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July 18, 2018

CHARLOTTE — After a 15-minute opening that weaved through the conference’s league-wide accomplishments over the last several years, ACC commissioner John Swofford, during his Commissioner's Forum to begin the ACC media days on Wednesday in Charlotte, moved right along to the bubbling…

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July 18, 2018

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham has spent nearly his entire tenure dealing with serious NCAA issues, from arriving amid a football investigation to dealing with years of offshoot academic trouble.

Now, for the first time, Cunningham is entering a…

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July 17, 2018

CHARLOTTE — The 2018 ACC Football Kickoff, the conference’s annual preseason media get together, begins this Wednesday morning.

The two-day event, hosted by the Westin in Charlotte, will have representatives from UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke available to the media on Wednesday at 11:45 a.m…

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July 16, 2018

A couple of local basketball stars had the pleasure of extending their high school careers another game on Monday.

Nash Central’s Robbi Allen and Rocky Mount Prep’s Kalil Baker both participated in the East-West All-Star Game at the Greensboro Coliseum last night.

In the girls’…

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July 16, 2018

This week marks one of just a few in the sports year where fans have to be creative with their time. Simply put, meaningful sports games are hard to find at the top levels.

The World Cup is over, Major League Baseball is in its All-Star break, and the other big three sports leagues — NBA, NFL…

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July 16, 2018

PARIS (AP) — With the golden World Cup trophy in hand, France’s victorious national team is returning home to a grand “Merci!” from a grateful nation that was sorely in need of a boost.

“Eternal Happiness” said Monday’s headline in the sports daily…

APTOPIX France WCup Soccer

July 15, 2018

From a local competition in Rocky Mount to a regional contest in Washington, D.C., Owen Black is going national. The local power-hitting kid displayed his fence-clearing swing to secure a spot in the national competition of Major League Baseball’s Jr. Home Run Derby.

Black, a 13-year-old from…

July 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Lerner’s first letter to then-commissioner Bud Selig after his family bought the Nationals asked to host the All-Star Game.

“It’s something I’ve wanted from the moment we got the team,” Lerner said.

Thirteen years after Major League…

Washington Baseball

July 13, 2018

The 8-man football scene is frenetic, high-scoring and wide-open. The defense, with three less men to cover the same amount of field, can sometimes be modest; reigning champion Rocky Mount Academy won its state title this past fall by a 66-60 overtime score.

The defense in the FBS’s…

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July 12, 2018

Senior Robbi Allen, who recently signed to play basketball for Savannah State University, will represent Nash Central this upcoming Monday in the annual East-West All-Star Game.

On the boys side, Rocky Mount Prep’s Kalil Baker was a late selection, but will play for the East’s team as…

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