May 24, 2018

BOSTON — Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.

The Celtics remained perfect in Boston this…

After "mental break," Mudcats' Webb finding a groove

May 23, 2018

ZEBULON —- Carolina Mudcats pitching coach Bob Milacki emerged from the third base dugout in the fourth inning of Wednesday’s game against Kinston and headed for the mound.

Milacki wasn’t going to pepper Braden Webb with mechanics jargon, and he didn’t plan to chat…

Faith Christian wins second consecutive baseball title

May 23, 2018

It’s not hard to find Sam Mills at the conclusion of a baseball season.

Just wait for the Faith Christian pitcher to emerge from the bottom of a dog pile.

Mills found himself mobbed by teammates for the second consecutive season when he closed out a 7-5 win over Greensboro Caldwell Academy on…

Panthers have new face at top, new faces on field this year

May 23, 2018

CHARLOTTE — While NFL owners were busy unanimously approving the sale of the Carolina Panthers to hedge fund owner David Tepper in Atlanta, his new team was taking the field for the first time together this season 250 miles away in Charlotte.

Tepper inherits a team that will have a noticeably…