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June 20, 2018

ZEBULON — They sat at long, brown tables on the concourse at Five County Stadium. Nearly 50 Carolina League All-Stars in all, signed autographs and shared stories as fans gathered on Tuesday to interact with future stars.

And in a league where starting pitching has presided over the first…

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June 20, 2018

ZEBULON — It’s one of the few luxuries the preps-to-pro players in professional baseball may have over the more polished four-year college players: A few extra years to figure it all out.

After three solid but not remarkable seasons biding time in Rookie and Low-A ball, it has so far…

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June 20, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — What a transformation. Russia’s World Cup soccer team, metamorphosed from national laughingstock to heroes of the motherland in less than a week.

And no one is more stunned than their own fans.

Chants of “Ro-see-ya! Ro-see-ya!” reverberated through…

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June 18, 2018

From its first session in 2011 to its eighth annual rendition on Saturday, which had a registration large enough that the camp was chopped into two age-specific weekend sessions, the free Moe Deloach Summer Basketball Camp, hosted by Rocky Mount native Moe Deloach, always preaches the fundamentals…

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June 18, 2018

Francisco Lindor’s stay was short, but ask those who spent any time at Five County Stadium in the second half of the 2013 season and fond memories of the young shortstop begin to flow.

Lindor, now playing for the Cleveland Indians as one of the top shortstops in Major League Baseball, was…

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June 18, 2018

The four Mudcats aside, all of whom the Telegram has written about at various points throughout the first half of the High-A season, a lot of future MLB talent will be playing tonight in Zebulon as part of the 2018 Carolina League All-Star Game. The Northern Division team will feature players from…

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June 16, 2018

In a box logo white t-shirt, jeans and mostly white Gucci sneakers, Tarboro’s newest member of the NFL family, Tyquan Lewis, stopped by the Moe Deloach Annual Summer Basketball Camp on Saturday afternoon at the South Rocky Mount Community Center.

Deloach, a Rocky Mount native and a 2005…

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June 14, 2018

Leroy Edwards, Southern Nash’s senior ace, spent his final season with the Firebirds looking for a place to play baseball next season.

This past Wednesday, he found the chance he was looking for, when Fayetteville Tech Community College baseball coach Lee Troutman contacted and told him they…

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June 14, 2018

MOSCOW  — How bad is Russia’s national soccer team? Even the ruthless leader of Chechnya couldn’t coach it to victory — or so goes a satirical song buzzing around Russian social networks ahead of the World Cup.

The Chechen strongman shot back — with a goofy…

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June 13, 2018

The irony for Terrell Hudgins, recently announced as a 2018 Elon athletics Hall of Fame inductee, is that the Phoenix were his first scholarship offer when he was a student at Rocky Mount Senior High in the mid-2000s.

He didn't want to go, because the university of roughly 7,000 undergraduate…

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