Blake Wheeler wasn't going to let the Winnipeg Jets lose two straight. So he scored twice and got an assist in their 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.
When Miami Dolphins rookie receiver Jarvis Landry dived into the end zone for a fourth-quarter touchdown, he was just getting started. A replay review upheld the score, and Landry then sprinted up and down the sideline in a celebration of redemption.
Coach Tommy Tuberville got a round of applause from Cincinnati fans as he emerged from the raucous locker room.
Cam Newton is eager to break out of a four-game slump and the Atlanta Falcons could be exactly the opponent the fourth-year quarterback needs.
3A East playoff game
No. 10 Southern Lee (7-4) at No. 7 West Carteret (9-2) - 7:30 p.m.
3AA East playoff game
No. 11 Lee County (9-2) at No. 6 Orange (10-1) - 7:30 p.m.
3AA East playoff game
No. 14 Union Pines (6-5) at No. 3 Corinth Holders (8-3) - 7:30 p.m.
How many times have you witnessed a tournament, whether it be basketball or baseball, and the best team didn't win the championship?
High school basketball season will tip off in Lee County tonight as Grace Christian holds its traditional season-opening Sanford Shootout tournament with quadruple-headers tonight and tomorrow.
Roxboro Community 75, Chatham Charter 44
Campbell will tip its men's basketball season, under second-year head coach Kevin McGeehan, hosting Barber Scotia at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Tuesday before Javelina, I picked up the camper from my buddy Gordon and began packing it with gear.
Roy Williams has a lot more flexibility heading into the season opener for No. 6 North Carolina.
East Surry 4, North Moore 1
After the Trail Blazers clawed back from a 23-point deficit and withstood a video review of the final shot, guard Wesley Matthews enjoyed a laugh in the locker room.
Southern Lee co-captains Sully Reece and Ricardo Aguilar were among six Cavaliers named to the Cape Fear Valley Conference All-Conference Team for the 2014 soccer season as the conference honors were released following the Cavaliers' state tournament run coming to a close last week.
Central Carolina C.C. improved to 3-0 on the young basketball season, with by far the Cougars' best opposition and closest game so far, with an 84-81 win over local rival Wake Tech C.C. Monday night.
Cam Newton had nowhere to run and no time to throw until it was too late.
After becoming the fourth-youngest player in Carolina Hurricanes franchise history to score 100 career goals, Jeff Skinner is looking forward to his next milestone.
Guilford College sophomore Reese Setzer (Lee County) has been named to the Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-District V team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced this past week.
North Moore 4, Union Academy 3 - PKs
NCHSAA State Tournament semifinals at higher seeds
1A West - No. 6 East Surry at No. 1 North Moore (17-1-1) - 7 p.m.
Kevin Harvick finally has a shot to win his first Sprint Cup championship, while Jeff Gordon was once again denied in his drive for No. 5.
Colin Kaepernick completed a 51-yard pass on fourth down to sustain a tying drive, Ahmad Brooks sacked and stripped Drew Brees in overtime, and Phil Dawson kicked a 35-yard field goal
Washington's Nicklas Backstrom and Carolina's Anton Khudobin had a similar opinion of Backstrom's winning goal.