Sports

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.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Mavericks' Felton pleads guilty in NYC gun case

Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

Cam Newton seeks chemistry with new WRs

Cam Newton will have plenty to do when the NFC South champion Panthers report to training camp.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 12:36 PM

Blue Jays bounce back vs. Boston

TORONTO (AP) — J.A. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Tuesday night.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Sanford Squids compete at the Commonwealth Games of Virginia

Several members of the Sanford Squids swim team recently traveled to Waynesboro, Va. to compete in the Subway Commonwealth Games of Virginia as part of the team's long course season.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 04:08 PM

McEachin finishes Jacket career as an all-star

Lee County's Dewaun McEachin was one of 20 of the top senior basketball players in the state to get one more game to their high school career


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

Red Sox, Ortiz blast Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game Monday night, routing the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

FSU, Miami picked to win ACC divisions

Defending national champion Florida State and Miami are the favorites to win their Atlantic Coast Conference divisions.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

Hornets F Williams returning to Tar Heel state

Marvin Williams feels like he's coming home.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 07:44 AM

ACC riding wave of buzz from FSU's title, Winston

It's been a while since the Atlantic Coast Conference entered a season with this much buzz.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 07:42 AM

McIlroy has silver cup, now he wants green jacket

Rory McIlroy clutched the treasured piece of silverware, his reward for winning golf's oldest major championship.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Three young martial artists awarded black belts

Sammy Blanton of Bear Creek, Justin Brower of Pittsboro and Carson Whitehead of Ramseur earned black belts



Jul. 20, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Northwood softball clinic on deck

The Northwood Lady Chargers will conduct their second annual softball clinic on Aug. 2 at the Northwood softball complex in Pittsboro. The clinic is open to ages 7-14


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Lee goes 19 to win North and South title

She is the reigning Pac-12 Conference Champion. She’s played in three U.S. Women’s Opens and made the cut there when she was just 14.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 02:19 PM

McIlroy builds 6-shot lead at British Open

Rory McIlroy knows how quickly a big lead can slip away, so he wasn't satisfied by simply restoring it Saturday in the British Open.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

Yankees start second half edging Reds 4-3

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run homer, and David Phelps pitched the Yankees to a fast start in the second half, leading New York to a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.