Sports

Jul. 11, 2015 @ 09:39 AM

Murray plays well, still loses to Federer at Wimbledon

It's not all that often that someone can play so well and still lose in straight sets.


Jul. 11, 2015 @ 09:37 AM

Gordon seeks first Kentucky win in final season

Kentucky Speedway gave Jeff Gordon a parting gift that would make a native of the commonwealth jealous — 24 bottles of its trademark bourbon from each of four master distilleries.

 

Jul. 11, 2015 @ 09:36 AM

Keselowski wins Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway

Brad Keselowski quickly realized he blew the restart that allowed Erik Jones to take the lead.


Jul. 11, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

McCurry, Lynn playing well on pro tours

Two weeks after his first G Pro Tour victory of 2015, Sanford’s Jonathan McCurry finished third in a G Pro Tour tournament at Carolina Country Club Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Jul. 10, 2015 @ 03:45 PM

Sanford team prepping for U.S. Junior Am

“What did you do this summer?” The question will be common for high schoolers in a few weeks.

 

Jul. 10, 2015 @ 10:29 AM

Jane Park moves into 3-way tie for first at U.S. Women's Open

Jane Park made a birdie and four pars Friday morning, moving into a tie for the lead after the first round of the rain-delayed U.S. Women's Open.


Jul. 10, 2015 @ 10:27 AM

MLB: No park like home for Miami's Fernandez

MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez pitched seven innings and tied the modern record for most consecutive home victories by a starter to begin a career, helping the Miami Marlins beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 Thursday.


Jul. 10, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

Williams routs Sharapova, faces Muguruza in Wimbledon final

Her game in high gear, history in the offing, Serena Williams is perfectly content to let everyone else talk about what a victory in the Wimbledon final would mean.


Jul. 10, 2015 @ 10:24 AM

Mexico routs Cuba 6-0 in easy Gold Cup opener

Mexico is one of only three teams to have won the Gold Cup. And it started this year's version looking like a favorite, routing Cuba 6-0 in a game that really didn't test the Mexicans.


Jul. 10, 2015 @ 10:22 AM

Okafor off to good summer league start with assist from Noel

Former Duke center Jahlil Okafor had a mentor parked next to him during his first two NBA games at the Utah Jazz Summer League — albeit one not much older than he is.


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

Tarheel golfers handle heat at Sanford

“You made it.” Or, “you survived.”


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 10:31 AM

MLB: All-star deGrom fires Mets over S.F. 4-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All-Star Jacob deGrom allowed two hits over eight innings, Eric Campbell hit a two-run homer and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 Wednesday to win consecutive road series for the first time this season.


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 10:29 AM

Federer, Murray in Wimbledon showdown; Djokovic gets Gasquet

Roger Federer and Andy Murray ran into each other Wednesday morning in the champions' locker room at the All England Club, then walked together over to the practice area to prepare — on adjacent courts — for their respective quarterfinals later in the day.

 

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 10:27 AM

Soccer: Jamaica ties Costa Rica 2-2

Jobi McAnuff scored the only goal of the second half in the 48th minute and Jamaica tied Costa Rica 2-2 on Wednesday night in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

AP Source: Free agent Jeremy Lin agrees with Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a contract with free agent Jeremy Lin, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday night.


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Moore, Sanford teams play in CPGA Pro-Assistant

The team of Bryce Chaffee and Mike Taylor captured the 2015 Carolinas PGA Pro-Assistant Championship Presented by Ping


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Area sports Calendar for July 9

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Jul. 08, 2015 @ 08:48 PM

Paxton, Parsells capture titles

You won’t find Easton Paxton near the top of any junior golf rankings. After all, for six months out of the year, he doesn’t touch a golf club.


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

MLB: Cubs take two against St. Louis

CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell hit a tying single and scored during a three-run rally in the seventh inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 Tuesday to complete a day-night doubleheader sweep.


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 09:03 AM

Dempsey scores twice, U.S. beats Honduras 2-1 to open Gold Cup

Clint Dempsey didn't view a wild sellout crowd as a pro-Texas bunch celebrating two goals by what amounts to a hometown kid.


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 09:01 AM

Williams gets past Azarenka at Wimbledon; Sharapova next

Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row and 10 of the last 13 in yet another comeback, her Wimbledon quarterfinal against Victoria Azarenka never felt like a runaway.


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Von Canon, Honeycutt go low in CPGA event

Sanford Golf Course’s David Von Canon and Brandon Honeycutt teamed up away from their home course for a fine first round in the Carolinas Professional Golfers’ Association (CPGA) Pro-Assistant Championship


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

U.S. teams get wins vs. Cuba, Canada

The U.S. Collegiate National Team won with a no-hitter, then another shutout against Cuba last week, then clinched three wins out of a five-game friendly series with a couple home runs in an 11-1 rout over Cuba at Charlotte’s BB&T Ballpark Saturday night.


Jul. 07, 2015 @ 05:20 PM

Cavalier snaps up college showcase spot

Jack Quiggle’s ability on the football field has taken him all over the country this offseason.


Jul. 07, 2015 @ 05:14 PM

Wyoming, N.J. golfers lead at Pinehurst

Firing a 4-under 68 on Pinehurst No. 5, a day after shooting a 68 on No. 8, 16-year-old Easton Paxton, of Riverton, Wyoming, holds a three-shot lead going into today’s final round on No. 2