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When Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott rolled the tape of Sunday’s 38-17 loss to Green Bay on Monday, the images of the defense looked nothing like last season’s.

Guard Thabo Sefolosha hit a free throw with 2.8 seconds left to seal the Atlanta Hawks’ 117-114 overtime exhibition victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night at Philips Arena.

Independence is back in mix of football powers, but with a different style than it used during its era of dominance. Now the Patriots are a defensive force.

Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

ECU needs one win to become bowl eligible for the fourth time in the past five seasons. The Pirates host UConn on Thursday night.

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