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Feb. 28, 2015 @ 08:48 PM

NCCU rips Bethune-Cookman, wins MEAC regular-season title

Led by senior stars Jordan Parks and Nimrod Hilliard, N.C. Central slammed Bethune-Cookman 72-49 on Senior Day at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium, clinching the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular-seasion title and the No. 1 overall seed at the upcoming MEAC Tournament in Norfolk, Va.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 10:09 PM

JUSTISE IS SERVED: Freshman star leads No. 4 Duke rout of Orange

Quinn Cook uncharacteristically missed 3-pointers and Jahlil Okafor’s free throw woes continued Saturday night. Still, it was no problem for No. 4 Duke because freshman Justise Winslow filled in the gaps. Winslow scored a season-high 23 points, his second time scoring 20 or more in the last three games, as the Blue Devils notched their ninth consecutive win by beating Syracuse 73-54 in ACC basketball at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 05:57 PM

Johnson slams Miami as Heels snap 4-game skid vs. Canes

Brice Johnson had five dunks and 22 points to help No. 15 North Carolina end a streak of four consecutive losses against Miami with a 73-64 victory Saturday. The 6-foot-9 Johnson repeatedly outmaneuvered the Hurricanes inside and shot 11 for 15. He also had 11 rebounds.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 08:59 PM

Hillside girls romp in playoff opener

Hillside coach Ovester Grays worried how his girls would play in the first round of the 4-A state playoffs on Saturday but it didn’t last long as the Hornets rolled by Southern Pines Pinecrest 65-25.

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Jan. 26, 2015 @ 09:32 PM

GALLERY- Syracuse at North Carolina basketball.

Syracuse at North Carolina basketball. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 08:26 PM

GALLERY-Duke women basketball defeat North Carolina at UNC.

Duke women basketball defeat North Carolina at UNC. Duke 74-67. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 07:55 PM

GALLERY: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski gets 1000th win

Duke beats St. John 77-68 to give coach Mike Krzyzewski his 1,000th career victory on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

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Jan. 19, 2015 @ 11:19 PM

NCCU takes down Hampton on the road

NCCU overcomes a 12-point second-half deficit to defeat Hampton and remain the MEAC's lone undefeated team.

Defense keys NCCU win over IUPUI


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Jan. 31, 2015 @ 06:36 PM

Orange High captures Big Eight wrestling crown

Northwood’s Queen brothers were kings for a day at the Big Eight 3-A Conference wrestling tournament at Chapel Hill on Saturday. But Orange, winner of the regular season team championship, crowned five individual champs to seize the team trophy.

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Jordan survives Hillside upset bid, earns twinbill split

The Hornets’ nest was abuzz Friday as PAC-6 4-A leader Jordan (18-1, 6-0) narrowly defeated host Hillside 63-60 in conference play. ... In the girls’ game, Hillside (16-2) handily defeated conference rival Jordan (13-6, 3-3), 86-55, to improve to 6-0 in the PAC-6.

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 03:07 PM

Voyager Academy rides 13-game streak, overwhelms foes

While most of the attention is focused on Voyager’s Chris Sause and Jay Huff, the rest of the Vikings’ roster has developed nicely thanks to a liberal rotation used by Coach Mike Huff. And it helps that the substitutions don’t result in a falloff in talent or scoring for the Vikings. It was evident in Voyager’s 79-40 win over Raleigh Charter on Friday night.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 09:57 PM

Voyager boys stay unbeaten in NCAC

Sauce, Huff score 18 each as Vikings cruise past Raleigh Charter

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 09:54 PM

Orange rallies from 13 points down to beat Southern

Chambers' 23 points lifts Panthers to comeback win

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 10:31 PM

Orange grapplers top Chapel Hill

Orange is rebuilding but had plenty of juice to squeeze Chapel Hill.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 10:27 PM

Spartans, Cardinal Gibbons split

The Southern boys' basketball team made it two wins in a row But the Lady Spartans fell to Cardinal Gibbons.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:40 PM

Coaches seek right combinations for relays

Area high school swim coaches use the PAC-6 championships to figure out relay combinations ahead of regionals. 

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 10:58 PM

Wildcats sweep PAC-6 championship

East Chapel Hill boys, girls race to league title

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 10:50 PM

Northern boys, Riverside girls post Pac-6 wins

Knights halt losing streak with 10-point win; Pirates dominate Northern in girls game

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Feb. 25, 2015 @ 12:46 PM

Wolfpack, Barber scratch Tar Heels

N.C. State won in the Dean E. Smith Center for the first time since Feb. 25, 2003.

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 01:29 PM

About firing Roy Williams ...


Feb. 23, 2015 @ 10:07 PM

Former ECH golfer putting in Puerto Rico

Ben Griffin's in Puerto Rico playing some pretty good golf, and Duke women's basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie has a really good one in freshman Azurá Stevens.

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 08:42 PM


UNC coach Roy Williams wants to hear from Tar Heels fans.

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 07:40 PM

Duke's Okafor back at practice

Star freshman takes another step toward returning from sprained ankle

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Aug. 21, 2014 @ 05:04 PM

Patriots-Panthers do battle in preseason game 3 Friday

The Carolina Panthers to play starters for about half of Friday, Aug. 22, NFL exhibition at Foxborough, Mass., against the New England Patriots.

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

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Jun. 22, 2014 @ 10:03 PM

Former Duke player Streelman wins Travelers

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

Jun. 22, 2014 @ 09:53 PM

Hutson wins H-S Classic Presidents Flight

Lewis claims first Senior Division title

Jun. 22, 2014 @ 08:52 PM

Brese blows by Roberts to win title

Alex Brese captures Herald-Sun Golf Classic with 6 and 5 win over Matt Roberts

Jun. 21, 2014 @ 08:58 PM



Shhh! Make sure your golf partner isn’t around, because here’s some inside information from the No. 15 seed in the Championship Flight of The Herald-Sun Golf Classic on how he rose from near the bottom of that division and kept hanging around to reach today’s title round:

“I’ve just been playing pretty consistent, hitting greens and just trying to make pars,” Durham’s Alex Brese, the next-to-last seed in the 16-player top flight, said after his 1-up semifinal win over Creedmoor’s Britt Mitchell at Hillandale Golf Course on Saturday.

It took 19 holes for Melvin Barnes and Matt Roberts, both from Hillsborough, to determine who’d battle Brese for the championship trophy.

“Neither one of us played good. It was kind of just a dig-deep kind of game, gut-wrenching,” Roberts said. “Both of us kind of kept the other one in it.”

Barnes knew it, too. After the 18th hole, he drove off in his golf cart lecturing to himself about how he’d just given one away.

Roberts pounced, finally burying a stubborn putt that lingered for a while before making up its mind to take the dive.

“It had the line the whole way, but I didn’t know if it was going to ever get to the hole,” Roberts said. “It just kind of looked like it barely just died in there, so I guess that’s what you want.”

Definitely. It was a birdie. Barnes couldn’t match it.

Jun. 21, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

U.S. Open Notebook: Duke's Lang posts 69, 9 shots off lead

The day’s first round under par belonged to Brittany Lang. The former Duke player moved to 7 over — nine shots behind co-leaders Amy Yang and Michelle Wie — with a 69 that included three birdies on the front nine and eight consecutive pars on the back before her bogey on the 18th.