Sports

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 10:39 AM

Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 10:37 AM

No. 16 Duke women earn wild 81-80 win over No. 15 UNC

No. 16 Duke dug out of a huge hole, and 15th-ranked North Carolina almost did, too. No lead was safe in this fierce rivalry — until a freshman hit some unlikely free throws.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 01:56 PM

Area scores: Union Pines hosts Northwood in 2nd round tonight

Girls basketball
Union Pines 59, Southern Durham 53 - OT


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 11:09 AM

Miller-McIntyre leads Wake Forest over Pittsburgh 69-66

After suffering one of its worst losses in school history four days ago, Wake Forest needed a win to regain some self-respect.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Lady Camels fall 64-57 against Liberty on Senior Day

Trailing 43-27 with 15:24 to play, Campbell rallied with an 18-3 run over the next eight and a half minutes to cut Liberty's lead to a point before falling 64-57 on Saturday afternoon's Senior Day inside Gore Arena.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 10:51 AM

Lancers withstands Campbell rally 70-65

Quincy Taylor scored 25 points and Longwood held off a furious Campbell rally to claim a 70-65 Big South win Saturday at Willett Hall.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 10:43 AM

Poulter, Casey share lead at rain-delayed Honda Classic

Ian Poulter didn't realize he had a three-shot lead in the Honda Classic, only that he was playing well enough to feel like he was in control of his game and the tournament.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 10:31 AM

McClement scores 2 in Hurricanes' 5-3 win over Islanders

With both teams completing the second half of back-to-back sets, the visiting Carolina Hurricanes got the best of the New York Islanders.


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Silver Stars win season and tournament titles

The Silver Stars won the girls 9-12 year-old season and tournament championships in the Lee County Parks and Recreation's girls basketball league last week.


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Daytona winner Logano takes Atlanta pole; 13 cars shut out

Joey Logano is on quite a roll, following up his victory in the Daytona 500 by taking the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 11:52 PM

High school basketball scoreboard

NCHSAA state basketball tournament games


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 09:58 PM

Brice Johnson leads No. 15 North Carolina past Miami 73-64

The last of Brice Johnson's five dunks was the most emphatic, and when he landed with his arms outstretched he froze the pose, as if seeking style points.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 09:56 PM

Chief Justise: Winslow leads No. 4 Duke past Syracuse 73-54

Freshman Justise Winslow scored a season-high 23 points and No. 4 Duke routed Syracuse 73-54 on Saturday night for its ninth straight win.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

Hanlan helps BC snap 9-game skid; 79-63 over N.C. State

Olivier Hanlan scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Boston College snap a nine-game losing streak on Saturday with a 79-63 victory over North Carolina State, dealing the Wolfpack's NCAA tournament chances a tough blow.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 01:19 PM

Area scores: North Moore advances in overtime

Boys basketball

North Moore 57, Pine Lake Prep 52 - OT


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 11:53 AM

Khudobin helps Hurricanes blank Capitals 3-0

The Carolina Hurricanes honored one goalie for his career milestone, then helped the other one post his best game of the year.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 11:51 AM

Celtics rally from big deficit to beat Hornets 106-98

The ever-changing Boston Celtics have found a second unit that comes with a lot of offensive firepower.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 11:50 AM

Stolen No. 44 NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta

Police have found the NASCAR race car stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 11:47 AM

McIlroy lasts only 2 days in American return

As far as star power goes, the PGA Tour is like a fireworks show in the rain.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Area sports calendar

Saturday, Feb. 28
Boys basketball
NCHSAA State Tournament first round at higher seeds
3A East - No. 19 Southern Lee (13-9) at No. 14 Northern Nash (9-12) - 5:30 p.m.


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 09:50 PM

No. 3 Terry Sanford survives Lady Yellow Jacket rally

The improvement of Lee County's girls basketball team continued all the way into the last quarter of the Lady Yellow Jacket season Friday night at Terry Sanford.


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 02:41 PM

O'Neal sweeps swimming state titles

O'Neal's boys and girls swim teams won the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association Division 1A/2A swimming state championships on Feb. 16 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

Updated high school basketball schedule

Friday, Feb. 27

Girls basketball
NCHSAA State Tournament first round at higher seeds
3A East - No. 30 Lee County (11-11) at No. 3 Terry Sanford (20-2) - 6 p.m.


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 11:38 AM

Seniors lead Campbell over Winthrop in final home game

Seniors Reco McCarter, with 17 points, and Andrew Ryan, with 14, combined for 31 points in their final home game to lead Campbell to a 65-50 Big South win over Winthrop Thursday night at Gore Arena.


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 11:28 AM

High Point overcomes Rowsey's 39 to beat UNC Asheville 75-71

High Point 75, UNC Asheville 71