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Oct. 01, 2014 @ 07:14 PM

IN THE RAFTERS

CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE GOAL OF NEW DUKE CO-CAPTAINS

Quinn Cook came to Duke keenly aware of the school’s rich basketball tradition and ready to add to it.

With practice beginning this week for his senior season, the 6-2 guard need only look up to the Cameron Indoor Stadium rafters to know the work he has to do.

The glaring lack of his handiwork on display is something that burns inside of him.

“That’s been my fuel,” Cook said. “I’m glad college is four years because I have one last crack at it and I want to make the best of it.”

Over the past three seasons, Duke hasn’t won an NCAA title, made the Final Four or claimed ACC regular-season or league tournament championships.

Newly named co-captains Cook and Amile Jefferson are out to change that.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

NCCU to take on Tar Heels in Chapel Hill Nov. 14

As inconsistent as Roy Williams’ North Carolina Tar Heels have been lately, and as steady as LeVelle Moton’s N.C. Central Eagles were last season, NCCU fans have legit reasons to like the Eagles’ chances when the teams meet at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill on Nov. 14 (8 p.m., ESPNU).


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

College Football Playoff chief backs 4-team format

Bill Hancock said that the last time an iconic U.S. sporting event was developed “mostly out of whole cloth” was the creation of the Super Bowl almost 50 years ago. That changed with the establishment of the College Football Playoff. Hancock, the event’s executive director, said Wednesday.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

Tech's big-play susceptibility on line against Tar Heels

Big plays have proved Virginia Tech's undoing in 3-2 start. Hokies hope to improve in that area when they vising UNC on Saturday.


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Sep. 26, 2014 @ 10:29 PM

Gallery-Football Orange and Northwood at Orange High School.

Football Orange and Northwood at Orange High School. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 10:30 PM

GALLERY: Southern v. Northern (High School Football)

Southern shuts out Northern, 28-0, on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2014. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 10:33 PM

GALLERY: Riverside v. Apex (High School football)

Apex beats Riverside, 42-25, on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2014. Special to The Herald-Sun | Ken Martin

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Sep. 30, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Family of Duke's Powell seeks help

Fundraising underway to cover costs of 7-year-old boy's cancer treatment


Wilsons donate $3 million to Duke

Duke football Morning After


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Sep. 29, 2014 @ 09:02 PM

Me, the single parent

This poem warmed the heart of N.C. Central basketball coach LeVelle Moton.


Switch-ing subjects

GameDay | NCCU


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Oct. 02, 2014 @ 12:46 AM

GameDay | High School Football (Season 2, Episode 7)

Southern Spartans vs. Chapel Hill Tigers


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:47 AM

Cardinal Gibbons makes short work of Cedar Ridge

Cardinal Gibbons took a 22-7 halftime lead in its Big Eight 3-A Conference opener at Cedar Ridge Friday and never looked back en route to a 39-7 win.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:32 AM

Jordan falls to 0-6 as Southeastern power Pinecrest cruises

Southeastern 4-A Conference power Southern Pines Pinecrest (6-0) easily handled winless Jordan 48-6 Friday night on Jordan’s home turf.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:14 AM

South Granville slips past Cummings on Blackley sneak

South Granville quarterback Mitchell Blackley scored the go-ahead touchdown with 7:33 left on a one-yard keeper and the Vikings held on to beat Burlington Cummings 21-20 Friday.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 01:51 AM

Person tops Bartlett Yancey, racks up 1st win

Corey Young scored three touchdowns, including a 55-yard burst on a fourth-quarter punt return to help lead Person past Bartlett Yancey 34-20 Friday in Yanceyville.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 01:34 AM

ECH coach cites progress despite blowout loss

The Ragsdale Tigers arrived from Jamestown and waxed East Chapel Hill 57-0 at Wildcat Stadium in Friday. And the Wildcats actually are getting better, first-year ECH coach Mike Holderman said.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 01:27 AM

Undefeated Chapel Hill Tigers growl in Webb walkover

On the first night of Big Eight 3-A Conference play for both teams, Chapel Hill dominated Oxford Webb 49-0 Friday with a combination of potent offense and stout defense.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 01:09 AM

Northern keeps it respectable at 2013 champ Dudley

 Reigning state 4-A champion Dudley’s still here and not giving up the throne. After an intermission in their high-flying act, the Panthers resumed their winning ways Friday with a 24-6 victory against winless Northern at Tarpley Stadium.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 01:26 AM

Southern has its way with Big Eight foe Northern Vance

Southern basically had football practice Friday night, along the way picking up a 69-0 win on its home field against Northern Vance.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 12:36 AM

Hillside gets what it needs: A schedule mismatch

The only reason it would be difficult to say that the Hillside Hornets are back following Friday’s 47-0 non-conference victory over Nash Central is because they never really went anywhere. The home victory moves Hillside to 2-4 on the season, but the record is misleading. Three of the losses were by less than three points and the schedule, including rival Southern, New Bern and Greensboro Dudley, was brutal.


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Oct. 01, 2014 @ 07:14 PM

IN THE RAFTERS

CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE GOAL OF NEW DUKE CO-CAPTAINS

Quinn Cook came to Duke keenly aware of the school’s rich basketball tradition and ready to add to it.

With practice beginning this week for his senior season, the 6-2 guard need only look up to the Cameron Indoor Stadium rafters to know the work he has to do.

The glaring lack of his handiwork on display is something that burns inside of him.

“That’s been my fuel,” Cook said. “I’m glad college is four years because I have one last crack at it and I want to make the best of it.”

Over the past three seasons, Duke hasn’t won an NCAA title, made the Final Four or claimed ACC regular-season or league tournament championships.

Newly named co-captains Cook and Amile Jefferson are out to change that.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

Duke punter, family beset by cancer, tragedy

Will Monday's life, season turns tragic as uncle loses batle with cancer, mom is diagnosed with cancer as well and battles on during son's season at Duke.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

Tech's big-play susceptibility on line against Tar Heels

Big plays have proved Virginia Tech's undoing in 3-2 start. Hokies hope to improve in that area when they vising UNC on Saturday.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

College Football Playoff chief backs 4-team format

Bill Hancock said that the last time an iconic U.S. sporting event was developed “mostly out of whole cloth” was the creation of the Super Bowl almost 50 years ago. That changed with the establishment of the College Football Playoff. Hancock, the event’s executive director, said Wednesday.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

NCCU to take on Tar Heels in Chapel Hill Nov. 14

As inconsistent as Roy Williams’ North Carolina Tar Heels have been lately, and as steady as LeVelle Moton’s N.C. Central Eagles were last season, NCCU fans have legit reasons to like the Eagles’ chances when the teams meet at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill on Nov. 14 (8 p.m., ESPNU).


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Sep. 11, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

P.J. Hairston court date continued to Nov. 14

Nine games into the upcoming NBA regular season, the Charlotte Hornets have a 9 p.m. tip with the Phoenix Suns. Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston is due in Durham County District Court that morning, Nov. 14. He was supposed to be in court Friday, Sept. 12, but his case has been delayed again.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 05:04 PM

Patriots-Panthers do battle in preseason game 3 Friday

The Carolina Panthers to play starters for about half of Friday, Aug. 22, NFL exhibition at Foxborough, Mass., against the New England Patriots.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

No resolution in Hairston case

Unless P.J. Hairston’s lawyers settle out of court regarding his misdemeanor charge of assault and battery, the NBA rookie has a Sept. 12 Durham County District Court date.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Fanfare: Hillside, Southern, Orange football ranked in state's top 15

CarolinaGridiron.com has ranked the top 15 high school football programs in North Carolina in each of four attendances classifications. Locally, Hillside is ranked No. 15 in 4-A, defending state 3-AA champion Southern is ranked fourth and Orange is ranked 10th in 3-A. ... Duke's Boutier falls in round of 32 at U.S. Women's Am ... Duke leads all ACC schools on academic honor roll ... Landon Donovan to retire ... Kevin Love to join Cavaliers, NBA sources say. ... Ex-UNC star Felton suspended by NBA.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 09:21 PM

RORY ROARS AHEAD

LATE BIRDIE LIFTS McILROY OUT OF LOGJAM AND INTO SOLE PGA LEAD

Rory McIlroy celebrated his final birdie with a smile and a slight pump of his first, knowing that 8-foot putt gave him the outright lead Saturday in the PGA Championship.

Rory McIlroy celebrated his final birdie with a smile and a slight pump of his first, knowing that 8-foot putt gave him the outright lead Saturday in the PGA Championship.

“It’s a great position to be in,” he said.

He’s just not used to it being so crowded at the top.

McIlroy has won all three of his majors with the lead going into the final round — by eight shots at the 2011 U.S. Open, three shots at the 2012 PGA Championship, six shots last month at the British Open.

Now comes another major test for Boy Wonder — a Sunday shootout.

More rain in the morning at Valhalla allowed for a deluge of birdies in the lowest scoring round in PGA Championship history. Six players had a share of the lead at some point. McIlroy could see it on the leaderboard. He could hear it on a golf course resounding with cheers from every corner.

 

Click here for live scoring updates.


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Sep. 11, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

Haas goes wire-to-wire, wins Carolinas PGA event at Duke

Wake Forest University men’s golf coach Jerry Haas on Thursday won the 2014 Carolinas PGA Professional Championship at Duke University Golf Club.


Aug. 17, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Villegas claims 1-stroke win at Wyndham

Colombian gains win in final regular-season event of FedEx Cup race


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

Nick Watney grabs one stroke lead at Wyndham Championship

Nick Watney birdied the final hole for a 5-under 65 and a one-stroke lead Saturday after the third round of the Wyndham Championship.

Live scoring updates


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Slocum, Langley share 2nd round lead at Wyndham Championship

Heath Slocum needs a strong finish at the Wyndham Championship to earn a spot in the PGA Tour’s postseason. Scott Langley might not be on the playoff bubble — but he sure knows how his friend is feeling.

Live scoring updates


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 07:53 PM

VILLEGAS IN LEAD

N.C. NATIVES SIMPSON, McGIRT A STROKE BACK AT WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Camilo Villegas got away from golf for a little while, and his game came back.

A recharged Villegas shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round at the Wyndham Championship.

North Carolina natives Webb Simpson and William McGirt shot 64, and Scott Langley, Heath Slocum, Paul Casey, Andrew Loupe and Martin Laird were another stroke back in the final event before the PGA Tour’s playoffs.

Villegas hasn’t won since 2010 and has only two top-10 finishes in the last three years.

After pulling out of the Canadian Open after one round last month, he spent the past week back in his native Colombia for “a little recharge” — leaving his clubs behind in Florida.

“I just thought it was appropriate to hop on a plane and see mom and dad and recharge a little bit,” Villegas said.

It helped him make a late charge up the Sedgefield Country Club leaderboard.

Starting on the back nine, he had three early birdies before getting even hotter late: He followed his birdie on the fourth with an eagle on the par-5 fifth, placing his second shot about 3 feet from the stick.

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