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Despite a 3-3-1 record and a reeling defense, the Panthers sit alone atop the NFC South, where nine wins might be enough to win the division this season.

At 3-3-1 and with the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks coming to town, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said his team can’t afford to press.

The Charlotte attorney for Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is preparing for Hardy’s jury trial on domestic violence charges to begin as scheduled next month during the Panthers’ bye week.

Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Gerald Henderson won’t be available for Thursday’s exhibition against the Indiana Pacers.

A sobering independent investigation into academic fraud at UNC-Chapel Hill released Wednesday prompted Chancellor Carol Folt to commit to holding accountable all current university staff implicated in the report, including initiating termination against four and disciplinary review for another five.

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