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Oct. 19, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

Championship hopes alive and well for Duke

With five games left in regular season, Blue Devils are already heading for a bowl


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 10:56 AM

Duke football Morning After

Notes from Duke's 20-13 win over Virginia, including Breon Borders' big day and a look at the offensive line's stellar effort


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 09:58 PM

Morgan St. comeback leaves NCCU with 1st MEAC loss

Morgan State's Robert Council finds Andrew King from 15 yards out with 36 seconds left to cap a fourth-quarter comeback from a 20-7 hole.


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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

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 07:11 PM

Gallery-Duke freshman Shaun Wilson has 245 yards, and 3 TD

Duke freshman Shaun Wilson 12 car., 245 yards, 3 TD The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 12:21 AM

GALLERY: Durham Bulls v. Pawtucket Red Sox, Governors' Cup Final Game 4

The Pawtucket Red Sox defeated the Durham Bulls 4-2 in 13 innings at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, forcing a decisive Game Five. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

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Oct. 19, 2014 @ 10:56 AM

Duke football Morning After

Notes from Duke's 20-13 win over Virginia, including Breon Borders' big day and a look at the offensive line's stellar effort


Duke beats Virginia

Family of Duke's Powell gets tough news


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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. 11, 2014 @ 12:30 AM

Orange washes away Big Eight rival Cedar Ridge

Orange picks up 35-13 victory in game that was originally suspended and later deemed complete despite not reaching halftime before lightning forces halt.


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Rain washes out most area football games Friday

Postponed, suspended Friday night high school football games to be made up tonight (Saturday, Oct. 11) and Monday. Only two games officially completed.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 12:38 AM

Reigning PAC-6 champion Hillside opens with win at Jordan

Defending PAC-6 champion Hillside opened its conference season with an abbreviated by impressive win Friday, stopping Jordan 27-0 before a thunderstorm ended the game at halftime.


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 01:09 AM

Area 4-A programs look to overcome 4-32 start

The preliminaries are over. It’s down to business for the PAC-6 4-A Friday night (Oct. 10).


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 11:46 PM

GameDay | High School Football (Season 2, Episode 8)

Your favorite high school team will be OK if one of its running backs or wide receivers goes down. But really good quarterbacks are rare and precious commodities. Herald-Sun sports writer John McCann has more in this edition of "GameDay."


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

East Chapel Hill cuts down PAC-6 title nets

East Chapel Hill rolled through the PAC-6 4-A girls’ tennis tournament on Wednesday, taking championships in singles and doubles along the way.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 07:27 PM

DA, NCSSM win City-County Cross Country titles

Nicholas Walker won the boys’ race and Eliza Dekker won the girls’ race for the second straight year in the City-County Cross Country meet at Durham Academy on Tuesday.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 01:54 AM

Carrboro gets eyeful (from behind) of UNC recruit

Randleman wide receiver Juval Mollette, who has verbally committed to play at North Carolina next fall, caught three long touchdown passes to help the Tigers to a 27-20 victory over visiting Carrboro.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 01:36 AM

Orange remains perfect, shatters Northern Vance 57-13

Trailing by just five points, 12-7, at the end of the first quarter, Northern Vance couldn’t sustain it as Orange exploded for 38 second-quarter points en route to a 57-13 win.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 01:03 AM

Sean Bowman, South Granville run past W-S Prep

In the absence of physical inside rusher Earl Green, senior running back Sean Bowman tallied 259 yards and three scores on 34 carries as South Granville (4-2) stormed past the Winston-Salem Prep Phoenix 21-6.


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Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:00 PM

DOWN & DIRTY: Defense, run game grind out win over Cavs

While showing flash and dash offensively as wins came more easily over the last two seasons, Duke quietly worked to develop a grittier, harder edge as well.

Saturday’s ACC Coastal Division showdown with Virginia (4-3, 2-1 ACC) is where that work paid off.

Duke’s defense limited the Cavaliers to one touchdown in the game and a mere field goal in the second half as the Blue Devils stopped Virginia twice in the fourth quarter to protect a seven-point lead.

The Blue Devils mixed in an effective running game offensively, with the running of Shaquille Powell and Anthony Boone keying a fourth-quarter touchdown drive that lifted Duke to a 20-13 win before a crowd of 28,131 at Wallace Wade Stadium.

“We weren’t always clicking on all cylinders offensively,” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. “Defensively you might say the same thing, looking at the numbers. But you talk about clutch and consistently clutch plays? It was there.”

The Blue Devils (6-1, 2-1 ACC) played without committing a turnover for the second consecutive game. They averaged 5.2 yards per carry against a Virginia defense that entered the day tied for second in the nation by allowing just 2.7 yards per carry.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 07:28 PM

GameDay | NCCU

N.C. Central vs. Morgan State


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Takeaways: Ball security key as Duke hosts Virginia

Duke used an overpowering running game and tight ball security to pull an upset last Saturday at Georgia Tech. To win again over Virginia Saturday (12:30 p.m., WRAL), a similar strategy appears the best course of action if the Blue Devils hope to take key step toward winning the ACC Coastal Division championship for the second season in a row.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:20 PM

NCCU QB seizes opportunity with both hands

Before Week 1, Mack said the Eagles would use a two-quarterback system this season. But Billerman essentially was the No. 1 signal caller and was getting most of the game reps until Week 3, when Bell threw for 337 yards and two touchdowns in a backup role during a loss to Charlotte. Bell answered the bell.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

UNC defenders ready to tackle Tech’s triple option

To ensure that each player on the defense takes care of his assignment, North Carolina’s scout team didn’t use a football during practice this week when imitating Georgia Tech’ s triple option.


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Jul. 27, 2014 @ 10:53 PM

Rams DE Quinn back for more sacks

The former North Carolina defender led the NFC with 19 sacks last season.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Panthers' Report: Newton, Hardy a go for start of practice Friday

Pro Bowlers Cam Newton and Greg Hardy will be ready to practice when the Carolina Panthers take the field for the start of training camp Friday night. The same can’t be said of often-injured running back Jonathan Stewart. ... Panthers sign pair of offensive linemen to provide depth.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 08:00 PM

Ex-Tar Heel star Raymond Felton takes felony plea, avoids jail

Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 11:56 PM

Crouching Tiger can't get right

Tiger, Tiger, Tiger ...


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

Stephenson: Ear-blowing incident doesn’t define me

Lance Stephenson doesn’t want to be known as the guy who blew in LeBron James’ ear. Stephenson said during his introductory news conference Friday in Charlotte he’s “a little upset” that the ear-blowing incident in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Miami is how some people have defined him as a player.


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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.


Jun. 26, 2014 @ 08:32 PM

Alaina Yeatts eliminated in N.C. Junior Girls' semifinal

UNC Wilmington signee and former Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill golf star Alaina Yeatts was eliminated in the semifinals of the Carolinas Golf Association’s N.C. Junior Girls’ Golf Championship at Starmount Forest Country Club here Thursday.