Sports

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 12:01 PM

Yu takes care of Yankees

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yu Darvish struck out eight in seven innings for his 10th victory and J.P. Arencibia had a tiebreaking two-run single for the Texas Rangers in a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 12:23 AM

Courtney Force wins NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Courtney Force beat father John Force in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday to break a tie with sister Ashley Force Hood for career Funny Car victories by a female driver with five.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 07:23 PM

The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 07:20 PM

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 02:54 PM

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Horned Frogs edge Spinners in CCSSL semis

The Sanford Spinners got the tying runner to second, but that was as close as they got in the sixth inning, the only inning the Spinners put runs on the board, as they fell 3-2 to the Heritage Horned Frogs


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Parent-child day caps clinic week at Sanford Golf Course

Sanford Golf Course's Junior Clinic week concluded all day Saturday with more than 120 players, young and old, but all family, golfing in the annual Sanford Exchange Club Parent-Child Tournament.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Thomas, Glavine and Maddux enter Cooperstown

Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Torre, Cox and La Russa manage their way into Hall

Joe Torre still needs a pinch or two, just to make sure.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Sports briefs: Southern Lee tennis practice starting

Southern Lee High School's girls tennis practices will start at 8 a.m. on Thursday


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 03:46 PM

Panthers hit preseason camp hard

The July heat and humidity might not have been the best for football, but the sights, sounds and action was nothing but football on Lee County High School's practice fields Saturday.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 08:16 AM

Rays run win streak to eight

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Price won his sixth start in a row, Evan Longoria hit a three-run double and the Tampa Bay Rays earned their eighth straight victory, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Friday night.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 08:15 AM

Newton practices, not 100 percent yet

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said that while his surgically repaired ankle is getting better, it's not completely healed.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 08:12 AM

Furyk cards 63, shares lead in Canadian Open

Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

Spinners escape jams to top Leesville, 7-2

The Sanford Spinners took advantage of their chances to score as they hosted the quarterfinals of the Central Carolina Scholastic Summer League tournament, and game four of the quarterfinals versus the Leesville Road Runners Thursday evening.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

A's rout Astros, go to 25 games over .500

Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Jeff Samardzija more run support Thursday than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:21 PM

Panthers say Newton, Hardy ready to practice

Pro Bowlers Cam Newton and Greg Hardy will be ready to practice when the Carolina Panthers take the field for the start of training camp Friday night.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:19 PM

Petrovic, Putnam lead with 64s at Royal Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) — Tim Petrovic and Michael Putnam shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny, breezy afternoon conditions at rain-softened Royal Montreal.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Longtime coach goes into Hall of Honor

Tommy Womack has coached youth sports in Lee County for 40 years. On Thursday in Smithfield, during the Tarheel Leagues state baseball tournaments, Womack was presented with a special, meaningful award.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: Team owners should ask questions

Well, it has happened again! I have been waiting to write about the new union that has been formed in NASCAR


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

Brightbill wins gold medal at Georgia State Games

Eli Brightbill, a rising senior at Southern Lee High School, won the gold medal in his division at the 2014 Georgia State Games 5K Open Water Swimming Championships on July 12 on Georgia's Lake Allatoona.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 12:49 PM

Colon stays perfect into 7th in Met win

SEATTLE (AP) — Bartolo Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game, giving up a single to Robinson Cano with two outs in the seventh inning, and the New York Mets held off a late rally to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

New football program holding day camp

Darnell Prince remembers his first shot at being on a football team. It's what he wants to give kids in and around Sanford now as a founder of the Lee County Panthers.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

ASK THE GOAT: The Last Annual VolState 500K, part 1

Of all of the races for which I have registered, the Last Annual VolState 500K weighed heaviest on my mind.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Wilbekin finds comfort with Manning at Wake Forest

Mitchell Wilbekin always has been Danny Manning's kind of point guard.