Sports

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

ASK THE GOAT: Pacing the Western States Endurance Run, part 2

While the Western States runners attended mandatory meetings the final day before the race began, I hiked the Shirley Trail with the other two crew members of our team.


Jul. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Pinehurst hosting Els for Autism Golf Challenge

Four-time major champion Ernie Els and Pinehurst Resort and Country Club invite golfers from all around Central Carolina to take the Els for Autism Golf Challenge at Pinehurst No. 8 on Aug. 3.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

Two LCTC athletes going to National Jr. Olympics

Lee County Track Club high jumper Armond Shaw joined teammate Nicholas Grubb by qualifying from the USA Track and Field Region 3 Junior Olympics to a berth in the USATF National Junior Olympics last weekend at Durham County Memorial Stadium.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 02:53 PM

AP Source: Hornets land Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson has found a new home.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 02:52 PM

Gallopin wins Tour de France Stage 11

French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday's 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

UCLA’s Lee hoping to join Pinehurst’s storied history

Just 19 years old and on her first trip to Pinehurst, Alison Lee couldn’t help herself.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 12:04 PM

English look to golfers to lift sporting gloom

Justin Rose and 18 other Englishmen have a two-fold mission at the British Open: end their country's 22-year wait for a champion and lift the gloom hanging over England's woeful sporting summer.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game

On a sparkling summer night in the Upper Midwest, baseball generations joined up and prepared to pass.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Western Harnett wins Tarheel district title

The Western Harnett Youth Recreation 10U midget league baseball team won the Tarheel League District III/IV Tournament championship last week.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Sturdivant, Palme win Quail Ridge Member Guest

Quail Ridge Golf Course held its annual Member Guest Tournament last Saturday and Sunday.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

UNC's Cunningham: school working to 'move forward'

Things just have not gotten easier for North Carolina and athletic director Bubba Cunningham.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

North Carolina shines at Special Olympics USA Games

The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games concluded June 21 in Mercer County, N.J., ending a week of national competition among more than 3,500 athletes from across the country.


Jul. 15, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

Three Cavs turn work into college opportunities

Southern Lee head baseball coach David Miller has led Cavalier baseball for four years. Miller counts the three seniors - Christian Wenger, Ethan Helsman and Cullen Boyette


Jul. 15, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

Kaymer takes lead from Germany's World Cup success

Sounding proud and patriotic, Martin Kaymer reeled off the list of qualities it took for Germany to win the World Cup in Brazil.


Jul. 14, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Mickelson confident — at least about links golf

Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.


Jul. 14, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Hernandez vs Wainwright in All-Star game

Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.


Jul. 14, 2014 @ 09:16 AM

Keselowski dominates in New Hampshire victory

Brad Keselowski hopped out of his car and grabbed an oversized broom to give a playful sweep of all the confetti already collected around his Ford.


Jul. 14, 2014 @ 09:14 AM

Germany basks in 4th World Cup after 24-year wait

It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title.


Jul. 13, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Race Team Alliance open for NASCAR owners to join

The Race Team Alliance is not only open for business, the ownership clique is ready for new members.


Jul. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Jazz match Charlotte offer for Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward is staying in Utah after all.


Jul. 13, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Camel hoops slated to play in Buckeye Classic

Campbell men's basketball head coach Kevin McGeehan announced last week Campbell will participate in the Buckeye Classic exempt event early on in the 2014-15 basketball season.


Jul. 13, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

N.C. Wildlife Commission sets migratory game bird seasons

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has approved the season dates for dove and other webless migratory game birds, as well as September seasons for Canada geese and teal.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 04:09 PM

Grubb hurdles over new challenge

Lee County High student Nicholas Grubb is new to track and field. He's gone all-out into the new sport, and into an event - an event which can't be found in a high school meet - which his Lee County Track Club coach calls "grueling."


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 03:52 PM

World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?

The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 11:49 AM

Johnson, McGirt on top at John Deere

For the past five years, Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker have had a near-monopoly on the John Deere Classic.