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July 10th, 2012
CHARLOTTE â€” The Charlotte Bobcats have signed their first round draft pick.
The team announced that forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of Kentucky signed a deal worth about $4 million for his first season, according to the union negotiated rookie pay scale. Kidd-Gilchrist averaged nearly 12 points and more than seven rebounds in his only season with the Wildcats.
Hickory Post 48 had lost four American Legion baseball games by a combined eight runs this season.
That all changed on Monday.
The Gaston Braves scored 16 runs on 16 hits on their way to taking a 2-0 series lead over Post 48 at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds, 16-6.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. â€” AJ Allmendinger was silent Sunday, a day after NASCAR suspended him for failing a random drug test.
Penske Racing, which gave Allmendinger the biggest break of his career this season, is withholding judgment until NASCAR's system has been completed.
Where that leaves the 30-year-old driver remains to be seen.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Charlotte Bobcats NBA Summer League team will include four current players and two rookie draft choices, the team announced Monday night.
The Gaston Braves scored eight unanswered runs on their way to an 11-7 game one victory over Hickory Post 48 at South Point High School on Sunday.
Hickory (18-5) took an early 3-0 first-inning lead in the ball game behind an RBI single from Cole McGraw and two-RBI double from Jordan Eckard.
Catawba native Justin Harper caught a team-high four passes for 34 yards, helping the Saskatchewan Roughriders remain undefeated on the season with a 17-1 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos.
With his offensive totals on Sunday, Harper's season receiving stats are six catches for 66 yards.
CHARLOTTE â€” Kevin Harvick became a father on Sunday, a day after his wife flew home unexpectedly from Daytona International Speedway.
Keelan Paul Harvick was born Sunday in North Carolina. He is the first child for Kevin and DeLana Harvick.
Primarily a first baseman, the Hickory Crawdads' Trever Adams can play just about anywhere his team needs him.
After a slow start to his first season in Hickory, Adams has powered back to have a fantastic start to the second half of his South Atlantic League campaign.
The Hickory Crawdads took a 2-1 series advantage over the Delmarva Shorebirds on Friday with a 5-2 victory at L.P. Frans Stadium.
The 'Dads (12-4, 48-37) were led by a four-run second inning that included a two-RBI single from Nick Urbanus, an RBI-single by Rougned Odor and a ground out by Jordan Akins that also plated a run.
BOONE â€” Appalachian State has hired Oklahoma State assistant Billy Jones as its new baseball coach.
The school on Friday chose Jones to replace Chris Pollard after he left last month to take over at Duke.
Jones spent the past eight seasons on the Cowboys' staff. Before that, he was an assistant at North Carolina State from 2002-04, and he also has coached at Oregon State and Arizona State.