Sports: Pro Sports

Sep. 17, 2013 @ 11:46 PM

Bulls come up short in Triple-A title game

Every time Durham Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo took someone out of the Triple-A National Championship on Tuesday, he made sure to greet the player with a big hug in the dugout. “You never know if you’re going to see them again or not,” Montoyo said.

Sep. 18, 2013 @ 12:05 PM

Bulls unable to weather Storm

The Durham Bulls’ offensive woes finally came back to bite them in the Triple-A National Championship Game. Durham was held to three hits by Omaha starter Chris Dwyer and two relievers, as the Pacific Coast League champion Storm Chasers beat the International League champion Bulls 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Sep. 16, 2013 @ 10:09 PM

Bulls battle Omaha for Triple-A crown

The Durham Bulls dominated the International League this season, becoming the first team in 26 years to lead the IL in both batting average and ERA and finishing 87-57, seven games better than anyone else in the league. The Omaha Storm Chasers went 70-74, the 10th best record in the 16-team Pacific Coast League but slid into the playoffs by winning the four-team American North division by one game.

Sep. 16, 2013 @ 07:41 PM

One more round, please?

Sep. 09, 2013 @ 11:13 PM

Nadal tops Djokovic for 13th major title

Hard to believe this is the same Rafael Nadal who was home during the U.S. Open a year ago, nursing a bad left knee.Hard to believe this is the guy sent packing in the first round of Wimbledon in June, losing against someone ranked 135th.

Sep. 09, 2013 @ 06:49 PM

Bulls host Pawtucket for Governor’s Cup opener

To determine who has an advantage in postseason play, Durham Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo looks no further than 60 feet, six inches from home plate. “Pitching is the name of the game,” Monotyo said. “If our starters are going to keep going six or seven innings, that’s pretty good.”

Sep. 09, 2013 @ 06:33 PM

Bulls aim for another IL title

The battle for the International League championship comes down to two franchises familiar with the prize — the Governor’s Cup. The Pawtucket Red Sox, the 2012 league champions, face the Durham Bulls, who are aiming for their fourth Governor’s Cup win in the past 12 seasons, in a best-of-five series that begins today at Durham Bulls Athletic Park (7:05 p.m., Time Warner Cable 151, Me-TV 50.2).

Sep. 06, 2013 @ 11:15 PM

Bulls pitch their way into title series

Durham third baseman Cole Figueroa had a feeling the final out was going to come his way. That was just fine with him.

Sep. 03, 2013 @ 09:50 PM

Bulls make postseason return

The International League playoffs are back at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. After the Durham Bulls missed the postseason a year ago in what’s become a rare occurrence, the team won the International League South Division for the sixth time in the past seven seasons this summer.

Sep. 03, 2013 @ 07:32 PM

Bulls open playoffs after more changes

By now, watching Charlie Montoyo pilot the Durham Bulls into the International League playoffs surprises no one. The Bulls, who face Indianapolis today (7:05 p.m.) at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in game one of a best-of-five league semifinal series, are in the postseason as the IL South Division champions for the sixth time in the last seven seasons.

Sep. 01, 2013 @ 10:30 PM

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UNC, Duke take field hockey wins; UNC coach Levy to address Durham Sports Club

Aug. 27, 2013 @ 11:30 PM

Bulls come out swinging in regular-season home finale

The Durham Bulls struggled at the plate in Monday night's loss to the Charlotte Knights.
That wasn't an issue in their regular-season home finale, as the Bulls pounded out nine extra-base hits in a 13-6 victory over the Knights on Tuesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Aug. 27, 2013 @ 07:45 PM

Martin, Montoyo earn top IL awards

Almost a week after clinching the International League South Division title, the Durham Bulls continue to rake in the honors for their season of success. J.D. Martin was named the IL's starting pitcher of the year, Charlie Montoyo is the league's top manager and Vince Belnome was named to the postseason All-Star team in an announcement Tuesday.

Aug. 26, 2013 @ 11:25 PM

Bulls come up short on rough night

On a night when the Durham Bulls struggled on the mound early, at the plate and in the field, they still had a chance to pull out a victory Monday night when they stranded two runners in the bottom of the ninth at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Instead, the Charlotte Knights cashed in on a two-out error by Durham shortstop Tim Beckham for a two-run rally and a 4-3 victory in International League action.

Aug. 26, 2013 @ 07:39 PM

McGrady announces retirement from NBA

Those sleepy eyes always betrayed Tracy McGrady. Whether he was pouring in 13 points in 35 seconds for Houston in 2004 or sitting on the bench and watching the San Antonio Spurs win another playoff game in June without needing him, that cool expression rarely changed. It all looked almost too easy for McGrady, even if it rarely was.