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Sep. 30, 2014 @ 11:58 PM

BLUES TOP CANES

HURRICANES LOSE FOR 3RD TIME IN 4 PRESEASON OUTINGS

David Backes, Joakim Lindstrom and Vladimir Tarasenko scored to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-1 exhibition victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Containing Howard QB McGhee like playing with fire

Howard quarterback Greg McGhee is spectacular. He’s the preseason player of the year in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and last week against N.C. A&T accounted for 330 of the 396 yards of total offense that Howard generated. McGhee (6-3, 210) threw for 237 yards and a touchdown, and he ran for 93 yards and a touchdown.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 04:56 PM

Ex-Duke RB Gary Wilson, son cough up big bucks

Gary Wilson was part of the last Duke team to win a football bowl game more than 50 years ago. On Tuesday, Duke announced that the former Blue Devils running back and his son, also a Duke graduate, are donating $3 million that will go toward athletics and the Nasher Museum.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Krzyzewski names Cook, Jefferson Duke co-captains

Senior Quinn Cook and junior Amile Jefferson have been named team captains for the 2014-15 basketball season, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Tuesday.


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Sep. 26, 2014 @ 10:29 PM

Gallery-Football Orange and Northwood at Orange High School.

Football Orange and Northwood at Orange High School. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 10:30 PM

GALLERY: Southern v. Northern (High School Football)

Southern shuts out Northern, 28-0, on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2014. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 10:33 PM

GALLERY: Riverside v. Apex (High School football)

Apex beats Riverside, 42-25, on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2014. Special to The Herald-Sun | Ken Martin

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Sep. 30, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Family of Duke's Powell seeks help

Fundraising underway to cover costs of 7-year-old boy's cancer treatment


Wilsons donate $3 million to Duke

Duke football Morning After


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Sep. 29, 2014 @ 09:02 PM

Me, the single parent

This poem warmed the heart of N.C. Central basketball coach LeVelle Moton.


Switch-ing subjects

GameDay | NCCU


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Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:47 AM

Cardinal Gibbons makes short work of Cedar Ridge

Cardinal Gibbons took a 22-7 halftime lead in its Big Eight 3-A Conference opener at Cedar Ridge Friday and never looked back en route to a 39-7 win.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:32 AM

Jordan falls to 0-6 as Southeastern power Pinecrest cruises

Southeastern 4-A Conference power Southern Pines Pinecrest (6-0) easily handled winless Jordan 48-6 Friday night on Jordan’s home turf.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:14 AM

South Granville slips past Cummings on Blackley sneak

South Granville quarterback Mitchell Blackley scored the go-ahead touchdown with 7:33 left on a one-yard keeper and the Vikings held on to beat Burlington Cummings 21-20 Friday.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 01:51 AM

Person tops Bartlett Yancey, racks up 1st win

Corey Young scored three touchdowns, including a 55-yard burst on a fourth-quarter punt return to help lead Person past Bartlett Yancey 34-20 Friday in Yanceyville.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 01:34 AM

ECH coach cites progress despite blowout loss

The Ragsdale Tigers arrived from Jamestown and waxed East Chapel Hill 57-0 at Wildcat Stadium in Friday. And the Wildcats actually are getting better, first-year ECH coach Mike Holderman said.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 01:27 AM

Undefeated Chapel Hill Tigers growl in Webb walkover

On the first night of Big Eight 3-A Conference play for both teams, Chapel Hill dominated Oxford Webb 49-0 Friday with a combination of potent offense and stout defense.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 01:09 AM

Northern keeps it respectable at 2013 champ Dudley

 Reigning state 4-A champion Dudley’s still here and not giving up the throne. After an intermission in their high-flying act, the Panthers resumed their winning ways Friday with a 24-6 victory against winless Northern at Tarpley Stadium.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 01:26 AM

Southern has its way with Big Eight foe Northern Vance

Southern basically had football practice Friday night, along the way picking up a 69-0 win on its home field against Northern Vance.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 12:36 AM

Hillside gets what it needs: A schedule mismatch

The only reason it would be difficult to say that the Hillside Hornets are back following Friday’s 47-0 non-conference victory over Nash Central is because they never really went anywhere. The home victory moves Hillside to 2-4 on the season, but the record is misleading. Three of the losses were by less than three points and the schedule, including rival Southern, New Bern and Greensboro Dudley, was brutal.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 03:17 AM

ORANGE CRUSH

UNBEATEN PANTHERS' DEFENSE STYMIES NORTHWOOD

Orange’s defense shut down Northwood, 14-7, in a battle of unbeatens Friday at Orange.

The two teams combined for all 21 points in the game’s first nine minutes, but the defenses tightened up the rest of the way, choking off the expected shootout.

The Panther defense harassed Northwood quarterback Ti Pinnix all night, sacking him four times and chasing him from the pocket repeatedly. Orange added three tackles for loss on Northwood running backs and held the Chargers to 56 yards on the ground.

Orange also managed to shut down Northwood’s big-play wide receiver, Jalen Smith. Cornerbacks Keshawn Thompson and A.J. Bradsher took turns guarding Smith, holding him to two catches for 26 yards and several incompletions as Pinnix tried to find an opening to get Smith the ball.

The Orange defense also had two red-zone stands, preventing Northwood from getting the game-tying touchdown.

Live links to all Friday's area high school football games:

Hillside 47, Nash Central 0

Southern 67, Northern Vance 0

Cleveland 49, Riverside 14

Greensboro Dudley 24, Northern 6

Franklinton 51, Granville Central 42

Wake Christian 68, Kestrel Heights 30

Chapel Hill 49, Oxford Webb 0

Jamestown Ragsdale 57, East Chapel Hill 0

Roxboro Person 34, Yanceyville Bartlett Yancey 20

South Granville 21, Burlington Cummings 20

Southern Pines Pinecrest 48, Jordan 6

Cardinal Gibbons 39, Cedar Ridge 7


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Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Krzyzewski names Cook, Jefferson Duke co-captains

Senior Quinn Cook and junior Amile Jefferson have been named team captains for the 2014-15 basketball season, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Tuesday.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 04:56 PM

Ex-Duke RB Gary Wilson, son cough up big bucks

Gary Wilson was part of the last Duke team to win a football bowl game more than 50 years ago. On Tuesday, Duke announced that the former Blue Devils running back and his son, also a Duke graduate, are donating $3 million that will go toward athletics and the Nasher Museum.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Containing Howard QB McGhee like playing with fire

Howard quarterback Greg McGhee is spectacular. He’s the preseason player of the year in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and last week against N.C. A&T accounted for 330 of the 396 yards of total offense that Howard generated. McGhee (6-3, 210) threw for 237 yards and a touchdown, and he ran for 93 yards and a touchdown.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Family of Duke's Powell seeks help

Fundraising underway to cover costs of 7-year-old boy's cancer treatment


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

Wilsons donate $3 million to Duke

Gift, part of Duke Forward campaign, will fund athletics facilties upgrades and the Nasher Museum endowment.


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Sep. 11, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

P.J. Hairston court date continued to Nov. 14

Nine games into the upcoming NBA regular season, the Charlotte Hornets have a 9 p.m. tip with the Phoenix Suns. Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston is due in Durham County District Court that morning, Nov. 14. He was supposed to be in court Friday, Sept. 12, but his case has been delayed again.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 05:04 PM

Patriots-Panthers do battle in preseason game 3 Friday

The Carolina Panthers to play starters for about half of Friday, Aug. 22, NFL exhibition at Foxborough, Mass., against the New England Patriots.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

No resolution in Hairston case

Unless P.J. Hairston’s lawyers settle out of court regarding his misdemeanor charge of assault and battery, the NBA rookie has a Sept. 12 Durham County District Court date.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Fanfare: Hillside, Southern, Orange football ranked in state's top 15

CarolinaGridiron.com has ranked the top 15 high school football programs in North Carolina in each of four attendances classifications. Locally, Hillside is ranked No. 15 in 4-A, defending state 3-AA champion Southern is ranked fourth and Orange is ranked 10th in 3-A. ... Duke's Boutier falls in round of 32 at U.S. Women's Am ... Duke leads all ACC schools on academic honor roll ... Landon Donovan to retire ... Kevin Love to join Cavaliers, NBA sources say. ... Ex-UNC star Felton suspended by NBA.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 09:21 PM

RORY ROARS AHEAD

LATE BIRDIE LIFTS McILROY OUT OF LOGJAM AND INTO SOLE PGA LEAD

Rory McIlroy celebrated his final birdie with a smile and a slight pump of his first, knowing that 8-foot putt gave him the outright lead Saturday in the PGA Championship.

Rory McIlroy celebrated his final birdie with a smile and a slight pump of his first, knowing that 8-foot putt gave him the outright lead Saturday in the PGA Championship.

“It’s a great position to be in,” he said.

He’s just not used to it being so crowded at the top.

McIlroy has won all three of his majors with the lead going into the final round — by eight shots at the 2011 U.S. Open, three shots at the 2012 PGA Championship, six shots last month at the British Open.

Now comes another major test for Boy Wonder — a Sunday shootout.

More rain in the morning at Valhalla allowed for a deluge of birdies in the lowest scoring round in PGA Championship history. Six players had a share of the lead at some point. McIlroy could see it on the leaderboard. He could hear it on a golf course resounding with cheers from every corner.

 

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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.

Live scoring updates


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Slocum, Langley share 2nd round lead at Wyndham Championship

Heath Slocum needs a strong finish at the Wyndham Championship to earn a spot in the PGA Tour’s postseason. Scott Langley might not be on the playoff bubble — but he sure knows how his friend is feeling.

Live scoring updates


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 07:53 PM

VILLEGAS IN LEAD

N.C. NATIVES SIMPSON, McGIRT A STROKE BACK AT WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Camilo Villegas got away from golf for a little while, and his game came back.

A recharged Villegas shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round at the Wyndham Championship.

North Carolina natives Webb Simpson and William McGirt shot 64, and Scott Langley, Heath Slocum, Paul Casey, Andrew Loupe and Martin Laird were another stroke back in the final event before the PGA Tour’s playoffs.

Villegas hasn’t won since 2010 and has only two top-10 finishes in the last three years.

After pulling out of the Canadian Open after one round last month, he spent the past week back in his native Colombia for “a little recharge” — leaving his clubs behind in Florida.

“I just thought it was appropriate to hop on a plane and see mom and dad and recharge a little bit,” Villegas said.

It helped him make a late charge up the Sedgefield Country Club leaderboard.

Starting on the back nine, he had three early birdies before getting even hotter late: He followed his birdie on the fourth with an eagle on the par-5 fifth, placing his second shot about 3 feet from the stick.

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