Carolina Panthers: NFL free agent safety Eric Reid is available. Panthers need the former first-rounder from LSU and can afford him. Will they avoid signing this defensive back because he takes a knee during the national anthem?
Charlotte 49ers basketball: New athletic director Mike Hill has hired Virginia Cavaliers associate head coach Ron Sanchez as head coach. Sanchez will have to be a tremendous salesman to recruit McDonald’s All-Americans to UNC Charlotte.
Charlotte 49ers point guard Jon Davis will declare for the NBA draft, but won’t hire an agent, a source close to Davis confirmed to the Observer on Tuesday. By not hiring an agent, Davis will have the option to return to school.
Sports this week: North Carolina Tar Heels coach Roy Williams’ respect from fan base; UMBC Retrievers and the 2018 NCAA basketball tournament; NASCAR’s older drivers such as Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick; and my busted Final Four bracket.
2018 NCAA basketball tournament: Florida State Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton’s (from Gastonia) underdog FSU team beat top seed Xavier Musketeers. Next up: Gonzaga Bulldogs in Sweet 16 Thursday at Staples Center, Los Angeles.
NCAA Division II men's basketball tournament: Queens Royals, led by Todd Withers’ game-high 26 points, beat California Baptist Lancers on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to advance to the Final Four.
2018 NCAA men’s basketball tournament: My March Madness bracket is a mess. The Elite Eight will not include Xavier and Tennessee, the Final Four will not feature Michigan State and Villanova will not beat Virginia in the championship.
An order from Tonga's education ministry banning girls from playing rugby at the Pacific nation's only public high school has been condemned by Tongan community leaders and a high-profile Olympic champion.
The North Carolina Tar Heels leave the court in the Spectrum Center after being upset by the Texas A&M Aggies, 86-65, in the second round of the 2018 NCAA basketball tournament on Sunday, March 18, 2018. It was UNC's first-ever tournament loss in Charotte.
David T. Foster IIIdtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
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