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Sep. 01, 2014 @ 07:53 PM

Fedora nods — it's Williams as UNC's starting QB

There's no doubt about who will start under center for UNC gainst San Diego State this weekend..

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 07:30 PM

Bulls finish memorable regular season

The International League champs head into the playoffs with a win in the season finale.

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 10:46 PM

Durham's Jackson golden in England

Hillside runner went overseas and handled his business.

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 07:32 PM

NCCU's Moton signs, shines

It's LeVelle Moton Day in Raleigh.

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Jul. 11, 2014 @ 10:16 PM

Gallery- Durham Summer Swim League Championships. Day1

Durham Summer Swim League Championships, Day1 The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas Click here to buy photos!

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 03:34 PM

GALLERY: Durham's Long Ball League

Durham's Long Ball league is program that fosters growth in sports, academics and life skills through organized baseball leagues for youths ages 13-18. The Herald-Sun | Morgan McCloy

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 11:02 PM

VIDEO: Durham soccer fans support Team USA

Team USA had no shortage of support in the Bull City.  Durham soccer fans watch the World Cup match between the United States and Belgium at Mattie B's Public House. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

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Aug. 31, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

Duke football morning after notes

Thoughts, tidbits on Duke's lopsided win


Duke sends message

Tuesday Duke football notes

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Aug. 30, 2014 @ 08:03 PM


Those headed to the N.C. Central-East Carolina game should read this.

Worst times, best times

NCCU's Moton says worst times are best times

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Aug. 31, 2014 @ 09:12 PM

Extra notes from UNC-Liberty

Ethan Farmer, Tim Scott, the running back rotation, 14 freshmen played, the kicking situation and more

UNC DT Farmer cleared to play

Position battle winners at LT, DE, CB and K as UNC breaks camp

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Aug. 22, 2014 @ 10:25 PM

Powerful SE Guilford topples Northern in 2014 opener

Northern came into its season opener with a lot of questions and Southeast Guilford had all the answers Friday en route to a 30-0 win at Durham County Memorial Stadium.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 09:45 PM

Today’s prep stars — once, they were Eagles

Some of the top high school football talent in the area emerged from the Durham Eagles Athletic Association.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 03:30 PM



For a program that churns out top national college prospects like Dairy Queen fills soft-serve cones, back-to-back early playoff exits the past two seasons has Hillside High School angry and ready to do something about it.

The Hornets, who haven’t lost a PAC-6 4-A game since 2009 and haven’t lost to a current PAC-6 member since Jordan pulled off a 21-20 win on Sept. 22, 2006, hope to ride a dominant offensive line into state title contention this season.

The trip begins Friday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. as the Hornets, ranked No. 8 among 4-A schools in the state by, hosts No. 5 New Bern.

The voyage won’t be an easy one, particularly in the early going.

Hillside coach Antonio King has scheduled a nightmarish non-conference slate that includes reigning state champions No. 2-ranked Southern (3-AA) and No. 7-ranked Greensboro Dudley (4-A) to complete the Hornets’ three-game opening stretch.


PREP PREVIEWS 2014: This is the last in a series of previews of area high school football programs for the 2014 season.

In a change from past seasons, Friday night high school football results will be published in a special four-page pullout section that will appear in The Herald-Sun each Sunday morning during the season.

Complete coverage will be available online at early Saturday.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

Prep Preview 2014: New coach has high hopes for Riverside

If first-year Riverside high school football coach Chris Howell has his way, improvement will be the mantra for his Pirates as they embark on the 2014 campaign.

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.

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Aug. 30, 2014 @ 10:42 AM

Florida State preseason outlook

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

N.C. State looking to regroup

Inconsistency, injuries and inexperience made a mess of Dave Doeren’s first year at North Carolina State. He’ll soon find out how much the Wolfpack learned from the program’s worst season in a half-century.

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

Crowder’s commitment benefits Duke

Crowder's plan to graduate from Duke before NFL career never wavered despite success

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 10:18 AM

Pittsburgh preseason outlook

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

Duke preseason outlook

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Jul. 01, 2014 @ 09:02 PM

Canes make moves in NHL free agency

The Carolina Hurricanes add a goalie and a wingman.

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



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.

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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



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 ...