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There are playoff seeding considerations at stake for both the Charlotte Bobcats and Chicago Bulls entering their regular season finale Wednesday, which suits Bobcats coach Steve Clifford just fine.

A sortable database of 2014 NFL draft prospects compiled by the Observer includes more than 350 players who could be taken in the May 8-10 draft. Of those listed, 64 were given first- or second-round grades.

One of the nation’s largest nonprofit groups for atheists and agnostics has launched a complaint against Clemson’s football program claiming the team is “entrenched” and “entangled” in religion.

Nationally ranked Myers Park is the 2013-14 Observer Sweet 16 girls’ basketball champion.

Durham’s Mikie Mahtook became the main attraction as the Bulls jumped out to an early lead on their way to defeating the Charlotte Knights 9-2 in front of an announced crowd of 8,671 at BB&T Ballpark Tuesday night, leaving the right fielder as the game’s main attraction by the time he came to the plate in the top of the eighth inning.

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