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ACC commissioner on tournament’s return to Charlotte (PHOTOS)

On Tuesday, the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament returns to Charlotte for the first time in 11 years. And it sounds like the ACC will be back a lot sooner than a decade or so from now. John Swofford, the ACC commissioner, all but ...

By | 2019-03-13T10:44:07+00:00 March 13th, 2019|Sports|

CBF Morning Run: Drinking with the cats, celebrating Uranus and sipping a Land-Grant hazy IPA

Happy Wednesday morning, Columbus. If you lie down, Bob will lick your scalp. If you are a visitor, Bob will try to eat your coat. If he's bored, Bob will chew newspapers and magazines into confetti. If you let him, Bob will put his face way too cl...

By | 2019-03-13T10:30:00+00:00 March 13th, 2019|Sports|

Less than 1 percent of fans use new ‘reverse ATM machines’ in Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s cash-free debut

Although Atlanta United's first home match of 2019 didn't go quite as planned, there were no hiccups in Mercedes-Benz Stadium's shift to a cash-free model, according to a stadium spokesperson. MBS became the first U.S. sports stadium to implement a co...

By | 2019-03-12T10:00:00+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Sports|

Strong communities lead to strong companies, Heidelberg CEO says

Vail Miller, Jr. is CEO of Heidelberg Distributing Company. How did you get involved with the NCAA First Four efforts locally? When something comes up that is so impactful and led by respected community leaders, Heidelberg will always support the ini...

By | 2019-03-12T10:00:00+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Sports|

Salary cap leads Chiefs to sack one of the team’s stars

The Kansas City Chiefs sacked star linebacker Justin Houston on Sunday, saying it was only business. The Chiefs released Houston after failing to trade the eight-season veteran. The move will free up $14 million in salary cap space for the team, The K...

By | 2019-03-11T12:58:52+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Sports|

PNC Arena basketball, hockey games targeted in counterfeit scheme

A man has been charged in what’s being described as a widespread counterfeit scheme – targeting PNC Arena ticket buyers in the Triangle. And Raleigh Police Department claims there are more victims – folks who think they’ve bought tickets to concerts ...

By | 2019-03-11T12:22:06+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Sports|

Red Sox reach multi-year partnership with MGM Springfield for Winter Weekend

This story first appeared on MassLive.com. The Red Sox’s annual Winter Weekend event is coming to Springfield. The Red Sox have reached a “multi-year partnership” with MGM as team’s “official and exclusive resort casino," according to a press release...

By | 2019-03-08T22:28:23+00:00 March 8th, 2019|Sports|

Mariners go magenta as new name adorns ballpark (Photos)

T-Mobile Park is finally getting its name attached to the Seattle Mariners' home. The cellular phone carrier in December secured the naming rights to the baseball field, which had been known as Safeco Field since it opened in 1999. On Thursday the fir...

By | 2019-03-08T00:21:45+00:00 March 8th, 2019|Sports|