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Aug. 18, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

Duke's Deaver done for season

Redshirt senior tight end suffers knee injury in Monday's practice

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:31 PM

Prep Preview 2014: Coaching legends return to Northern staff

Former North Carolina assistant coach Ken Browning, who won a state title at Northern in 1993 before moving on to the college ranks, has returned as a volunteer assistant and is helping Wilson coach the offense. Gary Merrill, whose unexpected departure from the sidelines before last season opened the door to Wilson’s promotion, is also back.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

Prep Preview 2014: Stars' return boosts Jordan hopes

Putting a healthy team on the field for the entire year should give third-year Jordan coach LaDwaun Harrison a better chance to win more than one game in the upcoming season.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 11:23 PM

Bulls can't come up with clutch hit in 2-1 loss to Norfolk

The Durham Bulls dropped the opener of a three-game set to the Norfolk Tides, 2-1 Tuesday night at the DBAP. 


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Jun. 19, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

GALLERY: The 68th annual Herald-Sun Golf Classic, Day 3

Photos from the first day of match play at The Herald-Sun Golf Classic on Thursday, June 19, 2014. The Herald-Sun | Morgan McCloy and Christine T. Nguyen Click here to buy photos!

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 03:17 PM

GALLERY: 68th annual Herald-Sun Golf Classic, Day 2

Photos from the second day of the Herald-Sun Golf Classic at Hillandale Golf Course. The Herald-Sun | Elizabeth Mendoza Click here to buy photos!

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

GALLERY: The 68th annual Herald-Sun Golf Classic, Day 1

Photos from the first day of the 68th annual Herald-Sun Golf Classic at Hillandale Golf Course. The Herald-Sun | Elizabeth Mendoza, Christine T. Nguyen Click here to buy photos!

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Aug. 18, 2014 @ 03:27 PM

Duke's Deaver out for season

Startng tight end suffers torn ACL in practice Monday morning


Injured Duke star Brown discusses clouded football future

Notes from Duke football scrimmage


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Aug. 15, 2014 @ 08:26 PM

Worst times, best times

Basketball has been good to N.C. Central coach LeVelle Moton. But he's had his share of tough times, too.


NCCU's Moton says worst times are best times

Talkin' 'bout practice


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Aug. 05, 2014 @ 02:30 PM

UNC WR T.J. Thorpe out again

Jordan High School graduate T.J. Thorpe wasn't at practice Tuesday amid reports that he reinjured his left foot. 


My preseason AP Top 25 ballot

'Carolina Way' needs direction


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Aug. 06, 2014 @ 04:31 PM

Prep Preview 2014: Granville Central chases Tar-Roanoke title

The bad news for Granville Central football 2014: No more Bryce Parrott. The good news: There’s young talent and the Panthers are on the rise.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Kestrel Heights football looks to build on 2013 growth

2014 high school football preview: Kestrel Heights Hawks look for better things after school-best 3-8-1 mark.


Aug. 02, 2014 @ 10:25 PM

Jags' Migues adds boys' golf to his coaching duties

Brenda Leeper had been the boys' golf coach at Carrboro since the school opened in 2007


Aug. 02, 2014 @ 07:48 PM

For the love of the game and the Lord

Bruce White said he used to believe his life was all about basketball.

Well, actually, it still is.


Aug. 03, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

Spicer twins doubly good

Jessica and Sarah Spicer are separated by a tenth of a point on the Tarheel Youth Golf Association Junior Girls’ state rankings.


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Aug. 12, 2014 @ 06:46 PM

Duke, UNC to play in ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 3

ESPN has finalized the time and network designations for the 16th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge early-season men’s basketball showdowns.


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

Duke football loses all-ACC linebacker Kelby Brown for season

What had been feared initially became a harsh reality Tuesday morning when Kelby Brown told his Duke teammates he wouldn’t be playing with them this season. An all-ACC linebacker and one of Duke’s vocal leaders, Brown suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a scrimmage Monday at Brooks Practice Facility.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 11:52 AM

Blue Devils' Brown out for season

As feared, Duke will not have all-ACC linebacker Kelby Brown this season after he suffered a torn ligament in his left knee during Monday’s scrimmage.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 07:26 AM

Duke scrimmage notes

In addition to linebacker Kelby Brown's knee injury, Cutcliffe not thrilled with Blue Devils effort or overall play of Duke offense


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

UNC running backs shouldering load

Out of bounds is out of bounds for the guys toting the ball for the Tar Heels.


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Jun. 29, 2014 @ 09:27 PM

Taking it strong to the rim — or to the bank?

Free agents are weighing whether they want to build their bank accounts or construct championship teams.


Jun. 27, 2014 @ 10:42 PM

CANES PICK FLEURY

CAROLINA HURRICANES GRAB DEFENSEMAN HAYDN FLEURY WITH NO. 7 PICK

The Carolina Hurricanes have picked Canadian defenseman Haydn Fleury (6-2, 203) with the No. 7 overall pick in Friday night's NHL Draft. ...Aaron Ekblad (6-3, 213), 18, was the No. 1 overall pick by the Florida Panthers ... 

The NHL’s Central Scouting Service ranks Fleury, 17, ninth among North American skaters and second among defensemen.

“He probably epitomizes the so-called safe pick,” said Tony MacDonald, the Canes lead amateur scout. “He’s probably going to play for you for 10-12 years and give you great service. He’s a very reliable, solid guy.”

The 2013-14 season marked Fleury’s second full season with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League. As an alternate captain, he paced team defensemen in scoring with 46 points (8g, 38a) in 70 games. That output was more than double the 19 points (4g, 15a) he recorded in 66 games as a rookie, which was still good for third-best among team defensemen.

“He skates very, very well and moves the puck well,” MacDonald said.

Additionally, the 6-foot-3, 203-pound defenseman finished at a team-high plus-15 on a Red Deer squad that had a minus-10 goal differential and failed to qualify for the postseason.

What they're saying about Fleury ... Complete 1st Round NHL Draft coverage ...


Jun. 27, 2014 @ 08:53 PM

P.J. Hairston story plays only in America

A second chance at hoops. A second chance at life.


Jun. 26, 2014 @ 10:50 PM

Ex-UNC star Hairston picked in 1st round, traded to Hornets

P.J. Hairston was selected with the 26th pick by the Miami Heat, who then sent him to the Charlotte Hornets as part of an earlier trade. The Greensboro native worked out twice with the Hornets, who are owned by Michael Jordan and were desperate for a shooter.


Jun. 26, 2014 @ 10:44 PM

2ND, 14TH, 23RD

PARKER (BUCKS), WARREN (SUNS), HOOD (JAZZ) ARE TOP AREA PICKS

Duke’s Jabari Parker wound up going where he expected, T.J. Warren of Durham and N.C. State perhaps a little bit higher while former Blue Devil Rodney Hood waited the longest to learn his NBA fate.

Parker assured Duke of having first-round draft picks in four consecutive NBA drafts Thursday night when Milwaukee took him with the No. 2 overall pick of the NBA Draft at the Barclays Center.

Later, Warren became the first Durham native drafted in the first round in 21 years when Phoenix selected the former Wolfpack and Riverside High School star with the 14th overall pick.

Hood, who worked out for teams like Sacramento and Charlotte who owned top-10 picks, fell to a place far away yet he’ll have familiarity. With the No. 23 pick, Hood went to the Utah Jazz, who have a new head coach in former Duke guard and assistant coach Quin Snyder. Another former Duke player, Antonio Lang, is one of Snyder’s assistant coaches.

“It means a lot,” Hood said. “Duke is a real big family. Just because I decided to come to the NBA doesn’t mean I’m shamed from the family. Duke is a big brotherhood. I just thank Quin Snyder and the general manager and the people that made the decision on me. I really appreciate it.”

Milwaukee had shown strong pre-draft interest in Parker and they gladly grabbed him after Cleveland took Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick.

 


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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.


Jun. 21, 2014 @ 06:59 PM

Amy Yang, Michelle Wie share 3rd round lead at U.S. Women's Open

Wie salvaged a 2-over 72 on crispy Pinehurst No. 2 and shared the lead with Amy Yang, who had six birdies in a round of 68....


Jun. 21, 2014 @ 07:05 PM

Herald-Sun Classic: Sunday's championship pairings/tee times

Matt Roberts to meet Riverside alum Alex Brese in Championship Flight title match Sunday, June 22. Titles to be decided in seven open flights and two senior division flights on Sunday ... Complete Saturday results and Sunday championship tee times.


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 09:04 PM

Tiger Woods to return to Tour next week at Congressional

Feeling rusty but ready to play again, Tiger Woods said Friday he would return to competition next week at Congressional in the Quicken Loans National.


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 09:16 PM

BY THISMUCH

MITCHELL EDGES WILLIAMS IN EXTRAS TO ADVANCE AT HERALD-SUN GOLF CLASSIC

In the span of about 10 minutes on Friday, a few inches here and a few inches there kept Britt Mitchell in contention for the Herald-Sun Golf Classic championship.

Mitchell’s errant tee shot on his second playoff hole in a match play showdown with Ronnie Williams Jr., hooked but remained inbounds by a scant few inches to keep him from suffering a penalty stroke.

After hitting out of that mess, he was left with a 40- to 50-yard chip shot to get to the green and, on that shot, the ball struck the flagpole and stopped a few inches from the hole.

The resulting par, rather than what could have been a double bogey or worse, allowed Mitchell to win the hole and beat Williams 1-up in 20 holes to advance to today’s Championship Flight semifinals at Hillandale Golf Course.

After trailing by two holes at the turn to the back nine, the 11th-seeded Mitchell rallied to take a one-hole lead before Williams tied things up again on the final hole to force extra play.

Both golfers parred the first playoff hole with two-putt performances before Mitchell saw his tee shot on the second extra hole (No. 11) shooting left toward a brush covered gulch that is out of bounds.

But the ball stopped on the edge,with Hillandale Director of Golf Karl Kimball ruling that it remained in play.

Complete results from Friday's quarterfinal matches ...