Sports

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 09:08 PM

Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.


Apr. 20, 2014 @ 08:59 PM

Kuchar rallies, chips in for RBC Heritage win

Matt Kuchar saw his well-struck 5-iron on the 18th hole at the RBC Heritage come up way short of the target and settle in a front bunker.


Apr. 20, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Team combines unity, titles

For a cheer team to make it to THE ONE Cheer and Dance Championships means it’s already had an outstanding season.


Apr. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Bobcats hope to upset defending champs

If the Miami Heat are going to watch their season and reign atop the NBA end at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats, then fates of the franchises will have to change in a hurry.


Apr. 20, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Broadway youth baseball, softball sign-ups continue

Broadway Optimist Club baseball and softball, for the 13-17 year-old leagues, is ongoing now to May 1.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 08:02 PM

Donald shoots 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

Luke Donald shot a 66 to take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three rounds of the RBC Heritage on Saturday.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Angels bomb Detroit, 11-6

DETROIT (AP) — Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 12:01 PM

Braves beat Mets with one-hitter

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

No. 8 Detroit gains 1-0 lead vs. No. 1 Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Choi leads by a stroke at Hilton Head

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Triton coach receives NCHSAA honor

Wendy Gaines of Triton High School and Michael Gainey of Rocky Mount High School are the recipients of the ninth annual Toby Webb Coach of the Year Awards given by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 10:11 PM

Surry Central tops Crusaders to cap trip

Surry Central took advantage of Grace Christian miscues in the first three innings and finished its trip to the Chatlee Easter Invitational with fifth place and a 2-1 mark, defeating the Crusaders 5-3 Friday afternoon.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 10:03 PM

Cavs hit Eagles with walk-off win

Maxx Taylor's line-drive hit into left field scored Marcos Collazo from third base with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to give Southern Lee a 2-1 victory over rival Western Harnett in a rainy semifinal game in the Chatlee Easter Invitational Friday night at Cavalier Stadium.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:54 PM

Duke sophomore Rodney Hood entering NBA draft

Duke sophomore Rodney Hood is entering the NBA draft.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 12:54 PM

Ryu pitches Dodgers to 2-1 win at S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Thursday to avoid a sweep.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 12:52 PM

Kinsler's bat lifts Tigers over Tribe

DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 12:45 PM

Blues gain 1-0 lead on Chicago with 3-OT win

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Mellette adds All-American honor to great season

Former Southern Lee basketball standout Josh Mellette earned All American honors this week as part of leading Wake Tech Community College to the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Div. II national semifinals this season.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:35 PM

Southern Lee tames Mustangs, 9-1

Southern Lee hit the ball just fine in its 9-1 victory over North Moore on the first night of the 2014 Chatlee Easter Invitational Thursday night.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 09:50 PM

Eagle hurler tosses another shutout

Zachary Cockman fired his second straight shutout, following up a one-hitter versus league foe Cleveland last week with a five-hit complete game as Western Harnett defeated Surry Central 5-0 in the first round of the 2014 Chatlee Easter Invitational Thursday afternoon at Southern Lee.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:11 PM

Hatchell: Star freshman DeShields leaving UNC

North Carolina star freshman Diamond DeShields plans to transfer, coach Sylvia Hatchell said Thursday.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft, and there's a strong chance he'll be the No. 1 pick.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 02:53 PM

Area scores: Jackets make it 2 for 2 in Asheboro tourney

Baseball
Lee County 10, Southwestern Randolph 7


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 12:42 PM

Cueto's shutout carries Cincy

CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season.

 


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 12:46 PM

Yankees blank Cubs twice

NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda pitched the New York Yankees to a 3-0, 2-0 sweep of the Chicago Cubs in a chilly day-night-doubleheader Wednesday.