Jan. 24, 2015 @ 01:55 PM

Jackets finish long week with split against Gray's Creek

Lee County's Shantel Bennett poured in a game-high 20 points and the Lady Yellow Jackets (8-10, 5-2) put away Gray's Creek for an easy 49-25 conference win Friday night.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 01:34 PM

Lady Tigers remain at top of the hill

Northwood's girls basketball squad entered Friday night hosting a chance to match defending state champion Chapel Hill at the top of the Big Eight standings. The opportunity lasted a little less than a half of basketball.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Area scores: Cavs, Lady Cavs score conference wins at Douglas Byrd

Girls basketball

Southern Lee 49, Douglas Byrd 30

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 06:15 PM

No. 15 North Carolina holds off Florida State 78-74

North Carolina coach Roy Williams has spent much of this season trying to drag more intensity and toughness out of Brice Johnson.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

Smith's putback gives Clemson 59-57 win over Wake Forest

Of course Clemson would have an unlikely hero in an unlikely win where the Tigers led for exactly 24 seconds.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 12:19 PM

James scores 25 as Cavaliers rout Hornets 129-90

The Cavaliers are back on their game.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 12:17 PM

NBA recaps: Hawks run win streak to 15

ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Jeff Teague added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks eclipsed the franchise record with their 15th straight victory, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-93 on Friday night.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 12:15 PM

Ryan Palmer misses chance for 59 in Humana Challenge

Ryan Palmer shot the lowest round in his PGA Tour career. He matched the tour record for the longest eagle-birdie streak. He moved into contention in the Humana Challenge.

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 03:49 PM

Area scores: Bears capture county and YVC season crowns


Chatham Central 58, Jordan-Matthews 24

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 11:37 AM

Murray scores 21, Presbyterian tops Campbell 72-70

Presbyterian 72, Campbell 70

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 11:21 AM

Miami hangs on to top N.C. State, 65-60

The last few minutes of the first half almost doomed Miami.

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

Blake Adams shoots 64 in return from hip replacement surgery

Blake Adams figured he was already way ahead of the game when he teed off in first round of the Humana Challenge. A high spot on the leaderboard was a bonus.

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 11:14 AM

Roundtree saves No. 12 Lady Tar Heels against N.C. State

No. 12 North Carolina 67, N.C. State 63

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 11:11 AM

Fan at Miami-N.C. State game shoves Wolfpack player

University of Miami officials apologized to North Carolina State after a fan shoved a Wolfpack player Thursday night in the final seconds of the Hurricanes' victory.

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Lady Cav standout signs to play at Sandhills

Southern Lee senior Briana Holcomb will continue her volleyball career at the college level as she signed to attend and play at Sandhills Community College last Friday.

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

4-time NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon makes 2015 season his last

Jeff Gordon, the charismatic four-time NASCAR champion who became the face of the stock car racing as the sport exploded in popularity a generation ago, will retire as a full-time driver after the 2015 season.

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 04:11 PM

Area scores: Eagles avenge loss to Lee County

Boys basketball
Western Harnett 62, Lee County 55

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 12:09 PM

UNC-Wilmington survives OT scare, defeats Charleston 58-56

UNC-Wilmington 58, College of Charleston 56, OT

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 12:02 PM

Hornets beat Heat 78-76 for 8th win in 9 games

The Charlotte Hornets were held without a field goal for the last seven minutes. And they still earned another victory.

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Gold, Wagner each seek another U.S. figure skating title

Gracie Gold practiced making eye contact with the audience. She "did so many spins it drove me nuts."

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 11:56 AM

No. 15 UNC beats Wake Forest 87-71 for 4th straight win

North Carolina kept forcing the ball inside and scoring easy baskets to build momentum and the lead. The 15th-ranked Tar Heels need to stay with that formula to keep winning on the road in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Jan. 21, 2015 @ 02:24 PM

Area scores: O'Neal boys, Lady Crusaders take EPIC wins

Boys basketball
O'Neal 70, Grace Christian 28

Jan. 21, 2015 @ 11:40 AM

Gbinije has 17 to lead Syracuse over Boston College 69-61

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse entered Tuesday night's home game against Boston College with payback on its mind.

Jan. 21, 2015 @ 11:35 AM

NHL recaps: Flyers beat Penguins in OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux scored 3:57 into overtime, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in a fight-filled game Tuesday night.

Jan. 21, 2015 @ 11:28 AM

Sharp-shooting Davidson upends No. 22 Dayton 77-60

Dayton coach Archie Miller said he was concerned about Davidson's 3-point shooting coming into Tuesday night's game.