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The Charlotte Hornets, who play their first regular-season game under their new name next week, say they’ve attracted more new season-ticket holders than any NBA team except the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Coming Sunday: Hornets season preview section

The 49ers chipped away at the Dukes’ lead before losing their fifth straight game. Charlotte (3-5) is off next week before returning to play Coastal Carolina on Nov. 8. James Madison improves to 5-3.

For North Carolina to snatch a 28-27 victory from the clutches of defeat at Virginia on Saturday, for the Tar Heels to turn what was looking like a sure loss into an improbable win, they needed a bizarre confluence of events to transpire, and for all of them to happen in the final six minutes.

With injuries to two of their guards, the Carolina Panthers will trot out an offensive line Sunday against Seattle featuring four undrafted free agents flanking Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil.

UNC Coach Roy Williams said on Friday that he didn't know the details of the paper classes – that Deborah Crowder and former AFAM chairman Julius Nyang'oro were running a “shadow curriculum,” as Kenneth Wainstein described it. And if he had been suspicious, Williams said, it would have been difficult to act on it.

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