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    There were obvious perks to being teammates with Michael Jordan. Plenty of his Chicago teammates own multiple championship rings, they appear in some of the most-replayed NBA highlight clips of all time and they’ve got a lifetime of stories to tell about one of the best to ever take the court.

      The Greensboro Coliseum is playing host to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships for the third time. The national championships were also held there in 2011 and 2015. Competition for junior skaters began Tuesday, and the Olympics-level seniors will compete Thursday through Sunday. If you’re a casual skating fan — or a total neophyte to the sport — here’s what and who to watch this year in the senior divisions.

        It was tough. Climbing mountains is hard work, especially during the summer in a North Carolina climate. Yet here we were, scaling the fourth highest peek in the mountain range, seat pouring, muscles aching, mind trying to convince our muscles to go just a little further.

        The high school wrestling season in Iredell County produced another great crop of wrestlers, none better than North Iredell’s Eddie Flores and Bray Trivette, and Mooresville’s Davis Freeze and Greg Merriman, the R&L County Co-Wrestlers of the Year.

        How do we do it during March Madness? How do we manage to bury our heads in the sand while simultaneously painting our faces in school colors? We are either magicians or contortionists. How else do you explain our ability to raucously stand up and clap our hands while we’re holding our noses at the same time to avoid the stench emanating from the cesspool otherwise known as college basketball? ...

        Snaking down Cam McCormick’s right forearm is a neatly written tattoo that aptly describes the past several years of his life. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience,’’ it reads, “but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.’’ On Tuesday, McCormick, an old soul still playing in college less than two weeks from his 25th ...


        Content by Salem Tourism. For pickers and antiques aficionados, everything old is new again, and there’s certainly plenty of charming territory to explore in the welcoming town of Salem on the northwest outskirts of Roanoke, Virginia.

        Need gift ideas to help with the ladies in your life? This list will surely help you make the grade.

        Former Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower didn’t play last season, and he won’t be playing any NFL football moving forward. On Tuesday, Hightower officially announced his retirement after playing nine seasons in New England. The 33-year-old shared his news in an article he published on The Players’ Tribune. “They say time flies in this league. Boy, they’re not lying. Today, I am officially ...

        Dont’a Hightower is making a quiet exit to a memorable career with the New England Patriots. The veteran linebacker who did not play last season announced his retirement from the NFL in an essay posted on the Players’ Tribune website. It ends a decade-long run in New England that included three Super Bowl rings and a pair of Pro Bowl selections.

        Willis Reed, who dramatically emerged from the locker room minutes before Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals to spark the New York Knicks to their first championship and create one of sports’ most enduring examples of playing through pain, died Tuesday. He was 80.

        NEW YORK — A week ago, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. worked out in Arizona in front of an estimated 14 teams, including the Jets. But Beckham continues to wait for a lucrative contract offer from a club. The free agent is looking for a contract worth $20 million annually, according to a recent report from ProFootballTalk. However, Beckham denied this in a tweet. “I’m just so confused where ...

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