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Women’s ACC basketball slate released
DURHAM — The ACC has announced opponents for its women’s basketball programs’ 16-game ACC schedules for the 2013-14 season.
Dates and times will be announced later.
Duke will feature home and away matchups with Notre Dame and North Carolina and will play Wake Forest, N.C. State, Virginia, Maryland, Pittsburgh and Boston College at home. Duke will travel to Florida State, Miami, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Syracuse and Virginia Tech.
North Carolina will play Duke and N.C. State home and away and Clemson, Maryland, Miami, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Virginia Tech at home. The Tar Heels will visit Boston College, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Virginia and Wake Forest.
N.C. State will play North Carolina and Wake Forest home and away and Boston College, Florida State, Maryland, Notre Dame, Syracuse and Virginia at home. The Wolfpack will travel to Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech.
ACC rowers honored
GREENSBORO — Thirteen ACC rowers have been selected to Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association all-region teams.
Eight of the ACC honorees were first-team selections in the South Region including area stars Katie Dukovich and Emily Theys of Duke.
Four other ACC rowers earned section to the All-South Region second team, including Grace Cassidy of Duke.
NCCU players honored
NORFOLK, Va. — Twelve N.C. Central baseball players have been named to the 2013 MEAC All-Academic team.
They included Gabe Brown, Troy Marrow, Luis Diaz, Glenn Frye, Sam Fulmer, Gavin Guarrera, Jasper Jones, Ruben Rios, Michael Romano, Tyson Simpson, Carter Williamson and Cory Williamson.
Duncan named all-America
DURHAM — The National Golf Coaches Association has released its postseason honors with Duke University senior Lindy Duncan highlighting the awards with her fourth straight first-team all-America accolade.
She became only the third Blue Devil to earn first team honors on four different occasions. Liz Janangelo and Virada Nirapathpongporn are the others.
Duke’s Celine Boutier and Laetitia Beck and North Carolina’s Casey Grice were named to the honorable mention team.
Duncan, Courtney Ellenbogen and Alejandra Cangrejo of Duke were named to the NCAA Tournament’s all-Central Regional team. North Carolina’s Jackie Chang was named to the all-East Regional team.
Jackets lead NCAA golf
MILTON, Ga. — Anders Albertson shot a 3-under 67 on Wednesday to help Georgia Tech top the team leaderboard in the NCAA tournament, and Arizona State freshman Jon Rahm followed his opening 61 with a 72 to remain in front with one round left in the individual competition.
Georgia Tech had its second straight 6-under 274 to reach 12 under on the Capital City Club’s Crabapple Course. California was a stroke back, and defending champion Texas followed at 10 under. The top eight schools after the third round Thursday will advance to team match play.
Paterno estate to sue NCAA
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The estate of late Penn State coach Joe Paterno and several university trustees and former players plan to sue the NCAA over the landmark sanctions against the university for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
The Paterno family’s attorney, Wick Sollers, told Bob Costas on the NBC Sports Network’s “Costas Tonight” show Wednesday that former coaches and faculty members are part of the suit. Excerpts were provided by NBCSN.
Sollers said NCAA president Mark Emmert and Oregon State president Edward Ray — who chaired the NCAA executive committee — are also named in the planned litigation.
Lions nab ex-Duke quarterback
ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions claimed former Duke quarterback Thaddeus Lewis off waivers Wednesday.
Lewis originally signed in 2010 as an undrafted free agent in St. Louis and spent most of last year on Cleveland’s practice squad. He started the Browns’ final game last season and threw for 204 yards with a touchdown and interception.
Lewis, Shaun Hill and Kellen Moore are behind starter Matthew Stafford.
Rangers, Tortorella part ways
NEW YORK — John Tortorella was defiant in stating that the New York Rangers didn’t take a step back when they were knocked out of the Stanley Cup playoffs in the second round.
General manager Glen Sather thought otherwise and fired the combative coach on Wednesday.
The fiery Tortorella was let go four days after the Rangers’ season ended with a Game 5 loss at Boston to the Bruins. New York had reached the Eastern Conference finals last year and was considered to be a championship contender in this lockout-shortened season.
NASCAR couple ‘makes up’
LONG POND, Pa. — Danica Patrick left the first racing rough patch with boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on the track.
At home, the relationship is still smooth sailing.
Patrick and Stenhouse escaped for some relaxation on a boat after their first dust-up on the track since the NASCAR rookies announced in January they were dating. NASCAR’s power couple rubbed each other the wrong way during Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 after Stenhouse drove his car into the side of Patrick’s car and effectively ended her race.
There was no escaping the relationship doghouse for Stenhouse — the two shared a ride home.
Federer, Serena get wins
PARIS — Roger Federer easily outlasted qualifier Somdev Devvarman in the second round of the French Open, winning 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 Wednesday.
Top-ranked Serena Williams also showed staying power, extending her career-best winning streak to 26 matches by beating wild card Caroline Garcia of France, 6-1, 6-2.
RailHawks topple Los Angeles Galaxy
CARY — The Carolina RailHawks defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 Wednesday, the second time in as many years they’d defeated the L.A. team in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
The RailHawks jumped on the scoreboard first in the 59th minute on a goal from Austin da Luz. The record crowd of 8,121 at WakeMed Soccer Park erupted once again when the RailHawks doubled their lead in the 61st minute on a goal from Brian Shriver.
The RailHawks will host Major League Soccer’s Chivas USA in the fourth round of the Open Cup on June 12.