Jul. 10, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

AP Source: Hornets to sign Hayward to offer sheet

The Charlotte Hornets are going all out to sign restricted free agent Gordon Hayward.

Jul. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

ASK THE GOAT: Pacing the Western States Endurance Run, part one

Back in February, I was one hour away from beginning my second attempt at completing the Rocky Raccoon 100M trail race in Huntsville, Texas.

Jul. 10, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Trio of aces at Carolina Trace

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

Two medals, many more memories

Lindsey McLeod earned her way to the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games by being a champion bowler at the state level.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Local golfers in hunt at North and South

Pinehurst's Josh Martin was one of two golfers to shoot 70 Wednesday in the second round of the 36th Junior Boys North and South Championship at Pinehurst No. 8.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 12:48 PM

MLB-leading A's win sixth straight

Sonny Gray struck out eight to win his third straight decision, and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 12:44 PM

Boom wins 5th Tour stage as Froome crashes out

Dutch rider Lars Boom won a chaotic, crash-marred fifth stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday marked by the withdrawal of defending champion Chris Froome after his second fall in two days.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.
Nobody ever expected this.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Jr. North and South leaders hail from near and far

Golfers from South Africa, California and Charlotte lead or share the lead through the first of three rounds in the two Junior North and South Championship tournaments after play at Pinehurst No. 6 and Pinehurst No. 8 Tuesday.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Lee Co. Club athlete advances in Jr. Olympic meet

Lee County Track Club athlete Chelan Stanford will compete in her second straight USA Track and Field Region 3 Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships Thursday-Saturday at Durham County Stadium.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Falcon athletes earn all-conference accolades

O'Neal student-athletes Rebecca Wooddell, Dylan Andrews and Joseph Taylor, all of Lee County, earned all-conference recognition from the Cape Fear Independent Conference for their spring sports seasons.

Jul. 08, 2014 @ 02:46 PM

Kittel wins 4th Tour stage as Froome takes a spill

Marcel Kittel sprinted to his third stage victory at the Tour de France on Tuesday, while defending champion Chris Froome had a scare in a crash that scuffed up his left side and wrist before a tough day ahead on cobblestones.

Jul. 08, 2014 @ 02:39 PM

Spinners top Southern Lee, 4-1

The Sanford Spinners won their third straight game and improved to 8-1 in their Central Carolina Scholastic Summer League season with a 4-1 win over Southern Lee Monday night at Lee County High School.

Jul. 08, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

Baltimore wins with 6 in the 11th

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Davis snapped a lengthy slump with a tiebreaking homer in the 11th inning, part of a six-run uprising that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Washington Nationals 8-2 on Monday night.

Jul. 07, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

Sir Marcel? Kittel wins last UK stage of Tour

At this point, the top Tour de France sprint star might be called Sir Marcel.

Jul. 07, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

James, Cavs owner could mend differences, reunite

There was no eye contact, nothing to indicate any reconciliation. The breakup of LeBron James and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was beyond bitter.

Jul. 07, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

Hairston to appear in court on assault charges

Charlotte Hornets rookie guard P.J. Hairston is scheduled to appear in Durham County Court next month on misdemeanor charges of assault and battery following an altercation at a pickup basketball game on Sunday.

Jul. 07, 2014 @ 04:20 PM

NASCAR made right call to pull plug at Daytona

When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 out of its misery.

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 05:08 PM

What a final! Djokovic tops Federer at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic's large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer's regal presence and resurgent play.

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

Almirola wins rain-cut NASCAR race at Daytona

It had been more than 15 years since the iconic No. 43 drove to Victory Lane.

Jul. 05, 2014 @ 11:54 PM

Messi guides Argentina into semis, Dutch scrape in

The Argentines didn't need a late winner from Lionel Messi this time, settling in to protect a 1-0 margin against Belgium that earned them a first trip to the World Cup semifinals in 24 years.

Jul. 05, 2014 @ 11:51 PM

Rain postpones Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

The day race at Daytona International Speedway ended up at night. And now the night race will go off during the day.

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 11:07 PM

Kasey Kahne nips Smith at Daytona finish line

Kasey Kahne nipped Regan Smith at the Daytona International Speedway finish line Friday night for his first Nationwide Series victory since 2007.

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Brazil, Germany set up semifinal at World Cup

What it lacks in beauty, Brazil's World Cup team is making up for with backbone.

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 07:15 PM

Gilliland lands pole for Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

David Gilliland has won the pole for the Sprint Cup race Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway after rain shortened qualifying.