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Nov. 26, 2014 @ 07:13 PM

Battle 4 Atlantis: Butler shocks Tar Heels 74-66

Alex Barlow scored 17 points, Kelan Martin came off the bench to score 17 more and Butler hung on to upset No. 5 North Carolina 74-66 on Wednesday in the opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Roosevelt Jones scored 12 for the Bulldogs (4-0), who topped the Tar Heels in an early-season tournament for the second time in as many meetings. Butler beat North Carolina at the Maui Invitational in 2012, blowing the game open in the first half of that meeting.

A 16-4 run over a 5½-minute second-half stretch was the key for Butler this time, turning a 43-41 lead into a 59-45 cushion.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 08:41 PM

Duke dominates Furman

No. 4 Blue Devils run Cameron winning streak to 36 with another lopsided win

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 01:04 PM

Tar Heels on move for Thanksgiving as Wolfpack looms

Even with Saturday’s impending rivalry home matchup against N.C. State (12:30 p.m., WRAL), more than football will be on the minds of many North Carolina players Thursday (Nov. 27) as they celebrate Thanksgiving.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 12:58 PM

Duke seniors have had ‘spectacular’ run

When the Blue Devils host Wake Forest on Saturday (7 p.m., ESPNU), 28 seniors and their families will be honored in the usual manner before the game.

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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

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

GALLERY: North Carolina v. Pitt, 40-35

Photos from North Carolina's 40-35 win over Pitt at Kenan Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

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Nov. 25, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

UNC celebration damages Duke locker room

Tar Heels apologize, will pay for repairs, after spray painting Duke facilities

Cook shoots Duke past Stanford for CVC title

Coach K, Dawkins set to face off

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Nov. 25, 2014 @ 10:43 PM

Tough? Enough!

Tough talk from N.C. State safety Hakim Jones toward North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams is right on time for Saturday's rivalry game between their teams.

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

My AP Top 25 ballot: FSU back on top

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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.


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 08:27 PM

Hillside's Grays filling in as athletics director

Ovester Grays coaches the highly successful Hillside Lady Hornets basketball team.

Nov. 10, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

Jags embark to bring soccer title to Carrboro

It's No. 2 Carrboro vs. No. 1 First Flight in Kill Devil Hills on Tuesday.

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 09:15 PM

Carrboro reaches boys' soccer Final Four for 5th straight year

For the fifth consecutive year, the Carrboro boys’ soccer team is among the final four teams remaining in the state 2-A playoffs.The Jaguars (22-2-1) advanced to the NCHSAA East Regional title match Tuesday at First Flight Kill Devil Hills with a 1-0 win over visiting Franklinton Saturday night.

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 08:59 PM

Chapel Hill's soccer playoff run ends in 3-A quarterfinals

Chapel Hill soccer players and coaches were in the midst of consoling each other when one of the Tigers said out loud that Jacksonville was simply “a good team.” The Tigers certainly found that out the hard way Saturday night as sixth-seeded Chapel Hill dropped a 4-2 decision to the second-seeded Cardinals in the state 3-A boys’ soccer quarterfinals.

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 07:00 PM

ECH Wildcats roar to state field hockey 'seven-peat'

East Chapel Hill remains the most dominant high school field hockey team in North Carolina, a distinction sealed with a stunning 7-0 victory over Charlotte Catholic on Saturday to claim a seventh straight North Carolina Field Hockey Association state championship.

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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.

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 07:08 PM

Wolfpack safety barks, Tar Heels seeing red

UNC beat rival Duke last week, and here comes another big one for the Tar Heels — N.C. State.

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

Former UNC guard Melvin Scott charged with rape

Melvin Scott had been both teaching and coaching basketball at Voyager Academy.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

UNC celebration damages Duke locker room

Tar Heels apologize, will pay for repairs, after spray painting Duke facilities

Nov. 23, 2014 @ 08:07 PM

Painful loss in the past, Duke starts working on Wake Forest

The Blue Devils have one more regular-season game to play before their bowl assignment

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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.


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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.