Jun. 27, 2015 @ 04:55 AM

76ers take Duke's Okafor with 3rd pick in NBA draft

The Philadelphia 76ers were thinking big yet again on draft night, selecting Duke center Jahlil Okafor with the third pick on Thursday night.


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 04:53 AM

Hornets take Wisconsin's Kaminsky with 9th pick

Frank Kaminsky grew up in the Chicago area, the walls of his bedroom decorated with posters of Michael Jordan.


Jun. 26, 2015 @ 01:21 PM

MLB: Mets need shutout to end losing skid

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jacob deGrom gave up four hits in eight innings, and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Thursday to stop a seven-game losing streak, their longest since April 2011.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 01:20 PM

65-year-old Tom Watson leads U.S. Senior Open

Tom Watson has accomplished more in golf than most players ever will. The 65-year-old nearly pulled off a feat Thursday even he had never done: shoot his age in a major championship.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 01:11 PM

Golf: Bubba Watson, Tom Watson gain early leads

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson hit to inches on the final hole for the last his nine birdies in an 8-under 62 on Thursday in the first round of the Travelers Championship.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 01:09 PM

Guerrero scores 3 and Peru beats Bolivia 3-1 to reach semis

Paolo Guerrero's hat trick led Peru to a 3-1 win against Bolivia on Thursday, securing a place in the semifinals of the Copa America.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Lee County Panthers go to Jimmy Raye camp

It was a blazing hot summer afternoon, but football season's less than two months away all over North Carolina and the Lee County Panthers were getting ready for the season thanks to the Jimmy Raye Youth Foundation Football Camp

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Lady Jackets play in N.C. State Games

Three Lee County High School softball players, who are all returning Lady Yellow Jackets, helped the Region 4 team to a 3-1 record and a bronze medal at the Powerade State Games of North Carolina Tuesday and Wednesday.

Jun. 25, 2015 @ 04:17 PM

Sanford GC ready for 39th Brick Capital Classic

The Brick Capital Classic will be played for the 39th year Saturday and Sunday at Sanford Golf Course.

Jun. 25, 2015 @ 11:14 AM

Virginia's 4-2 win over Vandy gives ACC 1st title since 1955

It took 60 years, but the Atlantic Coast Conference finally won a baseball national title again.

Jun. 25, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

MLB: Heyward keeps powering Cardinals

MIAMI (AP) — Jason Heyward homered for the third consecutive game, Kolten Wong added a two-run shot and the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.


Jun. 25, 2015 @ 11:11 AM

Host Chile beats Uruguay to reach Copa America semifinals

Chile's hopes of winning its home Copa America sharply improved with a 1-0 win over defending champion Uruguay on Wednesday.

Jun. 25, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Carthage welcoming Dixie Softball World Series

A renovated and upgraded Hillcrest Park will be the hub for two Dixie Softball World Series in August.

Jun. 25, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Always on track

Sanford's Blaise Brinkley raced, literally and figuratively, all across the state last week.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 03:06 PM

Helping youth in the ring

In most ways the old, sweltering, dark gymnasium at Shawtown High School, now Central Carolina Community College's Shawtown campus, is awful for any sporting event.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 09:33 AM

MLB: Cardinal pitcher gets by plunking and Stanton HR

MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Carlos Martinez shook off a slow start and a fastball that hit him in the right shoulder to pitch seven innings, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Tuesday.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Deep River Northview 12U wins area title

The Deep River Northview 12U All-Stars won the North Carolina Eastern Division Cal Ripken League Area 1 Tournament championship on Sunday.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Aftershock scores silver medal on World Futbol Tour

The Aftershock, a youth 13 (year-old) 3 v 3 soccer team from Sanford, brought home a silver medal in its first tournament of the summer Saturday at the World Futbol Tour Soccerfest at Forsyth Country Day School.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

Brinker makes U.S. Junior Amateur field

Walter Brinker and Jonathan McCurry teamed up two weekends ago to win the Sanford Men's Golf Association's annual Member-Guest Tournament at Sanford Golf Course.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 10:17 AM

Morgan, Lloyd score in 2-0 US victory over Colombia

Now that Alex Morgan has a goal, she doesn't want to look back on the opportunities she's missed.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 10:16 AM

MLB: Bryant leads Cubs past Kershaw

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant connected twice for his first career multihomer game, and the Chicago Cubs beat Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Monday night.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Soccer campers take on new skills and heat

Sanford Elite Soccer Academy and Lee Christian School teamed up to host the academy's Third Annual Summer Soccer Camp

Jun. 22, 2015 @ 11:56 AM

West Raleigh wins all-star title

After a long five days of all-star baseball action out at Deep River Northview Optimist Park, West Raleigh treated the final game in the same way the squad had reached the championship.

Jun. 22, 2015 @ 10:24 AM

Spieth wins a stunner at Chambers Bay for U.S. Open title

Jordan Spieth is halfway home to the Grand Slam, a prize only three of the biggest names in modern golf have ever chased.

And he still can't believe how he got there.