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Jul. 22, 2014 @ 10:42 PM

Hamburger burns Bulls as Durham falls 4-0

For all the fun and excitement Monday night’s record-breaking Durham Bulls win created, Tuesday night represented the hangover.

One night after the Bulls delivered a win that gave manager Charlie Montoyo the team’s all-time wins record, Durham struck out 13 times while suffering a quiet 4-0 defeat to Rochester at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Starting pitcher Mark Hamburger and relief pitcher Ryan Pressly mowed through the Durham lineup, allowing just five hits. First-place Durham (56-47) had two runners on in the same inning only twice all night.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Duke 2nd to FSU in preseason All-ACC football picks

Jamison Crowder, Laken Tomlinson, Kelby Brown and Jeremy Cash of Duke are joined on the prestigious team by return specialist Ryan Switzer of North Carolina.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 09:25 PM

UNC’s only incoming freshman ready to step in

North Carolina incoming freshman Jamie Cherry burnished her reputation as a scorer with a game-high 24 points in the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star game in Greensboro Coliseum on Monday. But she plans to change her mindset when she plays for the Tar Heels this season.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Wolfpack's Doeren excited about potential of QB Brissett

The word in the pre-preseason is that Jacoby Brissett can make all the necessary throws, owns a firm understanding of the North Carolina State football team’s offense and has the ideal personality, mentality and competitive spirit for an alpha dog quarterback.


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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!

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 11:45 PM

Gallery- the Pacific Coast League and the International league All-Star game in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park

The Pacific Coast League and the International league All-Star game in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 10:07 PM

GALLERY: Allan Dykstra crowned Triple-A Home Run champion

Allan Dykstra crowned champion during the Triple-A Home Run Derby at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Monday, July 14, 2014.GALLERY: Triple-A Home Run Derby at the DBAP. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen and Morgan McCloy

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Jul. 21, 2014 @ 10:41 AM

Duke's Mellencamp faces alcohol charge

Walk-on defensive back, son of John Mellencamp, also has felony assualt charge pending


Looking at Duke's football depth chart

Duke revamping defensive front


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Jul. 22, 2014 @ 11:56 PM

Playbook Podcast | Episode I

Kentrell Barkley rocks Vegas in this edition of "John McCann's Playbook."


Crouching Tiger can't get right

Hillside coaching search could be concluding


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Jul. 09, 2014 @ 11:42 AM

UNC LB declares for supplemental draft

North Carolina linebacker Darius Lipford has entered the 2014 NFL supplemental draft and will not be returning to campus for his senior season.


Duke, UNC represented on Hornung list

DeShields headed to Tennessee


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Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Northern's Council lights it up in East-West All-Star Game

Ricky Council had something to prove Monday night in Greensboro Coliseum during the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game. The West won 98-86, but Council led the East with 21 points. It took him a while to get going, but he found his mojo in the second half and had it working.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 11:53 PM

STRIDE RIGHT

The Durham Striders won the Russell E. Blunt East Coast Invitational Track Meet — again.

Click here for complete results from the Blunt Invitational.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 12:19 AM

Ricky Council II among locals in East-West game

Catherine Romaine and Jamella Smith, state champions from the Chapel Hill High School girls' basketball team, also are representing the area in tonight's all-star game in Greensboro.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 09:10 PM

ALMOST FAMOUS

BERMUDA STAR TOPS USTA MARK AT BLUNT INVITATIONAL, BUT WON'T GET CREDIT FOR U.S. RECORD

In one amazing, spring-loaded leap that had shaped up as an improbable success, Sakari Famous of the tiny island of Bermuda achieved a very large milestone Saturday, jumping higher than the U.S. Track Association national record for her age group.

The 14-year-old high jumper from the Bermuda Pacers team cleared the bar at 1.75 meters (5 feet, 8-¾ inches) at the Russell E. Blunt East Coast Invitational track meet. Although it was better than the U.S. national record of 1.74 meters in the 13-14 age group, Famous won’t be credited in the record books because she is not a U.S. competitor.

Still, the gold medal performance was a personal best, and smashed the 1.74-meter meet record set in 2003 by Durham Striders alumnus Patience Coleman, who went on to be an All-American and ACC champion high jumper for UNC Chapel Hill.

The Bull City Express 4x100 relay team of Alexandria Council, Ama-Selina Tchume, Carolyn Brown, and Sydnei Murphy smashed the girls 17-18 age group meet record with a time of 45.10. The old record of 46.16 was set in 2006 by the Carolina Mustangs.

After Saturday’s second day of competition at Durham County Memorial Stadium, the host Durham Striders were in first place in both the male and female overall team race. Action resumes Sunday morning.

For complete, live Blunt Invitational scoring updates, click here

 


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 03:15 PM

Southern star highlights preseason 3-A all-state football team

NCPreps.com has named quarterback Kendall Hinton of reigning state 3-A champion Southern High School to its preseason 3-A North Carolina all-state team. ... Hillside star OT Emanuel McGirt was named to the 4-A all-state team.


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Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Wake's Clawson: 'We're a 4-8 football team with 10 starters back'

Asked to comment about where his first Wake Forest team is predicted to finish in the ACC’s tough Atlantic Division, rookie coach Dave Clawson replied, “Were we picked to win it? I didn’t see those. Were we unanimous first? The bull’s-eye is on us, right?”


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Wolfpack's Doeren excited about potential of QB Brissett

The word in the pre-preseason is that Jacoby Brissett can make all the necessary throws, owns a firm understanding of the North Carolina State football team’s offense and has the ideal personality, mentality and competitive spirit for an alpha dog quarterback.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

Wilbekin follows his heart (and Danny Manning) to Wake Forest

Wake Forest freshman guard Mitchell Wilbekin is looking to step out of the shadow of his big brother — Southeastern Conference player of the year Scottie Wilbekin —and make a name for himself in the Atlantic Coast Conference.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Duke 2nd to FSU in preseason All-ACC football picks

Jamison Crowder, Laken Tomlinson, Kelby Brown and Jeremy Cash of Duke are joined on the prestigious team by return specialist Ryan Switzer of North Carolina.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

ACC Kickoff Notebook: FSU No. 1 in media poll

The reigning national champion Florida State Seminoles are the pick of the media attending ACC Football Kickoff at the Grandover Resort to win the league championship for the third year in a row. ... Johson likes Tech 'D' under Roof ... Fedora discusses reopening of NCCA probe. ...


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Jul. 20, 2014 @ 11:56 PM

Crouching Tiger can't get right

Tiger, Tiger, Tiger ...


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

Stephenson: Ear-blowing incident doesn’t define me

Lance Stephenson doesn’t want to be known as the guy who blew in LeBron James’ ear. Stephenson said during his introductory news conference Friday in Charlotte he’s “a little upset” that the ear-blowing incident in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Miami is how some people have defined him as a player.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

McIlroy and Woods deliver in first round of British Open

Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on the day Tiger Woods made a promising return, McIlroy took the lead with a 6-under 66, his best score in nearly two years at a major.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Hornets add former Pacers' guard Stephenson

Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte. The controversial shooting guard has agreed to a $27 million, three-year deal with the Hornets, according to a person familiar with the contract. The deal includes a team option for the third season.


Jul. 15, 2014 @ 11:59 PM

Jeter stars in All-Star Game finale, Trout spurs AL victory

Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits. ... Mike Trout's tiebreaking triple and later go-ahead double that earned him MVP honors. ... Also: Photos ... Box score ... Play-by-Play ... All-time MVP and All-Star Game records.


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Jul. 20, 2014 @ 11:56 PM

Crouching Tiger can't get right

Tiger, Tiger, Tiger ...


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

McIlroy eagles 2 of final 3 holes to take commanding lead

Rory McIlroy knows how quickly a big lead can slip away, so he wasn’t satisfied by simply restoring it Saturday in the British Open. He wanted more. Tied for the lead after 13 holes, McIlroy fired eagle 3s at Nos. 16 and 18 to pull away from field Saturday. Complete coverage.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 10:18 PM

McIlroy dominates Royal Liverpool as Tiger Tumbles

Rory McIlroy cast aside any talk of those second-round doldrums with a performance at Royal Liverpool that threatened to turn this into another major championship runaway. As for Tiger Woods, he was fortunate just to make the cut at the British Open. ... Related stories ... Scoring ... Tournament at a glance ... Saturday's tee times.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

McIlroy and Woods deliver in first round of British Open

Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on the day Tiger Woods made a promising return, McIlroy took the lead with a 6-under 66, his best score in nearly two years at a major.


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Bull City Open seeks players, sponsors

The John Avery Boys & Girls Club will be among the beneficiaries of the Bull City Open Golf Championship in August.