Allen, McCaffrey and defense have led Panthers resurgence

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Truth be told, the Panthers could probably do without a bye this week. Coach Ron Rivera's team is playing its best football since 2015, when it went 15-1 in th...

Panthers turning up the pressure during 2-game win streak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen walked down the corridor to the locker room after Sunday's 16-10 win against the Houston Texans, he sought out linebacker Shaq Thompson and ...

Bucs use goal-line stand to beat Panthers 20-14

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jameis Winston threw for 208 yards and a touchdown, Tampa Bay held Cam Newton in check and came up with a late goal-line stand and the Buccaneers beat the Carolina Panthers 20-1...

Same Cam? Newton's 2019 debut looked a lot like 2018 finish

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton admitted he was a "little rusty" coming off a shoulder injury that ended last season early. But Newton's season debut Sunday raised questions about ...

Play-calling duties have Ron Rivera focusing on defense

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Ron Rivera's focus is a little different this summer in his ninth training camp with the Carolina Panthers. Along with being the team's head coach, Rivera en...

Panthers feel WR Curtis Samuel on cusp of breakout season

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera's eyes seem to light up when talk turns to third-year wide receiver Curtis Samuel. When Samuel has the ball in his hands, Rivera vi...

Spurs draft picks strong in 106-96 win over Hornets

The San Antonio Spurs' draft picks are stepping up in the NBA Summer League. Second-round picks Keldon Johnson and Quinndary Weatherspoon each scored 19 points and first-rounder Luka...

China, Croatia fall in NBA summer league debuts

The Chinese and Croatian national teams both lost in their NBA Summer League debuts on Friday. Both teams are competing with NBA teams in Las Vegas, marking the first time the league...

Mexico tops Martinique 3-2 to reach Gold Cup quarterfinals

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Uriel Antuna, Raul Jimenez and Fernando Navarro scored and Mexico advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals with a 3-2 victory over Martinique on Sunday in front of 59,283...

Cavallini, David help Canada beat Cuba 7-0 in Gold Cup

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lucas Cavallini and Jonathan David each scored three goals and Canada breezed to a 7-0 victory over Cuba on Sunday in the first game of a CONCACAF Gold Cup doubleheader at Bank ...

Walker says he'd take less than $221M to stay with Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NBA All-Star Kemba Walker said he would consider taking less money than he is eligible to make to stay with the Charlotte Hornets if that means helping them build a w...

Tony Parker says he's retiring from NBA after 18 seasons

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker has announced he's retiring after 18 seasons. The 37-year-old guard played 17 said on Twitter Monday that it was an emotiona...

AP Source: Panthers agree to terms with DT Gerald McCoy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with six-time Pro Bowl free agent defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on a one-year contract worth...

Byron hopes strong qualifying runs translate to first win

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — William Byron knows how to qualify. Now, he is looking to prove he can win at NASCAR's highest level. The Charlotte native would love nothing more than to win hi...

Byron becomes youngest ever to capture Coca-Cola 600 pole

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte native William Byron became the youngest driver ever to capture the pole for the Coca-Cola 600. The 21-year-old Byron, who grew up a short drive from C...