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Nov. 20, 2014 @ 11:00 PM

Tar Heels lead Duke 45-20 in 4th quarter of key ACC matchup

Marquise Williams has thrown touchdown passes of 1 yard to Mack Hollins and three yards to Quinshad Davis and run for scores of 1 and 16 yards as UNC leads Duke 45-20 early in the fourth quarter of their key ACC Coastal Division showdown at Wallace Wade Stadium.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 06:18 PM

A tree grows in O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium

Ty Brown grew where he was planted. ... Several head football coaches at N.C. Central have come and gone during Brown’s time with the Eagles. But the constant for him was lining up at linebacker.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 06:09 PM

Duke backcourt chemistry questions appear to be answered

The chemistry between veteran Quinn Cook and freshman Tyus Jones in the backcourt couldn’t have been better when Duke beat Michigan State 81-71 in the Champions Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Cook led Duke with 19 points while Jones scored 17. In addition to the 36 points they combined to produce, the dished out 10 assists while playing a total of 67 minutes without committing a turnover.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

Prep playoffs: Four left ... and counting

Four area teams remain alive for Friday’s (Nov. 21) 7:30 p.m. second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs, but only one can be considered a favorite. Reigning state 3-AA champion Southern is that favorite, as the No. 1 seed hosts No. 8 Clayton Cleveland. Southern is one of three Big Eight 3-A Conference teams still alive after the first round of the playoffs, joining No. 6 seed Orange and No. 12 Chapel Hill, both of whom play on the road in 3-AA action tonight. In Fayetteville, 4-A No. 5 seed Hillside (8-4) will have its hands more than full when it travels to meet No. 4 Seventy-First (12-0).


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Nov. 19, 2014 @ 09:31 PM

Gallery-North Carolina women basketball and Oklahoma State

North Carolina women basketball and Oklahoma State The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Nov. 16, 2014 @ 08:43 PM

GALLERY: North Carolina v. Robert Morris, 103-59

Photos from the men's basketball game between North Carolina and Robert Morris at the Smith Center on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Gallery-Duke basketball and Fairfield

Duke basketball and Fairfield The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Nov. 11, 2014 @ 02:46 PM

Tuesday Duke football notes

Pacing practice, special teams advantages, winning close games.


Duke's Brown, Deaver granted '15 eligibility

Duke football gets prime-time start in '15


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Nov. 05, 2014 @ 09:03 AM

All the athletes I cover eventually have to leave -- now it's my turn to move on

The Carrier Classic, Gio Bernard’s punt return, Austin Rivers’ 3-pointer, Marcus Paige’s duel with T.J. Warren, Duke going score-for-score with Johnny Manziel, the 18-inning UNC-NCSU ACC Tournament game – there are tons of memorable events I’ve covered in my three-plus years at the Durham Herald-Sun.


My AP Top 25 ballot: FSU back on top

My AP Top 25 ballot: Mississippi State on top, Duke back in


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Nov. 20, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

Prep playoffs: Four left ... and counting

Four area teams remain alive for Friday’s (Nov. 21) 7:30 p.m. second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs, but only one can be considered a favorite. Reigning state 3-AA champion Southern is that favorite, as the No. 1 seed hosts No. 8 Clayton Cleveland. Southern is one of three Big Eight 3-A Conference teams still alive after the first round of the playoffs, joining No. 6 seed Orange and No. 12 Chapel Hill, both of whom play on the road in 3-AA action tonight. In Fayetteville, 4-A No. 5 seed Hillside (8-4) will have its hands more than full when it travels to meet No. 4 Seventy-First (12-0).


Nov. 18, 2014 @ 07:33 PM

Football playoffs: Southern prepping for big-time challenge

Reigning state 3-AA football champion Southern got the lowest-seeded opponent it could for a second round state playoff game in visiting Clayton Cleveland (7:30 p.m. Friday). But the No. 1 Eastern Regional seed Spartans might be shaking their heads about that. While Cleveland might be a No. 8 seed, the Rams play like a team that should have been seeded much higher.


Nov. 17, 2014 @ 07:16 PM

Southern's Brown could land at Duke

Duke is among several college teams for which Southern running back Jordon Brown might suit up on Saturdays.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

Prep Football Playoffs: Hillside runs up big lead, holds on late

Special teams play and a punishing defense that forced four turnovers propelled Hillside to a 42-28 win Friday over Fayetteville E.E. Smith and into the second round of the 4-A state playoffs.

Follow the links below to coverage of all 10 of Friday's area playoff games.
Southern 25, Cardinal Gibbons 6
Orange 21, Sanford Lee County 20
Northern Guilford 56, Northwood 26
Chapel Hill 42, Shallotte West Brunswick 14
Fayetteville Seventy-First 28, Riverside 0
Fayetteville Cape Fear 32, Northern 14
Bunn 15, South Granville 6
Bakersville Mitchell County 35, Granville Central 14
North Edgecombe 47, Kestrel Heights 0


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 01:50 AM

North Edgecombe dominates wrong-way Kestrel Heights 47-0

Taking a wrong turn en route to North Edgecombe and arriving barely five minutes before Friday’s kickoff, the Kestrel Heights Hawks probably wish they had not gotten there at all after the Warriors plucked them clean in the first round of the NCHSSA 1-A playoffs.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 01:48 AM

Granville Central's red-zone failings lead to 35-14 loss

No. 6 seed Mitchell County (8-4) downed No. 11 Granville Central (7-5) in Bakersville late Friday to eliminate the Panthers from the NCHSAA 1-AA playoffs.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 01:45 AM

Cape Fear buries Northern in 291 ground yards

No. 7 seed Fayetteville Cape Fear dominated No. 10 Northern 32-14 Friday night.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 01:43 AM

Half-dozen turnovers doom Northwood in 56-26 loss

An outstanding season came to an improbable end for Northwood Friday as the 9-3 10th-seeded Chargers turned the ball over six times and were routed by No. 7 seed Northern Guilford (11-1) 56-26 on the road.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 01:05 AM

Stout defense saves the day for Southern

In a rare occurrence, Southern’s offense had an off night Friday, but the defense picked up the slack and led the Spartans to a 25-6 win over Cardinal Gibbons in the first round of the NCHSAA 3-AA state playoffs.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 12:49 AM

South Granville can’t get it done in red zone; falls to Bunn

South Granville had more than enough chances to win, but wasn’t able to cash in until it was simply too late in a 15-6 elimination loss to Northern Carolina 2-A Conference rival Bunn in the opening round of the 2-AA playoffs Friday.


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Nov. 20, 2014 @ 10:19 PM

No. 7 Duke women throttle Old Dominion on road

In the return to their home state of Virginia, Duke seniors Ka'lia Johnson and Elizabeth Williams led the seventh-ranked Blue Devils to an 82-66 victory at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va., Thursday night.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 10:51 PM

Tar Heels advance to NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament 2nd round

North Carolina downed visiting James Madison 6-0 at Fetzer Field Thursday in the opening round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 11:00 PM

Tar Heels lead Duke 45-20 in 4th quarter of key ACC matchup

Marquise Williams has thrown touchdown passes of 1 yard to Mack Hollins and three yards to Quinshad Davis and run for scores of 1 and 16 yards as UNC leads Duke 45-20 early in the fourth quarter of their key ACC Coastal Division showdown at Wallace Wade Stadium.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 06:18 PM

A tree grows in O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium

Ty Brown grew where he was planted. ... Several head football coaches at N.C. Central have come and gone during Brown’s time with the Eagles. But the constant for him was lining up at linebacker.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 06:09 PM

Duke backcourt chemistry questions appear to be answered

The chemistry between veteran Quinn Cook and freshman Tyus Jones in the backcourt couldn’t have been better when Duke beat Michigan State 81-71 in the Champions Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Cook led Duke with 19 points while Jones scored 17. In addition to the 36 points they combined to produce, the dished out 10 assists while playing a total of 67 minutes without committing a turnover.


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Nov. 17, 2014 @ 08:22 PM

Legacy gets 32 from McKeithen, sink Seadawgs

The Bull City Legacy is 1-1 in the Tobacco Road Basketball League.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

For Dawkins, a long journey to NBA

The phone buzzed and Andre Dawkins looked down to read the caller ID.

A number from the 305 area code popped up and, it being cut time around the NBA last month, the nervous Miami Heat rookie feared bad news.

 

 


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 08:12 PM

Hurricanes top Kings for 2nd straight win

Lindholm's goal lifts Carolina over reigning Stanley Cup champions


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 07:37 PM

Glimmers of Duke's Parker in NBA opener

If there’s a basketball game being played involving Jabari Parker, it’s only natural to find him in the starting lineup.

That was the case at Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy where Parker started on four consecutive state championship teams and was the national prep player of the year.

 

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 02:02 PM

Hairston sits the bench in NBA debut

P.J. Hairston’s NBA career started the exact same way his college career at North Carolina ended – with the Greensboro native never getting in the game.

 

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Nov. 14, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Fedora to Tar Heels: Don't let 2014 season slide away

North Carolina’s Ryan Switzer isn’t worried about the Tar Heel football bandwagon getting lighter now that basketball season has begun. The UNC (4-5, 2-3 ACC) football team has work to do, Switzer says, beginning with today’s homecoming game (12:30 p.m., WRAL) against ACC and Coastal Division rival Pittsburgh (4-5, 2-3 ACC).


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 04:46 PM

Two-man duel headlines SAS Championship this weekend

Bernhard Langer is the prohibitive favorite to win the Charles Schwab Cup. Colin Montgomerie says he’s figured out a way to catch him. Both players are in the field for this week’s SAS Championship and Montgomerie figures he needs to win two of the final four Champions Tour events to make up the 633-point deficit. The tournament is being played Friday-Sunday at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.


Sep. 11, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

Haas goes wire-to-wire, wins Carolinas PGA event at Duke

Wake Forest University men’s golf coach Jerry Haas on Thursday won the 2014 Carolinas PGA Professional Championship at Duke University Golf Club.


Aug. 17, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Villegas claims 1-stroke win at Wyndham

Colombian gains win in final regular-season event of FedEx Cup race


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

Nick Watney grabs one stroke lead at Wyndham Championship

Nick Watney birdied the final hole for a 5-under 65 and a one-stroke lead Saturday after the third round of the Wyndham Championship.

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