Area sports briefs
Railhawks beat Chivas USA in Open Cup
CARY — Cesar Elizondo scored to go-ahead goal in extra time Wednesday night to lead the Carolina Railhawks to a 3-1 win over Chivas USA in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup.
Brian Ackley added an insurance goal for the NASL team with a header off Floyd Franks’ corner kick later in extra time.
Ty Shipalane put Carolina ahead in the 13th minute, scoring into an open net on a one-touch assist from Brian Shriver.
Chivas tied it in the 57th when Walter Vilchez Soto headed in Carlos Alvarez’ free kick from the right sideline.
Carolina, which beat the Los Angeles Galaxy in the third round for the second straight year May 29, will play at either Real Salt Lake or the USL Pro Charleston Battery in a quarterfinal on June 26.
Krzyzewski honored at hall Gala
ORLANDO — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, the winningest coach in the history of NCAA Division I men’s basketball, was honored as the recipient of the 2013 Dick Enberg Award, presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Wednesday in Orlando.
The award was presented as part of the fourth Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame Gala at CoSIDA’s annual convention, which for the first time was part of the annual NACDA Convention.
Krzyzewski became the winningest coach in Division I men’s basketball on Nov. 15, 2011, by surpassing his collegiate coach and mentor, Bob Knight, in the Blue Devils’ 74-69 triumph over Michigan State, and his legacy of 952 career victories (879 at Duke) is enhanced by national championships in 1991, 1992, 2001 and 2010.
On the international stage, Krzyzewski has led the United States to back-to-back gold medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China and again last summer in London. The five-time USA Basketball National Coach of the Year also guided Team USA to the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey. Krzyzewski’s tenure with USA Basketball has been such a success that he was named head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team for the 2013-16 quadrennium.
Irving among 27 USA Basketball campers
SAN ANTONIO — Former Duke star Kyrie Irving, the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year, is one of 27 players scheduled to attend USA Basketball’s minicamp in July.
San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard, enjoying a strong NBA Finals, and Portland’s Damian Lillard, who succeeded Irving as Rookie of the Year, also were among the players announced Wednesday. Indiana’s Paul George and Jrue Holiday of Philadelphia were the other All-Stars to earn an invitation.
The players will train from July 22-25 in Las Vegas, capped by an intrasquad exhibition game on July 25 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
They will be coached by Mike Krzyzewski and his assistants Jim Boeheim, Monty Williams and Tom Thibodeau.
Also chosen were: Mike Conley (Memphis), Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson (New Orleans Pelicans); Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried (Denver); Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson (Golden State); John Wall and Bradley Beal (Washington); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto); Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond (Detroit); Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward (Utah); Taj Gibson (Chicago); DeAndre Jordan (L.A. Clippers); Chandler Parsons (Houston); Larry Sanders (Milwaukee); Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller (Cleveland); and Kemba Walker (Charlotte).
Yeatts takes N.C. Women’s Am lead
ASHEBORO — Durham’s Alaina Yeatts holds of a two-shot lead over reigning champion Courtney McKim of Raleigh in the 64th N.C. Women’s State Amateur Championship hosted by Pinewood Country Club after Wednesday’s second round.
Yeatts, who is 17 years old, only carded one birdie but putted confidently on on fast greens in her round of 1-over 73. Her two-day total of 147 leads Raleigh’s Courtney McKim by two strokes.
First-round leader Angela Stewart of Greenville pulled a hamstring and is tied for fifth place. Stewart still leads the Senior division by six strokes over Susan Beaupied of Raleigh.
In the Super Senior division, Carole Jones of Hillsborough maintains a one-shot lead over Cynthia Curry of Charlotte after firing a 5-over par round of 77.