Sports: Duke

Jun. 21, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

U.S. Open Notebook: Duke's Lang posts 69, 9 shots off lead

The day’s first round under par belonged to Brittany Lang. The former Duke player moved to 7 over — nine shots behind co-leaders Amy Yang and Michelle Wie — with a 69 that included three birdies on the front nine and eight consecutive pars on the back before her bogey on the 18th.

Jun. 20, 2014 @ 09:01 PM

Duke's Lang beats Open cut by 1; Boutier, O'Donnell done

Two former Duke players advance to weekend play at U.S. Women's Open ... Duke's Boutier, UNC's O'Donnell miss cut ... Michelle Wie's 2nd straight 68 gives her three-shot 36-hole lead at 4-under 136. ... Lucy Li misses cut by seven shots, finishing at 16-over 156. ...

Jun. 20, 2014 @ 09:24 AM

Golfers with Duke, UNC ties struggle through 1st round of Open

Brittany Lang felt good about her putts, just not their outcomes, as she navigated rugged Pinehurst No. 2 on Thursday. ... Lewis leads Wie by a stroke after first round ... Complete first-round scoring ...

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

Duke’s Boutier ready to test her mettle at U.S. Open

The best player in women’s college golf is ready for her sport’s ultimate test.

Less than a month after leading Duke to the NCAA team championship, rising junior Celine Boutier will tee off at the U.S. Women’s Open Thursday at 12:41 p.m. at Pinehurst No. 2.

“I’m really excited to play this tournament because I want to compare my game to the best players in the world,” Boutier said after a practice round Wednesday. “I want to see where I stand.”

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

Duke's Greenwell ready to go after sitting out season

Former McDonald's All-American shooting guard Rebecca Greenwell returns to the hardcourt this season as a redshirt freshman and potential backcourt star for Duke women's basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie after sitting out her true freshman season following knee surgery.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 09:02 PM

Guys with local ties teeing it up in U.S. Open

Seeking to make the cut for the first time at the U.S. Open, North Carolina graduate Mark Wilson shot an even-par 70 Thursday in the first round at Pinehurst No. 2.

Jun. 09, 2014 @ 03:28 PM

Duke QB Pierre has surgery

Incoming freshman had injury to his non-throwing hand

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 07:20 PM

Ex-Duke star, coach Snyder has work cut out for him in Utah

Former Duke player and assistant coach Quin Snyder, who just completed his first season as an assistant with the Atlanta Hawks, takes over a Utah Jazz team with a talented core of players 24 years old and younger. The Jazz also have two first round picks, including No. 5 overall, in the upcoming NBA draft.

Jun. 06, 2014 @ 08:27 PM

NBA's Jazz hires former Duke aide and player Quin Snyder

The Utah Jazz announced Friday that they have hired Atlanta Hawks assistant coach and former Duke player and assistant coach Quin Snyder to replace Tyrone Corbin, who was let go earlier this year after three-plus seasons in Salt Lake City.

Jun. 06, 2014 @ 07:39 PM

3 from Duke, 1 from UNC earn preseason all-America football honors

Redshirt sophomore safety and kickoff returner DeVon Edwards, redshirt senior offensive guard Laken Tomlinson and senior wide receiver Jamison Crowder were named to Phil Steele’s 2014 Preseason All-American Team, the publication announced Friday. Eleven of 17 returning Duke starters were named to Steele's preseason all-ACC teams. ... UNC punter Tommy Hibbard named to all-America team and nine Tar Heels were named to all-ACC teams.

Jun. 06, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Bellinger set to bring power bat to Duke

Hard-hitting incoming freshman first baseman told pro teams he wants to play for Blue Devils.

Jun. 05, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Duke, Cutcliffe land pair of star prep football prospects

Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian offensive tackle Reno Rosene and Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph’s Regional outside linebacker Joe Giles-Harris verbally committed to Duke and football coach David Cutcliffe on Thursday.

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 07:21 PM

Fanfare: A look at Wednesday's area sports news in brief

Duke women's golf, tennis, women's basketball; Duke men's soccer; UNC women's tennis, women's basketball; N.C. Central baseball ...

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Duke's Andre Dawkins hopes to shoot his way onto NBA roster

Andre Dawkins was among six draft-eligible players on the Charlotte Hornets’ practice court Wednesday taking part in an NBA pre-draft workout for the team that owns two first-round picks plus a selection in the middle of the second round.

Jun. 06, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Surging Duke baseball faces nerve-wracking days of MLB Draft

Major League Baseball begins its three-day draft of amateur players today and along with Duke’s improvement on the field is the possibility it could lose important players early to professional baseball. Ditto North Carolina.