Sports: Pro Sports

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 07:24 PM

A look ahead at the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2

Five years ago, when the USGA announced its radical plan of staging the U.S. Open and the U.S. Women’s Open on the same golf course in consecutive weeks, no one would have imagined that the only player named Woods competing at Pinehurst No. 2 would be Cheyenne, not Tiger.


Jun. 02, 2014 @ 08:00 PM

IronPigs pen Bulls, avoid sweep

A sickly Durham Bulls offense allowed the Lehigh Valley IronPigs to avoid a four-game sweep with a 3-0 win at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Monday.


Jun. 01, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Romero in rhythm as Bulls keep it rolling

Durham Bulls lefty Enny Romero has the bigs on his mind in a Major League way.


May. 30, 2014 @ 06:22 PM

Brad Keselowski wins NASCAR pole at Dover

Brad Keselowski is getting used to racing out front, turning a track-record lap of 164.444 mph to win the pole at Dover International Speedway Friday.


May. 25, 2014 @ 09:47 PM

Bulls sweep Clippers

The Durham Bulls got a strong outing from pitcher Mike Montgomery.


May. 11, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Bulls drop close one on the road

The Bulls are struggling away from the DBAP.


May. 06, 2014 @ 12:05 AM

Hurricanes fire Muller amid playoff drought

The Carolina Hurricanes haven't skated in the National Hockey League playoffs in five seasons.


May. 03, 2014 @ 09:53 PM

J.B. Holmes grabs Wells Fargo lead after 3 rounds

Phil Mickelson's 9-under 63 puts pressure on third-round leader who overtook Martin Flores for the lead on the 54th hole at Quail Hollow Saturday.


May. 02, 2014 @ 11:28 PM

Cabrera, Flores share halfway lead at Wells Fargo Championship

Angel Cabrera never knows when he’s going to play his best golf. This could be shaping up as one of those weeks at the Wells Fargo Championship. On a Quail Hollow course that lets the Argentine hit driver on just about every hole, two exquisite short-game shots late in the second round carried Cabrera to a 3-under 69 on Friday and a share of the lead with Martin Flores going into the weekend.


May. 01, 2014 @ 07:49 PM

ANGEL & LEFTY

ANGEL CABRERA LEADS MICKLESON, MARTIN FLORES BY 1 AT QUAIL HOLLOW

Phil Mickelson kept it entertaining to the very end Thursday and finished one shot behind Angel Cabrera in the Wells Fargo Championship.

Cabrera played in the morning and thrived on the new Bermuda greens at Quail Hollow. He made seven birdies in a round of 6-under 66. It’s his lowest score of the year and only the fourth time he shot in the 60s.

The wind was strong and swirling in the afternoon. That didn’t stop Mickelson. He made birdies off the pine straw, made a long par save on one hole and three-putted another. Mickelson finished with a 6-iron from a tough stance in the bunker that led to par and a 67.

Martin Flores also shot 67.

Stewart Cink and Charlotte resident and Raleigh native Webb Simpson were at 68.


Apr. 30, 2014 @ 07:15 PM

Soon-to-be-Hornets have cap space for key free-agent pickup

Charlotte 'Hornets' GM Rod Higgins says former Bobcats interested in adding another impact player this offseason to join impact center pickup Al Jefferson and improving point guard Kemba Walker.


Apr. 30, 2014 @ 07:25 PM

LEFTY, RORY TOP FIELD

2014 WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP BEGINS THURSDAY AT CHARLOTTE'S QUAIL HOLLOW COUNTRY CLUB

Quail Hollow had the energy of a major when it first returned to the PGA Tour schedule 11 years ago.

Now it’s gearing up to host the real thing — the 2017 PGA Championship — with new grass on the greens and an exciting renovation of its daunting, three-hole closing stretch known as the “Green Mile.”

“It’s a beautiful test of golf,” Phil Mickelson said Wednesday. “There is not much you can do to this tournament to make it better.”

All that’s lacking is a major field for the Wells Fargo Championship.

Mickelson and Rory McIlroy are on opposite sides of the draw when the tournament gets started Thursday, and any event would love to have those two stars. But they are the only players from the top 10, and while that’s one more than last year, it’s a mighty change from the time when Quail Hollow once attracted everyone from the top 10, and 27 of the top 30 in the world.


Apr. 27, 2014 @ 09:40 PM

Bulls keep it going against RailRiders

Jerry Sands hit his sixth home run for the Durham Bulls in the win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at  Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Sunday.


Apr. 27, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

Sterling situation first crisis for new NBA commissioner

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said swift action is forthcoming regarding racist remarks supposedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

NBA legend Michael Jordan said he's "outraged" by those comments.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 07:59 PM

NBA PLAYOFFS: Who's hot, who's not on eve of real season

To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Survive all that, and maybe they can avenge that NBA Finals heartbreak.