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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.

Charlotte Hornets power forward Cody Zeller has committed by far the most fouls this preseason among Hornets – 26 in seven exhibitions.

With four races remaining before the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion is crowned, including Sunday’s Goody’s 500 at Martinsville Speedway, most teams that were among the best during the “regular season” are still in the Chase for the Sprint Cup title.

Last March, in the aftermath of the Blue Devils’ season-ending loss to Mercer, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski declared he would evaluate the way he teaches defense. The result: keep it simple(r).

The North Carolina Tar Heels’ offense is surging with the return of linemen Landon Turner and Jon Heck.

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There is more outcry for the players in college sports to share in the revenue. Watch the whole community forum, hosted by the Observer and sponsored by PNC Bank as part of the “Solving It Together” series.

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