Jan. 17, 2015 @ 05:39 PM

N.C. State holds off Florida State 72-63

Trevor Lacey scored 17 points, including five in the final 1:22, as North Carolina State held off a Florida State second-half rally to escape with a 72-63 victory Saturday.

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

No. 4 Duke tops No. 6 Louisville 63-52

Nice as it was to finally halt the losing streak, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski cautioned against reading too much into Saturday's 63-52 win over No. 6 Louisville.

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 02:48 PM

Cary Christian sweeps Grace in EPIC openers

Cary Christian sophomore guard Grace Smith overcame foul trouble to score a game-high 29 points lifting her team to a 56-47 conference-opening win against Grace Christian.

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 02:25 PM

Winning with defense

Lee County's girls basketball squad took a big step forward in the Cape Fear Valley Conference, with a major defensive effort, with a 37-33 victory over Westover (11-5, 2-3) Friday night on the Lady Yellow Jacket home floor.

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 12:35 PM

Miller's 2nd straight shutout helps Canucks beat Canes 3-0

Ryan Miller didn't really need his Vancouver Canucks teammates to score all those goals in the second period.

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 12:33 PM

Kuchar, Simpson, Thomas tied for lead at Sony Open

Webb Simpson was so determined to switch to a conventional putting style that he broke his belly putter over his knee so he could never use it again. He might be the most surprised of anyone to be tied for the lead Friday in the Sony Open.

Jan. 16, 2015 @ 03:41 PM

Area scores: Cape Fear Christian gains split with Lady Falcons

Girls basketball

Cape Fear Christian 45, Lee Christian 33

Jan. 16, 2015 @ 12:28 PM

Cougars top century mark to beat Methodist JVs

Once all 11 players on a basketball team have been in the action within the first 10 minutes of a game

Jan. 16, 2015 @ 10:41 AM

Green, Radford put away Campbell 72-55

Radford 72, Campbell 55

Jan. 16, 2015 @ 10:36 AM

NBA recaps: James scores 36 as Cavs beat Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night despite Kobe Bryant's 19 points and career-high 17 assists.

Jan. 16, 2015 @ 10:33 AM

Simpson, Casey share Sony Open lead after 62s

HONOLULU (AP) — Webb Simpson made his debut with a conventional putter Thursday at the Sony Open and might have wished he had used one sooner.

Jan. 16, 2015 @ 10:31 AM

No. 16 Duke beats Virginia Tech 65-40

No. 16 Duke 65, Virginia Tech 40

Jan. 16, 2015 @ 10:29 AM

No. 7 Notre Dame women beat No. 12 North Carolina, 89-79

Much of North Carolina's offense relies on Stephanie Mavunga's ability to score in the paint. That's why Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw had her No. 7 Fighting Irish expend a lot of energy slowing the sophomore.

Jan. 16, 2015 @ 11:48 AM

Falcons roll to easy win over Crossroads

Lee Christian and visiting Crossroads Christian split Triangle Middle School Conference basketball games Thursday evening, with Crossroads Christian beating the Lady Falcons 23-17 followed by the Falcons romping to a 45-6 victory in the second game of the doubleheader.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 12:36 PM

Fighting Camels announce 2015 football schedule

Six home games, including a Thursday night season opener highlight Campbell’s 2015 football schedule.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 12:01 PM

East Carolina holds on late to defeat Houston 66-61

East Carolina 66, Houston 61

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 11:54 AM

Ginobili, Spurs snap Hornets' 5-game winning streak

Manu Ginobili said he needed a game like this.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 11:45 AM

Paige helps No. 15 North Carolina beat rival NC State 81-79

For the second straight year, Marcus Paige looked at ease in North Carolina State's hostile arena.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 04:53 AM

Lady Camels slip past Gardner-Webb 75-74

Senior Summer Leverette scored a career-high 19 points, including 14 in the second half, as Campbell (10-6, 5-2 Big South) fought off a late rally by Gardner-Webb (7-10, 3-5) for a 75-74 win

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 04:52 AM

Sports briefs: Lee County and Dixie baseball, softball teaming up

Lee County Parks and Recreation and Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball are forming a new partnership beginning this spring.

Jan. 14, 2015 @ 03:57 PM

Area scores: Vikings win county wrestling rivalry


Union Pines 40, Pinecrest 22

Jan. 14, 2015 @ 12:10 PM

Miami dominates after halftime to stun No. 4 Duke 90-74

Suddenly, fourth-ranked Duke looks a bit lost. The defense isn't there. The 3-point shots aren't falling. And its Hall of Fame coach senses a lack of confidence from his freshman-led team.

Jan. 14, 2015 @ 12:06 PM

Christmas scores 35, Syracuse beats Wake Forest 86-83 in OT

The temperature hovered around zero outside the Carrier Dome. Inside, Syracuse's Rakeem Christmas was molten hot.

Jan. 14, 2015 @ 12:02 PM

No. 1 Kentucky, No. 2 Virginia roll to easy wins


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 11:59 AM

Rask, Lindholm shootout goals lead Hurricanes over Avalanche

Jordan Staal may be just what the Carolina Hurricanes needed to avoid running away with last place in the NHL's Eastern Conference.