Sports

Aug. 11, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

Wake AD encouraged by his 2 new coaching hires

Ron Wellman can breathe a bit easier. The coming academic year probably won't be as stressful for the Wake Forest athletic director than this past year was.


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

Panthers out to break single-season sack record

The Carolina Panthers are setting the bar a little higher this season after leading the NFL in sacks in 2013.


Aug. 10, 2014 @ 09:00 PM

After 3 boring majors, McIlroy wins riveting PGA

Rory McIlroy won his second straight major championship and fourth of his young career, rallying on the back nine in the PGA Championship.


Aug. 10, 2014 @ 06:48 PM

Underwood ready to make big plays for Wolfpack

Bryan Underwood spent the summer getting stronger, improving his conditioning and even flirting with his goal of squatting 500 pounds in the weight room. He is hoping it will help him make some game-turning plays for North Carolina State, too.


Aug. 10, 2014 @ 06:41 PM

Panthers QB Newton, RBs Williams, Stewart to play

Help is on the way for the Carolina Panthers' offense.


Aug. 10, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Allmendinger wins again at Watkins Glen

AJ Allmendinger beat Marcos Ambrose on a two-lap dash to the finish to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on a somber Sunday.The victory made his one-car team for JTG Daugherty Racing eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup title.


Aug. 10, 2014 @ 03:06 PM

Tony Stewart pulls out of race after fatal crash

Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.


Aug. 10, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Jags hope summer success leads into season

Overhills, preparing for its second football campaign under head coach Rodney Barr, held its annual "Black and Blue" inter-squad scrimmage Thursday night.


Aug. 10, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Former Jacket, former Camel pushes current Camels

Mike Stryffeler's ability and work ethic, on and off the playing field, took him from being a standout athlete at Lee County High School to Campbell University.


Aug. 10, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Scrimmage week lined up for gridiron squads

Lee County's two high school football teams and squads throughout North Carolina are a little more than a week into preseason practices


Aug. 10, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

College football and basketball players could be in line for paydays worth thousands of dollars once they leave school after a landmark ruling Friday that may change the way the NCAA does business.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 11:31 AM

Rory McIlroy in a familiar spot in final major

Rory McIlroy tracked the flight of his drive as long as he could against the rain clouds over Valhalla on Friday, not quite sure where it landed. He turned to his caddie for confirmation and asked, "Was it good?"


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

Colon wins No. 200, Mets beat Phils 5-4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bartolo Colon pitched eight innings for his 200th career victory, Travis d'Arnaud homered, and the New York Mets held on for a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 11:23 AM

Benjamin shines in Carolina's 20-18 loss to Bills

The Panthers are hoping rookie Kelvin Benjamin helps fans forget about the departure of veteran receiver Steve Smith.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Duke's Jones: 'Never a rivalry' with senior Cook

Tyus Jones doesn't view the point guard position at Duke as a competition.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

NCWRC recommends tree stand safety before and during hunting

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's Home From The Hunt safety campaign is reminding hunters to be cautious with tree stands prior to and during deer hunting season.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 11:59 AM

Dodgers win first Freeway Series since '06

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu yielded two hits over seven dominant innings, Hanley Ramirez had a two-run single and the Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up the Freeway Series with their third straight win, 7-0 over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

Westwood, McIlroy ride momentum at PGA

Rory McIlroy showed no sign of letting up. Lee Westwood might just be getting started.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Panthers unsure if QB Newton will play vs Bills

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is eager to test out his surgically repaired left ankle Friday night against the Buffalo Bills.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: Singing season

So you think you've heard it all? I am going to divulge another secret about myself.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Overlooked no more: Cincinnati favored in American

Being overlooked won't be a problem for Cincinnati this season.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 06:53 PM

Crusaders set for first year in 2A EPIC play

Even for state champs, one sports season to another always means some degree of change.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Landon Donovan says he'll retire after season

Landon Donovan says he is retiring from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

Mariners keep Brave west coast skid going

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners handed Atlanta its eighth straight loss, with Dustin Ackley and Logan Morrison hitting home runs in the third inning to beat the Braves 7-3 Wednesday.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Camels welcome Army commander, former Army player

Campbell practiced in full pads for the first time Tuesday, and heard from special guest speaker Colonel Gregory Gadson.