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Carolina Panthers rookie receiver Philly Brown has the edge in the race to replace Ted Ginn Jr. as the return specialist with one exhibition to go. But Brown isn’t looking at it that way.

Someone flew a camera drone into Bank of America Stadium area during the Kansas City Chiefs-Carolina Panthers game. Now the FAA has the case.

The University of North Carolina is investigating what it describes as “an incident” and what Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday reported was hazing among members of the football team that turned into an alleged assault.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is changing a policy that kept some students from playing sports who couldn’t afford a $100 participation fee, officials told the Observer on Tuesday.

Many NASCAR traditions have changed during recent years, but at least one is coming back. The Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway – considered one of the “crown jewel” races of the Sprint Cup Series – will return to its traditional Labor Day weekend in 2015.

Just register before the first NFL game Sept. 4 and you'll get a shot to win one of three $50 gift cards from Dick's Sporting Goods.

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