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August 3rd, 2012
SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€” Safety Haruki Nakamura believes Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers have all of the ingredients to be a perennial playoff team.
They just need a taste of it first.
Heading into his 26th season on the sidelines, Randy Lowman looks to guide the Bandys Trojans to the playoffs again.
Lowman, the most veteran high school football coach in Catawba County, hopes his coaching experience will propel Bandys to a Catawba Valley 2A title and also another long postseason run this season.
The Catawba County Hornets, partnering with the Newton Parks and Recreation Department, are sponsoring their annual Football Skills Clinic on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Westside/Jaycee Park.
This year marks the sixth annual Skills Clinic, which has taken place since 2007.
NASSAU, Bahamas â€” Duke, Louisville and Memphis will be among the teams playing in this year's Battle 4 Atlantis holiday basketball tournament.
The eight-team field, which has a combined 160 NCAA tournament appearances, will play Thanksgiving weekend on a court inside a converted ballroom.
The field also will include Missouri, Minnesota, Virginia Commonwealth, Stanford and Northern Iowa.
Crawdads pitcher Jerad Eickhoff had not lost in his past 12 outings on the mound when he entered Wednesday's game against Kannapolis.
Chasing a South Atlantic League-best 12th win of the season, the right-handed pitcher allowed four runs (all earned) and seven hits in five innings against the visiting Kannapolis Intimidators, as the 'Dads went on to lose, 4-2, at L.P. Frans Stadium.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€” General manager Marty Hurney said the Carolina Panthers are waiting for the results of a physical exam on offensive tackle Jeff Otah before making a decision on the future of the team's former first-round draft pick.
Carolina traded Otah to the New York Jets last week, but the deal was rescinded after Otah failed his physical. He reverted back to the Panthers' roster.
A.J. Allmendinger's failed drug test has cost him his job at Penske Racing.
Team owner Roger Penske released Allmendinger on Wednesday, three weeks after he tested positive for a banned amphetamine.
Team officials said they were disappointed with the test results that left them with no choice.
Growing up in Upata, Bolivar, Venezuela, Luis Sardinas grew up with the love of baseball.
Now, the 19-year-old shortstop for the Hickory Crawdads is pursuing the "American dream," as well as the dream to play in the major leagues one day.
CORTLAND, N.Y. â€” Jeff Otah is heading back to the Carolina Panthers.
The veteran offensive tackle failed his physical again with the Jets on Tuesday, meaning New York's trade with Carolina was rescinded. Otah was acquired by the Jets last Monday, but failed his first physical and was placed on the active-physically unable to perform list. He had seven days â€” until Tuesday â€” to pass it.
Former Hickory Crawdads third baseman Christian Villanueva has been traded to the Chicago Cubs as part of a deal that sends big league pitcher Ryan Dempster to the Texas Rangers.
Villanueva, a 21-year-old from Guadalajara, Mexico native, played in 126 games last year for Hickory, batting .278 with 130 hits, 30 doubles, three triples and 17 home runs.