Hobbton (20-3-1) hosts Pender (16-5) in the third round of the NCHSAA 1-A boys soccer playoffs tonight at 6 p.m. … UNC has returned to the Associated Press college football rankings at No. 24. … The Carolina Panthers were dealt a 27-13 loss by visiting Indianapolis on Sunday. Rookie quarterback Bryce Young threw a pair of interceptions that were returned for touchdowns in the setback. … Host Cincinnati topped Buffalo, 24-18, in the Sunday night NFL matchup. … The Monday night game sends the Los Angeles Chargers to the New York Jets (ABC, 8:15 p.m.). … College basketball openers tonight include Radford at No. 19 UNC (ACC Network, 7 p.m.) and Dartmouth at No. 2 Duke (ACC Network, 9 p.m.). … Ryan Blaney won his first NASCAR Cup championship as Ross Chastain took the checkered flag at Phoenix on Sunday. … A final round 63 lifted Erik van Rooyen to a 2-shot win at 27-under par in the PGA Tour event completed Sunday at Los Cabos, Mexico. … Duke has received a commitment from 6-11 Patrick Ngongba II, a top five center, for its 2024 recruiting class.