Archive - Jun 29, 2012 - Sports Article
PHOENIX â€” Not long after his freshman season at North Carolina, Kendall Marshall was asked if he was coming back to Chapel Hill.
The question caught him off-guard.
"Where would I go?" Marshall recalled. "It didn't dawn on me that I could play in the NBA."
When his dream of playing professional football nearly ended, Justin Harper remained positive.
Now, the former Bandys and Virginia Tech standout wide receiver is playing football in Canada for the Saskatechwan Roughriders, who kick off their season tonight against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Scoring 11 runs in the first three innings, the Hickory Crawdads pulled out and stayed ahead of the Kannapolis Intimidators on Thursday for the 13-9 road victory.
Alejandro Selen led Hickory (6-2 in the second half, 42-35 overall) with four RBIs, including a two-run homer in the third inning.
Trever Adams, Jordan Akins and Nick Urbanus added two RBIs each for the Crawdads.
CHARLOTTE â€” Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is hoping to do for the Charlotte Bobcats what Cam Newton did for the Carolina Panthers.
That means giving them a face of the franchise and cultivating a winning culture.
"I hope so," said Kidd-Gilchrist. "I definitely hope I can do something like that, yeah. I'm a winner, so I don't see why not."
Owner Michael Jordan is banking on it.