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Nov. 23, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Freshmen Greenwell, Stevens lead Duke past Marquette

Rebecca Greenwell had 22 points with 12 rebounds and fellow freshman Azura Stevens added 18 and 10 to help No. 7 Duke beat Marquette 83-51 on Sunday.

Nov. 23, 2014 @ 09:53 PM

Creighton tops visiting NCCU 65-45

Isaiah Zierden scored 20 points, including 8 of 9 from the line, to lead Creighton over visiting N.C. Central 65-45 on Sunday.

 


Nov. 23, 2014 @ 06:53 PM

UNC men slip past Charlotte 2-1 in NCAA 2nd Round

Senior forward Tyler Engel netted his his second goal of the game with less than two minutes left in regulation  to give No. 16-ranked North Carolina a 2-1 victory over the No. 8 Charlotte 49ers Sunday in the second round of the NCAA men’s soccer tournament at Transamerica Field.


Nov. 23, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

No. 18 South Carolina ends No. 6 UNC's season

No. 18 South Carolina played more like sixth-ranked North Carolina on Sunday according to UNC coach Anson Dorrance and that helped the Gamecocks take a 1-0 win in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at Fetzer Field.


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Nov. 14, 2014 @ 10:02 PM

Gallery. Basketball Duke-Presbyterian

Basketball Duke-Presbyterian Special to the Herald-Sun | Carter F. McCall

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 07:04 PM

Gallery-NC Central vs. Hampton at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium

NC Central vs. Hampton at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium North Carolina Central defeat Hampton 47-13.

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 04:11 PM

GALLERY: Duke v. Central Missouri (Nov. 8, 2014)

Duke beats Central Missouri 87-47.

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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. 08, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

Chapel Hill drops Cedar Ridge, nails down No. 4 playoff slot

Chapel Hill’s 42-30 victory Friday night at Cedar Ridge was a case of good news, bad news. First, the good news: the Tigers used a balanced offense (269 yards passing, 196 yards rushing) to clinch a 3-A state playoff berth as the No. 4 seed from the powerful Big Eight 3-A Conference. Now, the bad news. Chapel Hill (8-3, 4-3 Big Eight) had two interceptions, lost an onside kick and committed 12 penalties.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 11:46 PM

Prep Roundup: South Granville upsets Roanoke Rapids, takes 2nd

Vikings snap 0-0 tie with 14 fourth-quarter points to grab conference's No. 2 seed for upcoming playoffs ... Carrboro, Oxford Webb both fall in season finales.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 01:38 AM

UNBEATEN NO. 1: Southern ends Orange perfection

Reigning state champion Southern won the battle of the unbeatens Friday night, handing Orange its first loss of the season 27-23 en route to the Big Eight 3-A Conference championship and likely the No. 1 seed in the state 3-AA playoffs.

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Southern 27, Orange 23
Northern 34, Riverside 22
Chapel Hill 42, Cedar Ridge 30
Hillside 57, Roxboro Person 0
Northwood 31, Cardinal Gibbons 6
Granville Central 42, Northwest Halifax 0
South Granville 14, Roanoke Rapids 0 ...
Reidsville 56, Carrboro 6 ...
Northern Vance 36, Oxford Webb 19


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 06:54 PM

East Chapel Hill wins semis, seeks 7th straight state field hockey title Saturday

No. 5 seed East Chapel Hill downed No. 8 Clemmons West Forsyth 7-2 Friday to advance to today’s N.C. Field Hockey Association championship match at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Forsyth Country Day School in Lewisville.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 02:03 AM

Northern downs Riverside 34-22 to earn PAC-6 No. 2 seed

Northern clinched second place in the PAC-6 with a raucous 34-22 win over Riverside Friday at Durham County Memorial Stadium that ended with Knights’ fans storming the field in celebration.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 06:51 PM

WINNER TAKE ALL: Unbeatens Southern, Orange meet for Big Eight title

Perfectly scripted.

“The last game (between) two undefeated (teams), and the outcome (could mean) you are the champions,” Southern coach Darius Robinson said.

“We’re here. We’re both 10-0,” Orange coach Pat Moser said. “This is for the championship. It’s very big.”

Something has to give when these 3-A teams from the Big Eight Conference meet at Orange High School Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.. Orange could put a chink in the Spartans’ armor. Or Southern could bag the Panthers.

“The Big Eight Conference is the best 3-A conference in the state,” Moser said. “We had to play really good football to get by those teams.

“We’re both undefeated, 10-0 teams. It’s been a hard road to get here to that.”

Orange and Southern spent part of the season fending off conference counterparts Chapel Hill, Northwood and Cardinal Gibbons. Those matchups were akin to what could be described as Big Eight bowl games.

Which would make the Southern-Orange scenario something like the Super Big Eight Bowl.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 09:16 PM

Prep Notebook: Carrboro advances, Northern falls in soccer playoffs

No. 2 seed Carrboro (21-2-1) won its third-round state 2-A boys’ soccer playoff game Wednesday night, stopping visiting No. 10 Eastern Randolph 2-0 and keeping alive a five-year streak of reaching at least the state quarterfinals. ... Northern eliminated by Middle Creek 2-1 ... A look ahead at Friday night's high school battle of the unbeatens, Southern at Orange ...


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 10:11 PM

Prep Notebook: Carrboro, Northern host 3rd round games

Refugees from the Karen people’s 65-year ongoing rebellion against the Myanmar (Burma) government are playing a key role for Carrboro in the Jaguars’ run in the state 2-A boys’ soccer playoffs. ... Also, a look at all-state field hockey and cross country teams ...


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 08:54 PM

Prep Playoffs: ECH advances in field hockey, Chapel Hill in soccer

East Chapel Hill advanced to the semifinals of the N.C. Field Hockey Association state championships with a 5-0 win at Greensboro Page Tuesday night.


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 10:03 PM

Jordan falls, Northern remains in soccer playoffs

Plus, Coach K's coming to the Durham Sports Club. That and more in this edition of "Fanfare."


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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.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

NCCU, Globetrotter great Charles 'Tex' Harrison dies

Charles “Tex” Harrison, a Harlem Globetrotters legend who played basketball at N.C. Central in the 1950s, passed away on Thursday at 81.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

UNC's Fedora: We were the more physical team

North Carolina beat Duke Thursday night like it was the old days, when Tailback U had grand ground games of 1,000-yard rushers, back when the Blue Devils couldn’t get out of their own way.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 11:15 PM

No. 7 Duke women throttle Old Dominion on road

In the return to their home state of Virginia, Duke seniors Ka'lia Johnson and Elizabeth Williams led the seventh-ranked Blue Devils to an 82-66 victory at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va., Thursday night.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 10:51 PM

Tar Heels advance to NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament 2nd round

North Carolina downed visiting James Madison 6-0 at Fetzer Field Thursday in the opening round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament.


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Jul. 27, 2014 @ 11:02 PM

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

Jeff Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory.


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 ...


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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.


Jun. 25, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Trinity's Alaina Yeatts advances in N.C. Junior golf

Recent Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill graduate Alaina Yeatts is the lone survivor among four area qualifiers at the Carolinas Golf Association’s N.C. Junior Girls’ Championship at Starmount Forest Country Club here Wednesday.


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Tiger still Tiger, even for 35 minutes on driving range

About two dozen photographers lined up in a row on the range Tuesday at Congressional, a reminder that golf is different when Tiger Woods is around. And that was before Woods even arrived to hit balls for 35 minutes.


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 10:24 PM

Michelle Wie holds on to win US Women's Open

Wie gets first major win


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 10:03 PM

Former Duke player Streelman wins Travelers

One week after missing U.S Open cut, Streelman is a winner