“It’s hard to beat a good team three times,” goes a sporting cliche most often used when rivals, say in college hoops conference or an NFL division, meet twice in a regular season and get paired up again in the postseason.
Grace Christian's had already earned a championship season in its first soccer season as a NCISAA 2A program
Linebacker Thomas Davis takes little solace in the fact the Carolina Panthers are still alone in first place in the NFC South.
Cape Fear Valley Conference Tournament semifinals
NCHSAA 3A East Regional Championship
The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers' confounding season.
Ben Grossfuss (Lee County) has been named the Lynchburg College “Athlete of the Week” as the sophomore forward scored the Hornets game winner in their 1-0 victory over Virginia Wesleyan.
The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.
The milestones keep piling up during what is turning into a special first half of the season for Aaron Rodgers.
DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole that sent him to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down — not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.
North Carolina's season looked sunk after a four-game losing streak marred by penalties, bad defense and inconsistent offense.
Scotland 29, Pinecrest 22
Two Rivers Conference Championships
NASCAR's new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed to make Sunday's race.
Michael Dyer rushed for 173 yards, including a game-sealing 46-yard touchdown run with 44 seconds remaining, and Louisville held off North Carolina State 30-18 on Saturday.
David Salmon directed two late touchdown drives and Aaron Nichols’ interception set up the go-ahead score to lead Campbell to a 28-27 Pioneer Football League win over Davidson Saturday at Barker-Lane Stadium.
Appalachian St. 53, Troy 14
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Clint Trickett threw three touchdown passes and West Virginia surprised sloppy No. 4 Baylor 41-27 on Saturday.
Backup quarterback Thomas Sirk threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to David Reeves with 7:23 left and Duke beat Virginia 20-13 on Saturday.
Union Pines d. Swansboro 25-14, 25-13, 25-17
Syracuse turned to its defense to snap a four-game losing streak.
Top-seeded squads entering a state tournament, no matter the sport, usually don't have the task of bouncing back from their first loss of the season. That's what Lee County's volleyball team was tasked with Saturday morning.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew Putnam birdied two of the last three holes Friday for a 6-under 65 and a share of the second-round lead with Russell Knox in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Southern Durham senior quarterback Kendall Hinton accounted for three touchdowns in helping the Spartans (8-0, 4-0) win a crucial 3A Big Eight matchup, 33-25 at Northwood (6-2, 2-2) Friday night.