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Mar. 29, 2015 @ 09:40 PM

Duke delivers!

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No. 4 Duke survived a rough shooting day to outlast Gonzaga 66-52 in the NCAA Tournament South Regional final Sunday at NRG Stadium.

The Blue Devils (33-4) claimed a spot in the Final Four, the 16th Final Four appearance in school history and the first for Duke since 2010.  No one on Duke’s current roster had been to a Final Four or won an ACC championship, but sophomore guard Matt Jones and freshman Justise Winslow were instrumental in ending in that drought on Sunday.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 08:33 PM

UNC wins battle of men's lacrosse rivalry titans

As if it wasn’t bad enough suffering a stinging 15-14 loss, No. 4 UNC added insult to injury by slapping No. 6 Duke not once but twice with backhand swipes in a titanic ACC clash. The familiar rivals staged a back-and-forth dandy before the Tar Heels clinched their first victory over the Blue Devils at Fetzer Field since March 19, 2003, a day better remembered as the launch of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The then-No. 13 Tar Heels beat No. 8 Duke 14-9 that day.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 07:29 PM

Spartans to meet Duke in Final Four, top Louisville 76-70, OT

Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn't going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard's vow lasted no more than 10 seconds once the final horn sounded following Michigan State's 76-70 overtime victory over Louisville in a thrilling NCAA Tournament East Regional final Sunday.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 08:57 PM

Duke women come up short in Elizabeth Williams' farewell game

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, Laurin Mincy scored all 15 of her points in the first half, and top-seeded Maryland advanced to the Spokane Regional final with a 65-55 victory over No. 4 seed Duke on Saturday.

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Mar. 18, 2015 @ 06:24 PM

GALLERY: North Carolina at NCAA Tournament practice in Jacksonville

The North Carolina Tar Heels practice for the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 11:40 PM

GALLERY- Notre Dame 90- North Carolina 82 in ACC Championship in Greensboro.

Notre Dame 90- North Carolina 82 in ACC Championship in Greensboro. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 08:28 PM

GALLERY: Chapel Hill v. Hickory, 71-53

Chapel Hill girls lose to Hickory in the 3A state championship on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Carmichael Arena. The Herald-Sun | Alex Tricoli, Christine T. Nguyen

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Mar. 20, 2015 @ 06:07 PM

NCAA women's tournament notes: Duke

Williams dominates on defense; Duke needs to clean up turnovers

Notre Dame "excited" to face Duke

Duke suspends two football players

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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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Mar. 19, 2015 @ 05:25 PM

Georgia State may inspire Harvard vs. North Carolina

Underdog Harvard plays heavyweight North Carolina and may draw inspiration from Georgia State's win over Baylor. 

Harvard aims to match UNC's talent with experience

About firing Roy Williams ...

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Feb. 23, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

One day of practice better than none

Jordan's boys and Riverside's girls are in the state basketball playoffs tonight. 

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 01:58 PM

Riverside Pirates proud of state finish

Area wresters have good showing at state finals

Feb. 22, 2015 @ 12:04 AM

Sowell, Whitaker lead Riverside in state wrestling

Jaquon Sowell and Gary Whitaker of Riverside take titles in 4-A, while Southern's James Taylor wins in 3-A.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 07:45 PM

Area wrestlers showing well in state title tournament

Seven local wrestlers were vying for state titles at the Greensboro Coliseum, which were running well behind schedule Saturday night and will be completed later in the evening.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 08:54 PM

Boys & girls state basketball playoff brackets released

Regular-season numbers were crunched and the NCHSAA announced the brackets for the state playoffs on Saturday for games beginning this week. First-round games will be played Tuesday for both boys and girls.

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 09:14 PM

Fellowship falls in NCCSA semifinals

Fellowship Baptist won't be able to defend it NCCSA 1-A title after falling in the state tournament semifinals to Asheville Temple Baptist 47-44 on Friday night at Fellowship's Freedom Hall.

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 09:21 AM

Grapplers head to Greensboro for state tourney

South Granville turnaround leads to state tournament appearance

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 06:27 PM

Time runs out for conference tournaments

Weather knocks out plans for games as team's prep for state playoffs

Feb. 17, 2015 @ 08:11 PM

Cyr-Scully breaks scoring record at East Chapel Hill

Ali Cyr-Scully now owns the all-time scoring record at East Chapel Hill High.

Feb. 16, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Area wrestlers set for Friday's state meet

Saturday's regional tournaments sent qualifiers to state meets

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Mar. 24, 2015 @ 09:17 PM

Duke's defense to be tested by Utes

The next hurdle in Duke’s path to a first Final Four berth in five years will present the Blue Devils defense with a serious challenge.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 09:56 PM

Duke-Maryland rivalry rekindled

After years of landing in the same region as Connecticut or whoever was the powerhouse team of that particular season, the Duke women finally caught a break in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 07:54 PM

UNC’s Scott, Otis perform well for pro scouts

Every team in the National Football League had a scout on hand Tuesday morning as North Carolina hosted its annual Pro Timing Day at Navy Field.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 10:01 PM

Cherry on top

Freshman's clutch shot lifts UNC past Ohio State and back to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 09:40 PM

Big Badger Kaminsky to test mettle of UNC's Williams

North Carolina is in the Sweet 16 against Wisconsin. Badgers big man Frank Kaminsky is expected to be a load for a UNC team that may not have forward Kennedy Meeks.

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Sep. 11, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

P.J. Hairston court date continued to Nov. 14

Nine games into the upcoming NBA regular season, the Charlotte Hornets have a 9 p.m. tip with the Phoenix Suns. Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston is due in Durham County District Court that morning, Nov. 14. He was supposed to be in court Friday, Sept. 12, but his case has been delayed again.

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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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.