Sports

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

Lady Yellow Jackets advance to last 16

“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.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 03:33 PM

Area scores: Cavs, Jackets advance through CFVC soccer semis

Boys soccer
Southern Lee 5, Union Pines 0


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 11:49 AM

Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

Winnipeg stops skid vs. Hurricanes

JETS 3, HURRICANES 1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Adam Lowry's first NHL goal helped the Jets snap a four-game losing streak.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Panthers defense still searching for answers

Linebacker Thomas Davis takes little solace in the fact the Carolina Panthers are still alone in first place in the NFC South.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

High school scoreboard - Tuesday's finals

Boys soccer
Cape Fear Valley Conference Tournament semifinals


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

Coastal Christian ousts Crusaders in state quarters

Grace Christian's had already earned a championship season in its first soccer season as a NCISAA 2A program


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 01:44 PM

Area scores: Lady Vikings win regional golf crown

Girls golf
NCHSAA 3A East Regional Championship


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 11:33 AM

Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23

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.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Grossfuss named Lynchburg’s Athlete of the Week

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.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

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.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

Rodgers rolls, Packers rout Panthers 38-17

The milestones keep piling up during what is turning into a special first half of the season for Aaron Rodgers.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Peyton Manning sets new NFL TD pass record

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.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:06 PM

Eagle putt gives Martin his 1st PGA Tour win

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.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:03 PM

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

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.


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 08:47 AM

North Carolina edges Georgia Tech 48-43

North Carolina's season looked sunk after a four-game losing streak marred by penalties, bad defense and inconsistent offense.


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Fighting Scots give Pinecrest first loss, 29-22

Scotland 29, Pinecrest 22


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Lady Eagles run second at conference championship meet

Cross country

Two Rivers Conference Championships


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Vickers wins pole in strange Talladega qualifying

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.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:46 PM

Louisville survives North Carolina State 30-18

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.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:43 PM

Campbell rallies for 28-27 PFL win over Davidson

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.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

Appalachian State overwhelms Troy 53-14

Appalachian St. 53, Troy 14


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 09:55 PM

Top 25 college football: West Virginia upsets No. 4 Baylor

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Clint Trickett threw three touchdown passes and West Virginia surprised sloppy No. 4 Baylor 41-27 on Saturday.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

Duke beats Virginia 20-13 on Sirk's jump-pass TD

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.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:15 PM

Volleyball: State tournament results

Union Pines d. Swansboro 25-14, 25-13, 25-17