Sports: Pro Sports

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.

Aug. 19, 2013 @ 11:25 PM

Smith signs with Croatian team

Former Duke All-American Nolan Smith will continue his professional basketball career overseas.

Aug. 19, 2013 @ 11:24 PM

Lawson free on bond after arrest

Court records show Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson has been arrested on suspicion of charges including harassment.

Aug. 19, 2013 @ 10:23 PM

Wilkins, Knights slip past Bulls in finale

Andy Wilkins’ leadoff home run in the bottom of the second was all the offense the Charlotte Knights would need to beat the Durham Bulls 1-0 on Monday night in International League action.

Aug. 19, 2013 @ 09:24 PM

Gomes heads back to Durham

The Durham Bulls are adding a valuable right-handed pitcher as they close in on the International League South Division title. It appears unlikely, though, that the Bulls will have him when the playoffs begin Sept. 4.

Aug. 20, 2013 @ 06:43 AM

Myers’ rise product of talent, hard work

Wil Myers wasn’t built to struggle on the baseball field. Not mentally. Not physically. That is the simple explanation why, two months after his ascension from the Durham Bulls to the Tampa Bay Rays, he is batting cleanup for a team that started Monday just one game off the American League East Division lead.

Aug. 19, 2013 @ 05:46 PM

Lawsuit details Braun's efforts to fight drug test

A former college classmate sued Ryan Braun, saying the Brewers slugger sought his help in fighting a failed drug test, balked on paying him and then disparaged him when asked why their friendship soured.

Aug. 17, 2013 @ 10:02 PM

Huh, Reed share 3rd-round lead at Wyndham

John Huh refused to let tough conditions — and one terrible hole — get him down. He was rewarded with a share of the lead at the Wyndham Championship.The PGA Tour's reigning rookie of the year shot an even-par 70 on Saturday and joined Patrick Reed atop the field after a soggy third round. Huh and Reed, the second-round leader who shot a 71, were at 10-under 200. Huh shook off a triple bogey on his second hole, making up for it with three birdies in a four-hole stretch of the back nine.

Aug. 17, 2013 @ 10:01 PM

Bulls-Knights postponed; doubleheader today

Saturday’s game between the Charlotte Knights and Durham Bulls was postponed because of heavy rain and unplayable conditions at Knights Stadium.

Aug. 16, 2013 @ 11:10 PM

Duncan, Buschmann give Bulls split with Braves

Teams often have to find a way to win on the road. In the case of the Durham Bulls, ways to win seem to find them. Shelly Duncan drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, but Gwinnett third baseman Joe Leonard’s fourth, fifth and sixth errors of the season — tallying five in two nights — helped the Bulls take a 5-4 victory Friday night at Coolray Field.

Aug. 16, 2013 @ 05:26 PM

Drew joins former NCCU teammate with Lions

Make that two Eagles who have become Lions. Former N.C. Central defensive tackle John Drew signed a contract with the Detroit Lions on Friday, joining former NCCU defensive lineman Xavier Proctor in the Motor City.

Aug. 13, 2013 @ 10:26 PM

Gimenez blasts another, but Braves topple Bulls

The Durham Bulls were cruising along Tuesday night in the opening game of their series against the Gwinnett Braves at Coolray Field, even adding an insurance run on a homer by Chris Gimenez in the top of the ninth. But the Braves spoiled Durham closer Kirby Yates’ bid for a save in the ninth by evening the score, then walked off with a 3-2 victory in the 10th on a throwing error by shortstop Tim Beckham.

Aug. 09, 2013 @ 11:22 PM

Bears defense shines in loss to Panthers

The Chicago Bears forced three first-half turnovers and linebacker Jonathan Bostic returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown, but the Carolina Panthers spoiled Marc Trestman's NFL head coaching debut with a 24-17 win over Friday.

Aug. 09, 2013 @ 11:13 PM

Knights thump Bulls 12-1

A game that began with a blast for the Durham Bulls ended with the shortest outing by a starting pitcher and their most lopsided loss, a 12-1 setback against the Charlotte Knights at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. In the bottom of the first, Kevin Kiermaier started to trot to first base before plate umpire Seth Buckminster called a strike to set up a full count. Kiermaier then blasted the next pitch from Knights starter Jason Berken (10-11) for a leadoff home run. But that was the extent of the offensive highlights for the Bulls (74-47) in the opener of a three-game series with Charlotte (57-63).

Aug. 08, 2013 @ 11:25 PM

Dot's completes N.C. Pro Am sweep

Dot’s Detailing beat DTLR 85-81 to give Coach Tapona Champion his first S.J.G. Greater NC Pro-Am Tournament title on Thursday at Durham School of the Arts. “That’s what we came here for,” Champion said. Dot’s was the regular-season champ, too.