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Aug. 20, 2014 @ 07:09 PM

NEXT MAN UP

WITH ALL-ACC TE DEAVER DOWN, FORMER BACKUPS REEVES, SCHNEIDER MOVE UP

The shock of losing starting third-team all-ACC tight end Braxton Deaver to a season-ending knee injury earlier this week came down hard on Duke’s football team.

It didn’t take long, however, for the offense to begin feeling somewhat normal since the Blue Devils had been there before.

Deaver, the Duke’s second-leading receiver in terms of catches and receiving yards last season, missed the 2012 season with three injuries.

He also wasn’t around the team over the summer while the players held self-practice sessions with no coaches present. Deaver’s absence, due to an undisclosed disciplinary situation, continued for the first five days of practice earlier this month.

Because of that, he missed the team’s first scrimmage.

During that time, David Reeves worked with the first-team offense at tight end. A redshirt junior, Reeves started all 13 games in 2012 when Deaver was out with knee and thumb injuries.

Redshirt sophomore Erich Schneider has also seen his practice repetitions increase, just as he did while Deaver was not with the team.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

Prep Preview 2014: New coach has high hopes for Riverside

If first-year Riverside high school football coach Chris Howell has his way, improvement will be the mantra for his Pirates as they embark on the 2014 campaign.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:31 PM

Prep Preview 2014: Coaching legends return to Northern staff

Former North Carolina assistant coach Ken Browning, who won a state title at Northern in 1993 before moving on to the college ranks, has returned as a volunteer assistant and is helping Wilson coach the offense. Gary Merrill, whose unexpected departure from the sidelines before last season opened the door to Wilson’s promotion, is also back.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

Prep Preview 2014: Stars' return boosts Jordan hopes

Putting a healthy team on the field for the entire year should give third-year Jordan coach LaDwaun Harrison a better chance to win more than one game in the upcoming season.


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Aug. 16, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Gallery-"Meet the Blue Devils Day" , in Pascal Field House.

"Meet the Blue Devils Day", in Pascal Field House. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Aug. 03, 2014 @ 10:30 PM

GALLERY: Meet the Heels

Fans lined up to meet with members of the 2014 North Carolina football team during the annual "Meet the Heels" event on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

GALLERY: 37th annual Russell E. Blunt East Coast Invitational

Photos from the final day of competition during the 37th annual Russell E. Blunt East Coast Invitational on Sunday, July 20, 2014. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen Click here to buy photos!

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Aug. 18, 2014 @ 03:27 PM

Duke's Deaver out for season

Startng tight end suffers torn ACL in practice Monday morning


Injured Duke star Brown discusses clouded football future

Notes from Duke football scrimmage


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Aug. 15, 2014 @ 08:26 PM

Worst times, best times

Basketball has been good to N.C. Central coach LeVelle Moton. But he's had his share of tough times, too.


NCCU's Moton says worst times are best times

Talkin' 'bout practice


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Aug. 05, 2014 @ 02:30 PM

UNC WR T.J. Thorpe out again

Jordan High School graduate T.J. Thorpe wasn't at practice Tuesday amid reports that he reinjured his left foot. 


My preseason AP Top 25 ballot

'Carolina Way' needs direction


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Aug. 20, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

Prep Preview 2014: New coach has high hopes for Riverside

If first-year Riverside high school football coach Chris Howell has his way, improvement will be the mantra for his Pirates as they embark on the 2014 campaign.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:31 PM

Prep Preview 2014: Coaching legends return to Northern staff

Former North Carolina assistant coach Ken Browning, who won a state title at Northern in 1993 before moving on to the college ranks, has returned as a volunteer assistant and is helping Wilson coach the offense. Gary Merrill, whose unexpected departure from the sidelines before last season opened the door to Wilson’s promotion, is also back.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

Prep Preview 2014: Stars' return boosts Jordan hopes

Putting a healthy team on the field for the entire year should give third-year Jordan coach LaDwaun Harrison a better chance to win more than one game in the upcoming season.


Aug. 18, 2014 @ 04:31 PM

East Chapel Hill adjusting to new football coach

Holderman takes over team in summer, has to learn his players quickly


Aug. 17, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

Cardinal Gibbons hungry to reclaim league crown

After state champion Southern grabbed Big Eight Conference title last season, Cardinal Gibbons primed to respond


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Aug. 18, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Davis ready to star at UNC

The role North Carolina wide receiver Quinshad Davis is growing into fits him just fine and he likes it, too.

The junior from Gaffney, South Carolina, has emerged as the Tar Heels’ top receiver and his ready to lead the receiving corps no matter who is throwing the ball in their direction. He said is ready to catch passes thrown by either Marquise Williams or Mitch Trubisky.


Aug. 18, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

Duke's Deaver done for season

Redshirt senior tight end suffers knee injury in Monday's practice


Aug. 18, 2014 @ 03:27 PM

Duke's Deaver out for season

Startng tight end suffers torn ACL in practice Monday morning


Aug. 17, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

UNC ranked No. 23 in AP poll

Tar Heels in preseason top 25 for first time since 2010; Blue Devils fall just short of first preseason ranking in 52 years.


Aug. 17, 2014 @ 04:46 AM

Tar Heels rout Bahamas All-Stars in second exhibition

Sophomore forward Isaiah Hicks led three Tar Heels in double figures with 19 points and the University of North Carolina shot 61 percent from the floor in a 109-52 win over the Bahamas All-Stars in a men's basketball exhibition game on Saturday.


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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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Aug. 04, 2014 @ 03:36 PM

Dale's double

Earnhardt win completes season sweep at Pocono


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

P.J. Tucker charged with driving drunk

Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker facing drunk-driving charge


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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.

Live scoring updates


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 07:54 PM

Wyndham Championship opens Thursday in Greensboro

There’s always plenty on the line at the season-ending Wyndham Championship which begins Thursday at Greensboro's Sedgefield Country Club — in addition to the tournament itself.