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After sitting out the past six games with a high ankle sprain, Bené Benwikere will return to his starting role against Minnesota this week.

Charlotte Hornets backup point guard Brian Roberts was the Hornets “best player” on Wednesday, when he made his first six shots against the Portland Trail Blazers, including two 3-pointers. He ended up with a career-high 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting. He seems to be fitting it.

New lineup gets the message as Tar Heels respond with 78-56 victory.

One rookie won a championship. Another went toe-to-toe with some of NASCAR’s biggest stars. And a third finished among the top 10 in points. The 2014 rookie award winners in NASCAR’s national series – Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck – weren’t short on memorable moments this season.

There are two holiday basketball tournaments Friday and Saturday in Mecklenburg County: the Leroy Holden Thanksgiving tournament at North Mecklenburg and the Charlotte Hoops Challenge at Myers Park.

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