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July 27th, 2012
Coming out of Parkview High School in Lilburn, Ga., Hickory Crawdads center fielder Zach Cone was bred into a baseball dynasty.
Cone, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound center fielder played at the same school that current and former major leaguers Jeff Francoeur (Kansas City), Jeff Keppinger (Tampa Bay) and Clint Sammons (Atlanta Braves) attended.
An already loaded backfield for Bunker Hill High School's football team gets an added bonus this fall.
St. Stephens running back Jon Sweet, who rushed for 1,454 yards and 16 touchdowns last season for the Indians, has transferred and will play for the Bears this fall.
Sweet joins senior Justin Lynch at Bunker Hill. Lynch rushed for over 1,000 yards for the second-straight season in 2011.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Charlotte Bobcats will open the 2012-13 campaign with eight of their first 12 games at home, including the season opener Nov. 2 against the Indiana Pacers.
The Bobcats, coming off the worst season in NBA history, will make two national television appearances on NBA TV and play 18 weekend home dates. The 82-game schedule is split evenly between home and road dates.
The rivalry between the Catawba County Hornets and Iredell County Warriors adds a page to its storied book Saturday when the two teams meet at Westside/Jaycee Park in Central Carolinas Football League action.
The Hornets (1-0), who are coming off a 28-12 win against the Stanly County Panthers last Saturday, try to change the Warriors' domination in the series between the two teams.
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith signed a 3-year, $18 million extension in April.
Now, he is putting that money to great use.
Smith pledged that he will make a $100,000 donation to the survivors of the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.
Smith released a statement Thursday regarding the generous donation.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Danica Patrick is back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Could a return to the Indy 500 be next?
A day after right fielder Jordan Akins homered twice, Hickoryâ€™s Alejandro Selen matched his teammateâ€™s impressive feat.
The 5-foot-10 second baseman connected on a pair of leadoff home runs, helping guide Hickory to a 6-3 day game matinee victory over the visiting Delmarva Shorebirds on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Newly acquired Jets offensive tackle Jeff Otah has failed his physical and been placed on the active-physically unable to perform list, meaning New York's trade with Carolina is on hold.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Charlotte 49ers have unveiled a crisp white helmet speckled with green as the official headgear of their new football program.
Charlotte coach Brad Lambert says the program put a lot of effort into highlighting the school's brand and adds that the 49ers logo "really pops off this helmet." The logo is on both sides of the helmet.
CHARLOTTE â€” IndyCar Series driver Alex Tagliani has added a NASCAR race to his schedule â€” the Nationwide Series race at Montreal.
Tagliani will drive the No. 30 Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports. The Canadian driver is a fan favorite at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, and finished second in last year's race.