Archive - Dec 30, 2012 - Sports Article
Drew Brees and the Saints can hardly wait to get Sean Payton back and move beyond the bounty scandal that overshadowed their worst season in half a decade.
The Panthers rallied for a 44-38 victory on Sunday that dropped the Saints to their first losing season since 2007.
The Hickory boys basketball team rallied for the second-straight day to add to its already impressive Catawba Valley Classic rĂ©sumĂ©.
Trailing 39-38 after the third quarter, the Red Tornadoes outscored Newton-Conover 23-11 in the final stanza to come away with their 17th Classic championship.
Hickory won its second-straight Catawba Valley Classic girls title, knocking off previously unbeaten Alexander Central, 74-43.
Behind 17 points from tournament MVP Yazmen Hannah, the Lady Red Tornadoes (11-0) won a battle of unbeaten teams against the Lady Cougars (12-1).
Eric Gordon made his return to the lineup Saturday night. And for the better part of 24 minutes, he looked as if he'd never been away.
Gordon had 24 points and seven assists, helping the New Orleans Hornets overcome a 21-point first-half deficit and extend the Charlotte Bobcats' losing streak to 18 games with a 98-95 victory Saturday night.