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Week ahead in sports: NBA draft and running in the moonlight

Arizona's Stanley Johnson, left, blocks a shot by UCLA's Gyorgy Goloman during the semifinals of the Pac-12 conference tournament March 13, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Arizona's Stanley Johnson, left, blocks a shot by UCLA's Gyorgy Goloman during the semifinals of the Pac-12 conference tournament March 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. AP

Thursday

The Charlotte Hornets pick ninth and 39th in the NBA draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Will they take a small forward like Arizona’s Stanley Johnson or a 3-point specialist like Kentucky’s Devin Booker in the first round? The Hornets will have a draft party beginning at 6 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, with the team’s alternate uniform for next season also being unveiled. Draft coverage on ESPN begins at 7 p.m.

Thursday-Friday

Twenty-six teams from around the Carolinas will play in Cam Newton’s 7 V 7 High School Football Tournament at Olympic High. Admission is $3, with games starting between 9:30 and 10 a.m. both days. The top three teams in the competitions will receive cash prizes for their programs.

Saturday

Want to run in the Moonlight Bootlegger 5K at the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill? Since it begins at 8:50 p.m., you’ve got to have a flashlight or headlamp to participate. Here’s how the race’s website describes the event: “Just like our bootleggin’ ancestors, see if you can make it through the moonlit woods to get to the stompin’ grounds, where you can enjoy a glass of moonshine and flatfoot it to live music.” Information: http://bootlegger5k.com/fort-mill2015/.

Sunday

NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series returns from a week off and heads to California’s wine country and one of two road courses on the schedule at Sonoma, Calif. Carl Edwards won the 2014 race. The race starts at 3 p.m. on Fox Sports One.

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