Seven strong innings from Karns, two more Bulls home runs lead first-place Durham to win
Hillside has a new coach but has lost its best player.
A messed up molar couldn't stop the trip that finally landed a marlin
Hillside's Kithcart shuts it down in Las Vegas.
New Voyager Academy basketball coach Mike Huff discusses:
* how he'll handle coaching his son
* why he wrote a book about teamwork
* what it was like working with Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski
Teddy McKoy replaces 2013 4-A PAC-6 coach of the year Monique Fearrington at Southern.
Lason Perkins coached Chapel Hill High School's basketball team last season in an interim capacity and has no shortage of supporters who believe the permanent job should have been his.
Former players and coaches at Chapel Hill High School say principal Sulura Jackson has made a mistake by replacing interim boys' basketball coach Lason Perkins after one season at the helm.
Chapel Hill named William Walton to replace interim basketball coach Lasone Perkins, elevates aide Jason Curtis to replace the retired Ron Benson as boys' and girls' soccer coach and names Greg Cain softball coach. ... Carrboro elevates long-time football aide Melvin Griffin to replace the departed Jason Tudryn.
Theo Pinson knows how to guarantee himself a significant role as a freshman at North Carolina — play defense. The 6-foot-6 swingman arrived this summer to help fill the Tar Heels’ need for backcourt depth and bolster UNC’s defense on the perimeter, where opponents blistered the Tar Heels in last season’s final two games.
In early August, the NCAA’s five highest-revenue conferences — the so-called “Power 5” — may be given the power to offer more benefits for their athletes.
When Duke went 10-4 last season to set a school record for wins in a season, seniors Kenny Anunike, Sydney Sarmiento and Justin Foxx were heavy producers along that front line. Together, they combined for 10 of Duke’s 23 sacks and 21 of the team’s 69 tackles for loss. Now they're gone.
North Carolina was so thin at linebacker by the end of the 2013 season that its starting linebackers in the Belk Bowl were all-ACC second-team safety Tré Boston and freshman reserve Nathan Staub.
Duke opens its men’s basketball season Nov. 14 as part of what could be one of the best sports weeks on campus in years.
No dramatic late goals in this one. Not even a win. But despite a 1-0 loss to Germany, the United States was good enough to advance to the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time and good enough to hold onto the national attention that soccer has finally grabbed in America.
DUKE'S PARKER AND HOOD LIKELY LOTTERY PICKS IN THURSDAY'S NBA DRAFT
Brought together to lead Duke to another NCAA championship, Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood saw their Blue Devil careers end far short of that.
Yet, even though they played just one season together for coach Mike Krzyzewski, they formed a bond they will carry into the next level of basketball at the NBA Draft tonight.
Having worked out for only the draft’s top teams, Parker said Milwaukee has told him it will take him with the No. 2 pick if he’s available.
Hood made a tour of NBA teams this month, holding 11 workouts. From Phoenix and Sacramento to Charlotte and Philadelphia, Hood showed off his accurate shooting stroke for them all.
All along, Hood and Parker remained in close contact, trading notes and talking basketball.
“I’ve been working out for a lot more teams than he has,” Hood said Wednesday. “But it’s been great going through it with somebody that you know and care about and you hope he does well. I know he hopes that I do well.”
Parker led Duke in scoring with 19.1 points per game on the way to being named a first-team all-American as a freshman. Hood was next at 16.1 points per game while also carrying the responsibility as a team captain for the Blue Devils.
In those pre-draft workouts, Hood has impressed teams such that Sacramento at No. 8 and Charlotte at No. 9 have considered him for those slots.
When Jermaine Jones stands for the national anthems of his countries Thursday night, he will soak in the moment. Jones, like four American teammates and his coach, will be familiar with both "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the "Deutschlandlied" before the United States' World Cup game against Germany.
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RIVERSIDE'S TJ WARREN IS LIKELY 1ST ROUND PICK IN THURSDAY'S NBA DRAFT
From the ACC blood running through his veins to pickup games with future NBA players across town when he played at Riverside High School, T.J. Warren seemed destined to make Durham basketball history.
He did so last season at N.C. State by winning ACC player of the year and he’s set to take it a step further at the NBA Draft tonight.
Warren joins 19 other top prospects as invited guests to the NBA Draft at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, where he’s projected to be a first-round pick.
If things go as expected, the 6-8 high-scoring forward will be the first Durham native since Hillside High School’s Rodney Rogers in 1993 to be a first-round pick in the NBA Draft.
“That means a lot,” Warren said. “Growing up in Durham in a tough environment, just to be able to do something positive playing the game I love is big for me and for the city as well.”
Warren followed his father, former N.C. State player Tony Warren, to play for the Wolfpack. He topped his father by being named ACC player of the year after averaging a league-leading 24.9 points per game last season and leading the Wolfpack to a third consecutive NCAA Tournament berth.
His bloodlines were only the beginning of his indoctrination to high-level basketball. When Warren played at Riverside early in his high school career, he would head to Duke for pick-up games with guys like Nolan Smith, Jon Scheyer and Kyle Singler — all starters on Duke’s 2010 NCAA championship team.
HERALD-SUN GOLF CLASSIC TOP SEEDS TOPPLED IN OPENING ROUND OF MATCH PLAY
There’s a reason the games are played.
The two top qualifiers in The Herald-Sun Golf Classic are done, rearranging the seeding in the Championship Flight.
No. 16 seed Jeff Robinson beat No. 1 seed Ashley Berry of Cary 4 and 3 on the first day of match play at Hillandale Golf Course on Thursday.
Berry’s 7-under-par 135 over two days of qualifying on Monday and Tuesday made him the medalist, and he said he entered Thursday’s round feeling no extra pressure from being the guy everybody was chasing.
“No extra pressure. When you come into an event like this and you get into the Championship Flight, you’ve got to already know you can play good golf, and that’s got to be your mindset,” Berry said. “I walk into it like I walk into every match, knowing that if I play good golf, I’m going to advance.”
Robinson was a little bit better.
It was a similar scenario with No. 15 Alex Brese getting past No. 2 Stephen Lavenets.
Those two are friends from rival high schools, Brese being a Riverside guy and Lavenets, a rising junior at East Carolina, having battled him during his days at Northern.
Complete opening round match-play results and Friday, June 20 tee times at Hillandale Golf Course.
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Monday and Tuesday at The Herald-Sun Golf Classic were kind of rough on Darrell Brown and Clark Green. Ashley Berry came from Cary and wore them out. He shot 7-under-par 135 during those two days of qualifying. Brown and Green both came in at 33-over 175. Now Brown and Green, both law enforcement veterans, get to beat up on each other.
Catherine O’Donnell and 11-year-old Lucy Li shoot identical 8-over-par 78s Thursday in opening round of U.S. Women's Open.
Organizers announce pairings, tee times for opening round of match play at annual Herald-Sun Golf Classic. Play begins at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 19 with Seniors Championship and Presidents flights. Open tournament Championship/Presidents Flight play to get underway at 12:16 p.m.