Sports Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina sports news from The Associated Press - WNCT

Sports Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina sports news from The Associated Press

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MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James says Game 1 of a series is a feeling-out game, and Game 2 is where improvement happens. That's what he expects from the Miami Heat on Wednesday night. Miami took the opener of an Eastern Conference first-round series from Charlotte on Sunday, a game where the Bobcats saw Al Jefferson limp around for the final three quarters because of an ailing left foot.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Nelson Piquet Jr. will compete in the upcoming Global Rallycross season with new entrant SH Racing. Piquet spent almost two full seasons in Formula One before moving to NASCAR in 2010. SH Racing is owned by James Sullivan, a partner in IndyCar Series team KVSH Racing.

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL says 30 top prospects, including Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, will attend the draft next month in New York. The prospects are expected to be selected in the first three rounds.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - K.J. McDaniels is leaving Clemson for the NBA draft. The junior announced his decision through the school Tuesday. He had until April 27 to enter the draft. In several NBA mock drafts, the forward is projected as a middle-to-late selection in the first round.

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