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Dec. 19, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

No. 12 Buckeyes offer key test for No. 24 UNC

North Carolina’s semester final exams wrapped up about a week ago, but for the No. 24 men’s basketball team, a major non-conference test against No. 12 Ohio State in the inaugural CBS Sports Classic today (1 p.m., CBS) looms large.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 09:33 PM

No. 13 Duke women drown River Hawks

Sierra Calhoun scored 19 points to lead six players in double figures and No. 13 Duke coasted to a 95-48 win over Massachusetts-Lowell on Friday....

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 09:32 PM

No. 6 UNC awakens, rolls Black Bears

Allisha Gray scored 17 points and No. 6 North Carolina bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 65-36 victory over Maine at the Carolinas Challenge on Friday night.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

Duke a perfect 10-0 despite rough patches

The play hasn’t always been perfect — with this week as a prime example — but No. 2 Duke has reached its holiday break with an unblemished record.

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Dec. 03, 2014 @ 09:59 PM

Gallery- Iowa upset No. 12 North Carolina 60-55

Iowa upset No. 12 North Carolina 60-55 The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Nov. 30, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Gallery-Army battle Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium

Army battle Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Nov. 29, 2014 @ 11:24 PM

GALLERY: Duke v. Wake Forest, 41-21

Duke beat Wake Forest, 41-21, on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at Wallace Wade Stadium. Following the win Duke held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick of the renovations to Wallace Wade. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

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Dec. 10, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

Duke's Cash will explore NFL

All-ACC player, a redshirt junior, has until Jan. 15 to declare for early entry in NFL Draft

Duke: No offer from Michigan to Cutcliffe

Duke headed to Sun Bowl

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Dec. 09, 2014 @ 07:37 AM

Paper delivery delayed

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UNC going to Detroit for bowl

Tough? Enough!

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Dec. 13, 2014 @ 07:22 PM

Rivalry split: Southern coaches note improvements

Just six days separated rivalry matchups between Southern and Hillside girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball teams, but in that span, both Southern squads gained maturity far beyond their years.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

Brower leads Chapel Hill past ECH in rivalry game

Big Ben Brower nearly doubled his average point-per-game production, draining four of the nine 3-pointers that Chapel Hill pumped into the net assembly-line fashion in whupping East Chapel Hill 68-48 in an intense, occasionally vicious, cross-town rivalry Friday night.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 03:50 PM

Raziyah Farrington’s 1,000th point a magic moment

Despite dishing off the ball on what would have been her 1,000th career point,  Chapel Hill star Raziyah Farrington still forced her way into the record books Friday night  like she pounds through opposing defenses.

Dec. 09, 2014 @ 10:27 PM

Lady Spartans handle Broughton, prep for Hillside

Hillside-Southern rivalry renews Friday.

Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Faith Assembly takes second in tourney

Former N.C. Central basketball player Marvin "Rat" Reed coaches Faith Assembly Christian Academy.

Dec. 08, 2014 @ 09:55 PM

Jordan gets nice numbers from ‘Game Greene’

Falcons win behind double-digit scoring from Salita Greene and Lizz Layne.

Dec. 08, 2014 @ 09:33 PM


Ragin' Eagles do it big during Mitey-Mite Bowl at Disney World.

Dec. 06, 2014 @ 09:41 PM

Jim King Orange Invitational: Riverside claims three titles, Northern 1

Jaquon Sowell was one of three champions from Riverside, which finished fifth in the 23-team tournament. Host Orange finished second but all three of the Panthers’ finalists lost. Northern had one champ and finished 12th.

Dec. 06, 2014 @ 09:42 PM

NO MORE MIRACLES: Chapel Hill suffers self-inflicted loss in semis

Northern Guilford vanquished the giant slayers from Chapel Hill 34-15 in the state 3-AA football semifinals Friday night, but the Nighthawks had some help from an unlikely source in ending the Cinderella gridiron season of the overachieving Tigers. Chapel Hill had five turnovers and a number of other miscues in leading to their own demise one game shy of a state title shot.

Dec. 04, 2014 @ 04:56 PM

TIGERS ALL-IN: Nighthawks stand between Chapel Hill, title game

Can Chapel Hill pull off its fourth straight ‘upset’ in as many state playoff games Friday? Maybe, maybe not. But the Tigers are confident that nothing’s impossible. Chapel Hill, the No. 12 seed in the 16-team Eastern 3-AA Regional will play for the East title at Greensboro Northern Guilford Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m., with the winner advancing to a Dec. 13 state championship game.

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Dec. 19, 2014 @ 01:27 PM

Ex-Duke star LB Vinny Rey honored by Bengals

For the second straight year, former Duke football captain and current Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vinny Rey has been named the organization’s Man of the Year and team nominee for the NFL’s Walter Payton Award, an honor presented annually to the best example of a commitment to philanthropy and community impact.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 02:37 PM

No. 2 Duke gets tough, stops UConn upset bid

No. 2 Duke recovered from a slow start to the second half and the Blue Devils scored 15 of 17 points during a key stretch in a 66-56 win over reigning NCAA champion Connecticut at the Izod Center.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 11:07 PM

Duke gets tough to top UConn

Freshmen Jones, Okafor, Winslow lead Blue Devils to 10th consecutive win

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 08:52 PM

UNC staying the course on defense

Look for North Carolina to go after Rutgers with the same 4-2-5 defensive scheme that has yielded unreliable results.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 08:44 PM

Williams wants tougher Tar Heels

Following an unsatisfying blowout win of UNC-Greensboro on Tuesday, North Carolina coach Roy Williams said his team was in store for some very long practices before taking on No. 12 Ohio State (9-1) in Chicago on Saturday.

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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 07:37 PM

Glimmers of Duke's Parker in NBA opener

If there’s a basketball game being played involving Jabari Parker, it’s only natural to find him in the starting lineup.

That was the case at Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy where Parker started on four consecutive state championship teams and was the national prep player of the year.


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.

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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



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 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.