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The Charlotte Bobcats’ Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker are an odd couple. But Jefferson and Walker are the Bobcats’ yin and yang. Without either of them, these Bobcats would never have finished above .500 nor made the 2014 NBA playoffs.

Who will the Carolina Panthers take in the first round of May’s NFL draft? Some common questions as the Panthers head toward the 2014 NFL draft.

All-Observer boys basketball team: Shelby High star Gabe DeVoe averaged 34 points and 10 rebounds as a senior. Byron Dinkins of Northside Christian named Observer coach of the year.

In an age of hyper-specialization in athletics, Duke football coach David Cutcliffe prefers to keep it broad and simple. He’s looking for athletes for the Blue Devils football team.

Former college legends from Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State came out for charity to play in the Big Three Legends game at American Tobacco Campus.

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Because this Bobcats-Heat playoff series contains two of the greatest players in basketball histo...

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Blame it on a four-point month of November. Blame it on losing Justin Peters to the NHL early in ...

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Read more about the top picks in this year's draft, including South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney.

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