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May 07, 2018

CHARLOTTE — Jason Day channeled his inner LeBron James and captured his second PGA Tour event of the season.

Day said he drew inspiration from James’ Game 3 buzzer-beater against the Toronto Raptors before he pulled off his own clutch shot on Sunday.

Leading by a stroke, Day’s 7-…

CORRECTION Wells Fargo Championship Golf-15

May 06, 2018

Max McDowell didn’t have the bat in his hands for long. Carolina Mudcats catcher Max McDowell stepped to the plate to lead off the bottom of the eighth against Down East Wood Ducks pitcher Jacob Shortslef.

Shortslef throws hard, a fact that didn’t take McDowell long to figure out.…


April 27, 2018

PINETOPS — In the formidable words of Tyronda Whitaker, the single mother who taught herself to throw a football so she could teach her son to do the same, who raised an eager five-year-old from Tarboro, North Carolina, to Columbus, Ohio, to his new career in Indianapolis, Indiana:…


April 27, 2018

PINETOPS — The view out of Tyronda Whitaker’s Pinetops home is something out of the midwest. A large, open grass field bumps into a treeline that almost resembles rows of oversized broccoli.

“No corn,” she said, “but as the year goes on that whole field is tobacco and…


April 25, 2018

Keston Hiura entered Wednesday’s game against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans an uncharacteristic .180 at the plate.

In his first four at-bats, he walked, got thrown out stealing, grounded out, popped out and hit a towering fly ball to right-center that was caught by D.J. Wilson, robbing him of an…

Keston Hiura

April 25, 2018

ZEBULON — A prolific ACC pitcher and a former first round draft pick was happy, excited, thankful and encouraged on Wednesday afternoon to throw 44 pitches over 2 ⅔ innings.

Nathan Kirby, who sports a gloomy “Did Not Play” under his 2017 season on Carolina’s roster, danced…

Nathan Kirby

April 23, 2018

SAN ANTONIO — Andrew Landry won the Valero Texas Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory, pulling away with early birdies and holding on with par saves.

The 30-year-old Texan, busy at home in Austin with the recent birth of the family’s first child, parred the final seven holes…

Texas Open Golf

April 21, 2018

A sharply hit ground ball up the middle was no problem for Carolina Mudcats shortstop Luis Aviles Jr., who was perfectly shaded toward second base for the left-handed hitting Ronnie Dawson of the Buies Creek Astros.

Aviles Jr. made the play, ending a fifth inning on Saturday that was one bad break…


April 21, 2018

ZEBULON — A double off of Shohei Ohtani on March 2 in a spring training “B game.”

An 0-for-7 two-night output in Zebulon on April 20 and 21.

All in a two-month’s stretch of work for a rising but slumping prospect.

A bright future and a spot on the Milwaukee Brewers’…


April 21, 2018

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky can see a huge difference after only three days running new coach Matt Nagy’s offense.

There’s more to it than just the system for Trubisky, as the Bears ended their first minicamp under Nagy on Thursday with a…

Bears Veteran Minicamp Football
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