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July 26th, 2012
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.
Despite a pair of home runs by Hickory Crawdads right fielder Jordan Akins, the Delmarva Shorebirds erased a two-run deficit on Tuesday to come away with a 7-3 victory at L.P. Frans Stadium.
The home runs by Akins were his seventh and eighth bombs of the season, respectively.
Maiden rising senior golfer Thomas Lilly has made his college choice.
The reigning Catawba Valley 2A golfer of the year is heading to UNC-Wilmington next fall to play golf for the Seahawks.
Lilly announced his intent to play for UNC-Wilmington earlier this week.
RALEIGH â€” North Carolina State is headed overseas to get a jump start on its most highly anticipated season in quite a while.
And the way coach Mark Gottfried sees it, if the Wolfpack's star point guard can't play during the team's upcoming 10-day trip to Spain, the rest of the team has a great opportunity to learn how to play without him.
Thirty-five youth golfers from around Catawba County and surrounding areas took part in the Catawba Valley Junior Golf Tour's seventh event of the season Monday at Hampton Heights Golf Course in Hickory.
The course, which is located behind Lenoir-Rhyne University, played host to cloudy, yet humid weather conditions.