CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James struggled to score 15 points, Kyrie Irving limped off the court and Cleveland still beat Chicago 94-73 on Thursday night to clinch their Eastern Conference semifinal series in six games.
In one sense, it's been a long road for Southern Lee senior Daniel Ramirez to earn both an academic scholarship and a soccer scholarship to St. Andrews University.
Northwood 1, Southern Lee 0
Alston Scott's pitching and hitting at just the right time, including one such double by Scott, led Lee County through to the second round of the NCHSAA 3A State Tournament with a 3-0 win over visiting Rocky Mount Wednesday night at Lee County.
Kevin Kisner sees no reason he won't be in contention to win his first PGA Tour title this week at the Wells Fargo Championship.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber struck out 18 and allowed his only hit in the seventh inning, getting his first win this season in style, and the Cleveland Indians beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Al Horford's offensive rebound with 1.9 seconds left after Dennis Schroder's drive to the basket was blocked by John Wall, gave top-seeded Atlanta an 82-81 victory over Washington on Wednesday night and a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Make the resilient Rangers play a Game 7 and they don't even flinch.
Bill Guthridge, the longtime assistant to Dean Smith who succeeded him as North Carolina’s head coach, has died. He was 77.
Caldwell Academy 3, Grace Christian 2
Five years after making history as the first golf course to host the two U.S. Open championships on back-to-back weeks, Pinehurst Resort and Country Club will be the host to the country's oldest golf championship.
Pinecrest's boys golf team won the NCHSAA 4A State Championship and Pinecrest's Eric Bae won the individual state championship Tuesday at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club's No. 4 course.
Lee County's golf team made the most of its first appearance in an NCHSAA state golf championship in 15 years.
Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos urged his teammates to not play "scared."
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 38 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on for a 106-101 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their testy Eastern Conference semifinal.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Lance Lynn pitched six scoreless innings and Matt Holliday had four RBIs, including a three-run homer, to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the Cleveland Indians 8-3 on Tuesday night.
The Sanford Area Soccer League's Sabres have played versus the state's other top Classic division travel soccer clubs and keep earning their right to stay there.
The Sanford Area Soccer League (SASL) U-10 Select Red team just finished a successful year in the Triangle Area Development League and in area tournaments against strong competition.
After leading Campbell to a win over Pac-12 member California, Heath Bowers (Harnett Central HS) has been named the Big South Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week.
With a second straight 5-4 victory, Union Pines (17-1) advanced to the final four of the NCHSAA 3A Dual Team State Tournament winning a quarterfinal match at Fike Monday afternoon.
Lee County's Dalton Mauldin was one shot behind the leader and in a six-way tie for second place midway through the NCHSAA 3A State Championships Monday at Longleaf Golf and Country Club.
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NCHSAA 1A Midwest Regional Championships
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 21 of his 33 points by halftime, and Golden State snapped its two-game skid Monday night by routing Memphis 101-84 to tie the Western Conference semifinal at 2-2.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado and Chris Davis hit first-inning homers, Ubaldo Jimenez had a season-high nine strikeouts over seven sharp innings, and the Orioles celebrated their return to Baltimore with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.