-10. More>>

Tim Tebow is back in football, this time from the broadcast booth. More>>

President Barack Obama sent Russia a clear message about its treatment of gays and lesbians with who he is - and isn't - sending to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics. More>>

Pistorius granted bail pending murder trial

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Oscar Pistorius was granted bail Friday, paving the way for him to be freed from custody pending his trial in the Valentine's Day shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. More>>

Nike suspends contract with Oscar Pistorius

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Nike has suspended its contract with Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee runner from South Africa who is facing a charge of premeditated murder in the Valentine's Day slaying of his girlfriend. More>>

Pistorius prosecutors to pursue premeditated murder

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Prosecutors say they will pursue a premeditated murder charge against Oscar Pistorius as the Paralympic superstar openly wept in court Friday after being charged with shooting his girlfriend to death. More>>

Olympian Oscar Pistorius charged with murder of girlfriend

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Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa. More>>

Armstrong could face litigation now that he has admitted to doping

Lance Armstrong's future is uncertain now that he has admitted to doping. More>>

GSK to help anti-doping agency identify banned subtances

The World Anti-Doping Agency has signed RTP-based GlaxoSmithKline to help detect banned substances in sports. More>>

Armstrong's doping admission has impact in the Triangle

Lance Armstrong's admission to doping has caught the attention of the nation, including cyclists and those involved in cancer-related organizations in the Triangle. More>>

Oprah: Armstrong admits to cheating

Cycling star Lance Armstrong has admitted to doping in an interview, Oprah Winfrey confirms. More>>

Source: Armstrong admits to cheating

A source says Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he cheated. More>>

Magazine reports Tiger, Elin are back together

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren are back together, according to the National Enquirer. More>>

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  • Tom Brady, Patriots dominate Panthers 30-7

    Tom Brady, Patriots dominate Panthers 30-7

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:34:07 GMT
    Tom Brady threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal and the New England Patriots shut down Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers 30-7 on Friday night.
    Tom Brady threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal and the New England Patriots shut down Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers 30-7 on Friday night.
  • Cam Newton surprises injured HS QB at Charlotte hospital

    Cam Newton surprises injured HS QB at Charlotte hospital

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:47:40 GMT
    Cam Newton visits Jaylend Ratliffe at a Charlotte hospital. (TMZ.com)Cam Newton visits Jaylend Ratliffe at a Charlotte hospital. (TMZ.com)
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made a surprise hospital visit to a high school quarterback recovering from a brain injury.
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made a surprise hospital visit to a high school quarterback recovering from a brain injury.
  • Panthers QB Newton ready for return to field

    Panthers QB Newton ready for return to field

    Cam Newton will see his first game action since undergoing ankle surgery in March when the Panthers host the Kansas City Chiefs.
    Cam Newton will see his first game action since undergoing ankle surgery in March when the Panthers host the Kansas City Chiefs.
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  • 5 things to watch for weekend at The Barclays

    5 things to watch for weekend at The Barclays

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:14 AM EDT2014-08-23 07:14:59 GMT
    In a span of two weeks, Adam Scott lost his No. 1 ranking and then ended the year without a major.
    In a span of two weeks, Adam Scott lost his No. 1 ranking and then ended the year without a major.
  • Smith, Vick toss TDs in Jets' 35-24 loss to Giants

    Smith, Vick toss TDs in Jets' 35-24 loss to Giants

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:14 AM EDT2014-08-23 07:14:57 GMT
    Rex Ryan saw enough to finally reveal the New York Jets' worst-kept secret.
    Geno Smith and Michael Vick each threw touchdown passes with the New York Jets' starting offense, and the defense mostly shut down Eli Manning before the Giants' backups rallied for a 35-24 preseason victory Friday...
  • US picks 12-man roster for basketball World Cup

    US picks 12-man roster for basketball World Cup

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:35 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:35:08 GMT
    Stephen Curry scored 20 points and the U.S. national team pulled away in the second half to beat Puerto Rico 112-86 on Friday night in its final home exhibition game before the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
    The U.S. has picked the 12 players it believes can defend its world basketball title.
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