November 21, 2017 - 58 minutes ago

BAILEY —- While one would rather run right through a defender than make him miss, and the other would rather bounce to the outside and avoid the defense altogether, the results have been the same.

While one would rather hang low-key, hands on his hip at practice, and the other would…

Freshmen Bagley, Duval lead No. 1 Duke past Furman

November 21, 2017

DURHAM — He dunked, he dished, he even hit a 3-pointer: Marvin Bagley III did everything he could to break the game open for top-ranked Duke.

Bagley III scored 24 points and the Blue Devils beat Furman 92-63 on Monday night in the on-campus round of the PK80.

Trevon Duval had a season-best 18…

Hall of Fame ballot newcomers: Jones, Thome, Vizquel

November 21, 2017

NEW YORK — Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot for baseball’s Hall of Fame.

They are joined by Johan Santana and Chris Carpenter. Also among the newcomers to the 33-man ballot announced…

Duke consolidates top spot in Top 25 after Champions Classic

November 21, 2017

Duke proved on a national stage at the Champions Classic last week why so many voters had the Blue Devils atop their Top 25 ballot before the season began.

Now, even more voters have them there.

The Blue Devils, who beat then-No. 2 Michigan State 88-81 in Chicago, pulled in 54 of 65 first-place…