Sports

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 12:19 PM

Hurricanes dominate Penguins 4-1

The Pittsburgh Penguins are heading to the playoffs for an eighth straight year.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

Behind Ogwumike, Stanford returns to Final Four

Well after the final buzzer, Chiney Ogwumike darted across the court one last time to find big sister Nneka in the stands for a long celebratory embrace.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Four Chatham martial artists earn junior black belts

Four martial artists, including two brothers, earned their junior black belts when South Eastern Karate Association held its quarterly promotion exam in March.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Woods has back surgery, will miss the Masters

Tiger Woods chose surgery to heal his ailing back over a quest for another green jacket, announcing Tuesday that he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Marquette hires Duke's 'Wojo' as next hoop coach

Marquette found its replacement for Buzz Williams in Mike Krzyzewski's coaching tree.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Stoneybrook races mean spring in the Sandhills

With the thunder of hooves from the country’s fastest race horses mere feet from an estimated 10,000 spectators, the 63rd running of the annual Stoneybrook Steeplechase will be held Saturday at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 10:02 PM

Cavaliers win 7-0, Lady Jackets win 11-1

Southern Lee took round one of the county baseball rivalry, and the first-ever Cape Fear Valley Conference meeting between the Cavaliers and Lee County, with Christian Wenger's one-hitter leading a 7-0 victory Tuesday night at Lee County.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 06:15 PM

Marquette hires Duke's 'Wojo' as next hoop coach

Marquette found its replacement for Buzz Williams in Mike Krzyzewski's coaching tree.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Yellow Jackets card fourth CFVC golf win of season

Boys golf
Lee County 314, Union Pines 323, Southern Lee 324, Terry Sanford 336, Gray's Creek 379, Westover and Douglas Byrd no score


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

Braun welcomed back by Brewer crowd

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers star Ryan Braun drew a standing ovation in his return from a drug suspension, then was ruled out in the first call overturned under baseball's expanded replay system as Milwaukee beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Monday in a season opener.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Phillies have their best offensive opening day in 114 years

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jimmy Rollins hit a grand slam and pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. had a two-run double that put the Philadelphia ahead to stay in a wild opening 14-10 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 09:58 AM

Hemsky's SO goal lifts Senators over Hurricanes

A week ago it was unthinkable that the Ottawa Senators could get back into contention in the crowded Eastern Conference playoff race.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

On Campus

In a game that had an unusual twist of spanning two separate days, Dillon Frye (2-2) (LCHS) combined with teammate Mitchell Buerosse to record a perfect game in Nova Southeastern’s 15-0 blanking of Palm Beach University this weekend.


Mar. 31, 2014 @ 09:48 PM

Bobcats battle back to top Wizards 100-94

Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson each had a double-double and the Charlotte Bobcats rallied from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Washington 100-94 Monday night, preventing the Wizards from clinching their first playoff berth since 2008.


Mar. 31, 2014 @ 09:26 PM

Stanford, North Carolina each look to Final Four

Chiney Ogwumike wrote on Stanford's locker room white board, "3rd round last year."


Mar. 31, 2014 @ 09:23 PM

AP source: Marquette interviewing Duke's 'Wojo'

Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski interviewed for the Marquette job Monday, said a person familiar with the situation.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 09:18 PM

DeShields leads North Carolina past South Carolina

Diamond DeShields escaped two close calls with injury to score 19 points, leading North Carolina one win closer to a sweet reunion with healing coach Sylvia Hatchell by beating top-seeded South Carolina 65-58 in the Stanford Regional semifinals on Sunday night.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 09:17 PM

Crafton wins in truck at Martinsville for 1st time

Matt Crafton grabbed the lead for the first time with 47 laps to go and held on to win the rain-delayed Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday night for his fourth career victory.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 09:14 PM

Fearsome Final Foursome headed to North Texas

The road to redemption goes through North Texas for a fearsome Final Four of power programs with something to prove.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 09:12 PM

Kurt Busch bests Johnson to win at Martinsville

Kurt Busch's Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, in some ways, was like his career wrapped into one afternoon.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Hamlin eager to get back on track at Martinsville

Being told he couldn't race last weekend because of an eye and vision problem will not make Denny Hamlin less likely to seek the help of medical staffs available at NASCAR tracks every weekend, he said Friday.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

Trucks rained out at Martinsville; twinbill Sunday

The NASCAR Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway was rained out Saturday and will be made up as part of a rare doubleheader at the track Sunday.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

Bulldogs, Vikings, Yellow Jackets lead conference cup standings

Wells Fargo and the NCHSAA announced the Wells Fargo Conference Cup standings through the 2013-14 winter sports seasons last week.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 04:55 AM

Area sports calendar

Monday, March 31
Baseball
Southeast Raleigh at Harnett Central - 4 p.m.
Union Pines at North Moore - 7 p.m.
Lee County at Westover - 7 p.m.
Purnell Swett at Pinecrest - 7 p.m.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 04:54 AM

Sandhills Golf Talk teeing up 10th year

Sandhills Golf Talk will hit the local airways the Thursday of The Masters, April 10, for the 10th consecutive year as the Sandhills area top golf talk radio show. The show will air each Thursday from 7-9 p.m. on WFJA 105.5 FM.