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Apr. 16, 2014 @ 11:02 PM

DEVILS NIP HEELS

NO. 8 DUKE SCORES LONE OT GOAL TO DOWN NO. 3 UNC 7-6

Junior attacker Kerrin Maurer buried a shot with 26.5 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift eighth-ranked Duke over third-ranked North Carolina Wednesday evening in the first women’s lacrosse game to be played at Kenan Stadium. The regular season meeting between the Tobacco Road rivals went into overtime for the second-straight year, with the Blue Devils coming out on top by a 7-6 score.
 
Duke improved to 9-6 on the season and 3-4 in ACC competition with the critical conference victory, while the Tar Heels fell to 12-3 on the year and 5-2 in league play.
 
Maurer and senior attacker Sydney Peterson led the charge for the Blue Devils offensively with three goals apiece. The Blue Devils also turned in a balanced effort at the draw and the defensive unit limited North Carolina to its second-lowest scoring output of the spring.
 
“To come here and play in Kenan against a great Carolina team and execute a game plan as well as they did was just a great effort,” said head coach Kerstin Kimel. “Our team really understands that it’s such a privilege to be part of such an awesome rivalry and because of all the special things that come along with it, you can get great finishes like this.”
 
Maurer put the Blue Devils on the board first five minutes into the contest and after a goal by the Tar Heels’ Molly Hendrick, Duke used a strong presence at the draw to control possession over the next eight minutes. Aided by aggressive defensive play that resulted in a couple of North Carolina turnovers, junior Erin Tenneson, Peterson and Maurer each registered scores during that span to stretch the visiting squad’s lead to 4-1.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 07:20 PM

Red-hot Celine Boutier leads No. 3 Duke's ACC title pursuit

Duke carries the nation’s No. 3 ranking into Thursday's (April 17) opening round of the ACC women's golf championship at Greensboro's Sedgefield Country Club,, trailing only No. 1 Southern California and No. 2 UCLA. With no other ACC team in the top 10 (Clemson is No. 14), Duke is expected to win the league title before competing for an NCAA title next month.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 08:02 PM

UNC to host ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Duke, UNC prepare for annual ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships beginning Thursday, April 17 at UNC Chapel Hill.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 10:32 PM

Duke's Wojo, Parker, Hood in spotlight at annual banquet

Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker received the Swett-Baylin Most Valuable Player Award at the Duke men’s basketball program’s annual banquet and awards ceremony held Wednesday evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium. No word on his and Rodney Hood's departure to NBA.


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Apr. 13, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

GALLERY: Duke v. N.C. State baseball

Duke beats N.C. State 11-10 after Aaron Cohn delivered a bases-loaded single during the ninth on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. After the game, Duke’s players and coaches had their head shaved on the field as part of a fund-raiser for the Vs. Cancer Foundation. It raised $7,267 to fund the fight against childhood cancers.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

GALLERY: UNC spring football game

North Carolina spring football game on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Kenan Stadium. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Apr. 03, 2014 @ 10:54 PM

Gallery-Durham Bulls opening day 2014

Durham Bulls opening day on the new Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Apr. 16, 2014 @ 10:32 PM

Duke's Wojo, Parker, Hood in spotlight at annual banquet

Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker received the Swett-Baylin Most Valuable Player Award at the Duke men’s basketball program’s annual banquet and awards ceremony held Wednesday evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium. No word on his and Rodney Hood's departure to NBA.


Duke senior QB Brandon Connette to transfer

His mother ailing, Duke QB Connette eyes transfer closer to LA


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Apr. 16, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

T.J. turns pro

Herald-Sun sports writer John McCann chats with former Triangle sports writer Terry Hill about N.C. State sophomore T.J. Warren's decision to opt for the NBA.

NOTE: Fomer NBA player and NBA assistant coach Michael Curry has been hired to coach men's basketball team at Florida Atlantic University.


A STIR IN THE EAGLES' NEST

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Mar. 28, 2014 @ 04:13 PM

Young Tar Heels grow into NCAA Sweet 16 threat

This richly layered squad of Tar Heel standouts — all undergraduates — is a collection of quick learners coming of age as they head to the Sweet 16 at Stanford University’s Maples Pavilion. Sunday’s (March 30) clash against No. 1 seed South Carolina (ESPN2, 7 p.m. EDT) will be a rematch of a game the Tar Heels won 74-66 earlier this season.


UNC's Switzer doesn't look back

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Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:34 AM

UNC-bound Griffin finishes second in golf invitational

Christ School (Asheville) golfer Jonathan Rector took advantage of a miscue on No. 18 by East Chapel Hill’s Ben Griffin and won the Tarheel Youth Golf Association N.C. High School Invitational at Treyburn Country Club on Monday.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 11:00 PM

Beischer, Durham Academy sweep Durham High School Invitational

Durham Academy's Will Beischer fires a 3-under 69 to lap the field at the annual Durham High School Invitational golf tournament at Treyburn Country Club Wednesday. DA also won the team title, finishing ahead of Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 11:17 PM

WARREN TO NBA

N.C. State sophomore T.J. Warren of Durham announced Tuesday that he will forego his final two seasons of college basketball eligibility and enter the NBA Draft.

The N.C. State sophomore from Durham announced Tuesday that he will forego his final two seasons of college basketball eligibility and enter the NBA Draft.

“I would like to thank my coaches and teammates at NC State for allowing me to compete for this great university,” Warren said in a statement released by N.C. State. “It’s been a fun ride the last few years. I’ve had some great experiences and now I feel I’m ready to play at the next level. Playing in the NBA has been a lifelong dream of mine and playing at N.C. State has prepared me well to achieve my dream.”

Warren played at Durham’s Riverside High School before playing his last two seasons of high school basketball at Raleigh’s Word of God Academy and Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.

After averaging 12.1 points per game as a freshman in 2012-13, Warren emerged as one of the nation’s most prolific scorers this season.

The 6-8 Warren led the ACC by scoring 24.9 points per game, which was the No.3 scoring average in Division I this season. He made an ACC-best 52.5 percent of his field-goal attempts, making him just the third player in ACC history to lead the conference in scoring and rebounding in the same season.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

Riverside's Greene caps strong career at Emory

Former Pirates diver earns Division III all-American honors


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 11:16 PM

Coming & going & coming back again? A tale of two Hall of Fame coaches

Retirement has done little to hamper the coaching career of area prep tennis legend Lindsey Linker and likely will have little effect on cross-town basketball/volleyball coaching great Sherry Norris.


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Apr. 16, 2014 @ 11:02 PM

DEVILS NIP HEELS

NO. 8 DUKE SCORES LONE OT GOAL TO DOWN NO. 3 UNC 7-6

Junior attacker Kerrin Maurer buried a shot with 26.5 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift eighth-ranked Duke over third-ranked North Carolina Wednesday evening in the first women’s lacrosse game to be played at Kenan Stadium. The regular season meeting between the Tobacco Road rivals went into overtime for the second-straight year, with the Blue Devils coming out on top by a 7-6 score.
 
Duke improved to 9-6 on the season and 3-4 in ACC competition with the critical conference victory, while the Tar Heels fell to 12-3 on the year and 5-2 in league play.
 
Maurer and senior attacker Sydney Peterson led the charge for the Blue Devils offensively with three goals apiece. The Blue Devils also turned in a balanced effort at the draw and the defensive unit limited North Carolina to its second-lowest scoring output of the spring.
 
“To come here and play in Kenan against a great Carolina team and execute a game plan as well as they did was just a great effort,” said head coach Kerstin Kimel. “Our team really understands that it’s such a privilege to be part of such an awesome rivalry and because of all the special things that come along with it, you can get great finishes like this.”
 
Maurer put the Blue Devils on the board first five minutes into the contest and after a goal by the Tar Heels’ Molly Hendrick, Duke used a strong presence at the draw to control possession over the next eight minutes. Aided by aggressive defensive play that resulted in a couple of North Carolina turnovers, junior Erin Tenneson, Peterson and Maurer each registered scores during that span to stretch the visiting squad’s lead to 4-1.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 10:32 PM

Duke's Wojo, Parker, Hood in spotlight at annual banquet

Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker received the Swett-Baylin Most Valuable Player Award at the Duke men’s basketball program’s annual banquet and awards ceremony held Wednesday evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium. No word on his and Rodney Hood's departure to NBA.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 10:18 PM

UNC surges late, nips Elon 5-4 with 3 in last of 9th

North Carolina overcomes a three-run deficit early and a 4-2 deficit late to turn back Elon 5-4 at Boshamer Stadium Wednesday night.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 11:27 PM

Duke strolls past NCCU 11-2 in crosstown baseball showdown

Duke capitalized on three N.C. Central errors and turned other miscues by the Eagles into runs and won 11-2 at Durham Athletic Park on Wednesday.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 08:02 PM

UNC to host ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Duke, UNC prepare for annual ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships beginning Thursday, April 17 at UNC Chapel Hill.


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Apr. 12, 2014 @ 08:14 PM

THE MASTERS

SPIETH, WATSON TIED FOR LEAD AFTER 3 ROUNDS

Young and old. Even without Tiger Woods, this Masters has a little bit of everything.

Twenty-year-old Jordan Spieth is making quite a bid to become golf’s youngest major champion in more than 80 years with three straight sub-par rounds in his Augusta National debut.

He’ll have to fend off 50-year-old Miguel Angel Jimenez and 54-year-old Fred Couples, both hoping to become the sport’s oldest major champion.

And let’s not forget Bubba Watson, who stumbled a bit on moving day but will go for his second green jacket in three years from the final group.

Spieth, who last year became the youngest PGA tour winner since the Depression at age 19, shot a 2-under 70 on Saturday to share the lead with Watson.

“This is the place I’ve always dreamt about,” said Spieth, who was 5 under for the tournament. “I thought it was a good fit for my game. So far, so good.”

He has a shot at becoming the youngest major winner since Tom Creavey, just a few months younger when he won the PGA Championship in 1931.

 


Apr. 11, 2014 @ 08:17 PM

SPRINT CUP: Kevin Harvick wins Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick won his first career pole at Darlington Raceway on Friday as he looks to chase his first Southern 500. Harvick came out on top in the first knockout qualifying session at NASCAR’s oldest superspeedway since the circuit made the change from single-car laps. Joey Logano, the winner Monday in Texas, was second, followed by Aric Almirola.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 05:17 PM

NASCAR: Matt Kenseth looks to lock up Chase slot at Darlington

Matt Kenseth hopes to get his season going and lock up a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Darlington Raceway.


Apr. 11, 2014 @ 08:49 PM

THE MASTERS

5 STRAIGHT BIRDIES LIFT BUBBA WATSON INTO LEAD AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL

Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

Watson took over Augusta National on Friday with 75 minutes of brilliance and power. On another demanding day of crispy greens and swirling wind, he ran off five straight birdies on the back nine and wound up with a 4-under 68 for a three-shot lead over John Senden.

There's nothing fancy about his golf, except for his outrageous length. He has made only two bogeys in 36 holes. He has missed only eight greens.

"It's not science here," Watson said. "It's try to hit the greens. And if you're hitting the greens, that means you're obviously hitting your tee shots well. So that's all I'm trying to do is just hit the greens ... maybe throw in a birdie here or there. That's what I've done the last two days and it's worked out so far."

Watson made bogey on the 18th hole with a shot that bounced left of the green and into the gallery. He finished at 7-under 137, giving him the largest 36-hole lead at the Masters since Chad Campbell in 2006.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 06:18 PM

Montgomery, Bulls shut down Gwinnett

Durham earns series split behind solid pitching


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Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:34 AM

UNC-bound Griffin finishes second in golf invitational

Christ School (Asheville) golfer Jonathan Rector took advantage of a miscue on No. 18 by East Chapel Hill’s Ben Griffin and won the Tarheel Youth Golf Association N.C. High School Invitational at Treyburn Country Club on Monday.


Jan. 22, 2014 @ 04:31 PM

Herald-Sun Golf Classic to debut seniors division in June

This year’s June 16-22 Herald-Sun Golf Classic will be even more inclusive with the addition for the first time of a senior division — quite likely flighted — for golfers 60 and older.


Jan. 08, 2014 @ 06:46 PM

5 area junior golfers named to all-state teams

Ben Griffin and Gina Kim of Chapel Hill, Alaina Yeatts of Durham and twins Jessica and Sarah Spicer of Bahama have been named to the 2013 N.C. boys’ and girls’ All-State Golf Teams by the Tarheel Youth Golf Association and the Carolinas Golf Association.


Dec. 12, 2013 @ 10:46 PM

Fanfare: A look at college and other sports news in brief

Youth football, college football, baseball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, golf, NHL ...


Sep. 18, 2013 @ 10:55 PM

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