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Nov. 22, 2014 @ 10:18 PM

CO-CHAMPS! NCCU upsets A&T, but comes up short of playoffs

N.C. Central beat main rival N.C. A&T to win a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. A&T would have won the title outright with a win over NCCU. But turnovers caught up witht he Aggies, A&T coach Rod Broadway said.

Nov. 23, 2014 @ 12:56 AM

Cook shoots Duke past Stanford for CVC title

Blue Devils clamp down defensively to claim Coaches vs.Cancer Classic championship


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 07:07 PM

Meeks anything but in 90-72 UNC win at Davidson

Kennedy Meeks had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Justin Jackson added 18 points and No. 6 North Carolina defeated Davidson 90-72 in Charlotte on Saturday to remain unbeaten.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 10:12 PM

Creighton to test Eagles, Moton on road Sunday

Nimrod Hilliard is expected to be in the starting lineup when NCCU visits Creighton Sunday, Nov. 23 (4 p.m., FS1). But the role backup walk-on Kevin Crawford II played in his stead Tuesday night has the Eagles talking.


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Nov. 19, 2014 @ 09:31 PM

Gallery-North Carolina women basketball and Oklahoma State

North Carolina women basketball and Oklahoma State The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Nov. 16, 2014 @ 08:43 PM

GALLERY: North Carolina v. Robert Morris, 103-59

Photos from the men's basketball game between North Carolina and Robert Morris at the Smith Center on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Gallery-Duke basketball and Fairfield

Duke basketball and Fairfield The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Nov. 23, 2014 @ 12:56 AM

Cook shoots Duke past Stanford for CVC title

Blue Devils clamp down defensively to claim Coaches vs.Cancer Classic championship


Coach K, Dawkins set to face off

Duke slogs through poor shooting night, drops Temple


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Nov. 05, 2014 @ 09:03 AM

All the athletes I cover eventually have to leave -- now it's my turn to move on

The Carrier Classic, Gio Bernard’s punt return, Austin Rivers’ 3-pointer, Marcus Paige’s duel with T.J. Warren, Duke going score-for-score with Johnny Manziel, the 18-inning UNC-NCSU ACC Tournament game – there are tons of memorable events I’ve covered in my three-plus years at the Durham Herald-Sun.


My AP Top 25 ballot: FSU back on top

My AP Top 25 ballot: Mississippi State on top, Duke back in


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Nov. 15, 2014 @ 01:48 AM

Granville Central's red-zone failings lead to 35-14 loss

No. 6 seed Mitchell County (8-4) downed No. 11 Granville Central (7-5) in Bakersville late Friday to eliminate the Panthers from the NCHSAA 1-AA playoffs.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 01:45 AM

Cape Fear buries Northern in 291 ground yards

No. 7 seed Fayetteville Cape Fear dominated No. 10 Northern 32-14 Friday night.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 01:43 AM

Half-dozen turnovers doom Northwood in 56-26 loss

An outstanding season came to an improbable end for Northwood Friday as the 9-3 10th-seeded Chargers turned the ball over six times and were routed by No. 7 seed Northern Guilford (11-1) 56-26 on the road.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 01:05 AM

Stout defense saves the day for Southern

In a rare occurrence, Southern’s offense had an off night Friday, but the defense picked up the slack and led the Spartans to a 25-6 win over Cardinal Gibbons in the first round of the NCHSAA 3-AA state playoffs.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 12:49 AM

South Granville can’t get it done in red zone; falls to Bunn

South Granville had more than enough chances to win, but wasn’t able to cash in until it was simply too late in a 15-6 elimination loss to Northern Carolina 2-A Conference rival Bunn in the opening round of the 2-AA playoffs Friday.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 02:34 AM

Orange survives late-game gamble, advances 21-20

Bryse Wilson stopped a potential game-winning two-point conversion try with six seconds left, powering Orange (11-1) over visiting Sanford Lee County 21-20 in the first round of the state 3-AA playoffs Friday night.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 12:02 AM

Chapel Hill advances to 3-AA 2nd round; will face Sanford

Connor Stough threw four scoring passes and the Chapel Hill defense forced six turnovers as the Tigers beat West Brunswick 42-14 in a first-round state 3-AA playoff game Friday at M.H. Rourk Stadium. The 12th-seeded Tigers, 9-3, will play at No. 4 Fayetteville Terry Sanford Friday night.


Nov. 14, 2014 @ 11:48 PM

Riverside comes up short at Fayetteville Seventy-First

Seventy-First only showed up for one half of good football Friday against Riverside in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4-A playoffs. Fortunately for the Falcons, two quarters proved to be enough.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 06:19 PM

Prep Football Playoffs: Southern opens 3-AA title defense

Is there another state championship in the offing for our area high school football? We’ll know a little bit more after Friday's 7:30 opening round of 10 state playoff games in five classifications.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 05:34 PM

Carrboro falls in state 2-A boys' soccer semifinals

Carrboro saw its fifth consecutive trip to the state 2-A boys' soccer Final Four come to and end in Kill Devil Hills for the second straight season, 4-0 at top-seeded First Flight.

 


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Nov. 22, 2014 @ 02:04 AM

Duke slogs through poor shooting night, drops Temple

Blue Devils reach Coaches vs. Cancer Classic title game, where Coach K will face off against Johnny Dawkins' Stanford Cardinal

Style points, or any points for that matter, were in low supply on Friday night.

No. 4 Duke found a way to slog through the muck and get a win anyway.

The Blue Devils survived a poor night of shooting, playing tight defense of their own to stifle Temple, beating the Owls 74-54 in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic semifinals at the Barclays Center.

Duke (4-0) will face Stanford (3-0) in the tournament championship game Saturday night (9:30 p.m., TruTV) in an intriguing coaching matchup. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will face off against his former player and assistant coach, Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins, for the first time.

The Blue Devils remained unbeaten and reached the tournament final despite their poorest night of offense in the young season. Duke’s 74 points were far below the season average of 101 it carried into the game.

Duke’s shooting was below 30 percent well into the second half before the Blue Devils finally heated up to pull away from the equally cold Owls.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Worth’s OT goal lifts UNC past Buffs 1-0 in NCAA 2nd Round

Maya Worth couldn’t have possibly picked a better time for her first career goal. The sophomore’s shot in the fourth minute of overtime lifted the North Carolina women’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory against Colorado in the second round of the NCAA tournament Friday at Fetzer Field,


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 08:32 PM

Syracuse tops UNC in NCAA semifinal sudden-victory stroke-off

No. 4 Syracuse University advanced to the NCAA Field Hockey Tournament championship game with a 3-2 stroke-off win against top-ranked North Carolina in the NCAA semifinals Friday.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Cutcliffe: I trust our guys to come out of this

The pressures of going from a plucky underdog to a favorite might just have been too much for Duke’s football team to handle this month.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

McCallie pleased with Duke play to date (2-0 on road)

After opening the season with a pair of road games that best could be described as a chemistry experiment, No. 7 Duke opens its home schedule on Sunday against Marquette.


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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 02:02 PM

Hairston sits the bench in NBA debut

P.J. Hairston’s NBA career started the exact same way his college career at North Carolina ended – with the Greensboro native never getting in the game.

 

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 01:07 AM

Hurricanes' miscues lead to opening night defeat

Islanders convert power plays into early lead and hold on to top Carolina 5-3 at PNC Arena.


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.


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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.

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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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Aug. 14, 2014 @ 07:54 PM

Wyndham Championship opens Thursday in Greensboro

There’s always plenty on the line at the season-ending Wyndham Championship which begins Thursday at Greensboro's Sedgefield Country Club — in addition to the tournament itself.


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.

 

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Aug. 03, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

Spicer twins doubly good

Jessica and Sarah Spicer are separated by a tenth of a point on the Tarheel Youth Golf Association Junior Girls’ state rankings.