Sports

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Brick City Blaze plays in the Big Easy

The Brick City Blaze 18s volleyball club is vying for a national championship this week and playing its last tournament together as a team at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships.


Jul. 03, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Grubb reaches regional Jr. Olympics

Nick Grubb, of the Lee County Track Club and a Lee County High School student-athlete, advanced to the USATF Region 3 Junior Olympics to be held at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia next Thursday-Sunday.


Jul. 03, 2015 @ 10:39 AM

MLB: Miami's Fernandez pitches and homers in his first game back

MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez's comeback required a comeback. The precocious right-hander shook off a rocky start in his return from Tommy John surgery


Jul. 03, 2015 @ 10:31 AM

Tiger Woods shoots 4-under 66 at Greenbrier Classic

For a change, Tiger Woods got off to a good start.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 04:14 PM

Nadal stunned by Dustin Brown in 2nd round at Wimbledon

Two-time champion Rafael Nadal is making another early exit from Wimbledon, after losing in the second round to a 102nd-ranked qualifier who played the match of his life.

 

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 10:19 AM

MLB: Cleveland's Carrasco gets within a strike of a no-no

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of throwing the Cleveland Indians' first no-hitter since 1981 on Wednesday night, giving up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis' glove in an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

 

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 10:18 AM

Coach: Pressure's off Japan in World Cup final against US

The pressure is off now that Japan gets the opportunity to defend its Women's World Cup championship.

 

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 10:16 AM

At hot-for-Wimbledon, Venus Williams nears Serena showdown

Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

 

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Yow savors Wolfpack's work to reach goal of Top 25 status

Athletic director Debbie Yow has spent five years pushing to turn North Carolina State into a top-25 program. The 2014-15 sports season has brought the Wolfpack to the edge of that goal.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Duke’s Tomlinson, Virginia’s Brian earn top honors

Duke consensus All-America offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson joins Virginia women’s soccer two-time MAC Hermann Trophy winner Morgan Brian as the top male and female ACC athletes for the 2014-15 academic year, as voted upon by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

Two Tar Heels advance to North and South match play

The final stroke play round of the 115th Men’s North and South Amateur Championship was a first and yet extremely familiar for North Carolina Tar Heel teammates Ben Griffin and Henry Do.


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 06:41 PM

Novak survives wild playoff to make North & South match play

Andrew Novak didn’t mind knowing he had to make the putt for birdie on 18 to stay out of a playoff. Of course, he didn’t really have a choice, either.


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 08:52 AM

U.S. heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans.


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 08:51 AM

Argentina routs Paraguay 6-1, reaches Copa America final

Lionel Messi helped set up five goals as Argentina trounced Paraguay 6-1 in the Copa America semifinals on Tuesday, setting up a final against host Chile.


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 08:49 AM

MLB: Sale ties starter strikeout record

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chris Sale matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts, and the Chicago White Sox outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in 11 innings


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 08:46 AM

Murray plays through heat, reaches 2nd round at Wimbledon

It's not necessarily the heat, and it's not necessarily the humidity.


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Lady Jackets win season awards

Six Lee County softball players earned all-state honors, with pitcher Whitney Sanford and shortstop Jacie Arrington winning player of the year honors, from the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association for the 2015 season.


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Arizona's Cunningham leads North & South by four

Clark Engle’s day did not start well.

 

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

Brick City competing for national title

The Brick City 18’s Blaze volleyball team from Sanford will be competing this week in the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 04:28 PM

Cobras win Top Gun Summer World Series

The Sanford Cobras won the Top Gun Summer World Series last Friday through Sunday; winning the 14U, Division 2, Gold Bracket championship with a 6-1 record during the three days.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 12:05 PM

Grimmer returns to Pinehurst, plays well to begin North & South

After just a couple of holes, Will Grimmer noticed something.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 11:24 AM

MLB: Rookie hurler rolls for Indians

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Cody Anderson took a bid for a perfect game into the seventh inning in his second major league start


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 11:22 AM

Chile beats Peru 2-1 to reach Copa America final

Striker Eduardo Vargas scored twice to lead Chile to a 2-1 win over 10-man Peru in the semifinals of the Copa America on Monday, keeping alive the host's hopes of winning the South American tournament for the first time.

 

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

Serena Williams' Wimbledon starts slow; Venus wins 6-0, 6-0

As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start.


Jun. 29, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

Kyle Busch grabs 1st win of season as comeback rolls on

After two practice sessions at Sonoma Raceway, Kyle Busch spent an evening icing his surgically repaired left foot.