IS THE A-ROD ERA ACTUALLY OVER All FBIA Sports 

IS THE A-ROD ERA ACTUALLY OVER

IS THE A-ROD ERA ACTUALLY OVER On Friday night, August 12th the New York Yankees said goodbye to Alex Rodriguez as a member of their team. It was a bit of an odd farewell for the longtime star who spent twelve of his twenty-two year career as a Yankee. In what was a tumultuous week, A-Rod was advised that he was being released from the team with another full year remaining on his contract. He was also benched by Manager Joe Girardi for a couple of games saying that other…

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL READY TO KICK-OFF FOR NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOLS All FBIA Sports 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL READY TO KICK-OFF FOR NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOLS

Well it’s only a few short weeks until the college football season gets underway and that includes programs from North Carolina.   Coaches and players have been preparing since the end of last season to get their teams ready to compete in the 2016 season and hit the ground running.   So what are the expectations for some of these programs? Well, let’s take a quick look at some of the state’s football teams and what the analysts are saying about their prospects for the coming season.   University of…

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THE RIO SUMMER GAMES ARE HERE All FBIA Sports 

THE RIO SUMMER GAMES ARE HERE

The time has finally arrived and the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will kick-off with the Opening Ceremonies on Friday, August 5th.   Amid a variety of controversies and terrorist related world events recently, the games will begin as planned. Concerns over the zika virus has weakened the field of competitors to a small extent as some athletes have dropped out due to their concerns.   There are also security concerns in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in multiple countries around the world in recent weeks and…

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SWIMMAC CAROLINA WELL REPRESENTED AT OLYMPICS All FBIA Sports 

SWIMMAC CAROLINA WELL REPRESENTED AT OLYMPICS

The non-profit organization SwimMAC out of Charlotte is the training home for six Olympic swimmers who have qualified for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio.   All six of the swimmers are part of SwimMAC’s Team Elite and along with Team Elite Coach David Marsh (who will help coach women swimmers) will be heading to Brazil.   So let’s take a brief look at these talented swimmers;   Cammile Adams Women’s 200m Butterfly   This event will take place on August 9th and 10th. Cammile is appearing in her second…

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10 Most beautiful Animals Found on Earth All FBIA Fun Stuff 

10 Most beautiful Animals Found on Earth

Earth is a special planet, which houses many different types of species that expose the incredible wonders of evolution to mankind. Some of them are incredible to look at while some of them are not. Among the more good looking ones, this list is comprised of some of the most beautiful looking animals on the planet. Whether they be household or wild, avian or aquatic, large or small, everyone is considered and the most beautiful are included. It’s not surprising that this list mostly has endangered species (they are endangered…

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RON RIVERA FLIES UNDER THE RADAR All FBIA Sports 

RON RIVERA FLIES UNDER THE RADAR

RON RIVERA FLIES UNDER THE RADAR As the Head Coach of the Super Bowl runner-up Carolina Panthers, Ron Rivera has had a good level of success. But outside of North Carolina, the average NFL fan might have a hard time telling you the name of the Panthers Head Coach. While there are much more recognizable names among NFL coaches such as Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll and Rex Ryan, Rivera quietly goes about the business of building a championship caliber team in Charlotte. Rivera was an All-American linebacker in college for…

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PROFESSIONAL LACROSSE IS ALIVE IN CHARLOTTE All FBIA Sports 

PROFESSIONAL LACROSSE IS ALIVE IN CHARLOTTE

PROFESSIONAL LACROSSE IS ALIVE IN CHARLOTTE For fans of Lacrosse, you may already be aware that Charlotte is the home of one of the teams that make up the MLL (Major League Lacrosse) league. If you were not aware, the Charlotte Hounds are one of the league’s nine teams. The team was founded in 2011 and started play during the 2012 season. Other cities that have franchises are Annapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Columbus, Denver, Miami, New York and Rochester. The MLL was originally founded back in 1998 and began regular season…

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CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS – MIDSEASON REVIEW All FBIA Sports 

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS – MIDSEASON REVIEW

It may be hard to believe but the Knights have reached the middle of July and have already completed almost three and a half months of their 2016 season. Although it’s not technically the halfway point in their season having already played a total of 92 games, it is the point in the season where the International League breaks for a few days. So we thought we’d take a look at how things have gone so far this season for the Knights and also look at some of their statistical…

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PANTHERS NEWTON VOTED NFL’S TOP PLAYER All FBIA Sports 

PANTHERS NEWTON VOTED NFL’S TOP PLAYER

The NFL Network has revealed their list of the top 100 NFL players for 2016 and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was at the top of the list. The reigning NFL Most Valuable Player was the leading vote getter in a list that is voted on by fellow players. It is definitely high praise when your opponents from around the league show you that kind of respect. Rounding out the top 5 in the list were Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady at No. 2, Texans lineman J.J. Watt at 3, Steelers…

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HORNETS LOOKING FOR CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT All FBIA Sports 

HORNETS LOOKING FOR CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT

After finishing the 2015-16 NBA season with their best overall record in 16 years, the Charlotte Hornets are hoping to build on that success. With a final regular season record of 48-34, the Hornets entered the playoffs as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. In a hard fought series against the Miami Heat, the Hornets lost 4 games to three in a deciding game 7. But there was a lot of good to take away from the season. It was only their second playoff appearance in the last six…

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Panthers plan to start RB Cameron Artis-Payne on Sunday vs. Vikings with Jonathan Stewart out with hamstring injury (ESPN) Sports 

Panthers plan to start RB Cameron Artis-Payne on Sunday vs. Vikings with Jonathan Stewart out with hamstring injury (ESPN)

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Panthers: RB Cameron Artis-Payne says “my confidence is through the roof” with the chance to take on a larger role (ESPN) Sports 

Panthers: RB Cameron Artis-Payne says “my confidence is through the roof” with the chance to take on a larger role (ESPN)

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Panthers Daily Video Report: Ron Rivera felt it was important for players Thursday to address unrest in Charlotte (ESPN) Sports 

Panthers Daily Video Report: Ron Rivera felt it was important for players Thursday to address unrest in Charlotte (ESPN)

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Panthers: LB Thomas Davis says the situation is “very disheartening” in Charlotte; “violence is not the answer” (ESPN) Sports 

Panthers: LB Thomas Davis says the situation is “very disheartening” in Charlotte; “violence is not the answer” (ESPN)

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NFL: League plans to keep Sunday’s Vikings-Panthers game in Charlotte, but exploring emergency options – Adam Schefter (ESPN) Sports 

NFL: League plans to keep Sunday’s Vikings-Panthers game in Charlotte, but exploring emergency options – Adam Schefter (ESPN)

NFL: League plans to keep Sunday’s Vikings-Panthers game in Charlotte, but exploring emergency options – Adam Schefter (ESPN) from ESPN & Untap’d Sports http://ift.tt/ZQBkaD

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Panthers Daily Video Report: David Newton says RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) could miss up to 4 weeks (ESPN) Sports 

Panthers Daily Video Report: David Newton says RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) could miss up to 4 weeks (ESPN)

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Panthers: Coach Ron Rivera now says RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) could be out 2-4 weeks, but not thinking about IR (ESPN) Sports 

Panthers: Coach Ron Rivera now says RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) could be out 2-4 weeks, but not thinking about IR (ESPN)

Panthers: Coach Ron Rivera now says RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) could be out 2-4 weeks, but not thinking about IR (ESPN) from ESPN & Untap’d Sports http://ift.tt/ZQBkaD

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