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Dec. 17, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Duke sets sights on 2014 national champs

The opponent lining up next against No. 2 Duke captured last April what the Blue Devils seek this April. While Connecticut won its fourth NCAA men’s basketball championship, it’s Duke which carries the mantle of national title contender this season as they two heavyweights meet tonight (8 p.m., ESPN) at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Sun Bowl win top priority for Duke

Duke has accomplished a lot under David Cutcliffe, from winning the ACC Coastal Division championship last season and having a chance to win double-digit games in back-to-back years for the first time in school history with a win in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Dec. 27.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Aussies sample Tobacco Road hoops

With school out for summer break in Australia, a basketball team from Melbourne was in town to play Riverside Tuesday night as part of a three-week tour of the United States.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 03:38 PM

Riverside tops Australia NPire

Riverside scored on four of its first five possessions to get off to a quick start and then cruised to a 62-38 exhibition win over Australia NPire late Tuesday night.

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Nov. 29, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

Gallery-North Carolina State's 35-7 win over North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

North Carolina State's 35-7 win over North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 07:53 PM

Gallery-Duke basketball against Furman

Duke basketball against Furman The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 09:24 PM

GALLERY: Duke v. Buffalo Women's Basketball, 88-54

Check out photos from the Duke's 88-54 win over Buffalo on Nov. 25, 2014 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. 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

Production problems have delayed deliver of your Herald-Sun this morning. We apologize for the delay. Our circulation department is working to distribute the paper. 

UNC going to Detroit for bowl

Tough? Enough!

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Dec. 01, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Hillside football players get A+


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 07:22 PM

SOLE SURVIVOR: Chapel Hill shocker ends Southern reign

Chapel Hill came onto Southern’s home turf with an aura of confidence and left euphoric after knocking the defending 3-AA state champion Spartans off their throne in a thrilling 39-28 upset Friday night. Click on the following live links for complete coverage of area quarterfinal games. New Bern 13, Hillside 7 ... Northern Guilford 31, Orange 7

Nov. 29, 2014 @ 12:41 AM

3-AA playoffs: Orange season comes to one-sided end

Northern Guilford, winner of three of the last four 3-AA state titles, whipped Orange High School 31-7 at a chilly Auman Stadium. The Nighthawks (13-1) will host Chapel Hill next week with a berth in the state championship game at stake.

Nov. 29, 2014 @ 12:03 AM

4-A playoffs: Hillside falls to No. 1 New Bern for 2nd time

As it has all season, New Bern’s defense came up with a stop when it needed one. The Bears clamped down and forced Hillside to turn the ball over on downs with a little more than a minute remaining to preserve a 13-7 win in Friday’s state 4-A quarterfinal layoff game at Caruso-Coates Stadium.

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 02:16 PM

Prep playoffs: Big 8 showdown at Southern

In Friday's (Nov. 28) state quarterfinal high school football playoffs, Southern hosts Chapel Hill (3-AA), Orange hosts N. Guilford (3-AA) and  Hillside travels to New Bern (4-A). All games begin at 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 05:04 PM

GameDay | High School Football Playoffs (Round 3)

Hillside, Southern, Chapel Hill and Orange remain in it to win it.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 12:51 PM

Prep 3-AA Playoffs: Orange hopes to have star RB Jones back

Orange’s 12-1 record is strong. But the Panthers would tell you they should be undefeated heading into the quarterfinals of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-AA playoffs. No. 6 seed Orange hosts No. 7 Northern Guilford (12-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 12:38 PM

NCHSAA 4-A Playoffs: Hillside clicking after slow start

No. 1 New Bern (13-0) is next for No. 5 Hillside (9-4). These foes are familiar with each other. New Bern beat Hillside 12-0 in the season opener for both teams. That game was at Hillside. They’ll meet in the state quarterfinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday at New Bern for a shot at the Final Four, one game away from competing for the state championship.

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 10:39 PM

Grand performance by DA’s Roberts

Durham Academy's Liz Roberts, Voyager Academy's Jay Huff, Duke's Jahlil Okafor and UNC's Stephanie Mavunga — they're all in "Fanfare."

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 08:24 PM

McGee picking up where she left off at Hillside

Wingate University forward Morgan McGee was a dominating player in the PAC-6 when she played for Hillside High School.

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Dec. 15, 2014 @ 10:54 PM

Blue Devils 'normal' in win against Elon

For the No. 2 Blue Devils, there was little to be happy about in an uncharacteristically soft performance on the hardwood.

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 10:48 PM

Burrell, Nichols lead Memphis past NCCU 81-47

NCCU hosts Barber-Scotia on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 10:10 PM

RIMSHOTS: Before leaving Lexington


Dec. 15, 2014 @ 10:50 PM

Duke's Okafor too tough for Elon

Jahlil Okafor became the first Duke player since Elton Brand in 1998 to have 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game.

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 09:04 PM

UNC's Paige shooting it better

Tar Heels point guard Marcus Paige shot the ball better against Kentucky, but UNC coach Roy Williams said the preseason All-American can't score all of the team's points.

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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 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 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.

Aug. 04, 2014 @ 03:36 PM

Dale's double

Earnhardt win completes season sweep at Pocono

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

P.J. Tucker charged with driving drunk

Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker facing drunk-driving charge

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Jul. 20, 2014 @ 11:56 PM

Crouching Tiger can't get right

Tiger, Tiger, Tiger ...

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

McIlroy eagles 2 of final 3 holes to take commanding lead

Rory McIlroy knows how quickly a big lead can slip away, so he wasn’t satisfied by simply restoring it Saturday in the British Open. He wanted more. Tied for the lead after 13 holes, McIlroy fired eagle 3s at Nos. 16 and 18 to pull away from field Saturday. Complete coverage.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 10:18 PM

McIlroy dominates Royal Liverpool as Tiger Tumbles

Rory McIlroy cast aside any talk of those second-round doldrums with a performance at Royal Liverpool that threatened to turn this into another major championship runaway. As for Tiger Woods, he was fortunate just to make the cut at the British Open. ... Related stories ... Scoring ... Tournament at a glance ... Saturday's tee times.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

McIlroy and Woods deliver in first round of British Open

Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on the day Tiger Woods made a promising return, McIlroy took the lead with a 6-under 66, his best score in nearly two years at a major.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Bull City Open seeks players, sponsors

The John Avery Boys & Girls Club will be among the beneficiaries of the Bull City Open Golf Championship in August.