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April 21, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. won the pole Friday for the NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday at Richmond Raceway, edging Chase Elliott.

The pole is the series-best third of the season for Truex, the 18th of his career and his first at the 0.75-mile oval.

It’s also a nice turnaround…

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April 21, 2018

CHICAGO — Carlos Rodon is relieved. He feels good and thinks he could return to the Chicago White Sox in late May.

So it’s a much different situation than last year.

The 25-year-old Rodon is back in Chicago for a couple days for a checkup with a team doctor and a side session in front…

April 21, 2018

ZEBULON-- Josh Rojas homered and had three hits, driving in two as the Buies Creek Astros defeated the Carolina Mudcats 8-2 on Friday.

Buies Creek started the scoring in the first inning. After reaching base with two outs on a fielder’s choice, Abraham Toro advanced to second on a wild pitch…

April 20, 2018

Rocky Mount Academy graduate Reid Johnston pitched the longest outing of his short college career Friday.

His 6 2/3 innings on the mound helped No. 2 N.C. State defeat ACC rival No. 3 Duke, 9-2.

Johnston, a freshman, improved to 6-0 this season.

He allowed only four hits and struck out three Blue…

April 20, 2018

Nash Central kept rolling through the Eastern Plains Conference on Friday night, though the latest win took a little more work than usual.

Coach Willie Langley’s Bulldogs scored nine runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally past Wilson Beddingfield, 10-3.

Nash Central trailed, 3-1…

April 20, 2018

SouthWest Edgecombe's athletics tradition might always be rooted in football, but Dillon Garbrandt has at the very least become a pioneer for the school's student-athletes.

Garbrandt signed Thursday to play men's soccer next season at Barton College, and in doing so, he became the first Cougars…


April 19, 2018

From 4-0 to start the season to 0-4 to start the conference schedule, and from an eight-game losing streak to its current five-game winning streak, Southern Nash has been through a big league schedule’s worth of emotion this season.

In the dog days of the schedule, it was bad.

Right now,…

April 19, 2018

The Faith Christian baseball team had plenty of offense available for its 14-7 victory Thursday afternoon at Fayetteville Freedom Christian.

Chase Garrett finished 5-for-5 with a home run and three RBI, while Garrett Pannell went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI.

The Patriots improved to 12-5…

April 19, 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Edwin Espinal scored the winning runs on a wild pitch with two outs in the 11th inning, as the Toledo Mud Hens defeated the Durham Bulls 4-3 on Wednesday. The Mud Hens swept the three-game series with the win.

Espinal scored the game-winning run after he reached base on a walk,…

April 19, 2018

Just 18 seconds was all the Nash Central girls’ soccer team needed to grab a lead for good in a home Eastern Plains Conference game on Thursday against SouthWest Edgecombe.

The Bulldogs used a pair of early goals to jump ahead, then tacked on late score with less than three minutes remaining…

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