Sports

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

East Carolina takes high-scoring act to new league

East Carolina is bringing its high-scoring offense to a new conference, along with the goal of topping what was the program's best season in two decades.


Aug. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Area sports schedule

Monday, Aug. 18

Boys soccer

Fayetteville Christian at O'Neal - 4 p.m.

Jordan-Matthews at Uwharrie Charter - 6 p.m.


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Cavalier defense sets tone in last scrimmage

A week before hosting Western Harnett to kick off the regular season, Southern Lee hosted Hoke County for a scrimmage Friday evening. If being ready for the games to count was all about intensity and speed, the Cavaliers and Bucks are both set to go.


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 11:41 AM

Grace Christian rolls by tournament host, 4-0

Grace Christian made it two wins in two nights starting the soccer season with a 4-0 victory, pulling away from a 1-0 halftime edge, against Greenfield School in the Greenfield Cup Friday night.


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

Slocum, Langley tied for Wyndham Championship lead

Halfway through the Wyndham Championship, there is quite a crowd near the top of the leaderboard.


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 09:50 AM

Nationals hold on for 5-4 win vs. Pittsburgh

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche each drove in two runs, leading the Washington Nationals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win.


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 09:48 AM

Brady plays, Patriots win 42-35

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass after sitting out the first preseason game and the New England Patriots capitalized on four turnovers to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 42-35 on Friday night.


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Pharr wins Sanford Ladies club title

The Sanford Ladies Golf Association had its conclusion of the 2014 Club Championship on Tuesday at Sanford Golf Course. Ida Pharr was the SLGA club champion, holding on to her lead with a round of 76 in the first round.


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Clawson faces tough task at rebuilding Wake Forest

New Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson has a pretty quick sense of humor.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 03:51 PM

Resurgent Duke out to prove 2013 was no fluke

Duke can certainly get used to the view from the top.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 03:47 PM

Crusaders start soccer campaign with 2-1 victory

Jose Leonidez scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 58th minute giving Grace Christian's boys soccer team a 2-1 victory against Kerr-Vance Academy on Thursday in the season-opening Greenfield Cup.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Villegas hopes to hold on to early lead at Wyndham

First-round leads haven't been kind to Camilo Villegas lately — or to just about any other quick-starter at the Wyndham Championship.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 11:52 AM

Scherzer gives Tigers Cy-like win

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out 14 batters in eight shutout innings, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

O'Neal joining new athletic conference

The O’Neal School is changing to the Eastern Plains Independent Conference (EPIC) for the 2014-2015 school year.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: Prayers overshadow NASCAR action

When I drive through Sanford after dark you will find me driving in the middle lanes of Horner Boulevard.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

N.C. State aims to regroup from winless ACC season

Inconsistency, injuries and inexperience made a mess of Dave Doeren's first year at North Carolina State. He'll soon find out how much the Wolfpack learned from the program's worst season in a half-century.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 11:49 AM

Woods pulls out of U.S. Ryder Cup consideration

Tiger Woods removed himself from consideration for the Ryder Cup team Wednesday evening with a clear message that he is not healthy enough to play.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

Giants win review, romp past White Sox

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants scored seven runs in the seventh inning after a video review led umpires to overturn an out call at home because Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers illegally blocked Gregor Blanco


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Cavs, Jags prep at Harnett Jamboree

A pair of head coaches entering their second seasons with their high school football squads were pleased, energized even, following what they saw at the rain-shortened Harnett County Jamboree Tuesday evening at Triton High School.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

ASK THE GOAT: Self-medication

I have rarely been lucky with doctors. As a veteran and military spouse, I get “free” care. How many of you would go in for a discount Lasik surgery? Free cancer treatment? Amputation on the house? Exactly.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Tar Heels aim to win wide-open ACC division race

North Carolina has optimism from a strong finish and motivation from watching a rival's surprise trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Plenty on the line at Wyndham Championship

There's always plenty on the line at the season-ending Wyndham Championship — in addition to the tournament itself.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Area sports schedule

Today

Football

Fuquay-Varina at Western Harnett - TBA (scrimmage)



Aug. 13, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

Haren pitches and hits in Dodger win

ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Haren pitched six solid innings and sparked the go-ahead rally with a single, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to another win over the skidding Atlanta Braves, 4-2 on Tuesday night.