June 21, 2017

RALEIGH — The top forwards in Thursday’s NBA draft needed only a season in college to secure their position in the lottery.

Kansas’ Josh Jackson and Duke’s Jayson Tatum are one-and-done small forwards with size and athleticism, and they’re almost certain to go in the…

Pirates coach ready for return after hip surgery

June 20, 2017

GREENVILLE — The time for bas­ket­ball camps, sum­mer school, early-morn­ing work­outs and re­cruit­ing is in full swing for Jeff Lebo.

The eighth-year East Carolina men's bas­ket­ball coach was in his of­fice on Mon­day morn­ing in the…

Louisville builds big lead, holds off Aggies for 8-4 CWS win

June 19, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. — Louisville had an early five-run lead against Texas A&M and national player of the year Brendan McKay was on the mound. It should have been game over, right?

“We knew Texas A&M wasn’t going to fold,” coach Dan McDonnell said.

The Aggies didn’t.…

When it comes to Heimlich, Oregon St teammates not talking

June 16, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. — Oregon State players were happy to answer any questions about the baseball part of the College World Series. The topic of Luke Heimlich was a non-starter.

Heimlich, the Pac-12 pitcher of the year, announced Thursday he would not accompany the Beavers to Omaha because he…