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November 27th, 2012
Russell Westbrook tipped away a pass, got into the open court all by himself and then braced for a big take-off and a signature throwdown dunk. Instead, he meekly flipped the ball into the basket and grinned sheepishly at the Oklahoma City Thunder bench after the miscue.
Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy are inactive for the Eagles' game against Carolina because of concussions.
Rookies Nick Foles and Bryce Brown will start in place of Vick and McCoy on Monday night. Foles will make his second career start at quarterback, and Brown his first at tailback.
With a rookie quarterback and a running back making his first start since high school, the Philadelphia Eagles will try for their first win in two months.
No wonder even the Carolina Panthers (2-8) are favored on the road.
Carson-Newman held off a furious rally in the second half by Lenoir-Rhyne to win by a 38-35 score Saturday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Div. II football playoffs at Burke-Tarr Stadium in Jefferson City, Tenn.
Carson-Newman (9-2), ranked No. 22 in the nation, advances to the national quarterfinals to face Valdosta State (9-2) next Saturday in Valdosta, Ga.
In this weekend's edition of The Observer News Enterprise, we take a look at the prep basketball season, including the boys and girls teams from Bandys, Bunker Hill, Fred T. Foard, Maiden, Newton-Conover and St. Stephens.
This preview includes returning players, new players and comments from each coach.
Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew warned his team to take the Charlotte Bobcats seriously and forget all about their record last season.
It sure looked as if his players were listening.
Al Horford had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-91 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
For the second-straight year, the Observer News Enterprise takes a look at this yearâ€™s prep wrestling season, including those wrestling and comments from each coach.
To read this prep wrestling preview, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Since the arrival of head coach Mike Houston in Hickory, the Lenoir-Rhyne football team has ran the football down opponents collective throats â€” winning a South Atlantic Conference title in 2011 and yet another SAC title in 2012.
The Charlotte Bobcats are off to a fast start so far this season.
Less than three weeks into the season, the surprising Bobcats are a game away from matching last season's win total following a 98-97 victory Wednesday night over the Toronto Raptors.
Two former Catawba County high school football standouts took part in Saturday's "Fall Finale" for the Charlotte 49ers football program.
Former Maiden and current UNCC quarterback Matt Johnson, as well as former St. Stephens standout and current 49ers offensive lineman/long snapper Zach Bumgarner, took part in the scrimmage.