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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.

UNC has suspended four players from Saturday's season opener, coach Larry Fedora announced Wednesday. Desmond Lawrence, Brian Walker, M.J. Stewart and Donnie Miles were suspended for violating team rules, Fedora said.

What to know about Duke, NC State and UNC basketball schedules.

Sheriff's office: Investigation into Aug. 9 racing incident involving NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is "still on-going."

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.

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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